What we’re looking forward to at the 2017 London Motorcycle Show

With the doors to the London Motorcycle Show opening this Friday it’s time to start thinking about the two-wheeled delights that will dazzle under the lights of London’s Excel Centre. Here at Motorcycle Deluxe we’re eager to take a look at the following…

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The stacked sports bike category… It’s going to be interesting to see what’s on offer in the superbike class in 2017. Honda and Suzuki both have revamped models of their flagship superbikes, in an attempt take some of the glory from Kawasaki and Ducati. Who have each had a stronghold on superbike racing over the last few years. In what has been a bit of a drought in the supersport class, Yamaha are set to shake this up with their new technologically-advanced YZF-R6. And there is always time to ogle the Ducati 1299 Superleggera and take in the Italian craftsmanship.

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The Brit pack… Norton’s exclusive V4 RR and SS models will be on display. So it’s a perfect chance to get up close and drool over the carbon fibre or chrome dripped superbike. It will also be the first chance to see two new exciting models from Triumph. The revamped Street Triple sees the popular naked amped up with a more powerful engine, updated electronics and a tweaked design. Then there is the new Triumph Bobber, a hot rod ready custom straight from the showroom floor.

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On Any Sunday vibes… Ducati are looking to revive the the mood set by Steve McQueen in the eponymous documentary with the Desert Sled edition of the Ducati Scrambler. The show will also see the launch of the CCM Spitfire, a street tracker from the Bolton firm’s new ‘Skunkwerx’ department.

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Museum worthy… The Barry Sheene collection will see a variety of iconic bikes ridden by the GP legend on display. Including the championship winning Suzuki RG500s from 1976 and 1977. Honda’s rich motorcycling heritage will also be showcased with the David Silver Honda exhibition.

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Day dreaming at the Coys Auction… Auctioneers Coys are bringing some classic machines to go under the hammer. Some of the interesting lots include Troy Corser’s race-winning Ducati 996RS from 1999 estimated at £50,000. A 1955 MV Agusta dustbin faired racer at a more reasonable £15,000 and a rare exotic Italian racer in the 1957 Mondial 250 Bialbero at a whopping £95,000.

Head to www.mcnmotorcycleshow.com to book tickets for the 2017 Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

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