Motorcycle Live 2018

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  1. MLC

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    Hi all,

    I'm thinking of going to Motorcycle Live for the first time. Does anyone have any recommendations for which days are best to go? Is it much quieter in the week?

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  2. Selmer50mark

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    Week days are the best , you can get round easier and see more . Last day is just to busy , ya can't move for folk , but there are more bargains to be had if that's what your after . Also there are the star's of racing on certain days throughout the event
     
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  3. Barstewardsquad

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    +1 for weekdays. I normally go Wednesday or Thursday, quiter so more chance of getting a sit on the bikes you want and time haggle on prices.

    I miss the preview day they used to do.
     
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  4. BikersDiscountStore

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    We have exhibited at MCL for 10 years, if you want quiet avoid the 1st & last 3 days, Tuesday is by far the quietest day, park in the railway station car park, it's cheaper than the NEC ones.
     
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  5. MLC

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    This is subject to change but gives a good idea of who/when will be there.

    SATURDAY 17th
    Carl Fogarty (c/o tba)
    Jonathan Rea (Carole Nash / Kawasaki / Arai) 4x World Superbike Champion
    Leon Haslam (Carole Nash / Kawasaki / Arai) British Superbike Champion

    Glenn Irwin (Kawasaki / Shoei)
    Lee Johnston (TT)
    Dean Harrison (TT)
    Tom and Ben Birchall (TT) World Sidecar Champions
    John Reynolds (Suzuki)
    Steve Plater
    Fred Clarke (Carole Nash)
    Jo Collier (Aprilia)
    Andy Reid (Aprilia)
    James Westmoreland (4RS / Shark)
    Jordan Weaving (Shark)


    SUNDAY 18th
    Glenn Irwin (Kawasaki / Shoei)
    Lee Johnston (TT)
    Dean Harrison (TT)
    Tom and Ben Birchall (TT)
    John Reynolds (Suzuki)
    Steve Plater
    Jo Collier (Aprilia)
    Andy Reid (Aprilia)
    James Westmoreland (4RS / Shark)


    MONDAY 19th MEDIA MONDAY
    Ian Lougher (TT)
    Joey Thompson (TT)
    John Reynolds (Suzuki)
    Steve Plater
    James Westmoreland (4RS / Shark)

    TUESDAY 20th
    Derek McGee (TT)
    Adam McLean (TT)
    Steve Plater
    James Westmoreland (4RS / Shark)
    Michael Laverty (Shark)


    WEDNESDAY 21st
    Martin Jessop (TT)
    Gary Johnson (TT)
    Steve Plater
    Julian Ryder
    James Westmoreland (4RS / Shark)
    Michael Laverty (Shark)


    THURSDAY 22nd
    Carl Fogarty (LS2 helmets)
    Ian Hutchinson (TT)
    Danny Webb (TT)
    Steve Plater
    Keith Huewan (BT Sport)
    James Westmoreland (4RS / Shark)

    FRIDAY 23rd
    Carl Fogarty (c/o tba)
    Michael Rutter (TT / Shoei)
    Jamie Coward (TT)
    Steve Plater
    Jo Collier (Aprilia)
    Andy Reid (Aprilia)
    James Westmoreland (4RS / Shark)


    SATURDAY 24th BSB DAY
    Carl Fogarty (Bikesure)
    Leon Haslam (Carole Nash / Kawasaki / Arai)
    Peter Hickman (TT / Shoei)
    Davey Todd (TT)
    Tom and Ben Birchall (TT)
    John McGuinness (TT)
    James Hillier (TT)
    Dave Molyneux / Patrick Farrance (TT)
    Conor Cummins (TT)
    John Holden / Lee Cain (TT)
    Tim Reeves / Mark Wilks (TT)
    Ivan Lintin (TT)
    John Reynolds (Suzuki)
    Brad Ray (Suzuki / Shark)
    Steve Plater
    Leon Haslam (BSB / Carole Nash)
    Richard Coper (BSB)
    Tommy Bridewell (BSB)
    Luke Mossey (BSB)
    Fraser Rogers (BSB)
    James Ellison (BSB / 4RS)
    Ryan Vickers (BSB / Shoei)
    Glenn Irwin (BSB)
    Christian Iddon (BSB)
    James Rispoli (BSB)
    James Westmoreland (4RS / Shark)
    Brad Jones (Shark)
    Michael Laverty (Shark)
    Lee Jackson (Shark)
    Dan Jones (Shark)
    Charlie Nesbitt (Shark)
    SUNDAY 25th TT DAY

    Carl Fogarty (c/o tba)
    Peter Hickman (TT / Shoei)
    Davey Todd (TT)
    Dean Harrison (TT)
    Tom and Ben Birchall (TT)
    John McGuinness (TT)
    James Hillier (TT)
    Ian Hutchinson (TT)
    Dave Molyneux / Patrick Farrance (TT)
    Conor Cummins (TT)
    John Holden / Lee Cain (TT)
    Tim Reeves / Mark Wilks (TT)
    Ivan Lintin (TT)
    John Reynolds (Suzuki)
    Steve Plater
    James Westmoreland (4RS / Shark)
    DATES TO BE SORTED
    Alastair Seeley (4RS)
    Alex Lowes (Yamaha / Shark)
    Taz Mackenzie (Yamaha / Shoei)
    Tai Woffinden (Shoei) x 3 World Speedway Champion
    Shakey Byrne (Shoei)
    Jake Dixon (Shoei)
    Josh Elliott (Shark)
    Thomas Strudwick (Shark)
    Max Cook (Shark)
    Joe Francis (Shark)
    Sean Neary (Shark)
     
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  7. Wozza

    Wozza Well-Known Member

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    Looks like Shark have a lot of riders shame the lid hasn't changed for 5yrs......I want anther one but paint schemes dull ....hopefully 2019 will see some new designs or I'm switching to Agv pista r.....
     
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    Does the AGV fit you? I had a Shark and like the look of AGVs but I just can't wear them, almost rip my head off in the haste to remove them :oops:
     
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    The Pista GP R fit me great, but I wasn't a fan of the $1900 price tag. I almost sprung for the Rossi 20th anniversary model.
     
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    Hi yes fits me spot on in a small I have a thin face it does sit high on the neck and feels like a cycle helmet if that makes sense I tried on a Arai which I have had before but felt big and bulky compared to this...tried a shoei and doesn't suit me to much gap around the chin.....the zarco shark las test one looks good but Agv gloss carbon is the one but £899....hmmm next model down carbon/mix is 600... Shark about 499 wait and see what Santa brings,,
     
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  11. MLC

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    Awesome, thank you @BikersDiscountStore
     
  12. BikersDiscountStore

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    The latest list

    SATURDAY 17th
    Carl Fogarty MBE (c/o tba) 4x World Superbie Champion
    Jonathan Rea MBE (Carole Nash / Kawasaki / Arai) 4x World Superbike Champion
    Leon Haslam (Carole Nash / Kawasaki / Arai) British Superbike Champion
    Ana Carrasco (Kawasaki) World Supersport 300 Champion
    Tai Woffinden (Shoei) 3x World Speedway Champion
    David Knight (Suzuki) 4x World Enduro Champion
    Tom and Ben Birchall (TT) World Sidecar Champions
    Dave Thorpe (Honda) 3x World Motocross Champion
    Niall Mackenzie 3x British Superbike Champion
    John Reynolds (Suzuki) 3x British Superbike Champion
    Ron Haslam (Carole Nash)
    Taz Mackenzie (Yamaha / Shoei)
    Jack Kennedy (Yamaha)

    Glenn Irwin (Kawasaki / Shoei)
    Jake Dixon (Shoei)
    Lee Johnston (TT)
    Steve Plater
    Fred Clarke (Carole Nash)
    Jo Collier (Aprilia)
    Andy Reid (Aprilia)
    Jordan Weaving (Shark)
    Brad Jones (Yamaha / Shark)
    Maria Costello MBE
    SUNDAY 18th

    Glenn Irwin (Kawasaki / Shoei)
    Danny Buchan (FS-3 Kawasaki Racing)
    Lee Jackson (FS-3 Kawasaki Racing)
    Lee Johnston (TT)
    Tom and Ben Birchall (TT)
    John Reynolds (Suzuki) 3x British Superbike Champion
    Jake Dixon (Shoei)
    Dave Thorpe (Honda) 3x World Motocross Champion
    Niall Mackenzie 3x British Superbike Champion
    Steve Plater
    Jo Collier (Aprilia)
    Andy Reid (Aprilia)
    Brad Jones (Yamaha / Shark)
    Taz Mackenzie (Yamaha / Shoei)
    Jack Kennedy (Yamaha)


    MONDAY 19th MEDIA MONDAY
    Ian Lougher (TT)
    Paul Jordan tba (TT)
    John Reynolds (Suzuki) 3x British Superbike Champion
    Dave Thorpe (Honda) 3x World Motocross Champion
    Steve Plater
    James Westmoreland (4SR / Shark)
    Matt Neal and Dan Cammish (Honda touring car)
    Maria Costello MBE
    TUESDAY 20th

    Derek McGee (TT)
    Adam McLean (TT)
    Ryan Farquhar (TT)
    Steve Plater
    Michael Laverty (Shark)
    Bradley Ray and Declan Brooks (Suzuki)
    Dave Thorpe (Honda) 3x World Motocross Champion
    Ron Haslam (Honda)
    WEDNESDAY 21st
    Alex Lowes (Yamaha)

    Joey Thompson (TT)
    Steve Plater
    Julian Ryder
    Michael Laverty (Shark)
    Niall Mackenzie 3x British Superbike Champion
    THURSDAY 22nd
    Carl Fogarty (LS2 helmets)
    Ian Hutchinson (TT)
    Paul Jordan tba (TT)
    Steve Plater
    Keith Huewan (BT Sport)
    Niall Mackenzie 3x British Superbike Champion
    Craig Neave (Arai)
    FRIDAY 23rd

    Carl Fogarty (c/o tba)
    Michael Rutter (TT / Shoei)
    Jamie Coward tba (TT)
    Steve Plater
    Jo Collier (Aprilia)
    Andy Reid (Aprilia)
    Fenton Seabright (BTC)
    Craig Neave (Arai)
    SATURDAY 24th BSB DAY

    Carl Fogarty (Bikesure)
    Leon Haslam (Carole Nash / Kawasaki / Arai)
    Josh Brookes (BSB)
    Peter Hickman (TT / Shoei)
    Davey Todd (TT)
    Tom and Ben Birchall (TT)
    John McGuinness (TT)
    James Hillier (TT)
    Dave Molyneux (TT)
    Dean Harrison (TT)
    John Holden / Lee Cain (TT)
    Tim Reeves / Mark Wilks (TT)
    John Reynolds (Suzuki) 3x British Superbike Champion
    Brad Ray (Suzuki / Shark)
    Steve Plater
    Billy McConnell (Suzuki)
    Leon Haslam (BSB / Carole Nash)
    Richard Coper (BSB)
    Tommy Bridewell (BSB)
    Luke Mossey (BSB)
    Fraser Rogers (BSB)
    James Ellison (BSB / 4RS)
    Ryan Vickers (BSB / Shoei)
    Glenn Irwin (BSB)
    Christian Iddon (BSB)
    Brad Jones (Shark)
    Michael Laverty (Shark)
    Lee Jackson (Shark)
    Dan Jones (Shark)
    Charlie Nesbitt (Shark)
    Joe Francis (Shark)
    Fenton Seabright (BTC)
    Niall Mackenzie 3x British Superbike Champion
    Brad Jones (Yamaha / Shark)
    Jack Kennedy (Yamaha)
    SUNDAY 25th TT DAY

    Carl Fogarty (c/o tba)
    Peter Hickman (TT / Shoei)
    Conor Cummins (TT)
    Davey Todd (TT)
    Dean Harrison (TT)
    Tom and Ben Birchall (TT)
    John McGuinness (TT)
    James Hillier (TT)
    Ian Hutchinson (TT)
    Dave Molyneux (TT)
    John Holden / Lee Cain (TT)
    Tim Reeves / Mark Wilks (TT)
    John Reynolds (Suzuki) 3x British Superbike Champion
    Steve Plater
     
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  13. nigelrb

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    Wow, Anna Carrasco's there on the 17th. That's a major coup. Would be worthwhile talking to her for anyone even remotely interested in motorcycle racing would have to be impressed with her achievements.
     
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    Going on the Tuesday......not been for years as been working abroad something to do....
     
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    Was considering changing my attendance date cos it would have been good to see you, @Wozza , but with the greatest respect, you lose out to Anna:D.
     
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    Looking like it's this Sunday for me. Prefer quieter weekdays but weather looking sunny/fine for a good ride down...so double the pleasure :)
     
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  17. nigelrb

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    That's a decent ride for you. Two and a half you reckon?

    Don't need to tell you stuff you don't know, but the earlier the better. I got there first-up on Sunday last year. Was good for the first hour or so, but from about 11am was super congested worse at the food vendors.

    PS. You could have stayed overnight at my place, but I'm not putting away my fave cushions for anyone!!:p;)
     
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    Lol its only 80 miles Nige...I'll be there in 2 shakes of a lambs tail :)

    Don't forget I'm on the fastness of Blackness not an HRC snail ;)

    That's a super kind offer of an overnight stay but I'm a terrible sleepwalker & I'd hate for you to wake up thinking...oh my God :eek:














    Is that my SP revving off down the road!o_O

    ;) :D
     
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  19. Boothman

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    So did you @nigelrb (or anyone else for that matter) pick up anything from the show?
     
  20. nigelrb

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    Not me. Just made a small report in the NEC thread.
     

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