Motorcycle Live 2015

By: Dave MotorCycle Direct Posted: November 9th, 2015
Motorcycle Live.

It's getting to that important time of the year for bikers in Britain. It's the top talk of every bike enthusiast, the main event of the year, Motorcycle Live 2015. As many of the leading manufacturers prepare for the event ready to show off new models, have a read through and see what to expect from this motorcycle highlight of the year.

Running from the 28th November - 6th December, the event will have multiple exhibitions and features that will appeal to all kinds of motor enthusiasts. Features through the week include displays from various performers. Freestyle Motocross will be performing a total of 32 shows filled with intense action amplified by lights, lasers, LEDs and a heart pounding soundtrack. If you like adrenaline filled action it's an event not to be missed.

More features from Kawasaki featuring stunt ride display from Lee Bowers. They will be releasing new bikes for guests to get a sneak preview of along with stunt shows up to 3 times a day with Lee showing off his impressive drifting, wheelies, stoppies and acrobatics.

The classic feature bikes will be displayed as an exhibit set up by the National Motorcycle Museum displaying classical bikes in all their glory. For the traditional biker this is a sure must visit attraction.

Lastly the British Eurosport entertainment zone will be hosting various Interviews with celebrities along with games, prizes, signing sessions and photo opportunities with your motorbike idols. Resident hosts Steve Parrish and James Whitham will be dishing out the action all week.

Many Bikers see the show as an opportunity to view all aspects of the biking world and try out new things. Some of the top features at this year's show will allow guests to ride bikes and try them out. The 'Get On' scheme will allow people to ride bikes/scooters for free with the help of experienced instructors. The scheme is there to encourage people who have never biked before to get a taste of what it is like. There is also the very popular indoor motocross experience for those bikers wishing to swap tarmac for the dirt track. This exhibit allows bikers to divulge into the adrenaline of motocross whilst remaining in the safety of the arena. Alongside this, Yamaha will be delivering the last stop of their Dark side tour where they will be displaying their new MT bikes ready to book in for test drives on the day. Lastly the test ride zone will also be in full operation for the week offering test drives on bikes out on the roads allowing bikers to get a feel for bikes old and new.

The motorcycle live show attracts all ages with many families attending. At the show they ensure all ages are catered for and there are specific exhibits for children. Honda will be delivering the 'My First Honda Adventure' experience where children aged between 5-11yrs can have their first experience on a motorcycle giving them the perfect introduction into biking. For the younger ages of 2 upwards there will also be an exhibit put on by Kiddimoto called the 'Children's Fun Track' where they can be kitted out with a helmet and run their balance bikes around the fun track. Plenty of entertainment for the younger generations.

As expected there will be a huge list of manufacturers displaying their new models on offer. With over 36 manufacturers expected and along with hundreds of exhibitors there is going to be a huge variety on offer for all bike enthusiasts.

There will be celebrity appearances from a vast range of biking idols including the 2015 World Superbike Champion Jonathon Rea and the 2015 British Superbike Champion Josh Brookes. There will also be appearances from many of the Isle of TT riders.

Travel Options: The NEC arena, Birmingham

There are multiple ways of reaching the NEC in Birmingham. Depending on where you live, below are a few options of how you can get to motorcycle live:

  • By Bike or Car: The bike park. Free, indoor parking for all motorcyclists. Car parking is available but will be subject to a £12 charge on the day (£10 in advance). You will be directed to your most suitable parking area on arrival by parking attendants.
  • By Train: The arena is situated close by to Birmingham Int. train station. If you cannot get a direct service to this station then it is recommended that you get a service to Birmingham New Street then catch a connecting service which takes 10-15minutes. Once at Birmingham Int. the NEC arena is signposted out of the station and is easily accessed through covered walkways.
  • By Plane: Birmingham International Airport is next door to the event, convenient for any foreign visitors or visitors coming from the far ends of the UK. You can reach the NEC by either foot or using the Air link service that connects to the rail station. The quickest route is probably by foot.
  • By Coach & Bus: The NEC can be reached by bus services from the city centre by catching either the 900 or 38. Coaches and National Express also run to the centre so either catch the local buses or grab a black cab which will take roughly 10 minutes.

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