Sunday, 13 February 2011

MCN Carole Nash London Motorcycle Show

As I live within a stones throw from the Docklands Excel exhibition centre, it's a bit of a no brainer on whether I should pop down and visit the London Motorcycle Show. As last years show was well worth the effort- if only to try on a possible new helmet..I caught the DLR 'toy train' on Saturday morning direct to the Excel Ehibition Centre. One of the best parts of the show for me is that manufacturers allow punters to climb around on their current range and try-bikes-on for size. A smattering of classics also keeps me coming back.

A pretty pair of Ducatis fresh from the Moto Giro Italia last year were found hiding in a quiet corner as was a stunning £60,000 one-off Ducati 1088RS set to inspire future road bikes.

The new Norton Commando 961 Cafe Rcaer was as popular as ever with the latest parts bin special model attracting the most admiring glances.

Finally this cutaway VFR750R RC30 caught my eye, a bike that has probably done more shows than you've had hot dinners over the years, proving just how advanced the highly successful road racer was when it came to UK shores in 1990, yes 21 years ago!


  1. I can’t take my eyes off that Ducati 1088RS! I heard that Ducati Coventry is planning on making a cheaper version of that, which is 1/3 of the present price. Not bad for something as awesome as that, huh? But anyway, these motorcycle shows are really the best places to hang around, especially if the organizers let you sit on those bikes!

    Erik Lucien

  2. Same here, Erik! With its striking color, it will surely grab the attention of many people. A cheaper version? Well, if that is so, it will be more accessible to a lot more people out there. That’s good news for sure!

  3. I love everything about that Norton Commando! It's really gorgeous in black! Also, it's black muffler and gold details completes it's astonishing look! The black and gold color scheme never gets old!

    Hannah Parkin