Monday, November 26, 2012

25 November - Melbourne Motorcycle Exhibition

 Travelled down to Melbourne today on the train to visit the Motorcycle Expo held in November every second year. Zane and Bailey came too. As I usually do I slept all the way from Morwell to Dandenong - 8:00 am is an early start for me these days. This was the third day of the show and the attendance looked a bit light on when we got there about 10:30. The stand I enjoyed most was one which was selling fully restored classic bikes. Some real blasts from the past restored to absolutely pristine conditions.
This was my favourite, a 1952 Indian Blackhawk Chief, a beautifully restored treasure. A look at a lot of new bikes confirmed that I made the right choice when I bought the BMW F650GS. The most interesting part of the show was seeing a lot of unusual bikes including the Royal Enfield range. These iconic machines, originally engineered and produced in the UK are now made in India and are apparently indestructible and very competitively priced.

The last hour of the show was spent comparing all the adventure bikes for size and I took a quick picture of Bailey sitting on the Kawasaki 650 Versys which is a great bike and incredible value at $10k. He looked quite at home.

After a very nice lunch in one of the cafes at Crown Casino I once again fell asleep on the train trip home.

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