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Motorcycle Live 2018 Preview

November 17th - 25th sees the show return to the NEC near Birmingham.

If you want to see new motorcycles direct from last month's Intermot and the EICMA (Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori) on in Milan this week, then the Motorcycle Live Show at the National Exhibition Centre near Birmingham is the place to go.

The 2018 show runs from Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th of November and will showcase over 40 world leading manufacturers, with visitors being among the first in the world to see, touch and even sit on brand new 2019 models.

Many manufacturers who have unveiled new bikes this week in Milan will be showing them for the first time in the UK at the Motorcycle Live show. Some of the new bikes you can see at the NEC show include three new additions from Scrambler Ducati and KTM's new version of its sports tourer.

Kawasaki Ninja 125 (Photo via Kawasaki)

Kawasaki Ninja 125 (Photo via Kawasaki)

Also expect to see Kawasaki's 2019 Ninja 125 and Z125 aimed at young riders with styling described as 'cool and inspired by one of Kawasaki’s most iconic machines' and BMW Motorrad's new R1250GS adventure model and R1250RT touring and the S1000RR.

BMW R1250 GS (Photo via BMW

BMW R1250 GS (Photo via BMW

I am particularly looking forward to seeng Triumph's Bonneville T120 Ace, developed in collaboration with the Ace Café, as well their 60th anniversary Bonneville called the Diamond Edition which will also make their way from Milan to the Midlands along with others.

Triump's new offerings (Photo via Triumph)

Triump's new offerings (Photo via Triumph)

Whatever sort of motorcycle you like from sports bikes to three wheelers, cruisers & tourers to electric bikes, and classics to customs the show has something to interest all bike fans. There will be over 200 other exhibitors with the latest motorcycle kit and gadgets along with entertainment and celebrity attendees.

To whet your appetitie for new bikes, here is a video of the unveiling of the new BMW 1000RR Superbike at the EICMA show earlier this week

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I am going to the show for the first time this year and will be writing about my experience there and the things that took my interest in the coming weeks. Are you going too? Let me know in the comments below.

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Comments (6)

  • Enjoy the show! :)

      1 year ago
  • I go every year, on the last day because I'm disorganised

      1 year ago
  • I’ll be popping along on the 19th but as I broke my elbow and toe this afternoon (don’t ask) then chances are I’ll be in a wheelchair so easy to spot, say hello if you see me, I’ll have my DriveTribe T-shirt on 👍

    Which day are you going?

      1 year ago
    • Oh God Shaun, you’ve done that properly! I have to go on the first weekend, probably the Saturday at the moment, due to other commitments that coming week.

        1 year ago
    • Ah shame I’ll miss you, hopefully catch up at future event 👍 your preview article is scheduled for tomorrow morning

        1 year ago
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