N.Y. Motorcycle show

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by oldmanb777, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. RonkoRider

    RonkoRider Wrong Island, NY

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    I ended up with a new Shoei Neotech at a very good price from the NY Honda/Yama guys. Great Price!:evil:evil

    I picked up a new battery tender for my bike so I can now leave both bikes plugged in. As far as the gadgets go, I was disappointed. The Go Pro video like cameras Ghost and Drifter models were cool but I just couldn't justify the cost AND a new helmet to the Wife.

    They had some Vanson and Belstaff gear for sale. The Adaptiv guys had a neat hi viz jacket the lights up due to a battery powered lumenencet (sp?) tape. Think of timex day glo watch lighting. Plenty of pleather and patches for the Pirate crowd. Even the states promoting tourism were down. It's definitely better than some of the KelMar shows but just seems every year I go, I'm disappointed by the vendors. I wonder if the other shows out of state have a bigger turnout by the vendors. It's a shame, because there was just as many riders there as last year.
  2. Kainic

    Kainic Almost there

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    Anyone know if they had the Husky TR650 at the show?
  3. RonkoRider

    RonkoRider Wrong Island, NY

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    5 out 6 ain't too bad!
  4. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    Holy cow can you say crowded:eek1

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  5. Rodknee

    Rodknee sensitive? who, me?

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    ah, i heard it was fall 2013, so i was hoping to see it. i will skip the show then... :D
  6. ScottNJ

    ScottNJ Been here awhile

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    Both TR650s were there, the Terra and Strada. The Terra looks a lot cooler in person. I talked to Kris Odwarka and he said he rides a Terra to work, and a TE310 for fun. Also, the Baja concept is still alive as well, the latest prototype was at the Milan show. Hopefully will go into production in the near future. Kris and Fred Hoess are great guys and were very helpful regarding setups for my '12 TE310. I spent most of my time at the Husky booth.
  7. Oilhed

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    I went. Didn't see any Aprilias! I saw a couple MV Agustas and a Bimota DB7, drool. Can't believe how futuristic Ducati has gone in 4 years. I loved the old monsters and super sports. The sport classics and hypermotards made the show a short time ago. Now they look like transformers. Here are a few I loved, nothing new.
  8. Detale

    Detale Been here awhile

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    I went today, overall I liked the show. I grabbed a transition 3 jacket at a great deal. Got to meet Wiseblood, damn cool guy and hell he IS 7'. Loved trying on all the different stuff, but I too was disappointed at the "gadgets" selection.
  9. vivo

    vivo Adventurer

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    Touratech had a nice booth and HEAVY catalogs to cart away. KTM bikes are sweet, no Aprilias, Guzzis, Royal Enfield, Ural, so the show is smaller. Pannagale....emmmmm and KTM RC-8 and the fashon Ducati girls were worth a look see... Sat on the Triumph Explorer and looked it over good,,,nicely made but Top Heavy! BMW GS and Tennere were better balanced in my opinion but I wasn't all that fond of the Tennere's finishes. Personal opinions vary of course... worth going I suppose and just ordered a new helmet because I tried the Arai's and Shoei and wound up with another Shoei R1100 for $349.00 , Competition Accessories.

    Too bad Piaggio missed another opportunity to bring product to the actual people who can't wait to purchase...dummies.

    Vivo
  10. RonkoRider

    RonkoRider Wrong Island, NY

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  11. racermx66

    racermx66 Suzuki

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    Unfortunately I never bring my camera to the shows. Hard to take pictures with hundreds of people walking around. At least someone else was able to snap photos of the Ducati girls. I'm not sure how that one Ducati girl was able to sneak in!
  12. ride4321

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    My take on the IMS in NYC:

    It's always fun going to NYC (unarmed):rofl
    The Ducati girls looked great and the bikes were .... well....Ducati's. Now I know what it feels like to sit on a Panigale and I have new respect for Antihero doing over 1K in a day on his.:clap The Multi fits me better than I thought it might, doesn't matter, I can't afford it.
    There was way too many people shuffling along at pirate parade speeds through the vendor isles and the vendors didn't showcase what I wanted to try on. Should have tried on doo-rags I guess.
    The KTM 990 does in fact fit me and I'll have to take a test ride this spring. This shocked me.
    The Tiger 800XC is probably my next bike.
    2 1/2 hours is enough time to spend at the show.
    I'd have liked to have gone to Dave and Francines party but I was too tired to hang around and took the short bus home at 6:00. Next year.
    The bus full of cruiser riders seemed doomed from the start but I spotted a Triumph logo on one lonely soul before I boarded. Turns out he was a trials rider and had all sorts of interesting things to talk about. 7 hours on the bus was easy talking to this guy and he's interested in riding to Detroit and no one wants to do that ride with me. Very cool.
    There's a bar about 5 blocks from the Javits with the sexiest Latino bartender in the garment district, incredibly short dress, best beer had in Manhattan.
    Pics to come.

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  13. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Yeah. I stood at a booth, with a gadget in my hand and my wallet in the other. The vendor didn't pay any attention to me. He was too busy bsing with the other guy I was rubbing shoulders with. A couple min. of that and I decided his product wasn't worth my time. Yes. He looked at me a couple times, but still nothing:huh
  14. planemanx15

    planemanx15 Long timer

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    This was the first time I went to one of these, here is my input...

    CROWDED! I think I was expecting it to be like the Car shows; (busy but over 2 floors so it doesn't seem busy). It seemed way too condensed and it was hard to even get close to the bikes. 2-3 hours was all that was needed to see everything. I expected more vendors, and went with a list of things to look for. All I was able to get was a crappy pair of glasses (that I overpaid for, should have walked around more!). I expected more brands of bikes. Too many Pirates, but I guess they want to see the eyecandy too.. Speaking of eye candy, Ducati girls rock :clap
  15. Detale

    Detale Been here awhile

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    There were a few vendors like that. Honestly I just thought there would be more "new" stuff that I could grab.

    Seriously!!! I thought it was just me. Maybe she was an understudy.
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    FIDOLLAZ Dirty D

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    WTF is everyone talking about Ducati girls?

    I didn't see any Ducati girls!!!!
  18. dirtybike

    dirtybike Been here awhile

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    OK, I think that when I walked in and the place was so crowded, I got frustrated and a crappy attitude. So I missed some stuff that I wanted to see. Was Metzeler there? I wanted to check out the Karoo3. How about Motion Pro? I wanted to see the Bead Pro.
    I was hoping for more vendors with GS type stuff. Don't know if I just missed them, or they weren't there...
  19. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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  20. tommu56

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    No real Adventure stuff.
    I did pick up a Sixth gear tank bag I was looking for gloves with the squeegee on them only one vender all they has were small to large I don't think any of the Pirate crowd had small hands! Then I don't think they get water on their bikes because they would shrink.