Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Cycle World Show In Phoenix Next Week!
From reading the official website, www.Motorcycleshows.com, it looks like the show has grown a bit this year with more demo rides and a wider array of bikes and scooters on display.
I've availed myself in the past of the demo rides and besides being great fun they have actually impacted my motorcycle and product buying decisions. Unfortunately it looks like Honda will be a no show for demo rides again this year. Their loss, I guess they already sell enough motorcycles in Arizona. I'll have to amused myself, hopefully, with a ride on the new Kawasaki Voyager 1700 which will make it's US debut in Phoenix.
For you Duc-philes, on Friday, Oct. 31 – Ducati will unveil the Monster 1100 for the first time in the U.S. and and for you custom bike guys there will be the a new Roland Sands Bike that will be unveiled to benefit charity. The show opens at 4 p.m. and the unveils will begin at 4:30 with Ducati.
I'll be there on Friday when the door opens and don't plan to leave until they kick me out. I've had a grand time each year not only looking at some amazing bikes but also talking to a wide range of motorcycle enthusiasts, racers, and manufacturer's reps. As always I expect to come away with a reasonable amount of freebies which is nice too. An extra motorcycle t-shirt or two keeps my wardrobe complete and in fashion for another year.
Here's the link to my visit to last year's show.
For more info, show opening times, special events, and tickets on-line visit the show web page here.
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"When my mood gets too hot and I find myself wandering beyond control I pull out my motor-bike and hurl it top-speed through these unfit roads for hour after hour." - T.E. Lawrence
An Important reminder from the past:
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." - James Madison