Bangkok Motorbike Festival - 2009 Central World

ArborealSod

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A visit to Central World here in BKK shows the M/C industry attempt to put on a show that is independent of the Motor Show without cost of hiring BITEC.

Central obviously was quite happy to have extra visitors coming to a shopping rich environment over a holiday weekend!
Be warned if you take your TGF along..... :shock:

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Triumph were one of the few dealers who took advantage of the show...

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Harley was there in impressive force
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Offering real finance deals on new bikes.
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There were Harleys planted around the centre

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Sadly there was an overall paucity of PG gals :cry:

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There were some great classics from the Thai Classic Bike Club dotted around the shopping centre
http://www.vintagebikethailand.com

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Some great custom work

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These guys claim that they only paint 4 bikes a year
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Dirt Shop was there
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With their tricked out Hypermotard

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Kawasaki had their 250s & a KSR on a central "stand"
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An ER6n was parked elsewhere on another floor

BMW were apparently not there as a company
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But their classics were prominently on display

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Barcelona had parked up an R1200GS with an X series bike in an unlit corridor
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Lambretta was better lit
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The cops were there
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selling "Special Branch" T-shiirts for 250THB
First time I got something back when paying the cops
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Outside their current rides - including a V-Rod

Honda weren't exactly embracing the festival with this "stand"
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Even the PG gals weren't that enthusiastic
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Khun Noi from Fast Cats [based in RCA] had discounted intercoms on sale
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He's one of the good guys in the industry
and can also arrange customised Goodridge brake hoses to be made up for you

SPYDER made an effort with their 1.6 990VTwin
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Something for Pico??
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I couldn't find Yamaha nor Ducati tho they were surposed to be there

But some of the old classics were well worth a look
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All in all it's a start but it needs to be fully embraced by the industry.
It was confusing as there was no logical layout of the stands.
You just had to work your way around the various shopping alleys which has its inherent dangers [TGFs]
I am not sure I would go as far as a Thai Visa post and say I was "underwhelmed".
If you've got nothing to do today, Saturday, or tomorrow then swing by.
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ArborealSod

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Marco wrote: Do you remeber how much was the Spiders??

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Marco the dual seat version details 1,590,000THB

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Roadster 1,686,000THB
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TonyBKK

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I hit the bike show briefly on Saturday evening and after dark there were a lot of nice bikes parked outside and the beer gardens were hopping, but alas, I didn't have a camera with me.

Went back on Sunday with my wife and son-
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He had a great time running around checking out all the shiny bikes and pretty girls :D (Sorry, missus was in a foul mood so I didn't snap any of the cuties...)
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Some good deals on used Ducatis-
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Some stunning new ones too-

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Ever hear of the Sachs Madass?! Weird looking bike...
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My son had a good time trying on helmets at the PandaRider booth-
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I almost bought one of these Marushin helmets, but in the end decided it wasn't a proper fit for my egg shaped head :wink:

A couple more rockets-
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All in all a fun event with some nice bikes and booths and a good balance between sport bikes, choppers and scooters. Hopefully it will be bigger and better next year!

Happy Trails,

Tony

ps. the IDEAS MACHINE was one COOL looking bike!

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ArborealSod wrote: [quote quote=Marco]Do you remeber how much was the Spiders??

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Marco the dual seat version details 1,590,000THB

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Roadster 1,686,000THB
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Saw an advert in either the Post or Nation today advertising the Spyder

0% interest for the 1st 12 months.

The website mentioned was: kunkacorp.com

but there's not much happening there yet.
 

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