NEC Bike Show

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  1. bigtwin

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    I’m going on Monday 19th; anyone else planning to visit?

    Ian
     
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    Yes, but on 25th
     
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    Interested in seeing the new 1260 MTS Enduro to replace the 1200 Enduro
     
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    John is going with his mate John they are the ones who will be oblivious if there are any scantilly clad ladies on the bikes. We do have some photos t prove it.:LOL:
     
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    Join the queue !!
     
  6. bigtwin

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    From a previous year:

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    Hmm, might need a bigger bike!

    Ian
     
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    Going to give it a miss this year. The manufacturers seem to be concentrating on how the bike TFT screen can connect to your phone and what other electronic aids it has.
     
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    It really is getting very silly, isn't it. "With it's new TFT screen it really is something".

    Then of course it's not a bike without lean angle ABS, traction control, quick shifter, adaptive suspension.

    All they are missing is a seat vibrator for the type of rider who demands all this.

    PS: TFT screens rely on a back-light for you to read them, get the sun on them and most will be illegible. Far better is the monochrome one which improves in sunlight.
     
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    I’m hoping to go on the 24th with a local friend ride up and meet a mate and his son who live near Lichfield.

    I’d love to have stopped the night for the second city derby, but alas it’s the MiLs 70th party so have to be home in time for that.

    Havent been for several years, might grab a RX7GP replacement and will only probably bother with the adventure market stuff, equipment and travel sections. I met Sam Manicom and talked to him for a while, got him to sign a book as a gift for someone.
     
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    £15 pound to park and £25 to get in. I thnk ill give it a miss
     
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    That reminds me of taking my new girlfriend to a motorcycle show. The first stand was full of scantily clad MCN girls who were being totally ignored by everyone as Mike Hailwood's TT winning bike from '78 was grabbing all the attention!

    As she was quite a bit (lot) younger than me, It took a while to explain to her that Mike Hailwood is the greatest road racer ever & after an 11 year break, he got on a knackered ducati and won the TT on it.
     
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    Is that really the parking fee now?
     
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    Yes, just went to look...
    • Car Parking will be £16.00 on the day or £10.00 in advance (exclusively for Motorcycle Live visitors) – this is a charge implemented by The NEC.
    That is a bit bloody steep.
     
  15. bigtwin

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    It’s ‘only’ (haha) £10 if you book in advance.

    Free if you’re on your bike though.

    Ian
     
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    Going on the bike reduces purchasing options if there are some deals.

    Seen the costs to park minibuses and coaches relative to cars?

    How much is parking for a coach or minibus?
    £15 for a minibus and £20.00 for a coach.
     
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    Been today. Basically £13.50 for an olde farte riding into the nice free Hall1 parking. Lots were queuing to feed £16 into the parking machines, of which there were many.

    There are some great bikes to be seen and some weird things with more than 2 wheels.

    I wasn't looking closely but nothing hit me in the face as "a good deal".

    By midday, Sun, it was heaving.
     
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    What a huge span that covers. Most huge great things made more to carry egos than people.

    I think Yamaha have come up with a magnificent sensible adventure bike, the Tracer 700 GT, quite small and light but with enough power for any sensible adventure.
     
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    Don’t you mean the Tenere 700?

    The Tracer GT is a Grand (haha) Tourer.

    Ian
     
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    Ah, terminology. What is a tourer, what is an adventure bike ?

    I think, on the whole, an "adventure bike" is used as a tourer. Touring Europe is an adventure isn't it.

    But if you want dirty stuff that new Tenere looks the absolute dogs thingies. Built for the dirty stuff and light enough to keep picking it up. I bet Charlie and Ewan would have given their left b--------k to be picking up the Yam instead of that BMW behemoth.
     

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