IMS NY 2018 | PHOTOS RAHOUL GHOSE

This year's New York Progressive International Motorcycle Shows event featured a nice mix of innovations and local color. Suzuki's newly unveiled 2019 Katana was paired with an original from the '80s; Kawasaki introduced a new retro entry - the W800 Cafe; Triumph returned to floor with their new Scrambler 1200 in two iterations; BMW unveiled an art deco treasure - the Nostalgia ... inspired by their R7 model; MV Agusta showed off their new $46K, 300 km/hr Brutale 1000; the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show featured a number of local entries from the likes of A & J Cycles, Rockboy Motorcycles and many others; Zero Motorcycles were on hand indoors to attract new riders to the moto world at the new Discover the Ride section; and local club representation included a large contingent of vintage bikes from the NY Classic Riders. Even Brooklyn's moto/creators magazine, Motoveli, was represented in the IMS's boutique section SHIFT, which was back for a second year with outlets from Rev'it!, Davida helmets, NEXX, Breaking Hearts & Burning Rubber, Stylmartin, Wind & Throttle and Abel Brown. The gallery below features images from the media day, Nov. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 2. Enjoy ...