The 2009 International Motorcycle Show

Art director Matthew Cokeley leaves the warm PopSci offices to check out the next wave of bikes

Motorcycles are the epitome of the phrase "form follows function." And nowhere is that more evident than at the 2009 International Motorcycle Show. Kicking off this morning at the Jacob Javits center on Manhattan's west side, Popular Science braved the blistering cold to see what's new and what's next.

10) The 2009 Yamaha R1

The R stands for Relentless.Matt Cokeley

9) Johnny Pag custom chopper

A 300cc engine that gets 65 MPG!Matt Cokeley

8) Vectrix VX2E

This electric scooter's top speed is 30 MPH, but it has zero emissions!Matt Cokeley

7) Moto Guzzi V7 Classic

The name says it all.Matt Cokeley

6) Vespa GTS 300

The fastest, most powerful Vespa ever.Matt Cokeley

5) Ducati Streetfighter

All the power of an Italian superbike, minus the sore shoulders.Matt Cokeley

4) 2010 Honda Fury

A custom look with all the quality and support you'd expect from Japan.Matt Cokeley

3) Victory Core

"A bike for the evolution of the enthusiast." Or the mutation.Matt Cokeley

2) Roland Sands/Ducati Hypermotard

'Tis a thing of exquisite beauty with the heart of a beast. (background artwork by Saber)Matt Cokeley

1) Kawasaki ZX-14

When you absolutely, positively must get to the corner store in 7.93 seconds, nothing else but Ricky Gadson's two-wheeled dragster will do.Matt Cokeley