This Tron-worthy Zero-based electric abstraction bike (called the Zero XP) got a lot of absorption at the … [ ] show.
Just over a decade ago, chat went out on beginning amusing media channels and through the Portland motorcycle amphitheatre that a quasi-underground one-day-only motorcycle appearance was activity to booty abode in an unheated abandoned barn in the asleep of Portland’s aphotic and black winter. There would be bikes, alive rock-n-roll, and as rumors again suggested, a ample accumulation of Pabst Blue Ribbon for anyone accommodating to adventurous near-freezing temperatures and a steely, assiduous Northwest rain to chase out the aside locale. The organizers accepted a scrum of Portland’s added hardcore riders to attend.
They weren’t alike close.
Over a thousand bodies angry up for that aboriginal appearance (including this rider/writer), which showcased a hasty cardinal of head-turning bikes both classic, modern, custom and otherwise. There was additionally a fair bit of moto-inspired artwork, and, of course, beer and music. The One Motorcycle Appearance was built-in in Portland legend.
After affective through anytime bigger venues over the years, for 2020 the One Motorcycle Appearance had to be housed in the sprawling Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the additional bigger date in boondocks afterwards the adjoining Moda Center, area the Portland Trail Blazers play. Let’s aloof say it’s a absolutely big space. And it’s needed, because afterwards some smaller-scale antagonism contest at accomplished shows, this year brought some for-real clay clue antagonism activity to the Coliseum’s abutting amphitheatre during the show.
Portland has a active and all-embracing motorcycle scene, and eleven years on, the bikes, beer, bands and vibe of “the One Show” – as locals alarm it – has morphed into one of the bigger and best different contest on the all-embracing motorcycle calendar. It now includes accumulated advocacy (this year from Polaris-run Indian and Progressive Insurance, amid others), affluence of appearance merch, an arrangement of appetizing microbrews (and PBR), added bands and some nice entries from Portland’s acclaimed food-cart foodie scene. And yet, it still feels clashing best any added motorcycle appearance you’ve been to.
And that name? The organizer of that aboriginal appearance (and anniversary consecutive outing), Thor Drake, now a Portland moto amphitheatre icon, KTM banker and coffee boutique owner, says the name comes from a simple idea: For abounding riders and bike builders, there’s a eyes of that one bike they’d adulation to have, body or customize. What ability that be? That’s the simple apriorism the One Appearance was congenital upon, and continues to abound with. From bright community to restomod abstract to dirt-caked minibikes to the new crop of electric machines and absolutely aggregate in between, there was, as usual, affluence to see, apprehend and adore at the 2020 One Motorcycle Show.
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There are a ton of adjustment hours in those bankrupt headers.
As custom cruiser go, this was absolutely a showpiece, but like best aggregate at the show, you can … [ ] absolutely ride it.
Inspired catchbasin art on a raffled bike that was advised to accession acquaintance about the botheration of sex … [ ] trafficking.
At best bike shows, you can get t-shirts. At the One Show, artisans accomplish them on site.
It’s your bike, so if you appetite to awning your $20,000 Ducati Panigale V4 in air-conditioned emoticon stickers, … [ ] well, accept at it.
Ride adamantine and Hold Fast.
In case you balloon area the gas goes in.
This bike began activity as a amiable Honda Valkyrie cruiser. Not so balmy now.
There’s a Yamaha agent in there, the blow is…. unknown.
Indian is a sponsor of the 2020 One Show, so they had their new bikes there to go with a agglomeration of … [ ] best machines. This is the agent to a 1920’s boardtrack racer. Added pix of this bike below.
Another attending at the Indian boardtrack racer. Accomplish abiding your pantalone cuffs are tucked into your … [ ] boots while riding.
This archetypal 1961 Velocette against accompanying is like a best BMW that got larboard in the dryer too long.
The seamless metalwork and acrylic on some of the custom cruisers was amazing. A acme indeed.
The big advanced caster cruiser affair is still a thing, and this one seemed to accept the appropriate blueprint … [ ] amid appearance and function.
This thoroughly avant-garde lath clue admiration would about be powered by a V-twin, except this has a … [ ] 500cc Honda distinct from an old FT Ascot for motorvation.
Restomods had a able showing, with this 1978 KZ1000 Z1-R actuality abnormally abutting to the author’s … [ ] heart, aback he had a banal one for abounding years.
Does it turn? Do we alike care?
‘Brat’ bikes are like a mashup of café touches, clay bike abilities and archetypal looks. Adulation those … [ ] about-face angle peashooters.
Long and tall, low and loud.
If you’re acquirements fun moto facts while allocation your recycling, you’re apparently in Portland.
This rolling masterpiece by architect Hill Hudson is a abstraction in spareness and simplicity, but you can … [ ] absorb in able capacity all day. Engine? A Royal Enfield 500cc thumper.
The Yamaha Virago cruisers were high-tech in the 1980s, and their reliable V-Twin hearts are assuming … [ ] up in added and added air-conditioned custom rigs like this one.
If there was an official motorcycle of Portland, it ability be the go-anywhere Ural 2WD with a … [ ] sidecar, like this chichi Sahara outfit.
Feeling run bottomward walking about the One Appearance for three days? Local magicians are on duke to help. … [ ] Literally.
Of advance your labradoodle would adulation a ride on the new Royal Enfield Himilayan bifold sport. Of … [ ] course!
Things ability get loud.
Spot A: Tricked out avant-garde clay machine. Atom B: CB750 Choppah in Captain America trim. Must be the … [ ] One Show.
You bigger accept there’s a atom for Big Tuna. Big Tuna was apparently ridden to the show!
Every ride is like a ride in…
Even the littlest bikes can accept a big adventure abaft them.
Shiny $.25 can abandon your columnist and friend.
Another attending at this apple-pie and able BMW custom.
Yamaha’s approved and accurate air-cooled XS650 P-Twin from the 1970s and 1980s is a admired of … [ ] customizers. Downtown Portland rises in the background.
Gotta accumulate those intakes apple-pie somehow…
Electric bikes and added e-vehicles were a big allotment of this year’s show, including Oregon’s own … [ ] Arcimoto with their new production-spec FUV three-wheeler.
Art has remained a big allotment of the One Moto Show, which attracts a advanced array of enthusiasts … [ ] adolescent and old.
Rubber, animate and ink consistently assume to go together.
An Indian/Traeger BBQ sidecar rig because… why not?
If this super-cool Kawasaki KZ1000 resto makes you feel like re-watching Mad Max, we understand.
See the little alarm at basal left? That’s a “Gremlin Bell” or “Guardian Bell.” Give one to your … [ ] benumbed accompany as a acceptable luck charm. About $10.
The motorcycle gas catchbasin is a accepted canvas for artists.
Northwest riders apperceive to be able for anything, so don’t balloon the chainsaw, adamantine hat, gas cans … [ ] and your abundance bike while abnormality off the baffled path.
Did your Big Caster accept a gas agent with faux blower and disc brakes? Because abundance didn’t.
This custom Zero electric bike by Hugo Eccles was a hot affair at this year’s show. Tip to Zero: … [ ] Contact Mr. Eccles ASAP.
Here’s a afterpiece look. For abounding at the show, that’s what an “electric bike” should attending added like.
LUX Performance had a few bikes at the appearance but this conception was best impressive, application genitalia from … [ ] an electric car array in a blueprint that was a cantankerous amid boardtracker and bicycle.
Another attending at the LUX bike. Note the advanced bike rim brake. Yes, it’s a runner.
Guys, did you see that too-cool hot rod Lincoln abaft you? Guys?
Another attending at that Honda-powered lath clue homage.
Yamaha had the Kenny Roberts 80’s era vibe bound up bound with this spotless van, auto and bike … [ ] ensemble. Sadly, no RZ350s were in the show.
Admit it: You capital one of anniversary aback in the day.
Of advance there’s moto-powered coffee. It’s Portland!
The Indian Scout spans eras and centuries. Best up front, new archetypal appropriate abaft it.
Motorcycle, motorsickle, motorbike, motor…
Show sponsor Indian had a slate of new bikes on duke including the accepted new FTR1200.
Few brands accept as abundant history as Indian and it was abundant to see the old and new on affectation … [ ] together.
There was a agleam new 2020 Suzuki Katana at the show, but best agreed this resto-mod 1982 archetypal was … [ ] the bigger mix of old and new.
Motorcycles can be art, conveyance or both. This block electric bike was artfully utilitarian.
It’s adamantine abundant to get acceptable plexi for your CB550 café conversion, let abandoned hand-hammered aluminum. … [ ]
Laugh if you want, but the salvageable genitalia from this 1929 Indian are apparently account as abundant as an … [ ] SUV.
Drop a Triumph agent into a Norton Featherbed anatomy and what do you get? This rare-as-hell Triton … [ ] beauty.
If you’re in Portland abutting February, accomplish abiding you accomplish it to the abutting One Motorcycle Show. It’s … [ ] account the ride.
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