Motorcycle live 2019

Motorcycle live 2019

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chris4652009

1,295 posts

32 months

Tuesday 12th November
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RemaL said:
Went to the classic car show that also has the classic bikes yesterday.
I know people moan about the price to get to motorcyclelive but I paid online £19.50 (£25 on the day) for the show next week. But it was £27 online for the car show
The classic show was great wasn’t it. It was bloody huuuuuuge too

Byronico

114 posts

9 months

Tuesday 12th November
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I'm going possibly on the Monday/Tuesday as I still have some annual leave..
Was initially thinking of going on the first Saturday but by the sounds of it, it sounds like it will be too packed for my liking.

Hoping to test ride a couple of bikes, and try the "Adventure" thingie-bob

RemaL

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24,701 posts

182 months

Tuesday 12th November
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chris4652009 said:
RemaL said:
Went to the classic car show that also has the classic bikes yesterday.
I know people moan about the price to get to motorcyclelive but I paid online £19.50 (£25 on the day) for the show next week. But it was £27 online for the car show
The classic show was great wasn’t it. It was bloody huuuuuuge too
it was indeed

RemaL

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24,701 posts

182 months

Tuesday 12th November
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WarnieV6GT said:
RemaL said:
Went to the classic car show that also has the classic bikes yesterday.
I know people moan about the price to get to motorcyclelive but I paid online £19.50 (£25 on the day) for the show next week. But it was £27 online for the car show
I dont get how people moan about £20 to get in. You get almost every bike available on display to sit on and test ride on some of them. Try going around all the dealers on £20 worth of fuel, let alone the fact it would take you a lot longer than walking 20 seconds from one to the other at the bike show.

Plus the stores and other events going on there. Yes I moan about the price of the food and drink there, but then I could take my own if I was really arsed..
I posted this show up the last 3 or 4 years. Always get the moaning its going on about £20 here or there. Not that I can be arsed to take notice. no one is forced to go. So caught up or shut up.

As for bikes go free, like others 200 mile round trip at the end of nov and unable to take home your new helmet, bike gear turn up the A/C and heated seats. Rock on

RemyMartin81D

5,228 posts

153 months

Friday 15th November
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I'm there on Wednesday, I'll be sure to collect all my virtual pints...

RemaL

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24,701 posts

182 months

Friday 15th November
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RemyMartin81D said:
I'm there on Wednesday, I'll be sure to collect all my virtual pints...
See you there

Bordtea

336 posts

94 months

Friday 15th November
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Off on Sunday. First time for three years. Expecting it to be busy given its the first weekend...

mak

1,125 posts

174 months

Friday 15th November
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I'm going Sunday, not been for over 20 years lol, fook me I'm old. To be honest if the Ducati v4 street fighter and the new ktm 1290r weren't there I wouldn't bother. I need a serious poke around both before a hole burns its way through my pocket and I lose me cash for next years new bike.

The only down side is getting up at the crack of dawn to get there before it shuts, the alarm is set for 9am rolleyes If anyone is going from hear you may spot me, I will probably be the one escorted off the Ducati and ktm stand for abusive behaviour towards time wasting s taking up valuable seat time while crouched in a racing tuck biggrin

lukeyman

467 posts

83 months

Friday 15th November
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Reckon you could get more than one test ride?

4?

smile

Birky_41

2,949 posts

132 months

Saturday 16th November
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Leaving mine with a few others in a couple hours. Gonna get a hotel night before, make a good excuse for a curry and to get on the beers

gareth h

2,119 posts

178 months

Saturday 16th November
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RemaL said:
Went to the classic car show that also has the classic bikes yesterday.
I know people moan about the price to get to motorcyclelive but I paid online £19.50 (£25 on the day) for the show next week. But it was £27 online for the car show
We went too, £35 on the Friday and £16 to park too, big show but I’ll give it a miss next year.

NS400R

201 posts

107 months

Saturday 16th November
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Well it looks like I'm going tomorrow. Never been before, but free entry for TT marshalls has convinced me to go and take a look.

MrGman

1,037 posts

154 months

Saturday 16th November
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Whats bike parking like there?

I'm tempted to ride just to avoid £16 parking charges as thats a piss take

lukeyman

467 posts

83 months

Saturday 16th November
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MrGman said:
Whats bike parking like there?

I'm tempted to ride just to avoid £16 parking charges as thats a piss take
You get directed into an empty hall. Bikes all lined up with guarded doors.

Bungleaio

5,515 posts

150 months

Saturday 16th November
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It's £10 if you pre pay for parking.

I went today and enjoyed it.

Peter911

212 posts

105 months

Saturday 16th November
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Bungleaio said:
It's £10 if you pre pay for parking.

I went today and enjoyed it.
Any "glamour girls" there?

s2racer

115 posts

161 months

Saturday 16th November
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you dont get many scantily clad ladies anymore

going monday. i love it.

TommyBuoy

1,140 posts

115 months

Sunday 17th November
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Peter911 said:
Any "glamour girls" there?
Nope, obviously there are 'girls' there to get people to sign up to stuff but nothing like I imagine you are referring to!

Went yesterday, 3 hours to take it all in, didn't seem to be as many clothing stalls this year and alot more bikes. Still a lot though.

Ugly award goes to the ZH2. Prettiest award goes to the Honda RCV ... again

mak

1,125 posts

174 months

Sunday 17th November
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Had a decent day there today and achieved a few goals of bikes I wonted to prod poke and sit on for 2020. Its not the same show it used to be 20 years ago moan Back then it was a lot bigger and lots more women to ogle at including big flashy stands with music blasting out.

Finally got my ears filled with st and ordered some custom ear plugs to see what there like.

I also got to the bottom of all the bullst concerning the new 1290r release date and price from the ktm staff. £15600 base without the unlocks and demo bikes in the dealers for December biggrin Bring on new bike time . The Ducati v4 street fighter is nice but they have moved the 1290 on so far ahead of the previous gen bikes its got me hooked, you can stick your 208bhp for a super naked thanks .

I really cannot work out the Aprilia stand and brand at the moment. No old bikes or race bikes to justify there history just a bit lacking really, not even bothered to bring the rs660 over to the uk. There new 2020 tuono is just a paint scheme yet there flogging off there old paint scheme cheap confused They have to be working on a new tuono but I guess its going to be the end of the year.

knitware

1,017 posts

141 months

Sunday 17th November
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Peter911 said:
Any "glamour girls" there?
The BMW stand was quite well represented but if you want models, beautiful woman, and where seeing beauty isn't, yet, frowned upon you need to visit the Milan motorcycle show.