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LONDON SHOW KICKS INTO ACTION

The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show kicks off today at London’s ExCeL Centre, boasting 21 motorcycle brands showcasing their latest new metal in the capital for the first time since 2020.

After 26 seasons entertaining millions of fans worldwide, MotoGP icon Valentino Rossi retired at the end of last season. To celebrate the legend, the 2022 Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show will be host a special tribute, flying in six of his Championship-winning machines, including his four MotoGP Yamahas from 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2009 alongside his two 125cc and 250cc Aprilia’s from the 1997 and 1999 seasons.

Race fans will also be able to see seven world championship-winning machines on the Suzuki stand, also returning for 2022 will be the ever-popular live-action racing, which will see road racing legends John McGuinness and Peter Hickman go head-to-head as they battle to be crowned the ‘MCN King of the Roads’. Joining the duo will be some of the UK’s brightest talent, including former GP rider Danny Webb, TT rider Dom Herbertson and National Superstock Champions Chrissy Rouse and Tom Neave.

Today’s opening day has been nicknamed ‘Fire-up Friday’ and will see a host of machines coming to life in an explosion of noise. Peter Hickman will be starting his FHO Racing BMW M1000R race bike, while a Honda RC213V-S road bike, a machine that’s rarely even seen in the flesh, let alone heard running, will also be revving up. For Barry Sheene fans, Suzuki will be starting his world championship-winning 1976 XR14, taking them back to the glory days of racing.

A unique classic bike auction held by Silverstone Auctions, seeing over 100 rare bikes going under the hammer on Saturday 12th February. For those riders looking to escape this year, the Adventure Zone – sponsored by Spada will see a host of intrepid explorers taking to the stage to talk about their adventures and share tips and advice for those looking to make their own trips.

More show information can be found at www.mcnmotorcycleshow.com.

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