International Motorcycle Show Photos

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    International Motorcycle Show

    Harley V Rod.
    ••• Harley V Rod. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The International Motorcycle Show showcases hundreds of models of motorcycles including the latest street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, ATVs, personal watercraft and motorcycle apparel. The show travels the nation each year with a three-day stop in Washington DC in January. For details about attending the show, see International Motorcycle Show in Washington DC. 

    These photos will give you a glimpse of the motorcycles on display and the activities at the family friendly event.

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    Suzuki Sport Bike

    ••• Suzuki Sport Bike. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of motorcycles, ATVs and scooters. A sports bike as shown here, is a motorcycle optimized for speed, acceleration, braking, and cornering on paved roads, typically at the expense of comfort and fuel economy by comparison with other motorcycles.

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    Victory Motorcycle

    ••• Victory Motorcycle. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Victory Motorcycles, an American motorcycle manufacturer based in Spirit Lake, Iowa, builds V-Twin engines - custom cruisers, classic baggers, luxury touring and electric motorcycles.

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    Yamaha Booth

    ••• Yamaha Booth. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The Yamaha Motor Company is a leading manufacturer of motorcycles, outboard motors, ATVs, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, race kart engines, accessories, apparel, and much more. Yamaha has a large booth at the motorcycle show to display its newest products. 

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    Leather Apparel

    ••• Leather Apparel. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The International Motorcycle Show displays and sells a wide range of motorcycle apparel and accessories. It is a great place to see what's new in the industry and to check out some of the top brands. 

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    Yamaha Dirt Bike

    ••• Yamaha Dirt Bike. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Yamaha manufactures a wide range of dirt bikes, light, powerful, and durable off-road motorcycles. 

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    Yamaha Snowmobile

    ••• Yamaha Snowmobile. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

     A snowmobile is a vehicle designed for winter travel and recreation on snow. It is designed to be operated on snow and ice and does not require a road or trail but most are driven on open terrain or trails.

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    Custom Chopper

    ••• Custom Chopper. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    A chopper is a type of custom motorcycle which emerged in the United States in the mid-1960s. The chopper is perhaps the most extreme of all custom styles, often using radically modified steering angles and lengthened forks for a stretched-out appearance.

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    Harley with Sidecar

    ••• Harley with Sidecar. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Harley-Davidson is a well-known manufacturer of motorcyles and apparel. Sidecars have become popular and the company sells lots of them to the baby-boomer generation. They are a small, low vehicle attached to the side of a motorcycle for carrying passengers.

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    Custom Drag Bike

    ••• Custom Drag Bike. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Motorcycle drag bikes are designed for racing. Two participants line up at a dragstrip with a signaled starting line. The best-known form of motorcycle drag racing is the Pro Stock Bike category, although several other categories exist, including 1,000 horsepower (750 kW) nitromethane engine.

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    Honda CBR

    ••• Honda CBR. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The Honda CBR models are a series of Honda sport bikes. With the exception of the single-cylinder CBR125R, CBR150R, CBR250R, and CBR300R, all CBR motorbikes have inline engines.

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    Kawasaki Jetski

    ••• Kawasaki Jetski. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Kawasaki is a leading manufacturer of the jetski, a small, jet-propelled vehicle that skims across the surface of water and typically is ridden like a motorcycle. They have become very popular in recent years. 

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    Kymco Scooter

    ••• Kymco Scooter. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    KYMCO or Kwang Yang Motor Co, Ltd, is a Taiwanese company that manufactures motor scooters, motorcycles, and ATVs for worldwide distribution. A scooter is a style of two-wheeled motor vehicle traditionally defined by characteristics such as a step-through frame, wheels less than 16" in diameter, and an engine located below the rider and to the rear

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    Suzuki Quadrunner

    ••• Suzuki Quadrunner. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    An all-terrain vehicle (ATV), also known as a quad, quad bike, three-wheeler, four-wheeler, or quadricycle is a vehicle that travels on low-pressure tires, with a seat that is straddled by the operator, along with handlebars for steering control.