Motorcycle Live – the UK’s biggest bike show – is now only a month away, and this year there will be no fewer than 10 FREE chances to get on two wheels.

Running from 17-25 November at the NEC in Birmingham, the show is not just for seasoned motorcyclists, so whether you’re a wannabe biker, brand-new to two wheels, an adventure enthusiast, keen to learn a new skill or you’ve got kids or mates that are itching to get into biking, there’s something for everyone to enjoy…


1) Test Ride Zone supported by Shoei, Sidi and Spada

The Test Ride Zone features a great line up of motorcycles from the leading manufacturers exhibiting at the show. Visitors can take their bike of choice out on the open road around The NEC, accompanied on a set route by experienced out riders. Participants will be kitted out with all safety equipment.

2) Experience Adventure


Experience Adventure is supported by Honda and Triumph, with clothing supplied by Bell Helmets and Fly. The FREE adventure bike skills course is designed to introduce riders to their first taste of adventure riding which will include tuition, on bike set-up, body positioning and balance across a number of testing terrains

3) Get On supported by Lexham Insurance

The Get On campaign is offering FREE 20-minute taster sessions on a 125cc scooter or motorcycle in a private, indoor area with expert tuition from fully trained instructors. Thousands of visitors have been taking advantage of the Get On feature in the last few years, with many getting the biking bug and going on to gain their full motorcycle licence.


4) ACU Try Trials

The ACU will once again be teaming up with BUMPY to provide visitors with the opportunity to learn the basics of trials riding in a FREE 15-minute session with direction and guidance from an ACU-certified instructor. There will also be demonstrations by the experts throughout each day to showcase the capabilities of the bikes and the skill of the riders.

5) Youth AX Experience

A full-powered Arenacross Experience will return to Motorcycle Live this year, with two mini-AX dirt tracks suitable for first-time and intermediate ability girls and boys aged between 4 and 12. . Youngsters will get the chance to ride an ultra-cool electric AX machine, kitted head-to-toe in the latest AX-branded kit with instructions from the best AX coaches – and best of all, the experience is totally FREE!

6) Strider

The Strider Adventure Zone is back, providing a safe and friendly riding area with ramps, see saws and rumple strips that encourages kids aged 18 months to 5 years to explore balance and mobility on a bike. Demo bikes and helmets are provided in this FREE feature that will give your little one a taste for life on two wheels and start them on their journey to becoming a motorcyclist.

7) H-D Jumpstart

The popular Harley-Davidson Jumpstart will return to give non-riders, or even bikers who have never experienced a Harley® before, the chance to get to grips with one of the machines on a rolling road including acceleration, clutch control and gear changes.

8) MT Tour

The popular Yamaha ‘Dark Side MT Tour’ makes its final stop of the season at Motorcycle Live, with the giant truck taking centre stage for the MT Tour display with its Dark Side branding and collection of MT clothing and accessories, plus accessorised MT Tour bikes. Experience the full range of new MT models for yourself by visiting the Dark Side Test Ride stand and booking a demo ride at the show.

9 and 10) BMW Dual Sports Arena

This year, World of BMW will bring its Off Road Skills and Rider Training demonstrations together, forming one big multi-bike show in a new Dual Sports Arena. Riders of all abilities will have the opportunity to get a hands-on experience tutored by BMW’s best on-road and off-road instructors. The interaction will range from the first steps of riding a bike on a rolling road to more advanced, static handling on different models from BMW’s range.

Motorcycle Live 2018 takes place at The NEC, Birmingham from 17-25 November. Advance tickets are on sale now priced at just £19.50 per adult, £12 for Seniors, £1 for 11-16 year olds* and FREE for children aged ten and under**. There is also a £25 advance ticket, which includes entry to the show and an Oxford HD MAX disc lock worth £25.00.

To book, call 0844 581 2345 or visit

Ross Mowbray

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