Bikes ready for work – ready to deliver at the NEC MotorcycleLive 2022

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Fellows meet for a natter and review the zero emissions.

Electric scooter at Silence with 100 litres box volume at 50kg.

Work-ready Suzuki 8S, quality without high-end price.



Fellows met mid-week Tuesday on the black carpets of the three halls of the NEC. The Birmingham Motorcycle Live show has become the electric light vehicle showcase for all things final mile. EV scooters to light bikes all under one roof. An ocean of new models and a tide of practical reality. MCN marked their number one must-see as new naked, ready for top box and panniers, it was the Suzuki GSX-8S that boasted quality without top model money. Add a top box and it was ready to put to work.

Electric working bikes, box on board at 100 litres and ready for work on the Silence stand. their S01 had 50Kg, 100 litre box volume, 90 miles at 30mph, four grand plus the VAT.

Ben Cross, ‘Here at Silence UK we are on a mission to support the business users, a removable battery, reduces your fuel bill. The bike is built in Spain.’

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Photo of SO2 electric, Dr Tracey Worth and Ben Cross from Silence

A run of electric two-wheelers in the fellow’s discussion, BMW to Yamaha, then a run of brands less known, but it was wall to wall zero emission. The Yamaha had quality oozing and a great price tag at three thousand pounds, but range was sadly twenty miles.

Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha alongside classic names of Norton, BSA & AJS, then brands we are less used too, Ovaobike, Kymkco, Stirling, Yadea, Zontes and Talaria.

IOC chairman Carl Lomas checked out the MCN dream garage with modern historic motorbikes fit for some very fast deliveries.

Take a look at them all, on the IOC-exclusive web photo tour of the black carpets below.

Finally McAllan, Managing Director of the Motorcycle Live show said: “The show is brimming with manufacturers, retailers, interaction and wall-to-wall bikes. As always, it's a great opportunity for bike couriers to see the latest bikes, chat to helpful, knowledgeable staff, and get a winter biking fix ready for the cold weather deliveries.”

Celebrities too, Tracey Worth talked laps of the Isle of Man with 135mph record holder, Peter Hickman. It’s a secret but The Hickman is on the VIP invite list for the 2023 National Courier Awards Oct 17th.



Fifty years in the making, a brief AGM of formality to cover the Motorcycle Industry Association. Convening the meeting, minutes agreed of the 49th 6th Dec, AGM 2021. Tony Campbell presented a clean and qualified audit.


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IOC chair Carl Lomas and CEO Dr Tracey Worth with MCIA boss Tony Campbell compare notes on politics of L category two wheelers.


MCIA Member conference – New date Jan 24th

Unlike previous years, MCIA have decided to hold the member conference as a stand-alone event celebrating its fiftieth year, which will take place on Tuesday 24th January 2023 at the National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull B92 0EJ.

Dr Tracey Worth will deliver a keynote on the Express final mile sector fit to two wheel delivery to the door.

Draft - agenda topics which will include:

• The UK Economy and what businesses can expect as we face a likely recession

• UK Politics and how green / energy policies will disrupt our market and in turn create both challenges and opportunities for the sector

• Fuelling the changes in transport and infrastructure



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IOC CEO Dr Tracey Worth was on the National Highways stand with Stacey Moore from Beds Fire Service who was showcasing powered two wheels for emergency services.



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IOC Chair carl Lomas in the MCN dream two wheel garage



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Peter Hickman 135mph Isle of man record holder and the number 60 rum celebration bottles