Honda pull out of the NEC Show, now this. Is motorcycling really escaping the economic downturn?
An official press release reads:
'The Paris Motorcycle and Scooter Show, initially pencilled in for 1 to 8 October 2009, has been rescheduled for autumn 2010 at Porte de Versailles, Paris, France.
Motorcycle manufacturers and AMC Promotion, the organiser of the Paris International Two-Wheel Show, which had instigated a new development strategy for the show, unanimously agreed that the troubled international economy would compromise the standards set, including the participation of all manufacturers to represent the sector as faithfully as possible.'
Basically this comes down to the recession, which flies in the face of the manufacturers' line that the motorcycle market is not affected by the global economic downturn.
Earlier this week Honda UK announced it will not be taking part in this year's NEC Show.
Posted: 29/05/2009 at 00:43
Jimnwendyuk wrote (see)
I don't think it's a great loss as these shows cost a small fortune to get in.
The only ones that cost a small fortune to get in are the ones held here on Treasure Island.
12 euros to get into the Cologne and Milan shows, and both were brilliant shows. Compare that to what the suckers paid to get into the half baked London shoe at Excel.
Posted: 29/05/2009 at 06:09
The Mondial de Deux Roues is a much nicer show than the NEC. They just have bikes on show and don't have piles of grim tat being hawked by pikeys to knobs.
Posted: 29/05/2009 at 09:41
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