Category: QC Motorcycle Events
Published on Sunday, 22 March 2009 08:01
Written by Diva Dar
The Original Article Appeared in the Busted Knuckle Chronicles 9th Edition 2009
The Montreal Salon De La Moto was held this past weekend, February 20 to 23, 2009, at the Palais De Congress, in downtown Montreal. Because of the recession and the impending increases in pocket licenses and license plates for the bikes themselves, many were wondering just how the salon would fair.
Believe it or not, there were many surprised faces !!! I would have to say that this year’s show was one of the best shows attended in a very long time. No matter which day you attended, there was a good amount of people walking around and taking time to sit and sample the seats of many models and sizes of motorcycles.
All ages and walks of life were in attendance and many families with youngsters were included too. It was so nice to see youngsters being included with their parents and to see how they were involving themselves in what has always been a long time family sport....motorcycling !!!!!!!
Of course, the most exciting day was Saturday, as this is always the most popular day of any show. At times, the aisles were so crowded that you could not see from one kiosk to the other for all the people moving about. It was great !!! People were happy and smiling, chatting to one another as they looked at bikes and clothes and bike
The Salon de La Moto had many different motocycle companies, Suzuki, Aprillia, Kawasaki to name just a few, but of course, the most
popular as always was the Harley-Davidson® kiosk !!!!
This year the kiosk was in the middle of the exposition hall and held not only Harley-Davidson® Leo but also Moto International.
The staff from both Harley shops were kept busy answering questions, and explaining different
features of the many Harleys that were on display for people to be able to sit on and use their
imaginations of RIDING ON DOWN THE ROAD on one of these beautiful machines.
The age range of people trying out these
machines was astounding !! Most times when people think of motorcycles, they think of young men and women but in fact most of the people were in what I would call their mid-life cycle....which for me means 40 + and then of course, there was the over 50 crowd looking at the Touring models for those long rides they are planning on taking.
I will admit, as much as I LOVE riding Dreamcatcher, my 1985 750cc Suzuki Intruder, I sat on a 2009 Harley Davidson FatBob, 1340cc and fell in love with this style of bike. Then at a friend’s kiosk, I sat on a customed Harley-Davidson® and was in awe of the designer’s work. It was stunning in detail yet still comfortable to sit on.
All in all, I would say it was a great weekend. Not only did people get to mingle and meet old friends but we got to meet new friends and get new ideas for the upcoming riding season. This show just proves the even during a recession, people still need to get away and use their imaginations, let their dreams carry them away for a few hours, and what better way to do that than at a Motorcycle Show !!!!!!!!!!
Dar - Chrome Divaswww.chromedivas.com