International Motorcycle Show

On Display – plenty of new motorcycle models to ogle over, swing a leg over, and consider as real-world rides. The vast acres of Rosemont Convention Center contained the shiny, colorful products of the two-wheeled industry. Obviously Triumph was well represented, but we also enjoyed the models from Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, and the Big Kawasakis. Indian Vee-Twins; Royal Enfield singles; Guzzi’s and Ducatis; and the sumptuous Teutonic BMW’s. A splendid collection of vintage cycles, as well as the usual polishes, sunglasses and patches. I’ll spend the coming week posting the show offerings (we don’t need to look at the Moto-chatchkis.)

The Thruxton is a gorgeous bike, but I think I’m a bit tall for it. The larger GS styled bikes are more my going.

Oh yeah! They had complimentary tattoo’s too.

5 Comments to “International Motorcycle Show”

  1. Tattoo’s.!
    Not you too.. OMGG.!
    Faints.!!
    However, this is a super portrait, and you do look well.. was madame there with you, one of her efforts perhaps.?
    And NO.. you don’t look too big for it.
    Were I in better shape, this bike and certainly, a Street Triple.. and a BMW R1200Rs would be on my shopping list. So we are not so far apart.
    Perhaps.
    Have a grand day.
    WF

    • Ha ha! No free tattoo’s – it illustrates the typical crowd to a US bike show. Sizewise I liked the Tigers.. though the Street triple was nice too, though quite single minded. And the Bobber? Meh! I found it quite uncomfortable to sit in, you’re stuck at the saddle position. Bars wee a little narrow and feet crunched up. Wider handlebars and forward controls would improve… but, we’ve discussed it before, the 800 Tiger… XR or XC? Hmmm there’s a one to consider…

    • The beemers looked great too BTW

  2. BTW.. is that a new caterpillar on your top lip.? Perhaps it is the shadow.?
    Just asking.
    I myself have a new beard, more stubble really than beard, and it has been hacked off every week, but.. the ‘stache has been left to grow and, after these weeks and now looks very.. erm.. Tom Selleck.
    Handsome lad.. as indeed was he.
    Happy days.
    WF

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