Here are the hottest bikes of Motorcycle Live

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Motorcycle Live is the where the UK public gets its annual fix of new, old and seriously rare bikes. Here are our picks from the show – let us know at the bottom which is your fave.

Yes, the S1000RR HP4 Race isn't exactly *new*, but it's still a beautiful thing. Carbon frames need to become mainstream

Retro fans rejoice – Suzuki's re-making the Katana. It has 148bhp from its K5 GSX-R 1000-inspired engine.

Ian Cook (aka PopBangColour) makes giant artworks using toy cars as his brushes. He's a talented so-and-so and owns a Morgan Three-Wheeler – here he is with a Triumph Scrambler 1200

You were expecting this, weren't you? It's the 2019 S1000RR with lots of M Performance bits on it. It's gorgeous, isn't it?

It's a bright orange Watsonian Squire sidecar. If you like that sort of thing

This Yamaha R1 GYTR concept shows off a bunch of Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing parts. It's very shiny, and has some lovely Ohlins suspension for serious trackday fans

The Norton V4RR was not only the loudest bike I heard at the show, but has some beautiful details – check out the delicate carbon mirror stalks

This looks cool, but also like it'd be the worst thing in the world to ride

Aprilia's given the RSV4 a boost to 1,078cc for 2019 – taking it to a claimed 217bhp. More importantly, it has giant winglets

Speaking of wings, it's the Panigale V4R. With 234bhp and a 15,500rpm redline (with the race exhaust fitted). Probably mind-bendingly quick

Excuse the slightly crap photo – the Triumph Scrambler 1200 was seriously crowded on the show floor and with good reason – it has a sexy new dash for Triumph and it's a tall thing. Should be fun on a greasy British B-road.

KTM's updated the SuperDuke GT with a new headlight, dash and electronics package – and power is now up to 175bhp. It feels like a perfect blend of adventure bike and sportiness – it should be a hoot

What did I miss? Tell me in the comments!