It’s one of the highlights of the year, and a absolute pilgrimage for many of us, as we wrap up warm and head to the NEC for the annual orgy of new metal that is Motorcycle Live. And with such a phenomenally strong influx of new bikes for 2017 – well over 100 new models in total – there’s more to see, stroke, sit on and salivate over than ever before. Maybe even more impressive than the sheer volume of motorcycles is the rampant diversity, and quality, on offer. There isn’t a taste, style or predilection that isn’t catered for amongst the latest crop – and add in the huge amount of exiting bikes that will roll into the new year with just light revisions for Euro4, and it adds up to a bamboozling collection of temptation.
Team MCN took some time out this week to consider the very best new bikes to emerge from the Intermot, AIMEXPO and EICMA shows that have taken place over the last five weeks to pick the bikes we most want to get up close to at Motorcycle Live. And after a fair bit of ‘healthy banter’ we’ve settled on our Top 40 Hottest New Bikes of 2017, and you can see the full list over the coming pages – then get yourself to Birmingham to see them for yourself.
Also in this special pullout guide is all the information you need to find the NEC, get your tickets, find your way around the show, and prioritise which features you most want to see while you’re there. If you don’t want to carry the whole of this supplement with you, just whip out the centre-page pullout as an invaluable pocket guide to what’s on, and where.
Whatever else you’re going to see, don’t forget to visit the MCN stand (Hall 4, 4C21) while you’re there.