I wasn’t all that impressed…with the cost of parking, the cost of admission…a little pricey for me…can go to the bike shops anytime, it’s not like they have bikes there that you can’t go see at the local dealer…
Oh well…nice to sit on a few bikes and not have to go to different dealers, I guess?
I also say the show was not that impressive. less vendors, less items to look at, half the dealers didnt want to be there.
After that show, my wife happened to be in Vancouver. The last time I was at the Vancouver show ( abbotsford airport ) was about 2002 ish. So we made it a little vacation. Sunny, 100’s of people rode in on their bikes, hotel was $75.00 night. The show, the atmosphere of the people, vendors etc.
I would rather spend $500.00 and go there than spend $50.00 here.
They had more bikes, and a lot more vendors. But like you said, its the location. A few bikes caught my eye, my wife was able to “test” sit on a few bikes as a passenger. For her, it was bike as she was able to test all the dual sports out and compare them to her F650GS. Now she knows height, how they sit ( cruisers as well ) so for her it was a huge event.