NEC Show kicks off

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The 2006 International Motorcycle & Scooter Show opened in style on Thursday with guest appearances from the likes of new Rizla Suzuki rider Chris Walker and comedian Alan Davies.

Thousands of bike enthusiasts are expected to head to the show, which is once again at Birmingham’s NEC until next Sunday

The big guns are all there with several new bikes making their UK debuts. These include the Honda CBR600RR, Kawasaki’s new ZX-6R and the KTM 690SM.

Chris Walker and Kal Crutchlow have been talking to motorcyclenews.com about their recent signings for the Rizla Suzuki British Superbike team where they will ride the GSX-R1000. Stalker tried the bike for size at the NEC before heading to Valencia next week for testing. MCN Protected: a new way to buy and sell bikes: Click here.

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Browse over 2000 products: Click here. Other riders heading to Birmingham over the course of the next few days will be Colin Edwards, James Ellison, Leon Haslam and Gregorio Lavilla.

Show-goers can also see dozens of stands with clothing, helmets and leathers among the goods for sale.

For the more daring visitors there is a stunt show in the Thunderdrome and supermoto and Mini Moto racing park outside.

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MCN Staff

By MCN Staff