This week has seen a host of new motorcycles unveiled at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy, most of which will be on display in the UK for the first time at Motorcycle Live at the NEC in Birmingham (19-27 November).
Ducati finally revealed its much-anticipated superbike, the 1199 Panigale, which is new from the wheels up and, weighing in at 190kg, boasts 195bhp from its re-designed V-twin engine, together with a host of electronics to control all that power.
Motorcycle Live will also be the first chance to see and touch a host of other all-new new models from manufacturers such as BMW, Honda, Husqvarna, MV Agusta, Kawasaki, Triumph and Yamaha, to name but a few.
Other models from major manufacturers will be making their way to Birmingham’s NEC next week with impressive makeovers, including a quartet of supersport machines from BMW, Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha. Triumph, too, will bring updated versions of two of its best-sellers.
With all these and more manufacturers displaying their 2012 model ranges, together with opportunities to ride – both indoors and out, off-road and on – not to mention a wide variety of entertainment and a huge selection of biking bargains, Motorcycle Live offers a simply stunning day out.
The ticket price for Motorcycle Live 2011 is completely all-inclusive, meaning visitors can enjoy everything the show has to offer at no extra cost. Tickets are £16 in advance for adults, £10 for seniors, £6 for children aged 6-16 and kids 5 and under accompanied by a paying adult go free.