I got there a little after nine, as the Harleys were starting to leave (bedtime) and the Sportbikers were starting to load up the place. As I pulled up, a nice-looking latina walked up and asked 'what bike is that? it looks like my Buell, except better.' I told her about the Speed Triple, and she asked if it shook as bad as the Buell - I let her feel my throttle - she was impressed.
After parking, I started walking down the line, and found a half-dozen Harley guys crowded around a Rocket. One of the guys was looking at the engine - '2300cc's, that's like 140 cubes!' I told them it had more torque at 1500 RPM than any Harley at any speed. 'Yeah, but what's it cost?' About $16 grand. 'No wonder I'm starting to see more around' 'Is this your bike?' No, I've got that black one over there. 'The one that looks like a Buell?' No, the one Buell copied.
When I was there, there were about 250 bikes - roughly 40% H-D, 50% big 4 sportbikes, 10% everything else.
Three Triumphs - 2 Rockets and Speedy. At ten, as I was leaving, a Roulette Green Speed Four showed up. He liked the tank bag, and said he couldn't find anything for his bike. I told him he probably wouldn't, especially since its discontinued. He said he was getting a Roulette Green Speed Triple in about six months.
Interesting scene - about a half dozen MC clubs there, including a group of black guys on six yellow Suzuki supersports, a group of guys on 200-400cc sportbikes, in their own little midget area, and about 80 young latinos, all on R6s and CBR600s.
Petersen's H-D was there with a trailer, 4 bikes and a t-shirt table.
As I rode out, I saw Police cruisers every couple of blocks, with squids pulled over. It reminded me of those nature shows, where the seals try to run the gauntlet of great white sharks to get out to the open sea. These guys wouldn't leave the parking lot until there were at least six or eight of them, all ready to go.