Ride a retro at Carole Nash #MCNFestival

Published: 11 May 2017

The Carole Nash MCN Festival is fast approaching and this year we have more new bikes than ever before and our biggest fleet of test bikes yet.

There's something for everybody, from scooters to top of the range sportsbikes, and this year there are plenty of retro models to throw your leg over.

Triumph are bringing along five models from their retro range, including the new Bobber, which impressed our Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves with its impressive handling and ease of use. The Triumph Bobber's definitely got the performance to back up those looks. 

Triumph will also have a Thruxton, T100, Street Cup and Street Scrambler available to test ride throughout the weekend - and they're all sure to be popular.

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Yamaha are also taking plenty of retro metal for test rides, including the much-loved XSR700, XV950R and new SCR950, which has the Triumph Street Scrambler firmly in its sights.

Standard day tickets cost £15 in advance (£20) on the day, and camping tickets start at £30 (based on a group of 4+ adults). Book your tickets by May 8 to take advantage of the advance prices.

Campers get access to the festival on both days, as well as entry into an official round of the UK Speedway championship between Peterborough Panthers and Newcastle Diamonds on Saturday evening. Those with camping tickets will also have access to the Yamaha Dark Side party on Friday and Saturday evening with live music and a licenced bar.Here are the bikes confirmed for our test ride fleet: 

Ducati
Monster 797

Kawasaki
Z650
Z900
Z1000R

Triumph
Explorer XRT
Tiger Sport
Speed Triple R
Street Triple RS
Thruxton
T100
Street Cup
Bobber
Street Scrambler

Yamaha
YZF-R1
YZF-R1M
YZF-R6
FJR1300AE
Tracer 900
Tracer 700
MT-09
MT-10 SP
MT-10
MT-07
XSR700
XV950R
SCR950
XT1200Z
TMAX DX
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The Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling takes place at the East of England Arena. Head to www.mcnfestival.com for more info.

 

Discount tickets to the Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling have been extended to midnight on tonight (May 11, 2017). Adult day tickets cost just £15 and Camping tickets just £35. Book a camping ticket as a group of four or more and the ticket price drops to £30.

Buy MCN Festival tickets here now