Touratech will be venturing north of the border as a first time exhibitor at the Carole Nash MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show, held on 20 and 21 March at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, as many of its customers come from Scotland.
They will have two bikes on display, the first being an F800 GS, fitted with the recently unveiled extra large touring tank. This increases the fuel capacity to 36 litres giving an estimated range between filling up in excess of 350 miles, a must for anyone considering adventures away from the usual conveniences. It is also fitted with the latest Zega Pro aluminium luggage and a Garmin 660 GPS navigation system.
The other bike on show is a fully equipped 1200 GSA, which will also be for sale. With all the Touratech components on, this bike would normally cost in excess of £20,000 but will be on offer at a show price of £15,000. With too many Touratech components on this bike to list, it is the ultimate 1200 GS Adventure in the UK and was used by Charley Boorman on a recent charity ride.
Appearing on the stand will be four time Paris Dakar entrant Nick Plumb. In addition to being a veteran of what is accepted as being one if not the most arduous of motorcycling rallies, Nick is also owner of Touratech UK and has a wealth of knowledge on setting up a bike for adventure rides.
The 2010 Adventure catalogue is as huge and comprehensive as ever while the Streetline catalogue is a departure into bikes that are suited to mile munching tarmac adventures. The new Timeless catalogue will also be on offer aimed at those bikes that set the benchmark for adventure riding, the bikes no longer in production, yet still firm favourites with adventure riders.
Adult ticket prices for MCN Scotland start from just £12 when booked in advance or £15 on the door. Senior citizen tickets are £7, and entry for children aged under 15 is free. Parking is £3 per car, motorcycles are free and secure helmet storage is available. To book tickets call the 24hr ticket hotline on 0871 230 1108 or visit www.scottishmotorcycleshow.com where you can find all the latest updates.