Progressive Insurance again sponsors this year’s International Motorcycle Show(IMS) at the Javits Center. If your into anything on two wheels, this is the place to be this weekend! …and yes they do have 3 wheel and 4 wheels to check out as well! IMS always has a good line up of activities/shows/unveiling. Mike Wolfe from American Pickers was a special guest for Indian motorcycles with his recently restored 1938 Indian and helped announce the new engine that will be powering the next generation of Indian Motorcycles. For anyone that follows or is interested in MotoGP, the MotoGP Experience give you a look at all 3 classes including the recently CRT bikes added to the MotoGP grid. Indianapolis GP was there promoting their race and a chance to win a free weekend at the race w/ VIP and flight, one hell of a deal for the winners!! XDL Street Jam was there to promote their Championship series and put on many demonstrations throughout the weekend with head-2-head battles. IMS keeps the weekend packed with over 15 different manufactures & Marketplace for anything from accessories to the latest gear. If your looking for any more details on the NY show or other locations check out www.motorcycleshows.com.
The auto show returns to the Jacob Javits Center to show off the 2012-2013 production models, along with the concept cars. The biggest talk of the show is the return of the Dodge Viper. The 2013 SRT Viper GTS pushes out 640hp and 600lbs/torque, but between the high end exotics to the fuel efficient consumers, there is plenty to keep you busy throughout your day at the show.
Progressive Insurance sponsors this year’s NY International show with a great lineup of the latest and greatest bikes from gas to full electric. This years layout was fantastic, much easier to walk for checking out the production bikes to full customized bikes in the center walk ways. Everyone loves to check out rare bikes, Dream Pavilion had exactly that, from KTM’s new sportbike, MV August F3, to a trials bike. Smages Bros, from America’s Got Talent, was there to show you what Trial bikes are all about, they put on one hell of a show! As more new riders join our community, The Learning Curve had 2 dozen free seminars to raise your “Motorcycling IQ”, from picking up your motorcycle, your gear, competition, and service/maintenance. If that wasn’t enough to keep you busy, Kawasaki Design-A-Bike, Marketplace, and guests appearances will do the job!
That time of the year again! NYIAS! As always, i attended on Good Friday to escape the weekend crowds. The Auto show gives you the hottest concepts, along with getting a taste of all the 2012 model vehicles. To name a few that caught my attention were the Lotus Esprit, Audi R8 GT, Scion FR-S Concept, Honda CR-Z R Concept, & a few others. Feel free to post up a comment on your favorite upcoming car/suv/truck! Few pics below to give you a taste! Rest in the gallery!
1. F1 Hotness
2. Mercedes SLS 6.3 … aka gullwing
3. Ford Model + young kid
4. BMW M1 … I’ll be keeping my e46 M3!
6. Audi R8 GT
7. Models @ Jeep.
8. Honda CR-Z Concept
9. Slot Cars, haven’t done that in a good 15 yrs.
10. Fiat Model
11. Infiniti IPL G37 Coupe
12. VW Van …schweet!
13. Scion FR-S Concept
14. Kiss … and SIGNED Mini
15. Ducati 848 Evo … not sure why it was there… but love it!
Cycle World kicks off the year with the 29th annual NY international Motorcycle Show. If your located any near the NY area and a motorcycle fan, this is something worth checking out. Besides all the 2009-2010 line up for all the major/custom manufactures, there are a slew of events to keep you busy all day at the show. Guest speakers (2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden to custom builder Dave Perewitz), Stunt shows from Ducati, Bikes & Beats (Live Music, Tuner Girl Search, Custom Bikes), & workshops to name a few of what they had planned all weekend.
Enjoy the photos below, and check the gallery for the rest! Ride Safe!