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.
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!
With the last few year’s GP, you never know what kinda weather you will get at Indy. For one, the first year it rained throughout the whole weekend and the leftovers from a hurricane ended the races early. This year, we had quite the opposite, clear blue skies, excellent racing weather! Qualifying is always an exciting time to see who will grasp the pole position. Jorge Lorenzo has been dominating this year poles and podiums. This weekend the American fans were treated to not only Ben Spies getting his first ever pole position in the premier class, but Nicky Hayden grabbing his first front row on the Ducati. It was one special moment for both in front of their home crowd.
Race Day is here and all rides start off strong, but after a strong FP1/2/Qualifying, Nicky Hayden has some issues with grip, catches a grain cover, which rips off his knee slider, because of this he wasn’t able to ride at his maximum, ending in a 6th position. Ben Spies, Jorge Lorenzo, and Dani Pedrosa took over the front where Ben tried to hold of Dani, but in the end Dani took him in the straight. Ben Spies tries to fight back, but can’t keep up with Dani’s pace. Despite losing Dani, Ben keeps a good grab between Jorge Lorenzo and finishes 2nd, which is the highest podium he has finished in the premier class. Jorge Lorenzo finishes 3rd, not happy with the ride, but happy to add some points to extend toward his first world championship in MotoGP.
Congrats to all riders! and for more news and exclusive video from this weekends race, visit motogp.com!!
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!
Date: August 28-30, 2009
Photos: Erik & Scott
Gallery – Click here
Day 1: FP1
Dry weather for 125cc, but rain returns for the MotoGP & 250cc class.
Day 2: A dry track and sun returns for FP2 and Qualifying.
more @ gallery
Day 3: Race Day!
more @ gallery
^^ Rossi & Lorenzo battling it out.
^^ Lorenzo climbing the fence after winning the race!
Pits / Downtown
more @ gallery
^^Ducati fashion show
^^ James Toseland’s band…and they actually were pretty damn good!
^^keeping the crowd amped!
^^thousands of bikes fill the streets; Over 8 blocks closed for bikes only!
^^ anyone hungry?
^^ Red Bull going out all…downtown was a BLAST… along with free drinks all night!
more @ gallery
Date: July 17-19, 2009
Gallery – Click here
The 2009 Carlisle Bike Fest will mimic the thousands of bikes that will be
parked on the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, July 17-19, in two ways: diversity and excitement. Bike
Fest was created to be an event for riders of V-twins, metrics, sport bikes, choppers, custom
cruisers, and fighters – both import and domestic – and everything in between; if your passion is
motorcycles, Bike Fest will have a weekend full of excitement to enjoy, no matter what you ride.
The excitement that goes with a ride that you will feel at Bike Fest comes from a schedule jampacked
with industry displays and test rides, judged competitions, giveaways, special guests,
live music, stunt shows, charity rides and family activities that will keep both the bikers who are
riding and the guests who are walking, entertained from start to finish.
^^ anyone have a spare $250k?
^^ not sure how well this works on a motorcycle, but props for creativity.
^^ Dog has skills! Can you believe he went through 6 homes before adopted by “k9frisbee”?
^^ great day for a bikini contest as well
^^ did you say you wanted another shot of #2? Well i do, she’s gorgeous!
^^ even if i had the skills to do this, i would pass.
^^ umm.. yeah, i still won’t do it!
^^ Starboyz at it again! always a crowd pleaser.
^^ shes all for the burnouts! ….and SO AM I!
^^ Well done Sir…. well done!
Plenty more photos @ the Gallery — check them out!
Date: Jan. 16-18th, 2009
Gallery – Click Here
“Hundreds of fans line up outside the Javits Convention Center on Friday, January 16, 2009, despite the winter cold spell to see some of the hottest new bikes making their historic debuts at the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in New York.”- motorcycleshows.com