Organisers have confirmed that just under 90,000 motorcycle enthusiasts attended Motorcycle Live for the 2022 showcase, which closed its doors on Sunday 27 November.
That’s an increase of over 36% when compared to the 2021 event, during which compulsory mask-wearing was introduced for the final three days in response to the imminent arrival of the Covid Omicron variant.
The final 2022 attendance figure is also only 15% behind the pre-pandemic edition of the show held in 2019, despite nationwide rail strikes in operation on the last Saturday of the show.
Whether fans of petrol or electric-powered machines, visitors of all ages could get on two wheels, with over 650 visitors taking their first ride, over 500 taking part in a group test ride and over 1000 trying out electric bikes for size.
Over 50 manufacturers showcased new 2023 models and line-ups, retailers offered showgoers a chance to pick up a bargain, riders and celebrities from the motorcycling world were out in force, and live entertainment ran throughout the nine days.
Finlay McAllan, managing director of Motorcycle Live, said: “It was an absolute pleasure to see the halls packed with visitors taking the opportunity to jump on two wheels. I’d like to say a huge thanks to everyone involved – and to all the visitors who chose to join us. Here’s to next year!”
Motorcycle Live 2023 will take place at The NEC, Birmingham from 18 – 26 November 2023