Yesterday, on saturday, i went to the motorcycle show here in NY at the Javits Center.
It was a total mess... So many people, you could not see any bikes unless you looked over somebody's shoulder. Where i would have loved to spend 6 hours, i had to leave before 2 hours because of the heat and lack of breathable oxygen!!
I got there early, and sat on most of the hot ones, like the ducati multistrada 1200.
Needless to say, I went to the kawasaki display.
Gentlemen, I can tell you that i was not impressed with the 2010 V. The fairing is nonexistent, instead of the nice smooth lines of the windshield, fairing, front fender, and other plastics, the now have folded-over lines in the plastic.
In addition, not just kawasaki, but the industry in general seem to be coming out with the stealth-looking bikes. The V and the er6 will apparently both come only in FLAT BLACK.
I dont know about all of you, but i would not buy a bike that looks like post-apocaliptic futuristic military vehicles. And i am sure that these bikes will be very stealthy to cars and other large vehicles, especially at night!
The V's gas tank looked like some kid spray painted the bike in his basement.
Mine is in red, and i am happy to have gotten one in a bright color instead of post-nuclear BLACK.
I would love to hear other comments about the 2010 line!