Our Guide to Motorcycle Live.
You'll be able to see just about every motorcycle on sale in 2018, meet racers and famous riders and get involved in all sorts of entertainment, including some indoor off-road riding. Here's our guide to Motorcycle Live 2017.
Motorcycle Live, often referred to as the ‘The Bike Show’ or simply ‘The NEC’, will take place from Saturday 18th November through to 26th November 2017. Adult day tickets cost £19.50 in advance and £25 on the door.
The National Exhibition Centre is accessible on foot from Birmingham International Train Station, or a short distance from the M40, M42 and M6 motorways. Motorcycle parking is available indoors and, of course, free! Car parking is £12 on the day of your visit, or £10 if purchased alongside your advanced ticket.
Weekdays are far quieter than the weekends, so if you can head up there mid-week, you'll get to see and do more. Or come by on opening weekend to see the new bikes first.
The show comes just over a week after EICMA in Milan where manufacturers announced their 2018 models. This year’s Motorcycle Live will see BMW Motorrad show the new F 750 GS and F 850 GS for the first time in the UK. Expect a couple of other surprises as well.
Motorcycle Live lives up to its name and there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved and interact with displays. Whether that's riding a motorbike for the first time in our brand-new ‘Make Life A Ride’ arena or trying the BMW GS Experience, there's something for everyone. Simply head over to the BMW Motorrad area when you’re at the show and we can get you booked in to one of our activities.
BMW Motorrad will be out in full force at the Motorcycle Live show. You’ll be able to see the latest 2018 models, new colours and special editions. The motorcycles on the stand will also feature the latest exciting innovations.
The GS family has two new members in the F 750 GS and F 850 GS, ready to take you form your daily commute to ruling off-road.
The entire S Model range comprising the S 1000 R, S 1000 RR and S 1000 XR in their latest colour schemes are set to be at Motorcycle Live and all available to try out for size alongside the sublime six-cylinder K 1600 GTL.
The ever-growing and hugely popular Heritage range will be out in full, from the R nineT Pure to the R nineT Urban G/S. For many it will also be a first chance to see the Spezial Options range of parts in person.
Everyone’s favourite carbon fibre-framed superbike, the exclusive BMW HP4 RACE, will also be on the stand for those who missed it at the Isle of Man TT or the Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier this year.
You’ll be able to sign-up for test rides on all of the 2018 models on our stand, as well as receive quotes from the BMW Financial Services and BMW Insurance team. There will also be guest visitors announced – including racers, adventurers and ambassadors.
The World of BMW team are there to showcase the programme of Off Road Skills, Rider Training, Tours and Track Activities, so don’t forget to drop by and pick up a brochure. Discounts are available for those who book early at the show, don’t miss out!
As ever, our stand will be staffed by experts from BMW Motorrad UK, so you can get advice and answers on anything from technical queries and set up, to BMW kit and clothing, insurance & finance quotes and more.