We were invited to join the Motorcycle Centre Orrell team for their Kawasaki Open Demo day today (19th March 2016) and despite the significant chill in the air, there was an excellent turn out throughout the day. A wide range of the latest Kawasaki motorcycles were available to test ride, with the Versys 650 and 1000 cc models proving very popular as was the ZX10 and the GTR1400. There were several test ride sessions available throughout the day with two or three outriders accompanying the group. They certainly looked good leaving the showroom and turned heads out on the open road riding as a group. 🙂
With the nip in the air we were kept warm with help from the girls who were manning the coffee stand, they also had put on a traditional hotpot and red cabbage dish for lunch which went down extremely well with all of the riders who attended the event!
Whilst we were at the event we were able to chat a whole host of riders who wanted to know what sort of bikes we used for our tours and also about add ons that we could recommend such as the Oxford heated grips which are easy to fit and use. With us both having Versys 1000’s we were able to confidently talk through the benefits that this model has for motorcycle touring and one guy even cancelled his test ride on the GTR, took the Versys 1000 out and came back and put a deposit down!!! 🙂 We could also talk through with people the feedback we have from our clients who come on tour on models such as the GTR 1400, the Z1000 SX and the ER6F.
Geraint took the opportunity to try out a cruiser style for a change….. although not sure it would work for some of our longer European tours!!! He then tried out an electric push bike which MCO are selling – took all the effort out of pedal cycling that’s for sure, but not maybe a good idea for touring!!!
It was a busy day and we would like to thank Charles and the team for inviting us along to the event.