Showing posts with label motorcyclelive. Show all posts
Showing posts with label motorcyclelive. Show all posts

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Motorcycle Live 2013 is go! (UK Birmingham)

Motorcycle Live 2013 kicked off today with an opening ceremony celebrating the success of four British racing champions. World Superbike Champion Tom Sykes, World Supersport Champion Sam Lowes, World Speedway Champion Tai Woffinden and British Superbike Champion Alex Lowes all appeared on the main stage as the nine-day biking extravaganza got underway.
Motorcycle Live is the UK’s biggest bike show and has become an annual pilgrimage for thousands of motorcycle fans and their families and friends. It will run until 1 December at The NEC, Birmingham and promises to offer everything that visitors have come to expect and more.
Every major manufacturer is present, showcasing the 2014 model launches in the UK for the first time, while 17 FREE live features and zones – including nine opportunities to ride a bike – will keep motorcycle fans of all ages entertained.
There will also be a daily dose of famous biking faces and racing stars from MotoGP, World Superbike, British Superbike and the Isle of Man TT, all taking part in fan meet-and-greets and on-stage game shows and Q&As with racers-turned-broadcasters Steve Parrish and James Whitham.
Tickets are just £20 per adult, £13 for Seniors and £9 for children aged 6-16 (kids five and under accompanied by a paying adult go free). Bike parking is free of charge and subject to availability. Reduced car parking costs of £8 – subsidised by Motorcycle Live. To book your tickets, call 0844 581 2345 or visit

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Harley Davidson 110 Celebrations at Motorcycle Live

Harley-Davidson UK & Ireland reaches the end of a celebratory year with a major display at Motorcycle Live – the biggest yet to be seen at the Midlands-based NEC. A large section of its floor space is dedicated to the 110th Anniversary of Harley-Davidson – an event that has seen massive celebrations across the globe throughout 2013 – and will feature a heritage timeline to enable visitors to time travel through 110 years of Harley-Davidson.
An impressive line up of eight iconic Harley motorcycles will take pride of place including legendary bikes such as the 1972 XR750 TT, 1947 Knucklehead and more. These classic Harley-Davidson bikes are a small part of the Warr’s Harley-Davidson Company Collection. 

Another pair of bikes from this unique collection that can be viewed at the Motorcycle Live Harley-Davidson stand are the X8A ‘Silent Gray Fellow' from 1912, which uses an F-Head single-cylinder, 30 cubic-inch motor. It’s a single-speed gearbox, with final drive via leather belt on an adjustable tensioner. An ingenious hand operated exhaust port enabled ‘silent’ running in town, but could be 'opened' up for performance motoring out of town. Hence the nickname, 'Silent Gray Fellow'.

Also on show will be the XLCR CafĂ© Racer from 1977. This model was a radical departure from the rest of Harley’s cruisers and the first ever factory custom which was conceived and designed by Willie G Davidson. The engine is a 1000cc unit with overhead valves, four-speed gearbox, iron barrels and heads. Externally the XLCR was an eye-opener: disc brakes all round, XR styled rear seat unit, Siamese exhausts and a bikini fairing.
See the collection, and more, at Motorcycle Live – November 23 to Dec 1, and the NEC, Birmingham. Buy advance tickets now:

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