Toronto Spring Motorcycle Show 2011 at the International Centre April 9 & 10 2011

The Toronto Spring Motorcycle Show 2011
April 9 & 10 2011

International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Toronto Ontario Canada

Showbike Competition

Custom Baggers

This is Mark Templain's custom Street Glide called “Dark Matter”. It was featured on the cover of American Bagger magazine in January and it is the highest rated Horsepower (229 hp) and Torque (200 of any V-Twin pump gas fuelled motorcycle in North America.

HD custom Street Glide Dark Matter

Custom Choppers

Level 2 Showbike include Radical Customs such as Wayne Burgess' 2006 H-D Chopper with one-of-a-kind custom made parts.

2006 H-D 
Chopper with one-of-a-king custom made parts
photo courtesy Wayne Burgess

Kon's Garage

Kons Garage display in Hall 6
One of the stunning creations that you can see in the Kon's Garage display in Hall 6 at the Spring Show

another wild custom chopper from Kons Garage
Another great bike from Kon's Garage

Vintage Showbikes

See the legedary Vincent "Gunga Din" in the Bikes of the Century display. Gunga Din is the rarest Vincent in the World and you can read the amazing story of this Factory Test Bike in your free issue of International Motorcycle Magazine that you will recieve with your paid admission to the Spring Show.

legedary Vincent Gunga Din in the Bikes of the Century display at the Spring Show
Photo: Mark Preston

See Don Hart's newly acquired 1914 Harley-Davidson Model 10E. This bike was restored by Glen Bator in California when he acquired it from its second owner who found it in a barn after 72 years of storage. A great story and an immaculate restoration!

1914 Harley-Davidson Model 10E
Photo courtesy Don Hart

70's Honda CB's

See Kemp Archibald's collection of vintage cafe racer restorations. These custom built machines are all from "Ripple Rock Racers", based on Honda's CB500/550 motorcycles circa 1971-78. Bikes include a "Classic Cafe"; a period build with aftermarket bits designed by Paul Dunstall, and a "Silver Cafe"; a superbike yoshimura replica.

Ripple Rock Racers Honda CB 500 restoration Cafe Racer

Honda CB750 and 550 parts make up this custom cafe racer


THE PLAN – to build a period Café/Superbike from the CB550 Honda. In 1970's America the café racer style morphed into the American Superbike. Basically this new design was personified in Cycle Magazine's Gentleman's Express build model. Take an existing UJM and turn it into a racer for the street keeping the same basic style as the original but adding lower handle bars, better suspension and brakes and of course a modified engine with a four into one exhaust system.

THE BUILD – Includes many of the existing parts, just like builders would have done in the 70’s, along the same lines as an American Superbike/Café Racer, resembling a CB550.
CHASSIS - CB750 forks – same diameter as 550 but heavier springing, retained CB550 triple trees to have correct stem height and stock rake and trail numbers, with a tapered roller bearing, and Taradozzi fork brace.
WHEELS - CB750 front wheel and rotor – same width and diameter rim as 550 but a 1” larger brake rotor, fitted with a one piece braided steel line for better feel and pressure as well as the larger CB750 brake caliper, piston and master cylinder.
CB750 rear wheel assembly – the 750 rear rim is one size up (WM3) from the 550. The hub is also a touch wider and has bigger brake shoes for improved stopping power. Rear sprocket is a custom aftermarket unit at 38 T to increase acceleration a touch yet not affect high speed running by under gearing for highway.
SHOCKS – Boge/Muholland – 13 ½" with 75lb spring, longer than stock and stiffer to transfer more weight onto front wheel and quicken steering. This was a period after market shock absorber change for much improved dampening.

CB 550 Honda

See Brian Robinson's Honda CB550 "Speed Warrior" with House of Kolors paint, Pinstripe by 'Mask', Fairing Graphic by Black Widow Airbrushing, frame fabrication by CMR Racing Products and owner designed remote oil filter.

Honda CB550 with a custom fabricated frame by CMR Racing

Bob Probert V-Rod at the Spring Motorcycle Show 2011

Bob Probert's and Darren McCarty's V-Rod

Read More and see it at the Show!


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See Ian Dunbar's customized Suzuki SV650 Streetfighter named "Madness", competing in Level 2 of the Showbike Competition.

custom sportbike from Stunters Inc.

custom Kawasaki ZX14 supersport bike
2 of the custom sportbikes from Stunters Inc.


Champion Cycle will have a display of several custom streetfighters in Hall 6

Champion Cycle custom streetfighters in Hall 6 at the Spring Show

Check back for updates!

We'll be adding more showbike photos as they come in, although some of the showbike builders competing in the 2011 Spring Show Showbike competition do not want their bikes displayed before they are unveiled at the Spring Show, other builders are still working on their creations

This is just a small sample of the fantastic custom, unique, vintage, and rare motorcycles you will see at the Toronto International Spring Motorcycle Show 2011

Spring Show 2010 Showbike Tropy winner
Spring Show 2010 Showbike Tropy winner

More Spring Motorcycle Show 2011 Information:

Read about the upcoming Toronto International Spring Motorcycle Show


Saturday April 9th - 10 am to 9 pm

Sunday April 10th - 10 am to 5 pm

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