The world’s top motorcycle manufacturers will be taking over the ExCeL Centre in London this weekend as the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show takes over the capital. Alongside a diverse range of exciting machines, two-wheel fans are promised “a celebration of biking with iconic race bikes, cool customs and top race stars going head-to-head in a free live action show”.
Confirmed to be in attendance will be AJS, BMW, CCM, Ducati, Ducati Scrambler, Energica, Herald, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Lexmoto, Lextek, Norton, Suzuki, Triumph, UM, Yamaha and Zero.
The latest superbikes will be display, including the 179kg, all-new BMW S1000RR and Yamaha YZF-R1M. With many London motorcyclists using their machines for work, there will be plenty of commuter-friendly machines, including the new Kawasaki Ninja 125, Honda CB125 and KTM 390 Duke.
CCM will be showcasing the Spitfire Foggy Edition, pictured here at Motorcycle Live 2018, and will be bringing Carl Fogarty along to meet fans on the stand and to appear in the arena each day.
Also on show will be the Herald Brute 500 prototype, which has been designed, engineered and built in the UK. Triumph will also be exhibiting the best of British motorcycling by giving the 1200 Speed Twin its UK debut as well as having its Moto2 race bike on display. With the Ultra-Low Emission Zone coming into place in April, clean, eco-friendly transport will be a key mode of transport for Londoners of the future, with Energica and Zero bringing their range of electric motorcycles.
Avon Tyres will be showcasing its range of motorcycle tyres at the show. Its stand will feature Avon’s range of motorcycle tyres, special guest appearances and bike exhibits.
Visitors to the stand will get to meet former MotoGP racer and Avon Tyres ambassador Steve Parrish, who will be at the event on Friday doing a series of talks and Q&A sessions throughout the day. There will also be an appearance from contemporary street artist D*Face.
A number of bikes will be on display, including a Triumph Bobber Black with a D*Face customised tank fitted with Avon’s Cobra tyres as original equipment and the new CCM Bobber fitted with Avon’s Cobra Chrome tyres as original equipment. The new KTM 790S will also feature; launched in November 2018 this latest KTM is fitted with Avon’s TrailRider tyre as original equipment.