I was happy to have gone to the bike show again this year.
I only brought my cell phone with me so I used the digital camera in it, so the pictures are pretty junky.
The first bikes you see entering the convention center are the Buells, exactly what I was looking for. The 1125R was right there front and center,
it is very comfortable for a sport bike. It has plenty of leg room and is an easy reach to the bars. It also feels pretty light, I'm impressed. We toured the other manufacturers and I did alot of sitting....or waiting for sitting on. Some of the other highlights were the,
Honda Veradero (heavy pig)
F800GS (quite roomy)
Ducati Hypermotard (with retard on it, a sexy retard though)
I stuck around for a bit longer, grabbing up stickers, fridge magnets and renewing my subscription to Cycle Canada. I checked out a few more bikes and asked prices on some. The new CBF1000 has a nice seating position, the new Hayabusa is a bit too cramped for my liking though the ZX-14 feels wonderful. All the BMW's have my drool on them, I'd kill to have a R1200RT. Sitting on that thing is like lowering yourself onto a orthopedic pillow, so comfortable !!!
All in all it was a good day, and I was lucky that as I was having one last look at the 1125R before leaving I spotted Erik Buell. I got his autograph and had a picture taken though I couldn't talk him into a free bike, DAMN.
I think it's going to be my next bike that 1125R, I want one bad.