MANUFACTURERS SET TO SHOW OFF NEW MODELS AT MOTORCYCLE LIVE

With the world’s major motorcycle manufacturers having unveiled their new offerings at EICMA, we felt it worth doing a quick round-up of some of the models you can expect to see in the flesh at this year’s Motorcycle Live 2013 which operates from 23 November to 1 December.

Motorcycle Live represents the first time that most riders will be able to get up close and experience these models first hand.

Ducati Monster 1200

Ducati Monster 1200

Kicking off proceedings is Ducati with the debut of the limited edition 1199 Superleggera, as well as the third generation of the iconic Ducati Monster, the Monster 1200. The Monster 1200 was subsequently voted the “most attractive bike of the show” by visitors.

Honda CB650 F

Honda CB650 F

Honda followed by unveiling four new 2014 models – the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP super sports machine, the CB650F and CBR650F four cylinder middleweights and the CTX1300 custom cruiser.

 

Yamaha MT-07

Yamaha MT-07

Yamaha took the opportunity to launch two new additions to its ‘Masters of Torque’ range: the MT-09 Street Rally and the MT-07 – a naked 689cc twin-cylinder model which visitors to Motorcycle Live have the chance to win. For details of the competition visit www.motorcyclelive.co.uk/competitions.

Triumph Thunderbird Commander

Triumph Thunderbird Commander

 

UK manufacturer Triumph unveiled five new models for 2014 with the introduction of the Thunderbird Commander, Commander LT, America, America LT and Speedmaster, while a Tiger 800XC special edition was also unveiled. BMW Motorrad launched two new 2014 models: the R 1200 RT tourer, powered by the liquid-cooled boxer engine, and the S 1000 R high-performance roadster. It also showcased an updated R 1200 GS Adventure and the C evolution scooter.

 

Kawasaki Z1000

Kawasaki Z1000

Two new Kawasaki machines were unveiled, representing important aspects of the Japanese brand’s approach to powered two wheelers. The latest Z1000 Supernaked is joined by the first Kawasaki scooter offering in the European market, the distinctive J300.

KTM Superduke R

KTM Superduke R

Following the unveiling of the prototype last year, KTM launched the production 1290 Super Duke R, dubbed ‘The Beast’. Also joining the KTM line-up are the RC125 and RC390 supersport machines.

 

Vespa Primavera

Vespa Primavera

Piaggio Group was next up with launches from three different brands, Vespa, Aprilia and Moto Guzzi. Vespa announced the return of the legendary Primavera model complete with an ultra-modern makeover, while Aprilia unveiled two new versions of the RSV4 – the R ABS and Factory ABS. Moto Guzzi meanwhile showcased a new total black colour option for the V7 Stone.

 

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 unveiled at EICMA

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 unveiled at EICMA

Finally Suzuki showcased its most advanced adventure model ever, the V-Strom 1000, which features a new 1037cc V-Twin engine developed to deliver excellent low-mid range power.

 

The majority of new machines revealed at EICMA, plus many, many more, will be on display at Motorcycle Live 2013. Other brands exhibiting include Harley-DavidsonRoyal Enfield and Victory, as well as UK-based firm Norton.

 

Specialist brands such as AJPCCMGasGasHusqvarnaMetisse,MorganWatsonian SquireWK BikesQuadzilla and electricmotorcycle marque Kuberg will all appear, while Herald Motor CompanyIndian MotorcyclesLifan and ShineRay will make theirMotorcycle Live debut.

The show will also offer 17 FREE live features and zones – including nine opportunities to ride a bike – keeping motorcycle fans of all ages entertained.

 

Advance tickets for Motorcycle Live 2013 at The NEC, Birmingham are just £17 per adult, £11 for Seniors and £7 for children aged 6-16** (kids under five accompanied by a paying adult go free). Bike parking is free of charge and subject to availability. Reduced car parking costs of £8 – subsidised by Motorcycle Live. To book your tickets, call 0844 581 2345 or visit www.motorcyclelive.co.uk.

 

* Advance ticket prices, closing date for advanced tickets 5.00pm on 22 November 2013

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