NEC 2006 International Motorcycle Show

The 2006 motorcycle and scooter show is a place where you can admire all the latest 2-wheeled machines that are available for your riding pleasure. With a host of bike unveilings and highlights including the UK launch of brand new models from Suzuki and Honda, appearances from race stars such as Troy Corser, James Toseland, Chris Walker, John Reynolds and Ryuichi Kiyonari and the first ever public showing of the Thunderdome Games Arena.

The Show, which runs until November 5, looks to be the most entertaining yet, with more interactive features than ever and an impressive line-up of famous riders set to appear.

Charley Boorman and Suzi Perry officially opened the show on the Blackhorse Stage at 12.00, introducing the Minister of State for Transport Dr Stephen Ladyman, who acknowledged the importance of motorcycling as a key mode of transport in the future as well as presenting the MCIA with the Prince Michael Safety Award.

Suzuki impressed the crowds with the first UK unveiling of the GSX-R1000 and the dramatic UK launch of the brand new B-King, a bike that claims to create a class of its own. Biking personality Janie Omorogbe and Suzuki’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Nick Palmer, introduced the 1300cc B-King bike. Honda had more treats in store with the introduction of their brand new CB600F Hornet which made its UK premier at today’s Show. Honda celebrated their success in competitive biking by introducing some of their top riders including WSB rider James Toseland, 2006 BSB Champion Ryuichi Kiyonari and TT hero John McGuiness.

Brand new for 2006, the Thunderdome Games Arena was seen by the crowds for the first time today. The live action stunt show, which incorporates a stream of spectacular manoeuvres performed by highly trained stunt riders, wowed the crowds and set the standard for the remaining ten days of the show. Crowds were gripped by a sequence of quad bike, motorbike and rollerblading tricks completed by a dramatic stunt involving three bikes and a 16 foot metal cage.

General Public Days - October 28th to November 5th, 10am – 6pm

2006 Admission Prices

In advance from
Trade £8 – by pre-registration only
Preview £28
Preview Child £5
Adults £13
Child £5 (11 to 16)

OAP £5
Family £30 - 2 adults + 2 children (11 to 16)

On the door
Preview £28
Preview Child £5 (11 to 16)
Adults £15
Child £5
OAP £5
Family £35 - 2 adults + 2 children (11 to 16)

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