The countdown to Motorcycle Live 2014 has begun! Advance tickets are on sale now and the all-inclusive entry fee gives access to four halls at The NEC, Birmingham crammed with the very best that the biking world has to offer…
SEE… all the new bikes
Motorcycle Live is the UK’s largest bike show and first and foremost, that’s what you’ll get to see. The world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers unveil their brand new 2015 models for the first time in the UK, as well as showcasing their full product ranges on stunning stands that get bigger and better every year.
Shiny machinery doesn’t get more eye-catching than the weird and wonderful bikes on display at Custom Xtreme feature supported by Back Street Heroes. In addition to the new bikes, visitors can also enjoy the more historical side of motorcycling with a visit to the Classic/Retro feature supported by the Coventry Transport Museum. The Classic section will be include a special display in honour of the World War I Centenary, featuring unique, mint-condition machines from the era. The Retro collection meanwhile will focus on old favourites and rare gems from the 1980s
WATCH… amazing shows
No matter which way you turn at Motorcycle Live, there’s something incredible to watch, all for FREE. The Crank’d live stunt action show brings a mind-blowing blend of pedal and petrol-powered two-wheeled talent together to perform stunts on an indoor dirt playground.
The Behind Bars cinema experience gives an unrivalled behind-the-scenes look at the highs and lows of life as a motorcycle racer. This incredibly insightful film follows some of the UK’s top names in racing through the 2014 season and will leave you in utter awe of their endeavours.
Last but not least, the Blackhorse Stage in the British Eurosport Entertainment Zone will be offering a daily dose of non-stop game shows, quizzes and rider Q&As, all hosted by the ever-popular James Whitham and Steve Parrish.
LEARN… to ride a bike
Motorcycle Live is not just for born and bred bikers, it also presents the perfect opportunity for aspiring motorcyclists to try two wheels for the first time in a safe and secure indoor environment under the watchful eye of qualified instructors. The industry-backed Get On campaign will once again be offering FREE taster sessions on a 125cc scooter or motorcycle for visitors over the age of 16.
Younger visitors can also get their first taste of riding, thanks to a host of features aimed at kids and teenagers, including Honda’s My First Licence for 5-11 year olds, Try a Kuberg Electric Bikes feature for 5-12 year olds and Silverstone’s Rookie Rides for 11-16s.
RIDE… on and off-road
There are over nine FREE opportunities to ride a bike at Motorcycle Live. Go for a spin on the open road on one of the leading manufacturer’s latest models in the Test Ride Zone in association with Shoei, Sidi and Spada, try your hand at dirt riding at the Yamaha Off-Road Experience or get a taster for trials riding at the ACU Try Trials area.
The Kiddimoto Children’s Fun Track gives little ones aged two to 12 a taste of two wheels on easy-to-ride balance bikes, while kids aged five to 12 can get on the dirt on a starter bike at the Arenacross Youth MX Experience.
MEET… riders and celebrities
Motorcycle Live is probably the best place in the UK to meet and greet some of the country’s – and in fact the world’s – leading racers in a relaxed post-season environment away from the paddock, all under one roof. Visiting riders will be taking part in signing sessions and joining James Whitham in the four-times daily Q&As on the Blackhorse Stage.
BUY… parts and kit
Motorcycle Live is the place where many riders like to get their hands on a bargain, and this year the retail villages will be stronger than ever. From leathers to helmets, paddock stands to padlocks, Motorcycle Live is a one-stop shop for riding kit and accessories.
ENJOY…a great day out
It might be an annual pilgrimage with your biking mates, the first foray into the biking world for your little ones, a day for you and your other half to bond over biking, or a chance to indulge your passion solo. Whoever you visit Motorcycle Live with, the combination of new bikes, old bikes, live action, riding features, celebrity guests and retail therapy should equal one thing – a fantastic day out that bike fans and their family and friends of any age can enjoy.
Motorcycle Live takes place at The NEC, Birmingham from 22-30 November 2014. Advance tickets are just £17 per adult, £11 for Seniors and £7 for children aged 11-16* (kids ten and under accompanied by a paying adult go free). There is also a £20 advance ticket, which includes entry to the show and a three-pack of Oxford Comfy neck warmers worth £15.
To book, call 0844 581 2345 or visit www.motorcyclelive.co.uk.
*Advance ticket price, closing date for advanced tickets 5.00pm on 21 November 2014.