Motorcycles at the NEC – MCIA 45th AGM & conf – Code of conduct for L plates

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IOC Chairman goes turbo for Honda CX courier bike IOC Chairman goes turbo for Honda CX courier bike

Over a hundred thousand new two-wheelers sold in the UK last year- Eve of Black Friday, take a look at the two wheel NEC bike showcase before Sortation Sunday and Cyber Monday.

Everything two wheels from retro cool bike launch to winter clothes at this year's NEC bike show.

Walk away with a pair of tyres straight from the stand. IOC were at the NEC, Motorcycle Live bike show this week.

The rails were stacked full of winter courier clothing at bargain prices.

IOC chair got turbo-charged when he met the restored Honda CX650 but it had no courier panniers!

Dario Esposito from Super Soco was showcasing 100 mile range electric bikes for less than two and half grand, there were a host of new brands, Herald, Caballero, Mac & Mash alongside the mainstream big boys.

Retro cool Spitfire launch on the CCM stage, naked muscle bikes ready for delivery work are well on the rise and Honda have some cracking 500s for next year with practical reality. Mega-race V4 carbon stuff from Aprilia and Ducati topped 35k money.

The show is busy, demographic of the visitors is not young and most have a mug of tea in their hand. Cool clock for the time was made of exhaust pipes on the Triumph stand and aero style on the Indian stage was Land speed Munroe showcase rocket machine. Harley had a DJ spinning vinyl, lifestyle was at the centre of many brands.

IOC most cool machine goes to Honda for the re-invention of the step-through Super Cub, seriously cool machine for London Knowledge, a run to Brighton or some sunshine deliveries in the West End.

IOC took the bike show trip to attend the MCIA 45th AGM and the conference that followed. Training, Bike theft, Brexit and future two wheel market on the agenda set by new boss Tony Campbell. Full report in separate article.

Proper logistics to align meetings on two wheel licence and bike safety at the NEC show. ‘How does two wheel fit into the 2020 code of conduct for the IoC sector review? IOC talks to Karen Cole, head of safety at the MCIA. Where are we on CBT and theory test for commercial riders ?

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Last modified on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 16:44