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Custom bikes from Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy

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Triumph scrambler on the showroom floor at Motor Bike Expo, VeronaChris Long

Every January, the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy, proves to pull in the best custom bikes, and draw largest crowds to see said bikes, than any other show in Europe. Yes, there is EICMA in Milan, which is a new-year model intro and aftermarket show with trade-only and consumer days, but MBE takes the cake on the "custom" angle with 160,000 visitors over 3 days.

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As if the bikes weren't great enough on their own...Chris Long

Literally hundreds of custom two-wheelers are inserted into nine separate convention halls, both on display in roped off contest viewing pens draped with models sitting atop them, and many on display in specialty customizer booths. The expo flows from one hall to the next, with live music in one booth to free flowing beer, prosecco and aperitivi, (i.e. happy hour) offered to guests in another. Row after row, custom Choppers, Cafe Racers, Baggers, Scramblers, Trackers, and tons of the most stylish aftermarket accessories and products abound . Stunt shows, and lots of food and flowing beer vendors outside between the halls are also part of the lively scene. If you thought motorcycling was a passion in North America or other parts of the globe, you should experience the vibrancy and enthusiasm for two-wheeled customs with a visit to Motor Bike Expo in the beautiful city of Verona.

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"Rust Never Sleeps," DOHC Honda CB on the showroom floor at Motor Bike Expo, VeronaChris Long
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Triumph Bonneville with some custom seat options on the showroom floor at Motor Bike Expo, VeronaChris Long
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Some wicked BMW customs on the showroom floor at Motor Bike Expo, VeronaChris Long
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Pepsi-Cola Suzuki GS1000 on the showroom floor at Motor Bike Expo, VeronaChris Long
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This Triumph is really taking all the trends to heart with the brown leather accessories and knobby tires.Chris Long
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Some custom painted helmets on the showroom floor at Motor Bike Expo, VeronaChris Long
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Lots of gorgeous models helping to display the awesome customsChris Long