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International Motorcycle Show NYC 2018

I've been going to the International Motorcycle Show every year since 2013, but last year Ducati wasn't in attendance, and I skipped the show.

 Dating back from the Ducati lineup in 2013 to the launch of the H2 and latest R1 generation in 2014, to the Arete Americana 999S in 2015 to the crazy Panigale custom in 2016, I'd been every year since.
 And it was great to see Ducati showcase once again, with the V4R as the highlight bike.
 Also on display was Carlin Dunne's award winning Pikes Peak Multistrada.
and Tom Hardy's blacked out Scrambler from the Venom movie. 
 As well as the typical vintage rarities and oddities.
 Awesomely enough, MV Agusta featured their 2019 lineup as well, including this Lewis Hamilton edition Brutale.
 I personally prefer the blue and grey color scheme though.
 There as also the Oro Brutale (I think),
 and JD Beach's AMA winning R1
This R1 was completely cut in half.
 The new Aprilia Tuono RSV4RF was on display as well.
 There were lots of custom bikes,
 though mostly cafes and bobbers.
 And a cruiser or two.
The show gets a little smaller every year, 
 but at least they're compartmentalizing it, with activities (like a learn to ride class, and a temporary tattoo parlor).
And I'll be back next year as well.
© 2018 Tigh Loughhead


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