73: Easyriders Bike Show - Charlotte 2017

We talk about attending the Charlotte EasyRiders Bike Show.  Rico was unable to attend, but Rich and Jon were joined by one of the Riders of Loud Pipes - Mike (aka 18two4ever).  This is the third year that the Loud Pipes team has attend the show and have to say this is the largest one so far.  A few cherry pops happened - first bike show for Mike and first long ride for Jon in a rain storm.

A few observations from the show:

  • Big Wheel baggers are still here, but conversations with a few builders hint that they are ready to be done with big front wheels
  • Custom vintage bikes are growing
  • Supercharged/Turbo bikes are growing

A few pictures of bikes the guys liked.  If you want to see more, become a patreon at the $5 level to get access to a shared drive with all the images.

2013 Suzuki Hayabusa

2013 Suzuki Hayabusa

Fire Rod - Harley-Davidson V-Rod

Fire Rod - Harley-Davidson V-Rod

Slingshot from Backyardbaggers.net

Slingshot from Backyardbaggers.net

Morgan with a Shovelhead

Morgan with a Shovelhead

Mike (18two4ever) favorite bike of the show. - Lone Star Chopper "El Ray"

Mike (18two4ever) favorite bike of the show. - Lone Star Chopper "El Ray"

Board Tracker - floor board controls

Board Tracker - floor board controls

EasyRider Chopper with Mike testing it out.

EasyRider Chopper with Mike testing it out.

Victory Cross-Country - Corvette inspired twin-turbo

Victory Cross-Country - Corvette inspired twin-turbo

Bike Exchange 2017 Street Glide M8 - wrapped in leather with a turbo.

Bike Exchange 2017 Street Glide M8 - wrapped in leather with a turbo.

Digger from Sacred Steel

Digger from Sacred Steel

Indian Lighting Bolt from Indian Motorcycles of Charlotte

Indian Lighting Bolt from Indian Motorcycles of Charlotte

Harley sportster with side-car

Harley sportster with side-car

The Predater

The Predater

The Monster

The Monster

Indigo Moon from Sacred Steel

Indigo Moon from Sacred Steel

Sacred Steel bike

Sacred Steel bike

Bike in middle - Willy G first motorcycle

Bike in middle - Willy G first motorcycle

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