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:
Ducat Multistrada 1200:
very old harley davidson:
1953 Douglas 350cc:
1970 BSA Trackmaster 650cc:
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.
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: