Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2018

Published: 12 October 2017

An all-new live action show is set to hit the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show in February. Discounted tickets and paddock passes are on sale now, but that's not all that we've got planned!

The Michelin Thunderdrome

There are some big and exciting changes for next year’s Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show and they don’t get much bigger than the Michelin Thunderdrome.

For the past four years our celebrity packed, live action show has been thrilling show goers with exciting wheel-to-wheel and elbow-to-elbow racing. For 2018 we’re taking the action up a couple of notches by introducing the Michelin Thunderdrome, a live action show like you’ve never seen before. Inspired by the spectacular all-wooden boardtrack race circuits of the early 1900s, Thunderdrome features terrifyingly steep wooden banking enabling riders to slingshot high around the turn and take the bend at breathtaking speed.

The opposite end of the course is kept flat, letting the riders back their machines into the turn and then power slideout, locking handlebars as they go. The result will be some breathtaking racing and something that has to be seen to be believed! World Superbike stars Chris Walker, Neil Hodgson and the master of sideways action Ruben Xaus will be the first riders to take on the Michelin Thunderdrome plus a special guest to be announced later this month.

Incredible machines under the hammer

Coys of Kensington will once again beholding an auction at the 2018 show featuring an enticing range of bikes for every pocket.Last year’s auction saw an incredibly diverse range of machines on offer with everything from flat-tank pioneer bikes to modern day race machinery up for grabs.Highlights of the sale included a1927 Brough Superior Overhead Valve680 that went under the hammer fora blistering £78,400 and an ‘as-new’1994 Honda RC45 with just 1km on the clock that sold for £40,320.Due to the phenomenal record breaking success of the 2017 event,entries for 2018 will be strictly limited but there is still time to submit a machine for sale in the auction. The auction will be held in the main hall atExCeL on Saturday February 17.Send entries to Dan Godin at Coys UK motorcycle department on 0208614 7888, Giuliano Fazi +39 335 1488303, at Coys European office.

Go VIP with the unique Paddock Pass

A Paddock Pass gives visitors exclusive access to the all-new Michelin Thunderdrome live action and racing stars. It’s your chance to enjoy the racing action whilst having the best view in the house. Adult Paddock Pass tickets start from £40 with child tickets starting from £20.

5 great reasons to come to the show

  1. See 2018's hottest bikes
    We’re gathering all the greatest 2018 models in the centre of London – keep your eye on the paper over the coming weeks as we reveal which machines will be taking centre stage. ExCeL is in the heart of London with great public transport links. Plus, kids 15 years and under go FREE!

  2. Discounted tickets
    Book your tickets now and you’ll get two adult tickets for the discounted price of £14 each. This early bird ticket offer is available for a limited time only. Don’t miss out on this fantastic deal!

  3. Bag a biking bargain
    The show features more trade stands, more kit and more bargains than ever before! It’s the ideal place to buy some new gear for 2018.

  4. Meet a legend
    Fancy a pint with McPint? Another brand new feature is the John McGuinness Bar where you can hang out with the 23-time TT winner, listen to his outrageous TT tales, see his race winning machines and watch videos of the great man in action.

  5. New for 2018
    There’s also a huge custom and café racer display, trials ace Steve Colley will be performing his stunt show plus there will be a display of painstakingly restored barn finds.

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