You can see and read about most of them on motorcyclenews.com, but unless you were at the Milan Show in Italy, the chances are you have yet to see the 2002 R1, FireBlade, ZX-6R, ZX-12 and the rest in the flesh – which is how they look best.
These will be joined by Honda’s SP-2, VFR800 and Pan European, Kawasaki’s ZZ-R1200, Yamaha’s new Fazer 600 and TDM900 and Suzuki’s new DL1000 V-Strom in one of the best line-ups of all-new bikes for years at the Paris Show.
There will also be all of next year’s most desirable kit and accessories on view, long before it arrives in showrooms over here.
There will be 900 exhibitors crammed into 77,000 square metres of floor space in Paris, so it will take you most of the weekend to get round it all. Just as well then that you can jump on a ferry or train on Friday evening, take a leisurely ride down the autoroute and then spend two nights and a couple of days in one of the most vibrant cities in the world.
The show is at Place de la Porte de Versailles. The nearest subway station is Porte de Versailles on line 12 of the Paris Metro.
More details of ferry and rail crossings are included in MCN, published September 26, 2001.
The show’s website is at www.mondialauto.tm.fr/2roues/HTML/english/bienvenue.htm