Things started off with a bang at the 2013 New York Motorcycle Show with XDL Rider Aaron Twite and BMW Rider "Teach" McNeil riding the streets of New York City in front of a nationwide audience. We joined FOX and Friends for an 8AM broadcast and showcased the excitement of motorcycles.
During the show on Friday, we were joined by VH1 for filming the Top 20 Video Countdown. The episode will air next weekend, January 25th/26th - check your local listings. You'll be able to catch some action from the Ducati Fashion Show, the XDL Street Jam, and footage from the floor.
We had some surprise guests show up at the New York Motorcycle Show, including Tyson Beckford. Tyson had a great time and took some pictures with fans. We had fun twitter action with Tyson and some racer friends like Josh Herrin. Several people saw Ryan Reynolds, but so far no pictures. Did you seem him at the show?
Of the numerous exhibitors, one of the most popular was David Uhl's booth, where he painted during the show. His motorcycle artwork was hugely popular and David joined in on the fun by giving away one of his paintings.
In addition to some of our surprise guests, we were joined by "Gunny" R. Lee Ermey and Playboy Bunnies Raquel Pomplun and Anna Sophia Berglund at the Victory Motorcycles booth. We also had Mike Wolfe from the hit TV show "American Pickers" for a while at the Indian Motorcycles booth.
Motorcycles are of course the feature at the International Motorcycle Show, and we were happy to be able to showcase the unveiling of several new models like the Triumph Daytona 675. Among the new unveils was also a Victory 15th Anniversary model.
Young fans had a great time at the motorcycle show as well. Motorcycle Mason proves that it's never too early to live and breath motorcycles. He was obviously a big hit with the lovely Harley Davidson girls and we think he might have decided on his first motorcycle already.
This weekend in New York saw large crowds fill up the Javits Center. Attendees came from all over, including states like PA, NJ, NH, CT, VT, MA, and even Puerto Rico. There were great deals on all sorts of motorcycle products and New York had a vibrant crowd that we loved.
The XDL Street Jam had a great audience throughout the weekend with heart pumping action and some insane stunts. The New York crowd was loud, raucous, and energetic, so riders Aaron Twite and Teach McNeil took their level of riding to the next level. There were plenty of cheers, jeers, laughs, and even a couple uncharacteristic spills on the slick concrete.
We had a great time in New York City, with lots of people sharing their stories, experiences,blogs, and video from this past weekend. The show was fun for all ages and all kinds of riders and we can't wait to come back! If you want to share your pictures and videos, visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/InternationalMotorcycleShows or on Twitter @MotorcycleShows!