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Default 2011 International Motorcycle Show at Long Beach - Pictures

I haven't been to the International Motorcycle show in a while so I thought I would go check it out this past weekend. I was expecting a couple electric bike builders but all I saw there from that industry was Brammo. As usual the big manufactures of bikes had their updated models on the floor. I was more interested in the smaller brands like Victory, Indian, Royel Enfield and the like. A lot of the smaller manufactures aren't even going to do other cities that are scheduled for the IMS around the country. BMW is only going to be in New York in addition to here at Long Beach. I'm surprised some of the companies have bikes on display at all considering the economy. So here are some pictures I shot from the motorcycle show. Please excuse the quality of the pictures. My main point and shoot camera just broke so I had to borrow one really fast for the weekend.

I wish I had time to shoot more pictures so I could cruise around the parking lot and show you all some of the whacky bikes that were parked there. It was nearly as interesting seeing the variety of bikes that were actually ridden to the convention!

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Let's start out with my favorite bike shall we?




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And the Norton Commando modified is one of the bikes I most want to ride from the show. This thing looks way fun.



And this is the machine that will cause kids to run in panic wanting to ride it no matter if it's moving or not! There was a line of 3 or 4 kids at all times waiting to jump on this machine and play around on them.




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And then of course we have some custom bike builds that were thrown in the middle of all the madness for people to look at. I was surprised that some of these were left out in the middle of the isle for people to walk around. But hey they are just bikes and people don't really do more than put greasy finger prints on them right?






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Kids everywhere! You kinda gotta wonder when you see a kid climbing on a priceless bike like Eric Buell Racing's super fresh "street" / racing motorcycle here. But hey... this kid is never going to forget this moment and just might end up buying one of these bikes as soon as he's able.


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