Last week was First Thursday at Dulono’s in Minneapolis. It was the first time I’ve been there since July. The weather was perfect which drew larger than average crowds for this time of year. October didn’t disappoint as there was lots of interesting bikes to look at.
I had a really great time catching up with friends I haven’t seen for a while and meeting some new ones. Now on with the bike porn!
A custom trike conversion. The owner spent the first 30 minutes after arrival polishing the chrome.
Not exactly a motorcycle, but licensed as one since things with three-wheels are motorcycles in Minnesota. It’s powered by the 1400cc engine from a Kawasaki ZX-14R. I heard rumor it might have a turbo or supercharger too. It’d be fun to ride in it I’m sure.
Nice job on the matching Givi luggage too
beautiful Royal Enfield sidecar
Another custom three-wheeler
Did I mention there were a lot of people? Not thousands like in July – maybe just 1,000.
an old Norton
A 1967 V7 Motto Guzzi for sale. The sign said it was the first V-twin year.
My SV lurking in the background
Another Norton. This one was hard to photograph since there were ten other people dancing around it with cameras too.
This bike would match Bobskoot’s crocs. The hello kitty on the pillion seat is a nice touch.
A super moto. I’m tempted get a set of supermoto wheels (WR250X wheels specifically) on my WR250R. They look like lots of fun.
I thought this was ugly enough it needed a photo
Local Ducati club meeting under the popup tent
I like the paintjob on this bike – the painted stretched leather looks neat. The rest of the bike isn’t really for me. Too much work to polish all that chrome!
TWO RZ350s… I’d like to ride one someday.
Decent looking sporty
After dark a number of the bikes turned on their lights. It looked like Christmas lights there were so many. We just needed some snow and a spruce tree.
Another fun time at First Thursday. I think it’ll be a bit more lonely next month.