Here are a few photos from the Minneapolis International Motorcycle Show over the weekend. Sorry, but I left my good camera at home, so you will have to deal with the mediocre results.
Overall it seemed like average attendance and a good representation of dual sport and adventure bikes, vendors, and gear. District 23 and ARMCA had very nice booths. The DNR was there too. Leo’s South was again the largest local vendor at the show. The number of bikes they had on hand was impressive. Zero motorcycles had a larger booth this year too.
If there was one bike that impressed me most it was the Triumph Tiger. It really felt nimble for its size and overall very comfortable. I sure wish there was a test track at the show!
If you didn’t make it out, well there is always next year…
I shot some video of the Smage’s. I will try to upload it next week on you tube. channel name is Darrenthebarbarian.
Great show I never miss it.
I enjoyed the show, but had to work at it. Still love to see just about anything and everything about bikes. Met some sidecar folks for lunch to feed another side of my addiction. The bike I loved the best was the custom cafe racer concept bike which started with the new Victory cafe model introduced at the New York show. Also, it was good to see the North Central Speedway people there trying to develop some interest in flat track racing at this track just south of Brainerd.
Also, had quite a chat with some of the DNR folks about the new process for licensing off highway vehicles for street use. My son just got two bikes licensed using this method, which is now referenced in their 2012 booklet, but they had never talked to anyone who had actually gone through the process. All in all, we had a great time, while the rest of the family was at the Minn Zoo. Just a zoo of a different nature, I guess….