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The daddy of UK motorbike shows is approaching its 33rd anniversary and here is an early preview of the annual Motorcycle Live event at the NEC in Birmingham.
The show which opens on Saturday 23rd November and runs for 9 days ending on Sunday 1st December, attracted more than 110,000 last year and what’s more, every major motorcycle manufacturer has already confirmed their attendance.
Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Norton, Piaggio, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa, Victory and Yamaha are amongst the 29 manufacturers all showing their latest vehicles, accompanying products and parts in a veritable mix of eye-catching displays, fanfares, flyers and attractive young ladies.
Manufacturers, exhibitors and retailers of helmets, leathers, boots and glove mix with travel advisors, insurance brokers, safety and security device companies. There are opportunities for all ages to test out some bikes and get their entertainment kicks with the 2-wheeled live action show known as Crank’d. Many famous faces from the world of motorcycling including racers from MotoGP, WSBK, BSB and the Isle of Man TT will be on hand each day to answer questions and sign autographs whilst BBC commentator Steve Parrish and his Eurosport counterpart Jamie Whitham are the dynamic duo acting as on-stage compares.
For the younger generation, there are four free, live features. Those aged between 5 and 10 can try a Kuberg, a Children’s electric motorcycle. A Kiddimoto Children's fun track encourages balance around an inflatable track and is designed for those aged 2-12. Honda will be offering the 5-11 year old’s their My First Honda Licence with supervised rides on a powered two-wheeler around a specially constructed street scene. And finally, anyone over 5 can experience dirt bike riding with qualified instructors from the Red Bull Pro Nationals MX Experience.
All four features provide the relevant safety equipment and kit. Each feature is FREE and guaranteed to be extremely popular. Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis on the day.
Advance tickets for Motorcycle Live 2013 are just £17 per adult, £11 for Seniors and £7 for children aged 6-16* (kids under five accompanied by a paying adult go free). To book you tickets, call 0844 581 2345 or visit the website.
* Advance ticket prices, closing date for advanced tickets 5pm on 22 November 2013
Keep an eye on Bike Social to find out how to win a pair of tickets to Motorcycle Live!