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On arriving at the show it was evident how hotly anticipated the event had been, as a long queue formed outside the doors eager to get in as the show opened at 10:00am. A good sign, especially when you consider that we visited the show in the middle of the week as opposed to the popular weekends.
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Manufacturers of all shapes and sizes were present at the show and had invested a lot into their exciting displays of machinery, a great sign of how they are here for their customers and fans despite the economic climate.
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We were busy dashing from stand to stand to check out the latest machinery including the show-stopping Ducati 1199 Panigale, the continent-crushing Triumph Tiger Explorer as well as the updated R1 and GSX-R1000 superbikes plus many more new machines.
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As well as the vast display of bikes the show had plenty of other stands offering everthing from new biking gear to trips abroad. The live action was also impressive with the Suzuki and Yamaha off-road riding experiences as well as the return of the huge Get On test ride arena.
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Those organised enough to book ahead certainly got their moneys worth and even those who paid on the day got a cracking day out for £19, even the rather expensive car park (£8 for cars, but free for bikes) couldn't spoil the day.
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We're proud to have such a top quality motorcycle show in the UK and from the crowds of laughing and smiling fans and the announcement from the organisers that visitors were up by 14%, it was evidently a success. If you didn't get yourself along, then see what you missed at the Motorcycle Live website below and make sure it's in your diary for next year!
For details and highlights visit www.motorcyclelive.co.uk
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