2016 MCN Festival of Motorcycling - a review in pictures

Author: Scott Redmond Posted: 16 May 2016

The annual MCN Festival of Motorcycling at the Peterborough Showground was going pretty well when Bike Social stopped by for a look around.

Unlike many indoor shows, the beauty of the MCN Festival is that there’s plenty to see and do outside.  A cavalcade of 2016 Suzukis passed me on my way to the site.  Whether prospective buyers or just curious bikers, they could swing a leg over the range and go for a road test. Many of the other manufacturers exhibiting offered the same service.

There’s always a bargain to be had, and evidence of this could be seen by the number of show goers wandering around clutching their new biking kit purchases. In the arena there was non stop action, with Colin Edwards heading up an american squad who were taking on the best of British headed up by Chris Walker. The flat track action was worth the entry fee on its own.

Away from the arena was a short tarmac circuit, where visitors could hear the variety of classic and modern machines letting rip. Everything from a NSR500 to the Kawasaki H2R had a pop at the circuit. There were quieter corners however, with a selection of owners clubs and classic gatherings, where lots of memories evoked and chats were had with like minded souls. A decent spread of autojumblers meant a nose for a bargain part was another hour or so accounted for.

Dan Sager from the Fabulous Biker Boys was on hand. He was very pleased with how the show was going, and is already looking forward to MCN Fest 2017. So are we.

BMF style bargainsOne of two Kevin Schwantz RGV500s on siteFireBlade tourer had plenty of miles on the clock - as well as the world's biggest top boxClassic air-cooled RDs. Always a draw.Knobblies on an R1. Whatever next?Not actually a Norton!Not just nails from the 70s and 80s, as this Vincent proves.Smart Max Biaggi replica RD500LCOriginal slab side GSX-R750 on Suzuki's stand

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