Helsinki motorcycle exhibition 2018
February in Helsinki Finland, -12 degrees centigrade, the deepest and coldest winter.
But we have nice opening for the season, the motorcycle exhibition! This year Ducati and MV Agusta didn’t have own stand in the show but other brands were there! Here are the most important new models:
Aprilia Shiver 900
Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 (and 701)
KTM 790 Duke
Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX
Yamaha Niken 900
Honda Gold Wing
You can check the rest of the pictures here.
This could be a first “big” bike for quite many riders in the future! It’s low and small, the riding position is very natural even for a big rider like me. And it’s very easy to ride!
It has 2 cylinder engine that gives some “vibes” around 4k rpm. It’s actually more like a tickle through the seat and when the seat is quite hard you really can feel it!
First thing I would change with this bike is the seat. It’s not very comfortable.
Honda makes the bikes feel like very good quality. I can imagine that if you buy this bike you can easily ride many many kilometers with it!
Throttle and engine responses slowly. There’s not too much power. But if you think about the possible first bike it’s only a good thing!
The biggest surprise is that even it’s a very small bike it didn’t feel small at all when I was sitting on it. So it can be a bike also for a tall guy like me. Suspension was working nicely with my weight on it (120kg’s).
The temperature went down for easter! It was something like -5 during the night and didn’t go up more than close to zero in the daytime. But still we desided to take a ride!
This is my first time to the top of the sandpit wall! I’ve tried it maybe two times before in this place, but now finally I made it!
In this same video I almost fell in good speed because the ground is frozen and I loose control of the rear wheel! You can see this in 09:35.
The second video is from Rausjärvi:
This same road I rode a day before and it was much more soft. Now the cold weather and the frozen ground made it quite easy.
Third video is a fast gravelroad from Ahonpää (Nummi-Pusula) to Antiainen (Karkkila):
Next video is 4 bikes going over the stream in Lammassaari:
I also made a short video to IG just a few minutes before:
And for the last I was shooting a video when my battery died, this was in Karkkila:
And finally one of my friends had a helmetcamera too and he desided to make a collection from yesterday. This is fun to watch!
Thanks Ville for the video!!
Helsinki motorcycle exhibition 2017 was in Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre.
Even there’s this possible (totally insane) motorcycle-tax coming it didn’t seem to affect the peoples intrest. Here are some of the most interesting bikes of the show:
Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled
Husqvarna 401 Vitpilen
New versions of BMW R NineT
Triumph Street Triple 765
KTM 1090 Adventure R
Yamaha MT-07 Tracer
All the pictures I took are here!
I did a post in august 2013 about the best motorcycleroads in Finland -now it’s time to make the same in English.
I have chosen only the routes that are longer than 10 km. You can also find the best roads from motocaching.net but there the most of the introductions and comments are in Finnish. And my list is not the same!
Pros: Nice corners and landscapes Cons: Few parts only 40km/h speedlimit
- Fagervikintie – Vanha Rannikkotie
Pros: Some parts are challenging some parts are with nice landscapes, nice corners Cons: The pavement is in bad shape
Pros: Maybe the tightest corners in Finland Cons: Ends in gravel, blind corners
- Vihti – Road 280
Pros: Nice speed, lots of other good roads near Cons: –
- Hämeen Härkätie (Somero – Porras)
Pros: Nice speed, nice pavement Cons: Low speedlimit near Somero
Pros: Nice corners and hills (!) Cons: Ends in gravel
- Puumala – Sulkava
Pros: Nice speed and quiet road Cons: –
- Hamina – Virolahti museumroad
Pros: Nice corners and challenge Cons: at weekends lots of traffic
- Kuninkaantie ABC – Sarvisalo
Pros: Nice variable corners, nice landscapes Cons: –
- Niska-Pietiläntie – Miettiläntie
Pros: Challenging Cons: The pavement is in bad shape
Somebody might think that there are other roads in top 10, but this is my list. Please leave a comment or if you have any questions!
I could do some demonstration of the bikes (and I probably will do later) but here are all the new interesting bikes for season 2017, shown to us by 44teeth.com (with BaronVonGrumble and his face! -You don’t see that too often!)
Hallitus ajaa uutta veroa. Tulevan veron lopullinen kertymä voi hyvinkin olla jopa negatiivinen ja laskelmia tästä on useita. Hondaa maahantuovan yrityksen Stefanie Brandt-Tallqvist sanoo sen blogissaan niin paljon paremmin kuin minä niin lukekaa sieltä! Ranttilaiset -blogi
Aiheesta on nyt myös aloitettu nimien kerääminen adressiin. Alle vuorokaudessa nimiä on kerätty jo 10000! Laita sinäkin nimesi täällä: http://www.adressit.com/moottoripyorat_pidettava_verottomina
Nyt myös MP69 on ottanut kantaa mahdolliseen veroon, lue lisää täältä.
(Sorry to you all international readers, this is about possible new tax in Finland which is about to come… so writing is only in Finnish!)