Motorcycle Live – what a show

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I’ve spent the day at Motorcycle Live and I’ve got to say the atmosphere was electric – seems that the latest sportsbike offerings have captivated the public’s imagination.

Crowds flocked to savour the Honda RC213V-S, Kawasaki H2 and H2R and Ducati’s Panigale R. However, by far the biggest draw at the show was Yamaha’s new R1, which looks a lot better up close in the metal than it did when it was unveiled at EICMA in Milan.

Granted, sportsbikes may not be to everyone’s taste, but these state-of-the-art flagships are the bikes we all aspire to, whether we’re cruiser, naked or adventure bike riders, and these new models have generated a positive vibe throughout the biking world.

However, the bike of the show for me wasn’t a bike from Japan’s or Europe’s finest – the star attraction for me was the Harley-Davidson XR1200TT by Shaw Speed & amp…just look at those pipes.


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