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Motorcycle Live, in association with Bikesure Insurance, opens its doors at the NEC, Birmingham, from Saturday 4 to Sunday 12 December.

The nine-day show boasts more than 55 manufacturers on parade for the first time since 2019, showing a selection of debuting 2022 metal. The Test Ride Zone, sponsored by Shoei, Sidi and Spada, will offer the public test riding facilities on a selection of models. With the government announcing that all new motorcycles sold in the UK must emit zero emissions from 2035 onwards, an Electric Test Ride Zone will also host some innovative manufacturers’ products available for indoor test rides.

The National Motorcycle Museum presents a Classic feature for classic enthusiasts with a display of TT-winning bikes that have tackled the iconic 37.75-mile Mountain Circuit. Custom Heroes, supported by Back Street Heroes magazine, will showcase some of the finest custom motorcycles in the UK, while the Black Horse Stage will be hosted by James Whitham (pictured) and Steve Parrish each day, introducing a wealth of motorcycling entertainment.

Tuesday 7 December is the dedicated trade day, partnered by WMS Group, offering eligible trade visitors the chance of four free tickets – simply apply by visiting:

Finlay McAllan, managing director of Motorcycle Live commented: “With only a few days left until Motorcycle Live opens its doors to visitors, the atmosphere is building to an all-time high. With more than 55 manufacturers now confirmed, we can’t wait to see the brand new 2022 models on display in the UK for the first time.”

Tarran Mackenzie, the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike champion, will be in attendance on the 11 December for the 25th anniversary of the BSB championship. His championship winning McAMS Yamaha machine will also be on display, alongside the Cadbury Boost Yamaha his father Niall won the series aboard 25 years ago.

Other Bennetts BSB stars confirmed for 11 December include Bradley Ray, Christian Iddon, Danny Buchan, Glenn Irwin, Jack Kennedy, Kyle Ryde, Lee Jackson, Luke Mossey, Peter Hickman, Rory Skinner, Ryan Vickers, as well as 2011 champion Tommy Hill.

“BSB Day has proved to be a huge success in previous years, with the final Saturday being one of the most popular days to visit,” said Finlay McAllan, MD of Motorcycle Live.

Stuart Higgs, series director of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship said: “Motorcycle Live has traditionally been the final event of the year for the motorcycle industry. We are delighted that there will once again be a day dedicated to all things Bennetts BSB. The 25th anniversary season didn’t disappoint with an incredible rollercoaster that went down to the closest finale since 2010.”

Motorcycle Live 2021 opens on the 4 December with doors opening at 9:00am.


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