The One Motorcycle Show 2016

Getting Two-Wheel Weird in Portland

Poler's custom at the 1 Show
One of the cool customs from Poler at the One Motorcycle Show.Staff

Now strutting into its seventh year, The One Motorcycle Show is easily a way bigger deal than when SeeSee Motorcycles' Thor Drake could have imagined back in 2011. When Thor started this handbuilt hoedown in a crusty abandoned warehouse on the east side of Portland, he and the rest of the organizers didn't know what the future held, but one thing's for sure, the One Show can now claim BMW Motorrad as a major sponsor, which explains why you couldn't swing a 24 of PBR at this year's celebration without hitting several customized R NineTs from the likes of Roland Sands, Church of Choppers and Spirit Lake Cycles.

Clockworks Moto's CB from the 1 Moto Show
Clockworks Motorcycles clean Honda CB from the One Motorcycle ShowStaff

Don't worry, there were gobs of knobby-tired Triumph trackers and kicked out Harley choppers out on gritty concrete too, along with random dirt rigs, dual sports, scooters and vintage metal thrown into the mix; you had 100 custom bikes from 80 builders on tap, with names from all over the globe repping their wares inside that cavernous old factory.

RSD's custom BMW R NineT from the 1 Moto Show
Roland Sands Design's custom R NineT from the One Motorcycle ShowStaff

And for the first time this year, organizers held the 1 Pro flat track race in conjunction with The One Motorcycle Show, with open entry for both Pro and Amateur riders. Taking the medal in the Pro Main at the Salem Indoor Speedway was Brad the Bullet Baker in a wild and crazy bar-banging race (details at https://www.facebook.com/FlatTrackLive/ ). Keeping with the theme, Thor Drake displayed his own ‪Super Hooligan‬-race winning Harley-Davidson from last year's Vegas event at The One Show too, alongside other flat track machines including an RSD Indian Scout (also from the Hooligan race).

Speed Machine's 1935 H-D from the 1 Moto Show
Speed Machine's 1935 Harley-Davidson from the One Motorcycle ShowStaff

All in all, it proved to be another full and funky One Moto Show weekend, and if you couldn't find anything to get your blood pumping at this year's gig, you simply weren't trying.

See See Moto's Custom Street 750
Thor Drake's Street 750 Flat TrackerStaff

Trip out on some of the bikes and shenanigans from last year's One Motorcycle Show coverage HERE!