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The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show attracted 36,777 visitors through its doors — the best attendance since the show’s launch in 2008 and up by an impressive 37 per cent from last year’s total.
Some of the highlights of the three-day event included a free, centrally-located Revolution live display arena, the 2012 MotoGP-winning Yamaha race bike of Jorge Lorenzo, firing up of an incredibly loud Honda Six replica and an ensemble of Britain’s top British Superbike racers on hand for interviews and autographs. The winner of the annual Carole Nash Built in Britain competition was also announced.
Manufacturers reported keen interest in their latest offerings. BMW motorrad marketing manager Lee Nicholls said: “We are absolutely delighted with the response from visitors to the BMW stand and the feedback was phenomenal. The all-new R1200GS was undoubtedly one of the stars of the show, with hundreds signing up for a test ride ahead of its launch next month. Our stand was busy from the moment the show opened until closing time, and everyone seemed to be enjoying the new-look show format.”
MCN editor Andy Calton added, “With an increase in total attendance figures we witnessed motorcycle enthusiasts in their thousands get up close to a number of iconic bikes from some of the biggest names in the industry. The new format of the event combined with live action in the centre of the arena was a big success and we’re looking forward to building on the momentum for 2014.”