|SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND
August 21 2009.
A random mix of murder, intrigue and outright lies to ponder over the weekend. Some people believe some of it. Oh dear...
BEWARE - If you are easily offended, gullible, paranoid, or just not interested, then don't click to read the rest of this rubbish....
NEC SHOW LIVES!
Shock! Horror! MCN got it wrong! The Carole Nash International Motorcycle Show isn't actually dead and buried with just Suzuki signed up or worse.
Trader's insider saw a floor plan with about 90% of the stands sold and learned that over 30 companies signed up for the three year deal that locks them in for, well... three years strangely enough.
So the show is on whatever else happens and you can bet that Honda, Harley and Ducati staff will be knocking on the organiser's door to beg for free passes so they can then go and beg for jobs elsewhere.
The new show website can be seen at www.motorcycleshow.co.uk
QUESTIONS THAT CAN'T BE ASKED
Why aren't Honda, Harley, Ducati and the Barrus brands backing the MCIA's main source of income (the show), when they all have a seat on the main board?
Surely the MCIA board of directors have a responsibility to back the association's main event?
Should Honda, Harley, Ducati and the Barrus brands expect the same level of service from the MCIA as those member companies that do support the main source of income?
What do Honda, Harley, Ducati and the Barrus brands propose as an alternative to the MCIA if it did go bust thorough a lack of 'membership support'?
Do you remember the old days when senior directors used to resign on a matter of principle when their companies didn't support a decision made on its behalf?
Does anyone care?
Rejoice! A famous bat and ball player has joined the Get On thingy and taken to two wheels.
Apparently he saw a Harley once.
Well he won't be going to the show then...
YAMAHA DOWN BUT NOT OUT
In Japan the Nikkei reports that Yamaha will make a 182 billion yen (1.2 billion pounds) loss in the year to December and has halved motorcycle production from 350,000 units in 2008 to an expected 160,000 this year.
Well... That may sound like a lot....