It was a sea of polished chrome, high gloss paint and bike leathers this past weekend as the World of Motorcycles Expo took over the Agriplex at the Western Fair District.
Now into its ninth year, the event was 90,000 square feet of “all things to do with motorcycles,” said show director Derek Botten.
“We do everything here from retail sales of brand new bikes and a park and sell section for used ones. We have custom competition, we have a whole pile of vintage bikes and all the accessories that go along with the sport of motorcycling,” remarked Botten.
One of those showing his custom bike at the show was Michael Walter from Alma, who was there with his 2005 Harley Fat Boy called Soul Searcher.
A labour of love for Walter, the bike is currently two years into a six-year customization. Valued at approximately $80,000, Walter expects the bike to be worth somewhere in the $140,000 range by the time he is done.
A new addition to the show this year was the London Bicycle Show.
“We decided to see what the other two-wheel people were doing,” said Botten adding that it had garnered a lot of good response.
Just like the motorcycle side of the event, there were both custom and vintage bicycles on display as well as a number of vendors.