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Yamaha Demo Day – tomorrow, 9 May, at G-Force Powersports in Lakewood

Everyone get down to G-Force powersports tomorrow!!! The Yamaha Demo truck is here with all the new 2012 motorcycles to ride. The First 10 people to buy a new yamaha will get $200 off. Prizes given out all day!

Wed May 9th 10am – 5pm

Super Tenere
VStar 950
and many more>>>>
Ride before you buy!!!
Special discounts to buying riders !!

G-Force Powersports
7700 w colfax ave
Lakewood CO 80214
Colfax and Wadsworth

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G-Force Website

One Motorcycle Show – Portland, Oregon

The One Motorcycle Show is perhaps the only custom show in the world that embraces the imperfect. It’s about the essence–motorcycles that are custom but not precious. Stripped down and built back up, but probably not the way the factory intended. Hosted by See See Motorcycles and sponsored by Bell, the One Show is an annual celebration of utility, culture and creativity held in Portland, Ore.

pushing looked awkward...

New Yamaha concept — XTW250 Ryoku

At the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha presented their newest concept, the XTW250 Ryoku. The Ryoku means strength or power in English. It’s got a large fuel tank, and the belly pan protector can be removed and used as a shovel. Looks kinda Tonkaesque, but I like the TW200. I wonder if it will come to market.

Video & translation below courtesy of

Ikuo Ishizuka, Senior Engineer, Motorcycle Design Group, Yamaha Motor, introduced the XTW250 Ryoku. “This model is called XTW250 RYOKU. We propose that this concept bike could make touring and outdoor leisure even more enjoyable in Japan.The engine and main frame are based on our TRICKER and SEROW 250 models, and the rest of the bike includes a lot of custom designs.”

“One feature of this model is, it can carry a big tank or camping equipment. We also propose using it as a 100 V power supply. We think it would be fun to use 100 V appliances at a camp site. So the idea is, this bike can be used as a generator while it’s parked. That’s why it has this fan, similar to that of an air-cooled engine.”

” We’ve also provided a big rear carrier. This is for touring with camping equipment. A lot of different combinations are possible, for example, if you remove the tandem seat, you can attach a large carrier. Another fun thing about this bike is, it has an engine guard for off-roading, and when you reach your destination, the engine guard converts into the head of a shovel. You can take the guard off, attach the handle, and use it as a shovel. This bike has all kinds of interesting features like that.”

“Our intention with this model is to suggest even more ways of enjoying motorcycles. A bike can be more than just a means of getting somewhere, but also a way to have fun when you arrive.”

Photo courtesy of Ko Fujimora

Photo courtesy of Ko Fujimora

Photos from Motorcycle Expo

I attended the Motorcycle Expo yesterday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, in Commerce City, Colorado. It was nice to walk around the displays, although the attendance seemed to be kinda sparse. I noticed Grand Prix Motorsports there, and checked out their electric motorcycles from Zero. Glad they are stocking them and wish them the best. I also saw Unique Rides with their Urals and a Honda Trike. ABATE of Colorado displayed several race bikes, and the State Police performed demo runs on their Harleys. I had never seen a stunt bike up close before, and noticed the dented up gas tank and hole in the pillion seat, I guess for sitting on the tank and doing wheelie stunts. Looks like they also had a brake lever on the left side, right above the clutch. Useful while they’re sitting on the tank.

It was a very friendly event, and I hope to catch the next one. Full set of photos here on Flickr.

ABATE of Colorado

Orange Trike

Don’t see these every day, a BMW K1200S

Stunt Bike

Zero Electric Motorcycles

Ural with sidecar

State Police doing a demo

Motorcycle Expo – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colorado – August 13th

Next Saturday August 13th, 2011
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colorado

ABATE’s link

Sponsored by ABATE of Colorado
The expo will be held at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. The gates open at 10:00 am. The ride in motorcycle show and motorcycle games start at 11:00 am The admission is free. There will also be a swap meet, live music, food vendors and more. For more information call (303) 789-3264.

ABATE of Colorado is hosting a Motorcycle Expo August 13th, 2011 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City. What is it and why? This family friendly event is to educate and expose all facets of motorcycling to riders and non-riders alike. Safety and education is the focus. Listed below are activities we have planned for the event:

• MSF introduction to motorcycling information
• 3 wheeled vendors displaying bikes
• Motorcycle dealerships displaying cruisers and sportbikes
• Dealer demos
• Rider Education booth with information about classes and demos
• Rider groups booth
• Smart Trainer
• Dirt bike school booth
• Vendors selling riding gear
• Operation Save A Life – Motorcycle Awareness for drivers
• MRA Track racing booth
• Dyno testing
• Noise testing
• Motorcycle games set up by Don Gunn
• MOST booth
• Stunt Riding demo
• CSP booth and trailer
• Colorado Sportbike Club Booth
• Swap meet style vending for folks to sell their used parts
• Ride in bike show
• Westminster Police demo
• Live music
• Kids play area
• Food, soda and water booth

Our goal is to get folks interested in education and motorcycling. Have a fun day!!