Main Motorcycle: 2008 BonnieSchwärz
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: ©alifornia ®epublic
Other Motorcycle: 2007 HD Total Loss
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I rode a Yamaha FZ8 which I liked. Torquey and good brakes.
Rode a Victory Cross Tourer which I would have liked more if it wasn't for the engine.
The best bike I rode was the Harley Street Glide. Say what they will about Harleys, the Touring models are beautiful bikes made for long rides and comfortable cruising.
Took a spin on the Can-Am Spider Sport. 3/4 of a large go-cart.
We walked through the parking lot, to look at all the bikes, but we missed the "Cheetos" Harley...impressive, but not necessarily my "taste" (pun intended). Was there any orange powder residue on the grips? heh
Ha! I didn't see any residue but the bike sure is the cheesiest Harley I've ever seen.
Next year, if you want to ride demos, get there by 7:45 because people are lining up early to register with each company. With the absence of the Kawasaki demo fleet this year the Yamaha line was pretty long, even at 8:00. Also, Sunday seems to be not as crowded.
I like the Harley rides the best because they don't go out escorted, in a group as all the others do. Some riders do Harley's marked route twice or improvise their own routes.
I remember when Suzuki, Kawasaki, Guzzi, and Triumph had fleets out there. Ducati too if I remember correctly. The bad economy this year meant only four manufacturers were demoing at the show: Harley, Yamaha, Victory, & CanAm.
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