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2011 Progressive International Motorcycle Show at Long Beach [Video]
 

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12er 12-12-2011 04:37 PM

WTH is Victory smokin?

schizuki 12-13-2011 04:12 AM

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Originally Posted by 12er (Post 272012)
WTH is Victory smokin?

{Up-twinkles}

Buzglyd 12-13-2011 05:50 AM

Victory has succeeded in creating a motorcycle that is ugly from every conceivable angle.

Bravo!

The Spaceman 12-13-2011 06:28 AM

Very good coverage of the event.

+1 for mentioning Twisted Throttle. They're great people with superb products. I make a point of hitting their setup at Daytona every year. Same for Givi USA.

It's a shame Suzuki seems to be stagnating. They've skipped or barely showed up to Daytona for several years running. At least last year they were doing demo rides. Time for them to kick out a highly upgraded DL1000, a streetfighter, a W650 type of bike, do SOMETHING guys. You can't ride the Gixxer train forever.

Brammo says Q2 for the Empulse huh? Did they mention which year? At least they're putting their R&D money in the right place (dayglo shorts and tops).

And, along with the others: Jesus H. Christ, somebody check the water supply at Victory! I've cleaned cat turds out of the litter box that looked better than that thing they led with.

sarnali2 12-13-2011 08:29 AM

I'll be going to the Seattle show next weekend then across the street to the Pyramid Ale House for the usual post-show Pint or two....Can't wait!

I hate to pile on Victory so my only comment is that they seem to have copied the two worst styling cues from the V Rod, ie the gas tank and radiator shroud and added their own brand of style to the mix to create another visually stunning motorcycle......

jmdonald 12-13-2011 09:10 AM

Sunday
 
Attended the show in Long Beach on a Sunday instead of Saturday for the first time in a number of years. Was able to purchase a pair of Lee Parks gloves I had wanted for a while. Everyone seemed to be making a full court press to actively market their products. Everyone was confident in their respective product offering. A semi-toothless Asian biker babe did express her concerns about the collapse of the dollar. She still planned on getting one of the new BMW Scooters however. Overall I saw the show more compact but offering a full compliment of manufacturers and products. Triumphs fit and finish are stellar. Buy Silver.

The Spaceman 12-13-2011 09:42 AM

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Originally Posted by jmdonald (Post 272020)
A semi-toothless Asian biker babe did express her concerns about the collapse of the dollar.

And what, may I ask, were you negotiating with said "semi-toothless Asian biker babe" for?

jmdonald 12-13-2011 10:01 AM

Suspicion
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Spaceman (Post 272022)
And what, may I ask, were you negotiating with said "semi-toothless Asian biker babe" for?

She was selling copies of The Servile Mind: How Democracy Erodes the Moral Life by Kenneth Minogue bundled together with Lee Parks Total Control and a spread eagle nude photo of herself.It was just too good to pass up.

The Spaceman 12-13-2011 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmdonald (Post 272023)
She was selling copies of The Servile Mind: How Democracy Erodes the Moral Life by Kenneth Minogue bundled together with Lee Parks Total Control and a spread eagle nude photo of herself.It was just too good to pass up.

That was my second guess.


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