Sunday, February 7, 2010

2010 Minneapolis Motorcycle Show

This weekend, we attented the 2010 Minneapolis Motorcycle Show (IMS). It was smaller than previous years, but it was better attended. The crowds on Saturday didn't start to thin out until after 6pm. I spent most of my time listening to the talks and drooling on bikes. One speaker called it "candyland for adults" and I couldn't agree more. We saw bikes from :Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, Harley, Triumph, Indian, Can Am, Kymco, Ducati, Ural, and others. I was disappointed that BMW didn't come again for the second year in a row. KTM also didn't make an appearance.

I did get some great deals on some new gear. I will post about those later.

I should have taken more photos, but I was obviously distracted. Below are some of the bikes I liked:
Zero Motorsports Electric Dirtbike:
Zero Motorcycles Electric Dirtbike

Ducat Multistrada 1200:
Ducati Multistrada 1300

very old harley davidson:
old harley davidson

1953 Douglas 350cc:
1953 Douglas 350cc

1970 BSA Trackmaster 650cc:
1970 BSA Trackmaster 650cc

Indian Board Track Racer:
Indian Board Track Racer

We also saw the Ducati Freestyle Team stunt show three times... It was fun to watch him toss his Monster 696 around the small space.
Ducati Freestyle Burnout

I did a video of the 2pm and 6:30pm shows. I was a bit tired of playing with the video, so it is longer than it should be. I need to learn some better tricks to edit video. Long version on Vimeo, and a short version on Youtube.

Long Version on Vimeo:

Short version on Youtube:


  1. From your pictures, the Indian Board Track Racer would be my favourite. I enjoyed watching the Ducati Freestyle Team video - where do they learn how to do that?? Oh yes, mis-spent youth probably!

  2. Gary, It board track racer looked quite cool. They have three more at the motorcycle museum in Iowa. I'm not sure where... I've seen guys like that practicing in closed parking lots. They said the Ducati guy practices three to four hours a day! Lucky he has a tire sponsorship!

  3. I'm with Gary on the Indian Board Track Racer ... that is a standout machine! Nice coverage. It is difficult to photograph exhibits with people milling about.

  4. Thanks Chuck. It was hard to remember to take photos. :)

    Gary/Chuck: Here's the website of the museum where the board track racer lives: