NEC BIKE SHOW PRESENTS EXCITING NEW LINE-UP OF INTERACTIVE FEATURES
24 October 2007 - MCI Exhibitions Ltd
The re-launched International Motorcycle and Scooter Show is set to offer visitors more adrenalin-fuelled, interactive features than ever before when it returns to the Birmingham NEC from 23rd November – 2nd December.
The Show’s new location within the NEC means that it has been possible to introduce a host of new areas and features, providing visitors of all ages with an enormous choice of bikes to get up close and personal with. As well as being able to ride the latest 2007 models from exhibiting manufacturers, there will also be an array of other exciting two-wheeled entertainment. For the first time, visitors will be able to check out the Buell Skills low speed handling course, receive free cornering advice from the California Superbike School, witness the incredible Wall of Death, and ride on four wheels as well as two at the new Karting track. Not forgetting the brand new Arai Entertainment Zone featuring the Blackhorse Stage.
1. Arai Entertainment Zone, incorporating the Blackhorse Stage will play host to daily competitions, big-name interviews, games and celebrity appearances, including the British Superbike Awards on 28th November, and the new JUMP! Fashion Show with the latest clothing and protective wear from the biggest names in biking fashion.
2. Buell Skills - the brand new Buell Skills low speed handling course will be situated in Hall 4. Visitors to the Show can experience the supreme low-speed handling and agility of a Buell motorcycle and ride against the clock through the demanding obstacle course.
3. Wall of Death is an 18 foot high cylindrical wall, around the top of which is a viewing platform. Spectators can watch with amazement as performers ride around the inside of the wall on vintage Indian motorcycles. This incredible new feature is situated in Hall 4.
4. TWO/Visordown All-Star Forum interactive theatre will feature bike giveaways and celebrity appearances from the likes of Niall Mackenzie and James Whitham. Visitors can have their photos taken alongside celebrities and uploaded on to the Visordown website, and on Preview Day (23rd November) it will be ‘Niall’s Round’, as Niall Mackenzie buys the beers!
5. Karting and Mini Moto. NEW for 2007 is Karting – four-wheeled action for anyone over the age of 12 and over 4'' 6''. Meanwhile Mini Moto is also back for 2007.
6. A Superbike Simulator, provided and run by Californian Superbike School can be found on stand 3A40 in Hall 3. Get free advice on cornering from the experts, then put the theory into practise on the pneumatically driven Superbike Simulator, which replicates the actions a bike goes through when steering through a corner.
7. Drag Bikes Zone & Classic Racers Zone are both new features and have an impressive list of two-wheeled machines on display. Bikes include the 1975 TT-winning Kawasaki 500 and Dave Jones’ Super Twin Street Bike.
8. Thunderdome Games Arena returns with a show that will stun visitors with its spectacular manoeuvres performed by highly trained stunt riders. Set against a post-apocalyptic backdrop, it features freestyle FMX, quad bikes, road bikes, in-line skaters and stunt fighters. Entry is £4 for adults and £2 for children. A £1 discount voucher for adult entry is available at www.motorcycleshow.co.uk.
9. Off Road Zone - ride on a specially designed course in the woods of the NEC, with a choice of bikes from Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha, with qualified instructors to develop your off-road skills.
10. Bike Ride Out Zone & Harley and Buell Ride Out Zone will give visitors over the age of 21, with a full uk licence, the chance to test ride the 2007 bikes – hot from the stands of the major manufacturers. Visitors can also try out the stunning 2008 Harley-Davidson V-Rod and the full 2008 range of Buell motorcycles at the Harley and Buell Ride Out Zone.
11. BSM Training Zone will give visitors aged over 16 the chance to ride their choice of bike or scooter from a selection provided by exhibiting manufacturers.
12. My First Honda Licence - Children aged 5 – 11 can jump on a restricted 50cc motorcycle on a specially designed indoor circuit, while accompanied by trained Honda professionals, and once proficient they will presented with their very first licence!
Finlay McAllan, Managing Director of MCI Exhibitions, said:
“There is simply no two-wheeled Show in the UK that can offer the same incredible number, variety, and quality of interactive features as the NEC Bike Show. This year we have added some fantastic new features to the Show, building upon what is already an extraordinary offering. Children as young as five years old can ride a bike, while every major bike manufacturer has donated motorcycles for the public to ride on, in and around the NEC. This year visitors truly have their pick of bikes both to see for the first time, and to get on and ride”.
Visitors who wish to ride bikes at any of this year’s interactive features must bring with them their full UK driving licence and may be required to take a breathalyser test prior to participation. This year’s Show takes place on the new dates of 23rd November – 2nd December (Press Day – 22nd November), in new halls 1, 2, 3, 3a & 4. Ticket prices have been frozen for a third consecutive year making the Show even better value.
For October 2007
From MCI Exhibitions Ltd
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