Motorcycle Caucus Season

Motorcycle parts. What and who will be the award winners in 2008. Watch my reports on these 2 trade shows: the. V-Twin Expo February 2/4, in Cincinnati, and Dealers Expo February 15/18 in Indianapolis. Just as primaries and caucuses define this year’s political landscape, these two motorcycle trade shows compete to introduce trends that will shape 2008. Each show has its own personality (Respectively, V-Twin only and All Motorcycle Brands). Each has its own surprises and its own influence, whether a few months from now we will go for old or high-tech school, for stripped  or over-equipped baggers, adopting or not wireless iPod cradles for heavy touring, clamoring for retro drum or quasi invisible 360-brake, subdued or flashy accessories. The worst would be that in a time of economic uncertainty manufacturers and designers withhold their creativity by lack of money. The only thing I know for sure is that at the end my legs will feel like Jell-O, that I will have heard a lot of tasteless jokes, that my stomach will hurt during all the flight back home, and that I will be happy to realize one more time that I have so many good friends in the motorcycle industry. And if my posts are a little bit out of schedule, it’s not because I am drunk. Just aboard an airplane stuck on the tarmac waiting for the end of a Midwest snow storm.


6 Responses to “Motorcycle Caucus Season”

  1. 1 Dave Mansora Jan 17th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Cyril you are the hardest working person in this business. Thank you for giving us this superb blog. Always very interesting.

  2. 2 Crime Scene Jan 18th, 2008 at 12:16 am

    Looking forward to seeing you in two weeks Cyril!

    Crime Scene Choppers

  3. 3 ROGUE Jan 18th, 2008 at 8:25 am

    See Ya In Cincy

  4. 4 Rodent Jan 18th, 2008 at 9:58 am

    To bad they’re in snow country….What’s the matter with Vegas or Orlando at that time of year?

  5. 5 ray c wheeler Jan 18th, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Cyril ,

    Thanks for providing an instant outlet for motorcycle industry news .

    Looking forward to seeing you in Cincy . Then Indy ..

    Thanks a million , Ray

  6. 6 Cj Hanlon Jan 18th, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    cyril, see ya in cincy.
    Guilty Customs

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