Motorcycle live 2019

Motorcycle live 2019

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Krikkit

16,790 posts

129 months

Sunday 17th November
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mak said:
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.
That's really disappointing, I was hoping for an ogle of that badboy.

Sounds like everything else is pretty decent though, thanks for the feedback smile

chris4652009

1,295 posts

32 months

Sunday 17th November
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Those that went today, how busy was it? I’m going next Sunday. This’ll be the First time visiting at a weekend for me. I’m sure it’ll be busy just Hoping it isn’t complete chaos


NS400R

201 posts

107 months

Monday 18th November
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chris4652009 said:
Those that went today, how busy was it? I’m going next Sunday. This’ll be the First time visiting at a weekend for me. I’m sure it’ll be busy just Hoping it isn’t complete chaos
It wasn't bad at all. Busiest was around the new 'blade which was slightly frustrating but otherwise ok

Bluehawk

492 posts

114 months

Monday 18th November
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I went to the show yesterday, came away with mixed feelings.

My 2 Penneth:

- Seemed to be a lot more bikes, and space allocated to the manufacturers bike stands, they just didn't feel as cramped, even on a busy Sunday.
- those of you who enjoy going for free pens/stickers etc. will be grossly disappointed.
- "Glamour girls" none existent
- Seemed to be a lot loss accessories/exhaust sellers there

chris4652009

1,295 posts

32 months

Monday 18th November
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As far as “glamour girls” goes. I think we’ve all moved on from that these days...right?
Plenty of options in Birmingham city centre if that’s your thing
Just saying

Bluehawk

492 posts

114 months

Monday 18th November
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chris4652009 said:
As far as “glamour girls” goes. I think we’ve all moved on from that these days...right?
Plenty of options in Birmingham city centre if that’s your thing
Just saying
I do agree with you Chris, but i am fully aware many people do like this sort of thing at bike shows (as someone mentioned further up the thread)

mygoldfishbowl

2,939 posts

91 months

Monday 18th November
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Sex sells, always has and always will.

gareth h

2,119 posts

178 months

Monday 18th November
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mygoldfishbowl said:
Sex sells, always has and always will.
Is it expensive?

WarnieV6GT

836 posts

147 months

Monday 18th November
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I went today for the 3rd year in row. Just as good as previous years only a had a test ride on the 1290 suoerduke gt this time. If you do want a test ride there's 51 bikes to choose from and only 8 go out at a time so there's a good chance you'll have the bike of your choice.

Advice is to que up at around 11.30am as the test rides desk opens at 12pm. I reckon there's around 32 places and you will que for around 1 hour. You get about 25 mins on the bike and it takes around 1 hour altogether with getting kit on and going through a lot of safety ste. So allow 2 hours out of the day...


poo at Paul's

8,080 posts

123 months

Monday 18th November
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WarnieV6GT said:
I went today for the 3rd year in row. Just as good as previous years only a had a test ride on the 1290 suoerduke gt this time. If you do want a test ride there's 51 bikes to choose from and only 8 go out at a time so there's a good chance you'll have the bike of your choice.

Advice is to que up at around 11.30am as the test rides desk opens at 12pm. I reckon there's around 32 places and you will que for around 1 hour. You get about 25 mins on the bike and it takes around 1 hour altogether with getting kit on and going through a lot of safety ste. So allow 2 hours out of the day...
What did you think of the Superduke? Was it turned down to rain mode?


7w7

520 posts

69 months

Tuesday 19th November
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gareth h said:
We went too, £35 on the Friday and £16 to park too, big show but I’ll give it a miss next year.
We always park in the train station. Less walking and cheaper (a bit)

chris4652009

1,295 posts

32 months

Tuesday 19th November
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poo at Paul's said:
WarnieV6GT said:
I went today for the 3rd year in row. Just as good as previous years only a had a test ride on the 1290 suoerduke gt this time. If you do want a test ride there's 51 bikes to choose from and only 8 go out at a time so there's a good chance you'll have the bike of your choice.

Advice is to que up at around 11.30am as the test rides desk opens at 12pm. I reckon there's around 32 places and you will que for around 1 hour. You get about 25 mins on the bike and it takes around 1 hour altogether with getting kit on and going through a lot of safety ste. So allow 2 hours out of the day...
What did you think of the Superduke? Was it turned down to rain mode?
Great advice Warnie. I’ve often wondered how the test rides played out as never bothered with them. Thanks

WarnieV6GT

836 posts

147 months

Tuesday 19th November
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poo at Paul's said:
What did you think of the Superduke? Was it turned down to rain mode?
Yes it was in rain mode ! So I was frantically trying to change it to street before we set off. I did so but forgot about the heated grips, which I didnt bother trying to find in the menus as the roads were cold and very greasy.

Street was easily manageable so I quickly changed to sport and expected it to be snatchy. It was fine though even on small 1st gear roundabouts. Sounds a bit daft as this bike has around 80bhp more than my only other v-twin, an aprilia shiver 750. But the riding position, throttle and vibes were very similar. Just obviously more power, well a lot more. Similar size as well.

The grunt though is something else low down. Problem was that I could only take it to 70ish and even that was when I got stuck at a junction and had to catch up..

Overall though it is a lovely thing and it's perfect for a one bike garage. I'm trying to get the wife to pillion with me as I seem to have taken loss of my senses...so it's great for that as well.





CaptainSlow

9,177 posts

160 months

Tuesday 19th November
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I went on Sunday. Got there at at 9.15 and stayed a few hours. Was quieter than I was expecting.

Totty fix can be found on the Maxxis stand and in the far corner on the insurance place next to the social hub.

silobass

891 posts

50 months

Tuesday 19th November
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gareth h said:
Is it expensive?
You can afford the deposit but the monthly costs will kill you wink

Going Thursday. I've not been for a few years so am looking forward to it.

V8RX7

18,660 posts

211 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Krikkit said:
What winds me up is paying £10 to park... I mean the NEC parking isn't doing anything else, it's not like a city-centre exhibition centre.
I agree that it's a bit steep but equally you CAN park at the event and there is a huge cost to buy, set up and maintain the parking.

You can always park elsewhere and train / bus in, indeed the parking at the nearby station always was cheaper (not sure if still is)

If you're really peeved, simply don't pay it - I worked on the car parks as a student, if people don't pay, nothing happens (or at least it used not to) wink

I'll just go on my bike.

Fundoreen

1,027 posts

31 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Been to this once. Usually go to shows in london area. Still not that comfortable about why im paying to look at things people are trying to sell me.
Argos should consider charging £25 for the argos catalog.

Jakey123

79 posts

93 months

Tuesday 19th November
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What's with the 'social hub' thing they are doing?

A bunch of girls that have made Instagram accounts and gained followers through just riding bikes now touted as being some kind of celebs??

Strange concept.
Plenty of people about with less followers and an actual achievement or skill other than a follower count on a social media platform.

SamR380

448 posts

68 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Jakey123 said:
What's with the 'social hub' thing they are doing?

A bunch of girls that have made Instagram accounts and gained followers through just riding bikes now touted as being some kind of celebs??

Strange concept.
Plenty of people about with less followers and an actual achievement or skill other than a follower count on a social media platform.
That must have passed me by entirely. It's not something I understand but maybe they're trying to encourage a younger demographic, it really wasn't a diverse crowd there on Saturday.

V8RX7

18,660 posts

211 months

Tuesday 19th November
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chris4652009 said:
As far as “glamour girls” goes. I think we’ve all moved on from that these days...right?
Plenty of options in Birmingham city centre if that’s your thing
Just saying
Why ?

What are they, I live nearby and am unaware anything comparable

Does taking employment opportunities away from women please you ?