Took the day off yesterday and rode the Versys over to Daytona. From my house it's about a 3 hour, back-road ride. (140 miles to the Speedway)
As usual, Biketoberfest is nothing but a Harley party. Since it's only Biketoberfest and NOT Bike Week it's still been pretty festive. This year...NONE, NADA, ZIP...brands except Indian! Normally one or more of the Japanese brands represent. This year - nothing.
(So hopefully you Las Vegan's going to AIM this weekend get to see the new line of bikes!)
Anyway, I pretty much go to Biketoberfest and Bike week every year, although I always ride away asking myself why I wasted my time.
But it is fun to bash Harley riders!!!
I know, I know, so predictable. And I also know that sports bike riders have their own poser's, too. But these Harley guys...
I mean, come on! There are certain things that have been made fun of for a few years now. They HAVE TO KNOW that what they do is now considered taboo and stupid...like revving their engines at every stop light?? How many t-shirts and meme's have been made regarding this stupidity?!?! And now it's the loud pipes AND the loud radios! This pack of 4 Harley's ride by, wives on the back. I know they all rode together. And they ALL have loud pipes and blasting their stereo's....while rolling up in traffic together!!!! I mean one is enough but all of them together?!?! And the best part is they're trying to talk between the bikes.
All about the "LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!" And most of them have a 2003 Harley Road King with less than 10K on the odo! But man, they have the leather and patches and goatee's and mean faces. Maybe someday when I grow up I can get me a Harley and be a bad-ass!!
OK, I only bash HD people because they're so easy! Here's some (boring) pics:
The speedway is normally packed. This time, it felt empty. going towards the back of these pics are normally the big name company's tents. All empty this year.
Here's a bike from "Confederate Motorcycle Company". Different. Not sure if they're ever going to attract a lot of business, but I commend them for trying!
Downtown Main Street. All the bars and vendors selling t-shirts and parts. There were a few girls that were dressed in see-through garments trying to lure you into their bar but most of them would make you want to run the other way! One or two were cute but I have no pics! (Cute or not, these ladies are probably already on the internet if you look them up!
And the best, "original", ride I saw:
(I think he has my ex-wife on the back!
And I like this Indian! At least they're getting competitive right away. Harley throws out a few pics of concept bikes that may/may not come out in 2 years! Sorry, but sometimes HD needs a little trash talk.
And this Indian was gorgeous! (IMO) Great colors and some fine-tuned extras!