Sunday, 12 February 2017

MP 17 Motorcycle Show - February 3th 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

The Friday before last Friday I made a short one day trip to Helsinki to visit this year's MP 17 Motorcycle show held in Messukeskus, largest venue in Finland. You can find more information on the show from its website and Facebook page.

I started my journey from coach station of Oulu where I took a night shift bus to Kamppi, shopping center in the center of Helsinki. After travelling little over eight hours my bus reached its final destination. From Kamppi I had to take another bus to Pasila, where the show took place. Before doing so I took a short walk around downtown and went sightseeing since I had some spare time before the show started.

My journey started from Oulu Bus station

Route was little over 600 kilo (almost 380 miles) long

Statue of Mannerheim

Central Railway Station

Cathedral in the Senate Square

City Hall

Unspenski Cathedral

It was a cloudy winter day and after circling around for more than an hour in cold weather I was also starting to feel it. I walked back to the bus station and looked for a suitable bus route. It was nice to sit down in a warm bus and head to the venue.

Show was divided into two sections. First of them was covered by major and minor motorcycle manufacturers, parts dealers and racing teams, where they introduced their newest models, accessories and equipment. A lot of cool motorcycles were on display like BMW R nineT Racer and Husqvarna Vitpilen 401.

BMW R nineT Racer

Bombardier with Sea-Doo and Can-Am

2017 Sea-Doo Spark Trixx

2017 Sea-Doo RXP-X 300

Ducati X Diavel

2016 Ducati Scrambler 800cc

Section of Fantic and Mash

Honda CRF450R

Husqvarna Vitpilen 401

Husqvarna 701 Supermoto


Moto Guzzi lineup

Suzuki GSX-R lineup

Suzuki GSX-R125

Suzuki RM-Z lineup

Triumph Rocket III SuperLeggera
build by Janne Huhtala and Matti Järvinen

Victory Cross Country LE

Yamaha YZ450 F

Kallio Racing R6

RAM Racing Yamaha YZF-R1

1996 Yamaha SR 125

JL Meccanica Corse's Bimota SB2 Replica

Boss Hoss V8 built by Bomber Magazine

Swingarm and wheels made by Taylor-Made

Vintage Police motorcycle

1965 Jawa 350

1925 Indian Scout and 1939 Ariel VH1

1943 Zyndapp KS 750

Second section held Petrol Circus, a show meant for custom build and restored motorcycles. They were divided into four categories: Custom, Street, Classic and Open. Three winners were selected out of each category by a jury, attending crowd and bike builders themselves and awarded with prizes. 

My favorite was the orange 2006 Ducati Monster 620 ie Cafe Racer and probably the most interesting was the Wankel engined 1975 Suzuki RE 5.

Harley-Davidson Road King "Slightly Modified"

Harley-Davidson Sportster

Harley-Davidson FLSTF "Evillusion Gen IV"

1984 Harley-Davidson Evo

2006 BMW R1200R

1993 Honda CBR 900 RR Fireblade "Manta Ray"

2013 Kawasaki ER-6F

E1 Electric motorcycle

2003 Suzuki GSX-1300R Hayabusa

Suzuki GSX-1300R Hayabusa

2010 Yamaha V-Max Twin Turbo

Yamaha V-Max Twin Turbo

1985 Suzuki GSX1100EF

Kawasaki ZRX1100R

Suzuki GSX-1300R Hayabusa Turbo

Yamaha TRX 850

KTM Duke 125

1930 Harley-Davidson BA

1990 BMW R100GS Cafe Racer

1968 Kawasaki 250 AR-1 TT

1970 Matchless-Metisse G 50

2004 Triumph Bonneville Cafe

2003 Ducati Monster 620 ie Cafe Racer

"Inkkari" or maybe Indy?

1989 Suzuki RM250

1973 Kawasaki 750 Mach IV

1972 Suzuki GT750

1969 Suzuki T500

1975 Suzuki RE 5 with a Wankel engine

1971 Yamaha 350 R5

1974 Yamaha RD 125

1980 Honda CBX1000 and 1980 Kawasaki Z1300

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