I've been attending the International Motorcycle Show since it was sponsored by Cycle World. Never have I seen more types of bikes for more types of riders. This years show ranks as the best one yet. The organizers did a phenomenal job putting together this event but that fifth and final star goes to the manufactures.
Is this the fall of the repli-racer and the rise of the street bike? No smoking Joe livery here, although there are many massively fast rides to be found. Young kids (or kids who I judge to be young) were climbing all over five hundred and seven hundred cc twins. Why shouldn't they be, these bikes bring the fun; the adventure and the tour. Hold the fear please.
|My first bike was an XL185 and it was glorious! |
This little guy was all over Project LiveWire. Is an electric enduro in his future?
I bet he'd be okay with that.
|Touring on a 700cc bike, why not?|
What's old is new again.
|Scramblers have gotten big. Hare scramble anyone?|
| A water cooled cruiser with a cast frame? That will never work.|
Don't worry, Polaris knows what it's doing.
|A perennial favorite of mine.|
|BMW steps in the ring with Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, Aprilia, KTM, Triumph, and BMW.|
Triumph Tiger (07-2012)?
|The AMCA and VJMC sections were packed on Saturday.|
|What happened to Japanese motorcycle design?|
Where did all the tasteful tanks and candy colors go?
|I'll take one of each please.|
|I had the opportunity to talk to the owner of this bike. |
Just a kid, he started building this when he was 14 yeas old!
One thing we all agree upon is that the CB300 would be fun for us big kids and a sweet carrot for those little people who grow up with motorcycles in the garage.
- Ride North