Motorcycle Live 2016 NEC

Info on biker meeting places such as Box Hill,Poole Quay, etc. Please start each post with the county followed by the place in the subject box i.e. Warwickshire - The Waterman. It'll make things a lot easier to follow.
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Motorcycle Live 2016 NEC

Post by The Sarge » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:31 am

Not sure if I can be arsed this year ??

I gave up bargain hunting when tinternet became popular, and frankly I should be selling stuff not buying more, so other than tyre-kicking just don't know if its worth the journey ?? :whistle:

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Post by SteveR » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:35 pm

The Sarge wrote:Not sure if I can be arsed this year ??

I gave up bargain hunting when tinternet became popular, and frankly I should be selling stuff not buying more, so other than tyre-kicking just don't know if its worth the journey ?? :whistle:

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I went last year as I was bored. Trained it in and then spent about 2 hours mooching about, then I was looking to catch the train home... nuff said....

I would like a new helmet but is it worth the 30 odd quid entry and travel? I expect not.

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Re: Motorcycle Live 2016 NEC

Post by Peirre » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:47 pm

There`s a lot of backlash on the Motorcycle live FB page regarding prices, with a typical family day out of 3-4 people heading down in a car, with fuel, entry tickets, parking and food making it a very expensive outing. I was talking to someone this morning who says he`s heading down on the "mega bus"

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Post by AndyB » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:18 pm

It's miles cheaper than a ticket to a premier league football match and nobody makes rude gestures at you if you leave early so we'll be going. It's a day out looking at bikes, having a beer and probably meeting up with a couple of friends so my wife and I always go (thumbs)

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Post by Scott_rider » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:18 pm

I thought last year's show was good (thumbs) . They'd stopped all the old tat being sold and most of the stalls were genuine retailers with some corking bargains. Plus there were loads and loads of bikes to see. I think it's always a good day out (thumbs) .

The food prices are steep, that's my only criticism.
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Post by geoham » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:20 pm

I enjoyed last year's show myself. Few deals to be had.

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Post by Trev » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:41 pm

I thought last year was pretty good, was able to try on some decent kit to get sizing and also picked up Shark + Bultaco helmet for half what they were on tinternet.

I'm going up next Tuesday, was planning to drive (about 3 hours) but seeing a couple of the posts thought I would check out train option. £156.40 - what the frig! Has the NEC been moved to France post-Brexit? Maybe I'll see what price to fly from Southampton! The trusty Volvo and motorway service coffees beckon (thumbs)

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Re: Motorcycle Live 2016 NEC

Post by minkyhead » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:54 pm

think ime going down with the braap boys ..looking forward to seeing the swm adv ..the crf rally ..i dont think ill ever see a ajp pr7 kind of given up on that ...norton racer looks special and id like to see the baby gs too (thumbs)
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Post by Boggs » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:57 pm

Never been,always fancied it though,the telly coverage is ok

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Re: Motorcycle Live 2016 NEC

Post by Big Red » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:57 pm

I'm thinking of going on the last day. I will watch this thread to see what people have to say about it. It's a 540 mile round trip for me. Hopefully the new Royal Enfield Himalayan will be there.
So guys keep us informed as to what it's like

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