Originally Posted by ceejaybee
Thanks for the pics...looks like the show was fairly quiet? I guess the Friday usually is.
I wish I had gone to see it, but it was just too expensive in the end. Will have to wait till next year when it is back in Sydney. Will be good timing as well, as it will probably be time to upgrade at that stage.
What is the B3 like in person? Looks awesome in photos, but not so sure about the dash and the plastics.
Any pictures of a S1000RR?!
Yeah I'm sure the show would have been busier today, Friday was a good day to go.
The B3 is just gorgeous. The only disappointment is the front wheel guard which is cheap matte black plastic. I have no doubt a line of beautiful (but probably expensive :-) ) carbon fibre components will be available to rectify that. The dash is all-LCD. It remains to be seen how that goes in full sun. A Belgian guy told me to expect the B3 to be poorer quality than the rest of the MV range because it's their cheapest bike ever, but the unit on show didn't seem poor quality to me, front wheel guard notwithstanding. It's certainly less plasticky than the entire range of Kawis with their bolt on plastic lumps. The Kawis look awesome from a distance but disappoint up close.
BMW didn't let you sit on their bikes on the stand and after being hounded by a pair of S1000RRs on Wednesday, I didn't take any pics, sorry. :-) But the two guys riding them both raved. Too big for me I think, at least at this stage. Tho the build quality is exemplary (I actually sat on one at Procycles a couple of weeks ago).
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