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Poll: Motorcycle Live 2012 was...

Sunday saw Motorcycle Live, Britain's biggest bike show, done and dusted for another 51 weeks. Were you at the show this year? Have you beenn in the past? How did 2012 compare to previous years at the NEC?

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Jan 11

Posts: 8449

snev says:

On the last day, It was...

Packed, Hot and full of all the bikes that I can see in all the Showrooms that I can visit but this year was better than previous years and "Truth be Known" I should have taken the car due to the weather. I liked the new Honda CB1100 and the Guzzi California ,Hell I even liked the Yellow 'Busa. The ZZR1400 Still doesn't do it for me and the Z800 looks great but I still can't get over the weight. KTM had a good display of Bikes that Excited. Interesting to hear all the "Experts" Talking loudly about their own particular favorite Bike "Best bike in the world mate" Shocked at the lack of "Spacial awareness" of many people (hope they don't drive/ride like that) and amazed at the amount of people that can't be bothered with "Deodorant" thanks people... Was "Blown away" by the "Freestyle" Guys If only the law makers could see how a bit of talent and a small wheelie is totally safe... These guys were pulling amazing stunts, in total control, 75ft in the air, upside down, back to front, no handed and completely safe.

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Sep 12

Posts: 17

craig1000 says:

great day out

Go every year, a great family day out.

my daughter is only 3 she absolutely loves it, the excitement on her face when watching the freestyle guys amazing.    

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Jan 11

Posts: 125

petedj says:

p. up at a brewery?

If you run a bike show at a railway station why not get some sort of deal with the train companies? £150 return + show entrance or sit for hours on a foggy motorway, never going to happen. Would love to go but not at those prices.

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Sep 11

Posts: 1

motogpfan says:

first visit

First time I have been in years and thoroughly enjoyed it. Took my 9 year old daughter and had a whale of a time. Stunt show was great, and loads of bikes to drool over. definately going back next year and have paid alot more money for less interesting and fun days out.

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Sep 10

Posts: 1323

SatNavSteve says:


That sort of deal was available in 70s/80s when the show was at Earls Court and it was excellent. You could buy a package at the station which provided you with the train ticket, underground ticket and show ticket. How about MCN having a word with Mr Branson on our behalf and trying something similar? An off-peak rail fair would be fine. I went from Lancashire to the NEC on the train for £31 return on Saturday and it was miles better than driving down the bloody awful M6. £150 sounds a bit steep though Pete! . There used to be lots of coach trips to the NEC a few years ago, but they all seem to have died a death. I will add all the trains were bang on time too. So come on MCN, you do ferry deals, how about trains?

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Dec 07

Posts: 84

HF_ZX10r says:

I have spoken..

Not enough girls in lycra.....

That said I have some killer photos of the MCN girls and an amazing blonde girl with a leather jacket and a great smile.

Will post it later.

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Aug 02

Posts: 109

1100970 says:

Easy to get around

The benefit of fewer people there is you can get about a lot easier, the down side will be not as many companies will want to show up. You may have noticed at least 10  cars were on display and more classic bikes than past years to fill space up, also not so much crap clothing this year either.  

So where do the show go next year a dificult one but if there`s no theme then over the next 3 or 4 years problems will ensure, the London show next year will be no different even if MCN push it in this paper all shows need a theme with a mixture of 2 wheel machines on display be future, modern, classic, racing bikes or stalls showing quality clothing and how to restore classic and modern bikes, if you cant fill 3 halls then downsize but no boloody cars Carol Nash.


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Jan 10

Posts: 126

fantastic show

I have never been before and I thought it was brilliant. Too much to take in at first, then got my bearings and really got stuck in and squeezed as much as I could out of the show. Got a couple of great bargains a shoei multi tec for £180 cant be bad. A few cars didn't even take any notice of them. Was quietly impressed with the new chinese bikes on price and looks, not sure if I would buy one though. Brilliant show cant see how anyone can fault it to be honest.

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Mar 10

Posts: 159

Twas OK

I went midweek like most years and found it pretty empty compared to previous years, but at least all manufacturers there it seemed, plus a quid back off my parking was a bonus. All was fine though, picked up a couple of bargains, wondered at what the old men were doing shoving their 10 year old kids at the lycra models for photos - I mean come on, its you who wants to be there, so step up and get your photo taken with the fit bodies and wierd faces.

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Jul 12

Posts: 10

harataiki says:

Road over to northampton train station jumped on a train, had a brilliant time, not as impressive as the last time I went back in 99/2000 sorta time, but the Honda stand was great for me, see what sort of bikes are out there for somebody like me who will get stuck with the A2 category license. My old man picked up some great Intercoms from Bluetronics that work great for him,

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