New Ducati, BMW and Yamaha machines at Motorcycle Live 2014
If you haven't made it to Motorcycle Live 2014, then there are still plenty of opportunities to go, as the show runs until November 30th at the NEC Birmingham.
Ducati is certainly well represented at the event, and if you're a fan, you won't go home disappointed.
There's the chance to see the much-hyped new Ducati Scrambler – this will be the bike's first outing in the UK – so it's arguably worth a visit simply for the opportunity to brag to your mates about it afterwards.
In addition, the 1299 Panigale R Multistrada 1200 will be on show, as will the Diavel Titanium and Monster Stripeversions of the 821 and 1200 S.
BMW is also at the show, and there's the opportunity to see the new S1000RR superbike, plus the S1000xr, R1200 R and the R1200 RS. Motorbike enthusiast, TV presenter and travel writer Charley Boorman will also be at the stand.
The 48-year-old is well acquainted with BMW, as both he and Hollywood A-lister and keen biker Ewan McGregor rode the brand's R1150GS Adventure bike in their series Long Way Round. The pair subsequently took the BMW R1200GS Adventure on their next filmed trip, Long Way Down.
If that wasn't enough to whet your appetite, then how about the release of the new Yamaha R1? It comes with 200 hp and weighs 199kg fully fuelled.
The R1 was unveiled at the Milan Motor Show at the beginning of November and legendary racer Valentino Rossi – who helped to develop the bike – was on hand at the launch.
He enjoyed working on the project, “especially because the target is to make the R1 as much as possible like the M1 – my favourite bike”, he said.
Rossi suggested that the team of engineers who worked on the project “did a great job” and he suggested that the bike was well worth considering.