MBE Verona is an international motorbike exposition held in Verona at the end of January. It counts a growing number of visitors reaching 150.000 in 2016. Sport, touring, off road but also café racer and a lot of custom bikes! MBE Verona is also a lot of fun with spectacular stunt shows, day and night events and many hand-crafted clothes and bike parts stands.
[…] It’s funny to think back to MBE Verona and see how everything we have done during this amazing year is actually connected to that particular event.
Among all we will remind for a very long time the emotions we felt for the presentation of Onirika, the amazing creation of our friend Luca Pozzato for Motul. The project was conceived to celebrate the company’s forward-looking vision and to support the fundraising initiatives of Motul Corazón.
Standing in front of Onirika is a straightforward projection into an urban cyber future. A future that does not look bad at all: MV Agusta still does bikes and creative people like Luca can forge them according to your visions.
We spent the whole Saturday walking around MBE, meeting people, commenting and trying different bikes. The special XDiavel draXter at Ducati’s took both mine and Adriana’s breath away.
Then, we enjoyed so much discussing with the guys of Vervemoto and we share with them our concept of bike journey as expression of good life and team building. At that time we were just hoping to do our first trip with their bikes, a project that we realized some months later.
Another stand that needs to be mentioned is the Anvil’s. I totally love country, rock’n roll and dark clothing so there was no way I couldn’t become fond of these guys’ style of customization and everything else (only defect of the stand is that there were only naked women pictures, they should improve on men). At the end of day, almost exhausted by all that talking and walking we briefly met Royal Enfield’s staff, extremely professional, well dressed in nice elegant costumes with a super shiny and organized stand. Have to be honest, I almost have no souvenir of that meeting and for sure we couldn’t imagine that we would have end up with them on a bike trip under the rain eating pizza in the middle of the street 8 months later!
Last thing I will remember with happiness is the party at Mr Martini that night. Mr Martini is an extravagant customizer extremely well known and appreciated all over in Italy and abroad. He recently opened a bar and restaurant exactly where his garage his. That night was the opening. We danced pure vintage rock and roll like two fools (I am extremely bad, I have to admit) and I ended up exchanging my T-shirt with a crazy guy’s one (just joking) saying “Sunride Motorcycles Music and Good Vibrations”, hearing for the first time that name.