Located just a hop, skip, and jump away from our engineering offices in Salo, Finland, the 2018 MP Motorcycle Show in Helsinki was an event we've been waiting all year for. And although it's held in the dead of winter, the cold didn't stop what was almost 60,000 Finnish motorcycle enthusiasts from flocking to the Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre Helsinki to check out the latest and greatest in gear and machines from the largest brands around the world.
Is it easy to get excited about a motorcycle show when you still have months away from throwing a leg over your favorite machine? According to the Finns, being cooped up inside is the perfect time to start preparing for the upcoming season's journeys, whether it's simply buying a few new parts or completely tearing down your bike and building something crazy. Not to mention, the MP show has Europe's largest indoor test track, which allows people attending the event to try out some new bikes as well as get their riding fix without crashing into a snowbank.
NUVIZ didn't launch until after last year's show, so this year was all hands on deck for the Finland NUVIZ crew, and we had a blast hanging out with everyone who stopped by our booth, including NUVIZ team rider and FIM World Supersport Championship contender Niki Tuuli and the Dudeson's Jarppi Leppälä.
Until next year, Finland!