Favorite bikes at Milan's 66th International Motorbike Exhibition ~ Romancing Italy

Nov 10, 2008

Favorite bikes at Milan's 66th International Motorbike Exhibition

This last week Milan hosted the 66th International Cycle and Motorcycle Exhibition and motorcyclist enthusiasts from all around flocked to see what was new and upcoming.

I don't need a new bike. I just I want another one. I think it is human nature to want more, more, more. However, a shrinking pocket book will put these babies clear out of my reach.

The new BMW F 800 R, sleek, comfortable, more powerful than the one I currently have. If 'new' didn't scream expensive, then 'BMW' takes care of it all.

And then there is the Moto Guzzi Grisio. This one is a bit big for me, but I have a connection with those colors.

The Suzuki Gladius was supposedly designed with women in mind - easily manageable and for novice riders. I didn't find it comfortable so perhaps they were thinking of tall women. I like the colors though. Choose from green, metallic blue, cherry red (looks like fuchsia) and black.

And these helmets were just adorable.

What interested us this time were the intercom systems. We looked at Cardo systems, Cellular line and Midland. Of the models on display, the Midland BT2 intercom was the most attractive. It seems to be the only one with a stereo feature. Plus, all functions are available for both pilot and passenger. Sweet... because in this case, sometimes the passenger rides her own bike!

Why do I think riding is so important in my life? Because it fulfills me on a level that other activities don't. I think each of us is designed with a desire for something that we need to do, to follow, to make....something. And when we do whatever that is, we start living as we are meant to live and feeling life is full.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10 (NIV)



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