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A model poses with Suzuki's Gemma at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show 2009 at Tokyo Big Sight on Friday. Admission to the show, which runs through Sunday, is 1,500 yen.

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Why female models always pose with new products at motor/motorcycle shows? Do girls promote to sell new machines? Why not macho men or lovely dogs? I'm more intersted in motorcycle than that model, No?

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@kwatt, I'm guessing you are 1) female or 2) wierd.

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kwatt. You must be a munter, like me. It gives the product sex appeal having a top female model introduce a sexy new machine. I would not expect many blokes to pay attention if a hunk or some cute dog was promoting it. Besides, many nerds only go to the shows to take pics of the crumpet.

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It mixes my two favorite loves. Motorcycles and women.

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The same in a way phooks only this is not a m/c but a long wheelebased scooter though the gal has matching legs. I guess both are okay.

Obviously I am not keen on long wheel based scooters similar to what Honda use to put out some yrs ago.

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Such a polite lady... sitting sidesaddle. Good manners! :)

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Why female models always pose with new products at motor/motorcycle shows? Do girls promote to sell new machines? Why not macho men or lovely dogs? I'm more intersted in motorcycle than that model, No?

Kwatt, look at it this way... what do most men like? The short and simple answer is cars (trucks and motorcycles included) and women. So if you want to sell something like a motorcycle, the most logical way to do it is use women to sell them. Makes sense doesn't it? At least I hope it does because I wouldn't know an easier way to explain it.

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and phooks is a perfect example proving my point

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Nice getaway sticks!

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@kwatt:

...Why not macho men...

That would work with gay men but not with hetero ones. But then again the ridiculous scooters are nothing for the hetero macho either!

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To me macho man seems to be something stronger and better than girls. And also machine seems to be a symbol of man. So good machine and macho man are perfect to be promoted to sell to men's world. Most guys come to the motor/motorcycle shows anyway but a few women.

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Yes, kwatt, mostly men come to these promotions and I'm sure they expect there to be some interesting promotion, some eye-catching advertisement designed to make them go "WOW!". That is exactly what we have here.

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I take the model. Forget that butt-ugly bike.

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kwatt,

To me macho man seems to be something stronger and better than girls. And also machine seems to be a symbol of man. So good machine and macho man are perfect to be promoted to sell to men's world. Most guys come to the motor/motorcycle shows anyway but a few women.

This is like my 10th time looking at the photo. It's because of the girl that I keep coming back to see it. If she were a "macho man" guy, I can guarantee you that I would not even give the photo a second look. I think it is the same for most men. The girl's purpose is to draw men's attention and keep drawing them. It worked on me and likely worked on many others (so, I would say objective complete). That's just part of good marketing strategy... knowing who your target is and knowing how to get and keep their attention (you know the old saying... guys don't think with their head, they think with their "other" head if you know what I mean). A macho man model will definitely get my attention (it's uniqueness will stand out), but it will definitely not keep my attention or keep me thinking about it (at least not in a positive way). So, with the macho man model, the objective will not be completed. Although the main objective is to sell the damn thing, you still have to get the targets attention and keep them thinking about it. Would I buy the motorcycle because of the girl? My answer to that is: probably not. But, will I buy it if there was a macho man model? Hell no! (lol). Seriously though, a macho man model will definitely not make me want to buy it more... if anything it will only make me want to buy it even less.

PS: just in case it isn't obvious to some, I am a guy.

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The Model is Etsuko Sato, so I am informed. From-guess? Saitama!

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Those bikes are the noisiest contraptions on the road, whose owners seem to specialise at coming back home in groups around 3 in the morning, disturbing whole neighbour hoods. I wish the makers would fit them with proper silencers/ exhausts.... the even make Hogs seem quiet!

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wanderlust:

As sold from factory, the big scooters are quiet. Its not the manufacturers fault that a sub-section of the local bozos have discovered the fashion to ride around on un-mufflered and souped up scooters...

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@wanderlust:

What's odd is that these bozos think it's cool. But actually the muffler-removed scooters just sound ridiculous and not cool. What sounds cool is the low humming of a 5.7 litre V8 engine!

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whose owners seem to specialise at coming back home in groups around 3 in the morning,

Probably not coming home at all, just driving around any neighborhood but their own to make some noise. We have a group of them who come around here once it gets warm out, they buzz through the area hitting every street at about 2 am. I hear them going over to the next neighborhood after ours. Arses.

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If she comes with it, I would buy 2 of them.

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I would buy 2 of them

Ah yes - double your pleasure, double your fun...

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is that a motorcycle model in the future?

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i look forward to seeing more this kind of photo of the day. So nice and make ppl feel energetic day by day~

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Not into scooters.

Said never been to ANY bike, car or race event that didn't feature some sexy ladies(race queens, etc).

Why for the simple reason "T&A" sell goods and guys think that if they get a good ride the afore-mentioned "T&A" come easier. :p

HTH

P.S,: If I need to explain "T&A" you are either a young teen or not part of the male population. ;)

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