It's back! UK's biggest motorbike show is ready to ride

After a forced break due to you-know-what last year, Motorcycle Live returns to the NEC with all the latest models from all the leading – and lesser – manufacturers, live entertainment, shopping, classics, customs and lots of opportunities to ride

Classic colours - Ducati
Classic colours – Ducati

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After a break due to the pandemic, the UK’s biggest bike show is back with a bang and ready to ride.

Motorcycle Live returns to its home at the NEC in Birmingham, starting on Saturday and running all the way through till Sunday December 12.

Four exhibition halls will be packed with all the latest machinery from no less than 55 manufacturers, as well as new products, opportunities to ride and plenty of quality entertainment.

Size matters – big man, on a big bike, at the UK’s biggest bike show

Leading manufacturers showing off their 2022 models include BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Royal Enfield, Suzuki and Triumph.

Can I get one? – Aprilia on show

A number of bikes will be revealed to the world and UK public for the first time at this year’s show.

Hop on – trying out the bikes is encouraged

And there are opportunities to get on and ride in the Test Ride Zone.

As well as the traditional manufacturers, there will, of course, be a big range of electric bikes and scooters to look at and, again, the opportunity to ride various models.

There will even be a number of electric bicycles to test – including one by Harley-Davidson!

Royal-Enfield Himalayan available to ride in the Experience Adventure zone

Supported by Honda, Royal Enfield and Triumph, the Experience Adventure feature offers visitors the opportunity to get a taste of off-road riding across varied terrain and obstacles under the supervision of trained instructors.

Full protective gear is provided by Bell Helmets and RST, and the experience is all free of charge.

One of the most popular features is always the Classic and Custom Zone, which returns this year.

Within it, the National Motorcycle Museum will present IOM TT winning bikes from 1903 right through to the present.

Race pedigree – IOM TT bikes

These will include a 907 Norton Twin, a 1913 Scott 500cc TT Racer, 1921 500cc BSA, 1926 Alec Bennett Velocette Model K, 1992 588cc Senior TT Winner and the 2003 600cc Valmoto Triumph.

William Dunlop’s 1989/91 Norton

The Custom Heroes section showcases the very finest custom motorcycles in the UK, plus the winners of this year’s Back Street Heroes Custom Bike Championship will be displayed.

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Saturday, Dec 11 at the show is British Superbikes Day, with a range of activities and guests on hand including 2012 BSB champ Tarran Mackenzie, Bradley Ray, Christian Iddon, Luke Mossey, Tommy Hill and many more.

Mackenzie’s 2021 championship-winning McAMS Yamaha will be on display throughout the show.

Anniversary – Honda CBR1000RR-R SP Fireblade

Other features to look out for include the 30 year anniversary celebration of the iconic Honda Fireblade and Suzuki’s showcase of all seven of its world Championship-winning machines, with last year’s GSX-RR ridden by Joan Mir and Barry Sheene’s 1976 and 77 500s.

There’s also the Moto Trials Experience, the Kiddimoto Balance Bike Experience, the Youth MX Experience and a huge list of motorcycling celebrities who will be in attendance each day.

And, of course, there is ample opportunity to get some new rider gear in the form of helmets, jackets, gloves, boots, all manner of accessories and add-ons, and everything else bike-related you can think of.

Shopping – chance to get a new lid

Keep your eye out for plenty of show-only bargains, too.

Visit for details, Covid-safety information and to book tickets.

Action – plenty of live entertainment

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