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Title: Del Amo Redondo - Kawi Demo days
Post by: 1fastrider on 01/26/19 02:43PM
Jan 26/27 at 10 AM 4 PM

Del Amo Motorsports of Redondo Beach
2500 Marine Ave, Redondo Beach, California 90278
Title: Re: Del Amo Redondo - Kawi Demo days
Post by: 1fastrider on 01/26/19 02:44PM
I went this morning and not crowded at all. test rode the z900. was ok but the route through traffic kinda sucks.  Free goodie bag/kawi backpack with hat, shirt, can coozie
Title: Re: Del Amo Redondo - Kawi Demo days
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/27/19 09:18AM
I rode the versys 650, z900, z900 cafe, and 650r

ya wasn't too crowded, I basically test rode bikes back to back for 2 hours

route did kinda suck (if they went farther south they could have had some open stretches in more industrial areas), but I heard they will be at Del Amo orange county in a week or two...route there should be better
Title: Re: Del Amo Redondo - Kawi Demo days
Post by: 1fastrider on 01/27/19 09:47AM
I miss the olden days at the IMS show when we got to get on the fwy or over to san pedro. those were good routes.  basically these city rides I can just get a basic idea of if the seating position is ok when in traffic :)
Title: Re: Del Amo Redondo - Kawi Demo days
Post by: thepretender on 01/27/19 11:32AM
When Aprilia led us onto the freeway at 110 mph on their demo pretty ruined all other demos for me.
Title: Re: Del Amo Redondo - Kawi Demo days
Post by: thtanner on 01/27/19 12:33PM
When Aprilia let us onto the freeway at 110 mph on their demo pretty ruined all other demos for me.

Aprilia Manager: What did you think you were doing yesterday?

Aprilia Demo Rider: Selling motorcycles.

Ref: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/60-years-ago-the-famous-boeing-707-barrel-roll-over-lake-washington/

Title: Re: Del Amo Redondo - Kawi Demo days
Post by: Gone in 60 on 01/29/19 08:34AM
Hope they do have a demo day in the OC location. I can be more frustrated about bikes I can't afford. Regarding your link, thtanner, if you ever get out to the Palm Springs Air Museum, hang out with the dude who stewards the B-17 and talks about it. He worked for Boeing for several years and has lots of cool Tex Johnston stories, particularly about the 707 barrel roll.
Title: Re: Del Amo Redondo - Kawi Demo days
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 01/29/19 09:51PM
I went Sunday at about 11, slots were filled for the Z900RS and the Versys til 1:30, it didn't help that they took an hour and half lunch break.  So basically 10-4 was more like 10-2:30, but hearing that the route was crap, I feel a re-do is in store if they hit OC.

As far as demo rides go, the KTM demo ride was excellent, it went from Foothill Ranch past Cook's Corner and up Live Oak Canyon, and the ride leaders went at a spirited pace.  That is when I learned TKC 80's can grip when leaned over and I still am considering a 1090 Adventure R as my next ride...

Title: Re: Del Amo Redondo - Kawi Demo days
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/06/19 09:31AM
FYI this weekend is at mission motorsports
Title: Re: Del Amo Redondo - Kawi Demo days
Post by: thepretender on 02/06/19 11:27AM
Wish I could make it but I'll be up here where somebody ordered another 4" of snow for Saturday.  On the KTM demo I was stuck behind a noob while trying to evaluate a Super Duke, pissed of the ride leaders when I passed his ass. Did get to ride 3 KTM's that day so it wasn't all bad.

Title: Re: Del Amo Redondo - Kawi Demo days
Post by: Gone in 60 on 02/08/19 06:42AM
Might go Sunday if its not too wet.
Title: Re: Del Amo Redondo - Kawi Demo days
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/08/19 04:10PM
Wish I could make it but I'll be up here where somebody ordered another 4" of snow for Saturday.  On the KTM demo I was stuck behind a noob while trying to evaluate a Super Duke, pissed of the ride leaders when I passed his ass. Did get to ride 3 KTM's that day so it wasn't all bad.



yuck...I grew up in that, did not need it for 3-4 months of the year!

although made for some fun hooning when it was fresh

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/19-XR200R/IMG_4328.jpg)
Title: Re: Del Amo Redondo - Kawi Demo days
Post by: thepretender on 02/08/19 06:32PM
The roads were cleared and rideable save for a little salt the day after the snow  but couldn't get a bike out of the complex down to the road safely.  :(