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The mainstream motorcycle industry is supporting the Bike Shed show to be held over the bank holiday weekend at the end of this month (26-28 May).

The event – set in London’s historic and beautiful Tobacco Dock and celebrating the best creativity in new wave and custom motorcycle culture – is sponsored by Öhlins and supported by Rev’It plus Triumph, Ducati, Yamaha, BMW and Indian Motorcycle.

More than 150 motorcycles will be on display at the Bike Shed show and street food, barista coffee, several proper bars, cigar and whiskey lounges, live music, multiple live tattoo artists and a multi-chair traditional barbershop will also be available.

In a UK debut, Indian will show a replica Munro streamliner called the Spirit of Munro which was built to pay tribute to the most legendary bike shed builder, Burt Munro. This year is also the 50th anniversary of Burt setting his speed record and becoming The World’s Fastest Indian.

Indian will further showcase its commitment to the custom scene with award-winning Scouts built by dealers in the UK on display alongside Super Hooligan Scouts that are currently being raced in the DTRA Hooligan championship.

The Young Guns are also travelling all the way from Switzerland to show their sprint-racing Scout, called Miracle Mike, complete with a nitrous oxide system and set to take on the Essenza sprint races and Punks Peak at Wheels & Waves.

“This is not a motorcycle trade fair,” enthuses Dutch from The Bike Shed. “You’ll want to hang-out all weekend here. There’s plenty of space to chill and enjoy the crowd, the entertainment and the vibe. Bring your camera, your mates, your better halves and the kids too.”

All of the exhibited bikes are there by invitation and selected from the best bike builders in the UK and Europe, plus special guests from the USA.

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