The popular motorcyclist event website www.motorcyclemonster.com went public with their newest Motorcycle Monster character in Daytona Beach Florida. “The Motorcycle Monster” was unleashed at Biktoberfest 2007 in a test to see how the motorcycle public, and media would respond to such an outrageous beast. At over 6” Ft 7’ inches tall, this armor clad Yellow Biker caused such a stir on Main St., on the final Saturday of Biketoberfest, that police had to help with crowd control.
The man behind the beast, the founder of the Motorcycle Monster idea over 5 years ago, said, “We wanted to test the market and see how bikers would respond. After an hour of chaos on Main St. in Daytona Beach , it was apparent that the Monster was a huge hit.” He continued, “We not only stopped traffic on both the sidewalk and on Main St. excited enthusiasts bailed from bikes and cars to get a quick photo of the beast.” He went on, “ we also realized very quickly that a creature like this probably could use some security when he hits the streets. It was wild and almost dangerous at times as excited party goers wanted their photo with The Monster”.
Since that short intro in October, the Motorcycle Monster has appeared in over a hundred newspapers worldwide, according to a source at the AP, as a Daytona photographer made this popular shot available to the world. Newspapers like the China Post, Taipei Post, Lakeland Ledger, Daytona Journal and many members of the New York Times family of publications, picked up the photo.
The Monster said that his idea went over “much better than we had hoped.” He continued, “We have heard from folks from California, Minnesota, Key West to Sturgis wanting to have the Monster do personal appearances”. Dawn Sundean, manager for the Monster said, “Our main purpose was to promote our huge event site, but any activity motorcycle related is good for the Monster. We’re already having talks with several promoters. It’s all good.”
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