Biggest ever Motorcycle Live ends
Motorcycle Live sadly came to a close on Sunday; however it certainly left a lasting impression on the majority of the attendees. The event, in which a reported 117,000 people visited, was full of new models, iconic bikes and exciting news from the world of motorsport.
According to Motorcycle News it has been "widely declared" as "one of the best ever", and it is difficult to argue with them. Patrons were delighted daily by the Kawasaki H2R dyno runs which were heard by not only the people present, but people in the local postcode as well. Live Q and A's with a host of riders from the world of motorcycling including such names as MCE BSB champion Shane 'Shakey' Byrne and roadracing's Michael Dunlop. Also with more new models than ever before the 250 exhibitors did a fantastic job of putting on an incredible show for the punters.
A family vibe was certainly clear, with tents enabling young riders to try their first motorbike experience, much to the delight of the children and families present. It was great to see a younger generation excited by bikes, and many adults revealing their own inner child when jumping on their dream bike...
It was also an exciting time for fans of the MCE British Superbikes, with news such as James Westmoreland making a move from BMW to Kawasaki with the JG Speedfit GBmoto, and the reigning British Supersport champ Billy McConnell heading to the championship to showcase his talents. On top of this we caught a glimpse of the bikes on offer for the 2015 season, from Tommy Hill's Kawasaki ZX10R to the Tsingtao Racing teams MV Agusta, ridden by another new addition Vittorio Iannuzzo, straight from the IDM Supersport series in Germany.
Thanks to Motorcycle live 2015 has already become a lot more exciting, from both a racing stand point and the unveiling of such bikes as the Yamaha R1 and the Ducati 1299 Panigale. We at MCE can't wait for the new year if Motorcycle Live is just a snippet of what is in store!
Quote taken from MCN.
03.12.14 - Big Ed