The Karaoke Queen and I attended the International Motorcycle Show 2007 at the Javits Center in New York last Friday night.
I was a little disappointed in the crowd. We attended on a Saturday last year, and the show was the crowd. Friday night proved to be a much quieter, smaller crowd. Perhaps, too, the motorcycle culture is becoming more mainstream.
Check out the pictures from my photo album.
I was impressed by the Victory cycles, which are designed by Arlen Ness. They are beautiful, powerful bikes, especially the Vegas, which seems to be direct competitor of the Harley Deuce. Victory also now features a stylish competitor of the Gold Wing.
Nothing beats a Harley, but you can go see a Harley any day. I wouldn’t buy anything except a Harley. Well, the Queen and I sat on a Gold Wing, and by God it is a beautiful and fully equipped cruiser.
It’s fun to take a look at the extreme artwork of the custom cruisers. Every year, the custom paint jobs become wilder, cruder and more pornographic. I can’t imagine actually riding most of the extreme machines. This artwork on a chopper’s fender was the wildest I have ever seen, a veritable orgy in hell.
You would have to be one crazy bastard to actually ride this bike in public. They’re having all the fun in hell, aren’t they? Sort of makes you wonder why we’re supposed to want to go to heaven.