Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Motorcycle Expo

The lovely Reena and I went to Chicago over the weekend to attend the annual Motorcycle Expo. Held at the Rosemont Expo Center, it is a 3-day event showcasing most brands (Triumph does not come) and hundreds of aftermarket companies. It is a great experience (if you do not mind crowds) of total immersion into motorcycles and motorcycle related products. Former Madisonian and friend Devon flew up from Birmingham, AL, to hang out and do the expo with us.

My only big purchase was to order a custom-made seat from Rick Mayer Cycle. Since I have an unusual bike I wanted to talk to them and get any questions out of the way face to face rather than by phone or email. Unfortunately they were not offering any special price for show orders. Devon, whose opinion I trust on motorcycle topics more than almost anyone, has one of these seats on both his Triumph Tiger and his wife's Kawasaki Versys. He loves his and so does his butt. I hope to be able to add 100+ miles to what I can cover on the MZ in a day before my butt screams in pain.

On to the show pictures!

Roland Sands Design I

There are MANY more pictures after the jump, so follow the link to see the rest.

Roland Sands Design II

Custom Victory

Reena Finds One She Likes
Reena Finds One She Likes - Victory Vegas Low

Victory Core
Victory's Radical Core Concept Bike

Victory Core
Front View of the Core

Kawasaki KLR 650 Custom
Customized, a lot, by Twisted Throttle. I love it!

Front End of Buell 1125 CR

Custom Suzuki Gladius
Slightly 'motarded with a lot of plastic and miscellany removed. Nice Excel wheels!!

American Made 300 cc
Made in the states by Johnny Pag. Quite possibly the correct direction for motorcycles: Smaller and more efficient.

Front End of Piaggio MP3

Kawaasaki Versys
The Versys is I bike I can see myself owning one day.

Moto Guzzi V7 Classic

Honda-powered Cafe Racer

Another Roland Sands Design
Best viewed LARGE!

And it really wouldn't be a motorcycle show without a few photos of babes on bikes now would it?

Babe on Bike I

Babe On Bike !!!

Thanks for stopping by. Ride safe!

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