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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Palisade bike week: vintage motorcycle show

went downtown on saturday to check out the vintage motorcycle show. i was hoping to see a real nice restored derny with a fat Belgian dude pacing a skinny cyclist... or at least a vintage board track racer on display. but it didn't materialize quite as imagined- although i am fairly certain that i did see some folks from Belgium.

without further adieu, here's the images with a minimum of comments and captions.



the best way to insure civility at any event is to first clear the streets of automotive clutter.

Pre-war beasts representing:





i'm generally not much of a Harley fan, but this two-tone Electra Glide was double-plus ignorant. i'd ditch the wide whiewalls, though.



CHOPPERS!!





bikemaster's special award for "deepest purple metallica flake" paintjob


lovin the old-school revival going on here. yeh


a few Yamahas:

Kenny Roberts signature model Yamaha from 1982- sweeeeet

a couple of two- stroke eco-terrorists:







the British invasion...

BSA dirtbike from 1957


beautiful BSA Thunderbolt 650





some Hondas:
super-clean Honda cafe racer style. love the 4-into-1 pipe.


Mod Squad w/saddlebags











Ducati was represented only by these two entries. i would like to see a lot more of 'em next year.




1 comment:

  1. Isn’t it so incredible to see these vintage motorbikes still around and kicking? Oh, how I wish I was there too! I will absolutely seize the moment to feel the vintage appeal of these beauties. Anyway, that classic Electra Glide would be my favorite!

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