Not a bad show. Last year's was better in terms of booths, merchandise, and brands. As usual, BMW was nowhere to be found. Ducati had a small area. Triumph made a nice showing. I'm loving the 675. I think the ergos were changed some. It felt much better than last year's.
Suzuki was there of course. Let me just say that the new GSXR 600/750 won the biggest loser award. It lost almost 3 lbs. But it is now the ugliest sportbike on the road. Even the GSXR faithful were a bit salty about the redesign.
Yamaha is pretty much the same as last year. I swear they only make bikes for people 6' and up. It's the only bike that I can't flat foot.
Honda is about the same as well. I'm loving the VFR1200 and the CBR250. That 250 is going to kill Kawasaki. It may not be as fast or nimble. But it offers a better all around package for beginner riders.
Kawasaki had a pretty good showing. The ZX-10r looks great, though it's a love it or hate it thing. There is no doubt that the bike is light as hell. It feel much lighter than my 08 ZX6. Maybe it's just the center of gravity. I'm not really digging the tail section. It throws off the lines of the bike. But, it's still beautiful. ZX6, the same as last year. Now the Ninja 1000? This may be my next bike. I love the ergos. It feels like my 250. Some people were talking about replacing the bars with clip-ons. I don't know about that. If it's anything like the 250, I'm sure the stock bars are just fine for the track, normal riding, and dancing through the twisties.
If you have the opportunity to go when it's in your neighborhood, you should. They should rename the show "Motorcycle Porn".