17 November 2012

IMS San Mateo - The Photo Session

Too Big - Triumph Trophy 1200

Too Fast - Ducati Multistrada 1200

Too Small - Honda CB500F

Too Slow - Honda CB500X

Too Ugly - Kawasaki Versys 650

Too Dangerous ;-) - Yamaha Motocrosser for Kids

Too much "Ape" - Harley Davidson with "Ape Hanger Bars"

Too "feet forward" - Harley Davidson Sportster 1200

Too much Sofa - Suzuki Burgman

Just Right? BMW R1200R

What's the discount for two?


  1. Oh yes, the BMW R1200R, yes I would.

    1. Me too - I just love the elegant look of this bike. But it's not for me and it's not my decision to make.

  2. I find that the Multistrada looks mighty pretty on Andrea. Just don't let her have that kid's moto crosser, there might be an inner hooligan in her waiting to break out.

    1. The Multi is fairly high and has a wide seat. Andrea gets her feet down okay, but it's still high and if there's a pothole or uneven pavement, or ... could be bad. And the whole bike is super intimidating. 150HP are intimidating, especially those nervous Italian horses. I rode it and was impressed from the power!

      So, yeah, it fits very well, but is way "too much". But it's always worth sitting on.

  3. Guido & Andrea:

    Yes, Yes, R1200R . of course I'm biased

    Riding the Wet Coast
    My Flickr // My YouTube

    1. I like the way you did this post with Andrea trying the bikes on for size.

      Sure looks like you had the place almost to yourselves. Did you go late in the day? It seems the last few years in Seattle you could hardly get near some of the bikes.

    2. It was a lot of fun, that's for sure. We were there early in the morning while it was still raining, there weren't too many people there but it got more when we left shortly after noon.

      We were there explicitly to look for a little bit more tour worthy mount for Andrea. Will be an interesting year.

  4. It's nice that you didn't have to fight through crowds. One of these days work travel and one of these shows will coincide. But until then, thanks for posting pictures....