MOTORCYCLE Live 2022 is almost upon us, and many of you will be thinking about how to get the best from this year’s trip to the UK’s biggest motorcycle show.
Whether you are a seasoned participant in the event or a first-time visitor to the show, there are always some things to take into account when thinking about your trip. In this article, we’ll be taking you through some important information to consider when planning your trip, and when you are physically at the event.
Not only that, but once the doors are opened, we’ll be updating this page with all the noteworthy things happening at Motorcycle Live 2022. Be it new bike reveals, rider announcements for the world of racing, or deals to be had on certain products or services, this page should be your go-to source for everything to do with Motorcycle Live 2022.
Motorcycle Live 2022 ticket prices
Advance tickets into this year’s show are priced at £22 for adults (19 years and above), £1 for those under 18, and free for children under five years old if accompanied by an adult. A £2 booking fee applies to each ticket order – not individual tickets on an order.
The NEC is a cashless venue, so if you are planning on buying your tickets on the day, don’t forget your card! Tickets on the door of £27 for over 19s, £1 for six to 18-year-olds, and still free for children under five.
There is a group discount of 10% for groups of 10 or more, although to get this, you must book online and cannot claim the discount at the door.
Motorcycle Live 2022 dates and opening times
This year’s show runs from the 19th to the 27th of November 2022 and the show will be opening at 10am and closing at 5pm. The shuttle coaches to the car park will still operate after this time, and the bike park will remain open for one hour after the event closes its doors – so make sure you get to your bike promptly once the halls are empty!
Motorcycle Live 2022 news and reveals
There is set to be a raft of new metal at the NEC this year, with new bikes arriving at the NEC from Asia, Europe and the USA. Some of the must-see bikes this year will likely be the recently announced Triumph TE-1 electric prototype revealed last year. The NEC show will be the first chance to take a look at what Triumph’s electric future could look like. Another big brand making its homecoming to the show will be BSA, as its new Gold Star modern retro will be arriving at the show again, although this year in its full production specification. Another famous British brand bringing new bikes will be Norton, which will be showcasing not just its gorgeous V4SV sports bike, but also the revived and renewed Norton Commando 961.
And it’s not just the bikes that are a big draw with the fans, the VIP list of stars heading to the event grows by the day, with MotoGP racers from past and present, BSB stars, and World Superbike legends, rubbing shoulders with Isle of Man TT heroes and, of course, the general public.
To keep you up to date with all the news as it happens, We’ll be updating this part of the article once the show opens, keeping you up to date with all the happenings live from the NEC. Whether you are at the event, or simply planning to go, keep up to date with all the goings on right here.
How to get to Motorcycle Live 2022
Map link – Google Maps – NEC Birmingham
One of the best things about the event is its central location right in the heart of the United Kingdom. A stone’s throw from Birmingham, the NEC has fantastic connections to the rest of the UK whether you choose to travel by train, car, motorcycle, or coach.
Train travel to the NEC
For many, catching the train to the show represents the most convenient and cost-effective way of getting to the NEC. Birmingham International train station is just a short walk from the event and is around five minutes from New Street Station and around 15 minutes from Coventry. Once you alight, it’s a short walk of around 10-minutes until you reach the main entrance to the event.
Reaching the NEC by road
The NEC sits at the junction of the A45 and M42 providing visitors with ample options whether traveling in from the north, east, south, or west of the country. Car parking is provided on-site, although it is at a cost of £10 per car, and then you will have to catch a shuttle to get you into the show. Motorcycle parking on the other hand is free of charge and will see you off your bike and into the show in a matter of minutes.
Reaching the NEC by coach
There is also a third option of catching the coach and being dropped off outside of the Birmingham International Airport terminal. From there you will have to take a short trip on the monorail to reach the train station, leaving you free to walk the final stretch.