Motorcycle shows are a place where many people decide on a particular bike while in reality it should not probably be so. Sitting on a bike that's bolted down to the show room floor and making wroom wroom noises while fun, may end you getting a bike based purely on marketing hype and pretty booth girls buzzing around. Don't ask how I know.
Motorcycle shows are, how ever, a decent place to compare ergos of different bikes (one of key elements of the "right bike") and check out the details without the sales people howering over you. When I'm considering a bike, there usually is very little that the sales guy can tell me that I all ready haven't found out on my own. My sights were pretty much set on the 690, but I tried to keep an open mind if something interesting were to surface.
The Honda NC750X was still kind of intriguing, but the 690 was stayed as the bike of choice even after seeing all the other offerings live.
KTM RC 390 PHOTOS
The RC 390 was also on the floor. I have to say that it looked fantastic. The seat was hard as a rock, but other than that, a great machine. I'm not exactly clear whether or not this bike is made entirely or in part in India (or if in fact any of is made in India) It certainly does not have a budget feel or look to it.