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NY Cycle Show Wrap-Up – Javits Convention Center, NYC

February 8th, 2010 by Stu

This year’s New York Motorcycle Show may not have been all that significant from a new model introduction standpoint, but that doesn’t mean Javits wasn’t packed to the brim with eye candy. We already brought you some tastey shots of Confederate’s B120 Fighter and Wraith but Progressive Insurance also had a kick ass booth full of one-off choppers and other custom creations. Equally cool was the Sucker Punch Sally and Campagna T-Rex displays. Hell, Ducati even put on a little fashion show to highlight their new Multistrada and line of motorcycle-inspired apparel.  Check out all the goodies after the jump.

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Suzuki GS850 – East 11th Street, NYC

January 29th, 2010 by Ian

The fact that Motorcycle journalists coined a generic term – Universal Japanese Motorcycle – to describe late 1960s-1970s Japanese bikes from several manufacturers over several years implies a pretty unassuming aesthetic. But the writers weren’t making fun or collectively branding them as having bland design. Instead, they were merely pointing out how similar each of the bikes look to one another thanks to several copy cat product entries released in quick succession from the likes of Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha.

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H-D Sportster Iron 883 – Elizabeth Street, NYC

November 25th, 2009 by Ian

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Harley’s entry level Sportster has never been cooler thanks to special edition models like this Iron 883 ($7,999) and its 1200 CC Nightster ($9,999) counterpart. From the 13 spoke cast aluminum wheels and black denim paint to the chopped rear fender and front fork gaiters, it’s amazing how seemingly minor changes to color and trim can dramatically transform the character of a motorcycle. Not to say that we don’t like the base Sportster (883 Low) but its got nothing on this blacked out beauty.

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Moto Guzzi 1000S – West 23rd Street, NYC

September 29th, 2009 by Ian

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We spotted this ultra-rare Moto Guzzi 1000S on West 23rd in Chelsea. The striking green and black livery, which extends from the sheet metal all the way through to the V7 frame and swing arm, represented one of two color combos available (orange and black was the other) during the brief production run (‘89-’93) of just 1,360 units. Although this green hornet is aged the better part of 20 years, the design was considered retro at the time, paying homage to the ‘74 750S and ‘75 740S3 models.

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Ducati SportClassic SPORT 1000 S – West 16th Street, NYC

May 14th, 2009 by Ian

ducati-sport-1000-sFor the retro-inspired SportClassic series, Ducati dug into the archives to create a line of bikes reminiscent of their iconic 1970’s cafe-racer models.  The end result is a harmonious mix of old and new.  But don’t be fooled by all the vintage sheet metal – this bike is no Sunday cruiser and boasts 92 horsepower in a package that weighs just under 400 pounds. This stylish gent opted to remove the front fairing, adding his own sprezzatura!


2006 Kawasaki Ninja – West 24th Street, NYC

May 11th, 2009 by Ian

kawasaki-ninjaDon’t feel bad. We had no clue what this bike was either. The exposed mid section speaks more Monster or Breva than it does a Japanese crotch rocket. The proud owner, who doubled as Morpheus in the Matrix, not only removed the stock fairings but applied a generous coating of PVC for that menacing matte black look that is so en vogue. The whole thing is a very stealth affair.