2011 International Motorcycle Show

New York, NY /// January 21, 2011

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    The DAM Tech Twin American 13c is one sick custom ride. Now, if we could just find our checkbook.
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    Feelin’ a little more old-school? This 1970 Harley-Davidson XR750 did the trick for us.
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    After much anticipation, Kawasaki has released their Ninja ZX-10R. Can you say crotch rocket? That’s right, this thing packs 197hp!
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    Chaos Cycles calls this one the Donkey Punch. Get your head out of the gutter! Whatever it is, it’s done right, and we’d rock this hog any day of the week.
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    Tribal Iron Choppers represented with their flat-black and gold Dirtster. It’s like an old Harley and a dirtbike had a baby—we approve.
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    The new Ducati Diavel Carbon is straight badass. Did you expect anything less from the Italians? Didn’t think so.
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    The Triumph Speed Triple is the ultimate sport cruising bike. Packing a hefty three-cylinder punch and the looks to match, it’s tough to resist.
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    Built by Gregg’s Customs, the Catalyst is a work of art. It looks like it’s going 120 mph while sitting stationary.
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    The Brits hold it down in the motorcycle world with their Triumph Daytona 675R. If scrapin’ knees is more you than dodgin’ trees, this is the right choice.

Story and Photography: Joonil Park

Subzero temperatures in the Big Apple didn’t keep New Yorkers away from the 2011 International Motorcycle Show this year. It was a virtual candy shop of big boys’ toys, with new lineups from manufacturers around the globe. Highlights included the new flat-black low-riding Harleys, like the Iron 883, Kawasaki’s all-powerful Ninja ZX-10R and the entire drool-inducing Ducati booth—or maybe it was the Ducati models. Either way, 2011 looks promising for the world of two-wheels.