December 3, 2016

Motor Expo 2016 - PART 1

This year's Motor Expo had some very juicy new bikes for us living in Thailand.

First off, the introduction on the Thai market of a great motorcycle manufacturer. One that has now 95 years of history and has a special place in my heart: you guessed it....Moto Guzzi is finally here!
Unfortunately, the import taxes will seriously affect sales, since they will cost around one third more than their direct competitors.
Aprilia, being part of the Piaggio group like Moto Guzzi, are also officially present for the first time.

Another highlight for me, was the Triumph stand, which had all new bikes on show, includingthe new T100, the Street Scrambler, the Street Cup and the much talked about Bobber. The bikes all look great in my opinion, very well executed with much attention to detail. I particularly liked the black and grey metal flake tank on the Street Cup, which will most likely find its way on my future Street Twin.

A very nice custom Speed Triple. The transformation kit will probably be sold in the coming year, price not yet available.

Gone is the trademark double headlight to make space for a nice classic looking single round headlight. Thanks God, I would add.

Not so sure about this little liquid cooling contraption...

The Street Scrambler looks particularly good in my opinion

Thailand's most famous bike photographer P'Jo (far left), his assistant Golf and the owner of K-Speed of international fame (far right).

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