Article By Ministry of Bikes
Posted on 28 Nov 2016
Motorcycle Live 2016 was a huge success
Motorcycle Live has been around for a number of years now and this year saw the biggest and best crowds attending compared to any other year at the show.
Yesterday, the motorcycle event at the NEC in Birmingham came to a close after an amazing nine days which saw over 40 over the best motorcycle clothing, helmet and bike manufacturers in the world showcase their new 2017 models as well as some of the greatest classics. Additionally, around 150 exhibitors and retailers set up stands to present some of their best products.
On top of that, the show presented some of the most exciting live events including FMX Live which was presented by ArenaCross and for the first year ever was entirely free to all attendees. Moreover, stunt rider Lee Bowers carried out his own stunt display which multiple shows a day over the course of the nine day event as well as many exciting new features on the Blackhorse stage such as Bike Social Whitham Talks, Question of Bikes and KTM's wheel change challenge.
It is said that a total of 113,172 motorcycling fans attended the event of the nine day period which is around a 2.3% increase to last years event at the NEC. There were also some famous faces to be seen at the big event such as Jonathan Rea, Carl 'Foggy' Foggarty, John McGuinness and many more.
For us, one of the most exciting features was the Suzuki Katana build which attracted plenty of attention, as expected of course, with their exceptional live feature. We hope to see more of that next year.
Many of the manufacturers have seen an outstanding increase in sales due to the motorcycle event, as of course it is one of the biggest in the UK. After all the new 2017 models really are the best the brands have had to offer and we can't wait until the bikes are out for release in dealers.
Make sure you keep this date for your diary for next years Motorcycle Live, which is back at the NEC Birmingham from 18th-26th November 2017.