The 2012 version of the London Motorcycle Show had a lot of the usual suspects in attendance, and a few little tweaks besides.
One of the highlights of the show was the riding demonstration by JP McArdle, Chief Instructor of Professional Motorcycle training (519-870-4853 or [email protected]). JP maneouvred his Harley through the tightest of pilon-defined turns, demonstrating how to handle the big cruiser at speeds approaching a standstill with total control.
Local motorcycle dealership Hully Gully had a display of bikes in the middle of the show area as well as a shuttle service back to their beautiful, spacious shop. Rocky's Harley Davidson had a very considerable presence at this year's show, as they do every year. Forest City Honda had a great display as well, of course. Mitchell Cycle, a very reliable shop within close driving distance of London, was present again to show off some of the Hyosung and Johnny Pag bikes they have for sale.
Local motorcycle rider training course providers Fanshawe College and Learning Curves had booths at the show, and in both cases the booths were manned by knowledgeable, enthusiastic instructors who were a real pleasure to chat with.
As always, it was a real pleasure to meet new riders, see old friends, and check out the latest and greatest motorcycle models that the local dealerships had on display. Most notable was the fact that the deals of all things related to motorcycles haven't been this good in a long time. As a result, bikes were being sold, and there is nothing to compare to that huge grin on someone's face when they make a deal to call a new motorcycle their own.