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The prestigious FIM Awards 2023 are taking place in Liverpool on Saturday, 2 October, and to celebrate the occasion MCN readers have been invited to an exclusive pre-event autograph signing session, which will allow you to get you up close with all 48 of this year’s newly crowned motorcycling world champions.

That’s everyone from Alvaro Bautista to Toni Bou, Emma Bristow and Billy Bolt (as well as whoever comes out top in MotoGP Valencia this weekend!), in a celebration of bike sport that’s unlike anything ever seen before in the UK.

The MCN Dream Garage at Motorcycle Live 2023

This is an exclusive ticket-only event, but MCN has managed to secure 50 pairs of wristbands to what will be the biggest single gathering of motorcycling world champions that Britain has ever seen.

To get your chance to be at this unique gathering, head to MCN’s Dream Garage stand at Motorcycle Live (Hall 3A) this weekend (November 25-26) to collect your exclusive entry wristband, then make your way to M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool’s King’s Dock on Saturday December 2 for an experience you won’t forget. Be quick, because it’s first come, first served!

And if you miss out don’t despair because the FIM Awards will be live streamed at from 9pm.

Motorcycle Live 2023 is go! Annual NEC biking pilgrimage begins

First published on 21 November 2023 by Dan Sutherland

Motorcycle live - showfloor

Thousands of enthusiastic bikers from across the UK have flocked to Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) for the start of Motorcycle Live 2023. 

The annual event showcasing all things two-wheeled began on Saturday, November 18, and will continue to run until Sunday, November 26 – hosting a number of attractions including test rides, live shows, and the opportunity to get up close and personal with the hottest 2024 machinery. 

Motorcycle live - smartphone picture

“We’ve sold more tickets in advance; we’ve sold more space, we’ve got more manufacturers,” Managing Director of Motorcycle Live, Finlay McAllan said. “There’s a lot of new products to be looked at, sat on, and ridden.”

Kicking off just six days after the end of this year’s busy Eicma trade show in Milan, the event also provides the first UK opportunity to see a large number of new models revealed during and in the build-up to the Italian event. 

Motorcycle live - racing panel

This coming Saturday will also see a roster of racing world champions including Danny Kent, Dougie Lampkin, James Toseland, and more congregating for FIM Champion’s Day too. 

“We all come every year,” 59-year-old Ducati 916 rider Mark Deathridge told MCN. “We’ve really enjoyed it and it’s a good get together. You have a good chinwag.”

This was added to by his good friend, Hugh Dalziel who said: “I’d definitely recommend this show again now. It’s definitely picked up and there’s a really nice atmosphere.”

Sunday, November 19 also played host to BSB Day, which has run at the show since 2018 and gives fans the chance to meet a wide range of British Superbike racing stars. This year’s attendees included 2023 champion Tommy Bridewell, as well as front runners Jason O’Halloran and Glenn Irwin.

Motorcycle live - crowd

Also on display was MCN’s Dream Garage exhibit, showcasing 12 of the most desirable money-no-object motorcycles in the world. One of the early highlights was the supercharged 400bhp Thornton Hundred SC RR, which has been drawing in hundreds of riders on a daily basis. 

Visitor Terry Springall from Southend said: “I come every year. I only started riding eight years ago, but it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. 

Motorcycle live - bike parking

“It’s just a social thing really. Me and my mates stay in the Premier Inn and come for the weekend and drool over the machinery really! I might pick something up on the trade stalls.”

Tickets are still available for this year’s event. Visit today.

Motorcycle Live 2023 walk around video