MCN Festival: 60 years of historic race bikes in action

Published: 11 May 2015

See and hear a huge collection of historic machines as they fire up in celebration of MCN’s anniversary year.

Since MCN’s launch in 1955 we’ve ridden and written about everything from the thundering Manx Nortons to the gloriously pungent two-stroke era to the latest digitally- controlled MotoGP machines.

At this year’s MCN Festival of Motorcycling we’re celebrating six decades of fantastic machines with a parade of some the greatest race bikes to have ever rolled down a pit lane.

With the help of the Brackley Motorcycle Festival this stunning line-up not only includes Grand Prix bikes from early to present day but it spans endurance racing, BSB, the TT and even sidecars. The sights, sounds and smells of these iconic machines is sure to bring back memories of a golden era of motorcycling racing. Watch out for a few celebrity riders too.

The Classic Race Bike Parade takes place twice a day on both Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 1.15pm on the parade circuit next to the Maxxis Live Action Arena.

The best place to watch the classic action is on the banking that separates the parade circuit and the Arena.


Buy tickets now for an advanced booking discount - but be quick, the deal runs out on May 13th - www.mcnfestival.com


 

All this bikes in the parade:

  • 1956 Petty Norton
  • 1957 Manx Norton
  • 1962 Honda RC162
  • 1962 Honda RC163 Replica
  • 1962 Seeley G50 Ex-Frank Rutter
  • 1962 Manx Norton Ex-Factory
  • 1962 Manx Norton reverse head
  • 1963 Honda RC163
  • 1964 BSA DBD 34 Gold Star
  • 1964 Honda RC115
  • 1965 Seeley G50 Matchless
  • 1965 Honda RC115
  • 1967 AJS 7R
  • 1968 BSA Tribsa ‘The Bitch’
  • 1970 Benelli 4 Replica
  • 1971 BSA Rocket 3
  • 1971 BSA Rocket 3
  • 1971 BSA Rocket 3
  • 1972 Norton Seeley 750
  • 1972 Ducati
  • 1972 BSA Rocket 3
  • 1973 MV Agusta GP500 Agostini Rep
  • 1973 Yamaha TZA350
  • 1973 BSA Rocket 3
  • 1974 Suzuki TR750 Triple
  • 1975 Yamaha TZ750 Agostini Rep
  • 1975 Rob North Triumph Trident
  • 1975 Yamaha TZ750
  • 1976 Yamaha TZ750
  • 1977 Suzuki XR69
  • 1978 Yamaha TZ350E
  • 1981 Suzuki RG 500
  • 1982 Suzuki XR69
  • 1982 Yamaha TZJ500
  • 1982 Suzuki RG Mk8 Square 4
  • 1982 Yamaha TZG350 Ex Donnie McCleod
  • 1986 Honda RC30 Team Bike
  • 1988 Honda NRS250
  • 1992 ROC Yamaha YZR 500
  • 1992 Honda RS250 Ex-HRC Team Bike
  • 1992 Norton Rotary ‘White Charger’TT Winner
  • 1994 Honda RS125 Ex-James Cortney
  • 1994 Suzuki RG 500 Kevin Schwantz Rep
  • 1994 Honda NSR250 MC28 Ex-Castrol Race Team
  • 1996 Ducati Old Spice Ex-Factory BSB
  • 1997 Honda RS125 Joey Dunlop TT Rep
  • 1998 Harris Yamaha YZR500
  • 2000 Suzuki V4 500
  • 2000 Honda Vimto SP1 built by Paul Bird
  • 2001 Honda NRS V-twin
  • 2002 Ducati Ex Pierre Francisco Chilli Factory WSB
  • 2003 Ducati Ex-Loris Capirossi Factory GP1
  • 2005 Ducati Ex-Eric Bostrom Factory WSB