Got back from the 2006 Motorcycle and Scooter Show at the NEC quite late on Friday night and have just started going through my swag bags. I’m quite pleased to say I managed to bag 8 side-stand pucks, 24 sweets, 12 pens, 4 key rings and a free poster of a topless girl on a bike…!

My Flickr set for the show is HERE

I did buy quite a few things too… some Scottoiler protection spray and de-greaser, a BSA key ring for my Grandfather, 2 calandars for the garage, I even manged to get Charlie Boorman to sign a copy of his latest book.

Charlie signing my book

This pic is from Lee Harkers B&W set from the show. Lee is a really good photographer and took some stunning shots of the day.

The show was fantastic this year, much better than last year – even though many of the stands where the same as last year, there seemed to be much more to see. I admit we did pay extra to go on the preview day so it was fairly quiet, we got to sit on a lot more bikes than normal.

Highlights included the Two Wheels Only girls, Becky in particular!
TWO Girl

We also spent a lot of time on the Triumph stand – I must admit I’m starting to pay serious thought to the new Triumph Tiger rather than the CBF1000 – more on that soon, must book a test ride.

Lee had a wonderful time…

Lee with Pint

I also spotted something the new Garmin GPS unit aimed at bikers… I have to say I’m really disapointed with it – I’ll post more about this when I sit down and go through all the literature properly.

Garmain GPS Unit

So all in all a very good show – well worth going to see – I could have done with another day to really get around it properly – but it was very very entertaining.