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Motorcycle Live 2018 and a Recap of the 2017 Bikes

The annual motorcycle and scooter show, organised at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, is coming back this year, on November 17th. Read on to find out more about this event.

The annual motorcycle and scooter show, organised at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, is coming back this year, on November 17th. The week-long event is going to feature exclusive models from all the major manufacturers like Honda, BMW, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki and Husqvarna, to name a few.

Attracting bikers of all ages across the globe, the festival promises to be total biker heaven. Just like last year, the fest promises more than 10 opportunities to ride various bikes across the dedicated tracks established for this event.

The event not only features bikes and biking accessories from across the industry but also features mouth-watering options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has partnered with major players in the food industry, such as Subway, Starbucks, Butcher and Grill, and MADE. The menus are available for download on the Motorcycle-Live website.

Motorcycles Unveiled for 2018 During Motorcycle Live 2017

Ducati started first with their brand new Panigale V4 superbike, the first mass-produced bike by them to use a 4-cylinder engine. They have also unveiled an upgraded version of the Multistrada 1260, equipped with a new-to-the-market Testastretta DVT 1262 cc engine.

Honda showed us their side of the story by unveiling the CB1000R, which is a part of a trio of new bikes - the other models being CB300R and CB125R. They revealed a new adventure sports version of the CRF1000L Africa Twin (dubbed the “Motorcycle-SUV”) with X-ADV. The brand new GL1800 Gold Wing will make its' European debut at Motorcycle Live 2018. Honda has also promised to show two new concept bikes – the Monkey 125 along with the Super Cub 125.

Triumph showcased their latest models of the Tiger family with the upgraded Tiger 800 XC and XR. These models have gone through over 200 improvements in the chassis and engine.

Indian Motorcycles presented the FTR 1200 concept bike, along with the never-before-seen Scout Bobber, that packs a 1133cc V-Twin engine.

Harley Davidson brought in their model, the Softail range, Sports Glide. Powered by a Milwaukee-Eight, 107 V-twin engine and a newly designed chassis, this is a multi-purpose cruiser; suitable for all forms of transport.

KTM 790 Duke, an ultra-compact bike with 105hp and high-tech features, was shown at ML 2017. It has features such as ABS, lean-angle traction control, quick shifter and KTM ride modes.

The 2018 Show Promises Much More

The 2017 show had more than 100,000 bikers and fans from all over the globe. This year promises to be no different. The show will be a grand event for all biking enthusiasts across the planet, with opportunities to not only try out motorcycles but also come across custom-made bikes and accessories for sale.

Motorcycle Live, held at NEC, is Britain’s largest motorcycle event. It features bikes from all categories - from cruisers and café racers to superbikes and concept machines.

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