2013 International Motorcycle Show, San Mateo: Part 2 – The Bikes


( continued from Part 1 – The People )

Those Marvelous Moto Machines
As expected, the 2013/2014 International Motorcycle Show that I photographed in San Mateo was all about the bikes. As usual, J&P Cycles held their Ultimate Builders Competition, and this year’s crop did not disappoint (roll-over photos for captions or click for carousel mode):

However, much to my dismay Progressive Insurance didn’t have a “Take your photo with Flo” feature this year. For some reason, getting my photo digitally superimposed with Flo had become a tradition for me. That’s okay, instead they had a slot-car racing track, custom created t-shirts and a tank painting demo. Here is some of the gorgeous tank art:

Part of each year’s show were the frenzied signups to win a bike, helmet or accessory gift card worth $1,000. I’m holding out hope that I win a Hayabusa, Triumph, BSA and Motorcycle Superstore gift card. : D

As usual, I was on bike overload drooling over all the new models from all the manufactures. And the custom bikes were truly works of art. It was also great seeing the large contingent of vintage Japanese bikes. I just don’t understand why everyone isn’t a motorcycle fanatic. There is just so much here to appreciate.

Up Next: Part 3 – The Demo Rides

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2 thoughts on “2013 International Motorcycle Show, San Mateo: Part 2 – The Bikes

  1. I love looking at motorcycle ART like the ones above but honestly I am all about the practical hop on the cycle and take off in my life. I want a motorcycle I just dont care about washing. I have only washed my fjr once every year and you know what, she likes to be dirty.

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