Wanted to share some fun I had yesterday during my annual pilgrimage to the bike show. Happens every year mid January and it breaks up the monotony of winter and kind of flips the switch for me that the "season" is around the corner. For those of you who have never attended an international motorcycle show, they are big flashy, glitzy trade shows where all the manufacturers trot out their new models, and there are booths full of all things bike related.
It's a good opportunity to check out the latest and greatest, see familiar faces, talk bikes with fellow enthusiasts, pick up some products whether you need 'em or not, and enjoy some world class people watching. There's something for everyone. Here's a few pics I snapped of what I liked or what made me smile.
This was parked right outside the show, with "Cheap Sleep" written in felt pen. He'd been all over North and Central America in this thing.
Here we have consequence free wheelie practice.
The theme for this year's show is MATTE everything! Every manufacturer has a bike that blends in perfectly with road. Awesome safety feature.
If the Victory Vision is too subtle for your taste, consider flames.
Or the metallic green Hog, perfect with a long grey ponytail.
Why I ride a Monster. (Not really, but aren't they cute?)
MV Augusta, Italian bike porn.
Ahh nostalgia. I bought a brand new 750F in '81. BTW, the all new 1100 Honda was there in white. You could walk right past it without noticing it. That goes for most of the Honda lineup.
The blue Diavel in the red dress. This is Carolyn. I think the two of us had a moment. I think 10,000 other guys at the show think the same thing.
I can't explain it, but when I got home from the show, I had an uncontrollable urge to change my oil - with Amsoil.