Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Legend of the Motorcycle: International Concours d’Elegance

That's a pic from last year's Legend of the Motorcycle event. Celeb in attendance is Ewan McGregor. Pic taken by Kristen Loken

The second International Concours d’Elegance event for motorcycles made up to 1975 and before, will take place at the ocean-side Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California, on the 5th of May 2007. Held once a year in the US, this is an event where you can expect to see pristine examples of rare vintage and classic bikes. Crocker and Brough Superior were featured marques in the 2006 event, and this year, it’s Henderson, Excelsior and Vincent.

Apart from the classics, visitors will also see some brand new bikes - the first production model of the much awaited Ducati Hypermotard is expected to be shown here! And then there's the partying. Last year, there was free breakfast for entrants (provided by Hagerty), and free cognac and hand-rolled cigars (from Hennessy and Cohiba), so you never know what freebies you might blag this year. More information at the official website here.

A few contemporary classics:
Green meanie: Kawasaki ZXR750
Honda V4s: Racers for the road
Memorable Yamahas: FZR750R, YZF750R, R7
Slingshot: Late-1980s Suzuki GSX-R750
Your game's oval: Honda NR750
Greatest 11s: Kawasaki ZZR1100 and Suzuki GSX-R1100

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