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The seventh group of ten

Published: 11 November 2001

Updated: 19 November 2014

Steve Paston, 47, from Norwich, rides a Yamaha RD500LC. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: 1991. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: MV Agusta F4. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: The Urchin stand girl. BEST STAND: BMW. BEST BARGAIN: I’m buying a Kawasaki ZZ-R1100.

Julian Findlow, 50, from Norwich, Norfolk, rides a Kawasaki ZZ-R1100. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: 1990. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: Harley Davidson V-Rod. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: MCN’s Liz. BEST STAND: BMW. BEST BARGAIN: Tailor-made ZZ-R1100 cover reduced from £125 to £80 on the Custom Covers stand.

Alistair Down, 38, from Warrington, Cheshire, is not riding at the moment, but wants a cruiser. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: Today. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: The Schnitzer BMW. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: I’m married. BEST STAND: BMW. BEST BARGAIN: Not looking.

Melvin Warburton, 38, from Warrington, Cheshire, used to ride a Kawasaki KH250 and is tempted by Harley-Davidson’s V-Rod. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: 1981. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: Harley-Davidson V-Rod. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: The MCN girls. I can’t chose between them, I want them all. BEST STAND: Harley-Davidson. BEST BARGAIN: I’m not sure, but from what I’ve seen, you can definitely get a lot of bike for under £5000 these days.

Dave Loewy, 29, from Birmingham, rides a Yamaha R6. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: 1997. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: Yamaha R1. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: No comment. BEST STAND: Honda. BEST BARGAIN: Silvermachine have some good value ladies jackets for the missus.

Jason McDermott, 32, from Lichfield, Staffs, rides a Suzuki GSX-R750. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: 2000. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: Suzuki GSX-R1000. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: The Suzuki stand girl. BEST STAND: Suzuki. BEST BARGAIN: Crash protector mushrooms for £44 from the R&G stand.

Andy Wilson, 30, from Liverpool, rides a CBR600 and also has a collection of motocrossers. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: 1995. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: Honda FireBlade. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: There’s plenty that stand out. BEST STAND: Honda. BEST BARGAIN: The end piece of a brake pedal from Harris Performance for a fiver.

James Swallow, 31, from Wigan, Lancs, rides a Yamaha R6. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: 1991. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: CCM R30. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: MCN’s Kelly. BEST STAND: Yamaha. BEST BARGAIN: A footrest for my bike for £5 from Harris Performance.

James MacKenzie, 41, from Kirkcaldy, Scotland, rides a Yamaha R1. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: 1997. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: Honda FireBlade. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: The Motorex stand blonde. BEST STAND: Honda. BEST BARGAIN: I got a tank pad – but I’ve seen cheaper ones since.

Dean Baker, 34, from Sutton Coldfield, West Mids, rides a Honda VFR800. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: 1986. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: MV Agusta F4. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: MCN’s Vikki. BEST STAND: Honda. BEST BARGAIN: Frank Thomas Gore-Tex trousers for £69 from J&S Accessories.

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