MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show - Big Ed's Highlights
With the show season coming to a close and the racing season about to begin, the people of Scotland descended on the Royal Highland Centre for the MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show. Offering all the new 2013 models from most of the large manufacturers as well as a huge classic selection, this show promised to be a blinder. Here are some of my highlights:
Chris 'the Stalker' Walker: Chris was down all weekend meeting fans and giving talks. Mainly he was promoting his Race School which offers customers the chance to learn from the legend on a Kawasaki ZX-6. Check out his website here. He also talked MCE BSB and gave some insights into the season coming. Check out this Video of him talking about the new 2013 Z800.
KTM: The Austrians didn't fail to impress bringing a good selection of bikes including all their new Dukes and the RX8. The boys in orange have got a really good range this year; check out their website for more!
The Knockhill Stand: Scotland's premiere race circuit was down at the show with a large stand offering race bikes and guest appearances. John McGuiness and Niall Mackenzie made it down for the second day of the show and gave some hilarious interviews. MCE BSB legend Niall gave his opinions for this years racing as well as talking about his race school, see his website here. McGuiness was on fine from cracking all sorts of jokes. He's hoping for a great year in road racing. See the video of their interview here.
Tools for sale: Unlike the other shows, The MCN Scottish Motorcycle show boasted a large tools section. A hall was dedicated to traders who brought along everything you'd ever need for your workshop and at great prices too!
Wall of death and other shows: Outside the main hall a Wall of Death show was on offer exciting fans every hour with their gravity challenging Indians. Such a great show and always worth a watch! The Inch Perfect lads also had a show on every hour where their skilled riders chucked their trailies over all sorts of obstacles wowing the crowds. Check their webiste here. For people who braved the cold there was also a great show outside with riders doing huge jumps and back flips over a massive ramp. Some very skilled guys offering some awesome entertainment.
Classics: The Classic Hall was very impressive. Clubs from all over Scotland brought down their gorgeous bikes and offered them up to the public. From BSA's to Hondas, everything was on offer. The Yamaha RD250LC that got a first place was particularly special.
There was a lot more to see at the show and I thought its intimate feel really gave it a great vibe. Plenty of Scots came to visit the Team on the MCE stand and got themselves 3 months FREE on their insurance. You can too by simply calling 0844 338 68 88 and getting a quote.Make sure you visit Big Ed's Facebook and have a look at the pictures from the show.
06.03.13 - Big Ed