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post #11 of 49 (permalink) Old 01-08-2017, 03:40 PM
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Doug , I think that Can Am is in your future. I've ridden a trike several times and to me they handle terribly in the corners. You trike riders I'm not cutting down your ride. I think they are beautiful machines but I ride hard in the corners and trikes aren't too good at that. Now , Doug that Can Am will flat get it in the twisties. I ran one down on old 61 hwy two years ago. He was trying to shake me. I was on my M109R at the time. Guy pulled over and we talked. Then we swapped rides for about ten miles. I was impressed with the Spyder. You sit high , that's the only drawback. Im sure you get used to it.

I test rode the first Can Am Spyder brought into the United States as a VIP guest.
Those were nowhere in the same ball park as the new ones.
They had to be ridden like a 4 wheeler or a snowmobile in the corners.
I loved that actually.
What I did not like was that like a 4 wheeler, if you did not lean into the corner dang near off the side you felt like you would be ejected.
My understanding is that alot of this has been somehow taken care of.
I will find out when I talk to the rep.
I have a bit of an advantage I believe than someone just jumping on one from a motorcycle.
I professionally ice raced quads (indoor arenas) and did some 1/4 mile flat track races until one of those flat track races almost took my life in 2011.
That experience will assuredly make riding one almost second nature if I would decide to get one.
At least I would think it would. Here is a still shot of me from MAVTV. #56 (had to throw that in here) haha


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post #12 of 49 (permalink) Old 01-08-2017, 03:59 PM
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Went to the Washington DC Progressive Motorcycle Show http://www.motorcycleshows.com/ yesterday hoping to get a look at Hondas new line up for 2017 and Honda was a no show. They were there in 2015. Guess there not reaching out to the public this year.
I feel they are no longer a riders motorcycle show . From what dealers , manufacture reps , and staff has told me the Progessive name on show came with a much higher exhibitor price . I have been to Chicago show once and the Minneapolis show several times . Even way before Progessive is sponsoring it . I like it many years ago when they to me were more into the rider and not into the idea of a its all about money and revenue . But such is life . They have lost my Loyality years back and I only go now when I have absoutly nothing better to do . It does not suprise me that Honda Corp. did not show up . As it did not suprise me when BMW dropped them from line up . Times change and so do I . I am for one glad I have and can make my own choices .
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We have the Progressive MC show coming up here in MPLS soon and I have declined to be in this years presentation. Reasoning is simple. You get a lot of traffic and tire kickers but most people get home and toss the sales brochures into the garbage and that's the end of it. Over the last few years I handed out almost 600 business cards and brochures at these shows with no follow up sales. The cost on a 10x10 booth is just over $1000 and a 20x10 is, well double that.
I write one article for a magazine and sell out for the year. And this costs me zero dollars. I think most manufactures and vendors are finding out rallies and events work better and magazine articles are very cost effective even if they are not free.

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There a several motorcycle shows that happen in Toronto in the Jan -Mar time frame (3, I think).

At least one of them is attended by the OEMs. The others have lots of vendors and have some big dealer organized displays.


Which is best to attend depends on what is hoped to be accomplished. They all seem to be pretty well attended.
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Been going to the Minneapolis show for the past 5 years. Along with a stop @ the Cranky Ape on the way there to Gawk @ their stuff.

Don't have the desire to go this year as nothing out there is on my must see list. My buddy is having a Hip replacement on the 16th. Wouldn't be the same without him.

The Cranky Ape is always a fun stop. You never know what you'll come across there.

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I know Honda was @ the NY show, my local dealer was there working the show.

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The only manufacturer that was noticable for their absence at the Southern California (Long Beach) show (in November) was Triumph. Otherwise it seemed like everyone else had a presence.


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The last show I went too was loaded with nothing but "black leather" clothing and those useless beany type $10-15 dollars helmets.............NOT!

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Went to the Washington DC Progressive Motorcycle Show http://www.motorcycleshows.com/ yesterday hoping to get a look at Hondas new line up for 2017 and Honda was a no show. They were there in 2015. Guess there not reaching out to the public this year.
Maybe they just don't want to be near any politicians.

I just check the website for the Cleveland show that will be here in a couple of weeks, and American Honda is listed as one of the exhibitors.

For a big company like Honda to skip some shows and go to others, I wonder if it is their way of protesting exhibitor fees in some cities.

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I would think it is a result of their marketing people looking at the stats.
They probably see what sales profits that were generated from a particular area.
If the sales profits were low compared to money spent to enter the show they crossed it off.
I am surprised Moto Guzzi is back at Chicago.
I spoke with a Guzzi dealer when they pulled out a few years ago.
He told me it just wasn't worth it.
I took that to mean sales generated by the show.


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