bike show was suck this year.
Agreed. Very little effort even by big companies like Honda. There wasn't even a token appearance by Aprilia/MV/Bimota, etc. About the only thing I found somewhat memorable was the Zero electric bikes and how much progress they've made.
The demos were all cruisers (H-D, Victory, Can-Am) with the exception of some Yamahas (which were half "Star" motorcycles). Cruisers are fine, but a couple of years ago, KTM (I demoed a Super Duke), Honda and Kawasaki all had demos, too, and they were absent this year.
When I walked the parking lot around noon, I could only find a pair of F3's. No other MV's (besides mine of course). I ended up practically selling the F3's when I was taking the photos (attached):
"Is that a Yamaha?"
Me, "No, it is an MV Agusta."
"Cool, who makes that?"
Me, "MV Agusta is the company, these are F3's."
"Never heard of them - that exhaust is awesome!"
And so on. The F3's got a lot of attention in the few minutes I was standing there.
My old 910R got's it's fair share of attention, too. I have to admit it feels good to get so many complements on my bike.
But, as far as the actual show, definitely the worst I've been too in a while. May take a couple years off of going...