Five weeks until Motorcycle Live opens its doors!
There’s just over five weeks until this years biggest and best motorcycle show Motorcycle Live opens its door to the public. And what a show it promises to be with a host of new models plus tons of things to do and see all thrown in for your enjoyment. Here’s a quick round up of what you can expect.
See…all the new machines. From Kawasaki’s frankly mad H2 to Ducati’s super cool new scrambler there’s a host of new metal from dozens of the top brands. Honda have a new 125cc scooter in the Forza which claims a whopping 123mpg! plus a restyled VFR800X promising more power and torque in this already great package. Yamaha come in with a stunning new supersport bike in the shape of a YZF-R3, aiming at the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and KTM 390 plus a restyled XJR1300 which will no doubt appeal to the traditionalists out there. There’s also noises around a new flagship YZF-R1! wait and see. Ducati’s super cool scrambler comes in not one but four variants! and triumph do the same with three new Bonneville models. Suzuki use their iconic GSX-R engine and shoehorn it into two new models a naked GSX-100 and a faired GSX-S1000F – both promise grins aplenty to those with the right licence. BMW continue their range expansion with a new R1200R and RS plus a revamp of their top selling S1000RR model too.
We mentioned Kawasaki’s incredible new H2 but we shouldn’t forget their new Vulcan S model based around their top selling ER6 engine And we should mention adventure bike magicians KTM who bring in a new 1050 Adventure for those who want to explore a little further afield. All in all there’s dozens of new machines to come and have a look at – what you fall in love with however we can’t help you with!
Watch….The British Eurosport Entertainment Zone. The Blackhorse Stage, home again to Steve Parrish and Jamie Whitham, will each day host riders and celebrities being interviewed from across the spectrum of racing. Plus favourite games such as Man of Steel, The Memory Game, Oxford Products Dress/Undress will all feature with some great prizes up for grabs!
Crank’d puts the ‘live’ in Motorcycle Live with an action-packed stunt show which takes home-grown superstars from motorcycle trials, BMX, mountain bike trials, and road bike stunt riding and blends these pedal and petrol-powered performers together for a battle of the cranks over a specially-constructed indoor playground of dirt ramps, jump boxes, high jumps and flatbed sections. FREE to watch the show is on 3 times a day in the week and 4 times a day at the weekend! Not one to miss.
For the laid back of you Custom Xtreme is again supported by Back Street Heroes bringing together the best examples of custom bikes hand picked by the BSH experts. Nick Sanders explorer and round the world guide extraordinaire will be appearing with a brand new performance routine with excerpts from his latest show – The Ordinary Man Tour. You’ll be invited to listen, get involved in a Q&A and meet Nick, who has just returned from leading 15 riders to Mongolia via Iran.
For the racers out there you’ll want to head to the 30 years of Ninja display where Kawasaki will be showcasing models from across the years plus with thier distinctive colour and graphic schemes, the Ninja 30th Anniversary 2015 ZX-10R and 6R models. For thirty years Ninja has set the standards for high performance debuting with the first Ninja, the GPz900R, in 1984 and since then the Ninja name has continued to represent the ultimate in supersport motorcycles. Come and see a few of the models which have made this name famous.
Sticking to racing The Isle of Man team will be bringing the excitement and passion of the TT Races to the heart of the NEC by recreating the start line. You can line up alongside John McGuinness and his bike as he prepares to fire down Bray Hill. You’ll also get the chance to meet your favourite stars like Bruce Anstey, man of the moment Michael Dunlop, Honda’s Conor Cummins, Kawasaki’s James Hillier, sensational fastest ever newcomer Peter Hickman and rising star Dean Harrison plus of course 21 time race winner John McGuinness and sidecar champion Dave Molyneux. The TT experience includes Classic TT day on Sunday 23rd November, when the Isle of Man stand goes back in time to celebrate the sights, sounds and races of yesteryear. You can get up close and personal to some of the world’s most iconic, priceless classic bikes that will be on display as well as some of the greatest names in TT history.
Ride…in so many different ways. If you’ve never riden then Get On (of course) is there offering free rides to novices whilst the test ride zone will look after you if you already have a little experience. Between these two there’s the Kuberg trials feature, Youth motocross, Honda my First Licence, Rookie Rides, ACU Trials, Yamaha OffRoad Experience and finally Kiddimoto. If you can’t find somethig to do then frankly you’re not looking hard enough!
Meet…dozens of top class racers and explorers will be attending the show – check out the site to see who and when so you don’t miss the chance to rub shoulders with the best – you never know some of their skill may rub off!
Buy…with dozens of retails stands at the show there’s always something you could get either for yourself or your bike – from jackets to jeans, tyres to top boxes you’re bound to find it here.
Enjoy…A fantastic family day out – with so much to do and see for all ages we’ve no doubt you’ll need to book two days off work to get around it all!