AFTER a two year hiatus, Motorcycle Live is back for 2021 and just around the corner. Running from the 4th to the 12th of December 2021, the NEC will once again ring to the sound of fans, bikes, and live-action on the stages.
To find out the best way to get to and enjoy the show this year, head over to our dedicated feature outlining everything you need to know about the show.
In this article, we’ll be running down all the new bikes that you can check out once you are there.
To book your Motorcycle Live 2021 tickets, click here.
BMW Motorrad – stand 3A10
Motorcycle Live will give many visitors the chance to get up close and personal to some of BMW’s biggest bikes in the form of the R18 B and R18 Transcontinental, and possibly the newly announced K 1600.
As well as that, there will be numerous special motorcycles on display, from one-off R 18 custom bikes to stunning M 1000 RR race bikes fresh from the British Superbike season.
Riders can find out how best to enhance their capabilities, aided by some of the UK’s best on- and off-road riding experts from BMW Rider Training and BMW Off-Road Skills.
Benelli – stand 4C20
One of the highlights of the Benelli stand this year will surely be the funky retro Leoncino 500. The classy looking machine comes in standard and Trail versions. The stocker gets cast wheels while the Trail comes equipped with sexy spoked wheels and pseudo-off-road tyres.
CCM – stand 3E05
The CCM stand is a familiar sight at Motorcycle Live. Stacked with larger than life bikes and characters, this year’s CCM offering looks set to be even bigger.
The Bolton-based manufacturer has already launched 3 new models this year, in The Maverick Scrambler together with the Street Moto and Street Tracker. At this year’s show, they are going to be rolling out another new model, that promises to be a very special motorcycle!
CFMOTO – stand 2C10
This year’s show might be the first chance punters will have of getting up close and personal with a couple of CFMOTO’s most exciting new models.
First up is the 700CL-X, a bike that CFMOTO hopes will be going toe-to-toe with machines like the Yamaha MT-07 and Kawasaki Z650RS. The other new machine on the stand will be the 300SR. The A2-friendly sports bike brings a touch of style to the sub-400cc market.
Alongside the road-going machines, you’ll also have a chance to have a look around the CFMOTO race bikes that have been doing the business in the No Limits Racing series.
Ducati – stand 4B10
This year’s Motorcycle Live will give the public a chance to see the new Multistrada V2 and the Panigale V2 Bayliss edition.
Energica – stand 3E30
We rode them earlier this year, and the new Energica Eva Ribelle RS is one of the most impressive electric motorcycles we have had the pleasure of riding.
For those of us without physics degrees, this motor is an absolute unit. With peak power at 126 kW / 169 bhp on tap, and a frankly outrageous159 lb-ft of torque at the twist of the throttle. The high tech oil-cooled motor with permanent magnets is a serious bit of kit and the best on the market.
Harley-Davidson – stand 3D15 & 3C20
There will also obviously be the usual selection of custom bikes, competitions and even the chance to feel a Harley-Davidson V-twin for yourself at the H-D Jump Start feature.
Honda – stand 3F20
Honda will be bringing a raft of all-new and updated metal to the show this year, with the big news story coming in the form of the sports touring NT1100.
Using the Africa Twin engine and frame as a base, the NT1100 promises long-distance comfort, sporty dynamics, and two-up potential.
Aside from the NT, Honda will also be bringing the recently updated Africa twin models to the show, while the 2021 Euro5 CB500F, CBR500R, and CB500X will also be on display.
Husqvarna – stand 3E20
The big news from Husqvarna for the show this year is the new NORDEN 901. Based on the hyper-successful KTM 890 Adventure, the NORDEN is a breath of fresh air in the adventure category, thanks to its clean styling, modern lines, and bold colourways.
Indian Motorcycle – stand 3B12
The big news from Indian is the introduction of the new Chief. At the heart of the new bike is the phenomenal Thunderstroke 116 engine which produces a mammoth 162 Nm (119lb-ft) of torque. ABS is standard across the range, as is the new 101mm Ride Command system that can be used via the touchscreen or through the handlebar controls.
KTM – stand 3D30
The newly updated KTM RC390 and RC125 have for some time ruled the roost in the sub-600cc sports bike class. For 2022, both bikes get a very thorough makeover, with a completely new front end, revised rider ergonomics and, if you opt for the RC390, superbike levels of technology!
Kawasaki – stand 2D20
Kawasaki will be bringing is WorldSBK dominating race bike for the road to the show, with new colours and various updates for the 2021 model year.
Another new machine you will be sure to catch a glimpse of this November will be the beautiful new Z650RS retro naked machine. Taking the capable and accessible Z650 as its base, and the Z900RS as its inspiration, the Z650RS promises sporty performance, boundless style, and A2 accessibility. We’ll be riding the new bike this November – stay tuned!
Norton – stand 3C10
Motorcycle Live will not only see the unveiling of new motorcycles this year, but we’ll also get to check out the revived Norton marque for the first time since its TVS acquisition.
Righting the wrongs of the previous administration, Norton will be bringing a selection of familiar machines to the show so be sure to check them out.
Suzuki – stand 3E15
Fans of Suzuki will have the chance to check out the new highly acclaimed GSX-S1000GT, quite possibly for the first time in the flesh. It’s fair to say it was very warmly received on the UK press test in Scotland earlier this month and is sure to inject some performance into the sports touring segment.
Triumph – stand 2B20
2021 will see Triumph bring one of its most eagerly awaited machines to the show for the first time. The new Speed Triple 1200 RR boasts top-spec Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 semi-active suspension, dedicated sports riding ergonomics and bespoke styling thanks to that café racer fairing.
The world has been begging Triumph to create a faired version of its Speed Triple since the original super naked was released, is this the closest we’ll get? Quite possibly.
Get yourself down to the Triumph stand to check it out for yourself.
HONDA NT1100 2022 Specs
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