Today is Thanksgiving here in the United States of America, and with all the new motorcycles coming out in 2017, there’s definitely a lot to be thankful for. Last week the MO crew made its annual pilgrimage to the Long Beach round of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show, where it was my first chance to see many of these bikes I’d been reading and writing about in person. The Long Beach show is a special one, as it’s centered in the heart of the U.S. moto industry, making it one of the rare times we get to see all of our industry friends all in one place. As such, there were a lot of cool things to see as we walked around. Here are my personal highlights from the show.
As riders, we have to do a few things to legally enjoy our time out on the road. First, good karma, accident statistics, and our desire to ride without fear of Officer John Law dictate that we get a motorcycle license. Really, there’s no excuse not to have the correct endorsement. Second, the vast majority of states require a minimum amount of insurance (or some other kind of demonstrable financial responsibility) in order to operate a motorcycle legally on the street.