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Motorcycle eye candy was out and on display in full force at the 2012 Toronto Motorcycle show. All the major manufacturers were out including Ducati, BMW, Victory, Triumph and Harley Davidson.
Honda introduced seven new motorcycles for Canada including three all-new 500s, a slick new Gold Wing called the FB6, and a retro styled CB1100A. The CB500F, CB500X, and CBR500RR are posied to be the go to machines for many a middle weight riders.
Aprilia had a small but sweet looking showing of their new bikes which drew in a crowd all weekend long. All the new models are now sporting ABS braking systems.
KTM showcased their new superbike, street and dual sport machines.
Husqvarna is flying high from their great season in EnduroCross with their 2013 dual sport, cross-country two strokes, dual purpose and motor cross models.
Yamaha featured the 2013 FJR 1300 and V-Star 1300 Deluxe. Kudos to Yamaha for hosting the ride academy teaching kids between 6 - 12 years old to ride motorcycles. As you can imagine, there were losts of smiles on the kids' faces all weekend long.
Suzuki showcased a couple new 2013 motorcycles including the much anticipated GSR250. Keen eyed show goers were also treated to production model no. 001 of the 2013 GSX-R 1000 at the show. Suzuki reps alone were drooling over the prospect of who might end up owning this truly unique machine.
New to the show this year was the California Scooter Company with their 4-stroke 150cc and 250cc motorcycles that are one step up from a scooter - pretty cute for zipping around town.
Harley-Davidson made a big splash at the show this year by showcasing a host of great new 2013 models. Their highlight however was a female friendly Friday evening with demos on how to pick up a beastly Harley once it's tipped over. Worthy learning!