With only 6 weeks to go until Daytona Bike Week 2012. We are full speed ahead! We know that we always have a full year to prepare for Daytona Bike Week, but since we attend at least 4 other major shows ( 7 major shows for 2012) there is actually very little time to prepare for each individual show. Couple the above with the fact that we are coming out of our Winter season where we’re finishing up all customer orders and at the same time trying to produce units of our own to sell. But alas, we’ve done it before and we’ll do it again.
Daytona Bike Week marks the kick off to our year. It usually forecasts how the rest of our season will go. And if it’s anything like last year, we are in for a wild ride. Last year we had on display our brand new 2-speed automatic transmission, which we announced would accompany a newly designed cruiser bike complete with a full suspension. This year it seems that the buzz created last year will be justified sometime this year. I can’t give you any more details or pictures of the product, ( for that you will have to wait).
All of us here at the shop are looking forward to getting out and enjoying some good Florida sunshine. While we don’t get to spend a lot of time out and about during the show, we do enjoy seeing all the people that stop by out booth. Many times people are seeing us for the first time and completely flip out when we fire up one of our 400ci or 427ci motors. It’s interesting to note that most people have become complacent to the sounds of v-twin motors. You start a v-twin at Daytona Bike Week and hardly none will turn their heads to see what it is, but you start up our V8 Motorcycles and V8 Trikes by V8 Choppers and people knock others down to see what is making that noise. As soon as ears have found the source of sound, their eyes lock onto the bikes and stare in amazement that the sound is coming from a chopper! It would make a good video to record the surprise on people’s faces as you start one up for the first time. Maybe that’s what we will do this year if it ever gets slow in the booth.