Motorcycle Live 2022 - All you need to know about the NEC bike show


As it’s nearly time for your annual pilgrimage to the NEC for Motorcycle Live 2022, here’s what you need to know about the event



MOTORCYCLE Live 2022 is nearly 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 every 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 carpark 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 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.

Motorcycle Live 2022 - News and Events LIVE!

Ariel Ace Black Edition

Motorcycle Live kicks off tomorrow and is set to start with a BANG, as British motorcycle maker Ariel is pulling the wraps off a very special machine. The bike is the Ariel Ace Black Edition, a super limited edition of its existing model. As the name suggests, the bike is finished in a matt black Cerakote finish from head to toe, meaning it'll likely be one of the stealthiest machines at the show. 

To check out the new Ariel Ace Black Edition for yourself, head over to Hall 3, stand 3A15 once the show opens on Saturday 19th.

New 2023 Ducati range

Legendary Italian maker Ducati is set to bring a raft of new bikes to the show this year and will be revealing the all-new Diavel V4 and the bonkers new 240bhp Panigale V4 at the show.

To be the first to swing a leg over the sweetest Italian exotica, make a beeline for Hall 3A, Stand 3D15 once the show opens.

2023 Honda Range | Including Hornet, Transalp, and CL500

Motorcycle Live represents the first for most of the UK public to take a look at some big bikes, from one of the biggest global motorcycle manufacturers. That’s right, Honda is bringing a truck-full of new metal to the show, including the new CL500 retro, the CB750 Hornet, and the exciting new middleweight adventure challenger, the XL750 Transalp.

To check these new models out for yourself, head to Hall 2, Stand 2D15.

Langen Two-Stroke

The Langen Two-Stroke might not be all-new and has been to the show before, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the must-see bikes at this year's show. Langen will also be handing newly-built bikes over to their lucky new owners live on the exhibition hall floor.

Be sure to swing by Hall 3A, stand 3E25 to check it out for yourself.

MSS Performance

MSS Performance has confirmed it will continue its partnership with Kawasaki - which has seen MSS Performance become the official Team Green Technical Partner - in 2023, with a greater number of race-spec parts available than in the past.  

The latest products of the partnership will be on display at Motorcycle Live throughout the nine days of the event in the form of both a MSS Performance-prepped Kawasaki ZX-10RR and Kawasaki Ninja 400.

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 travelling in from the north, east, south, or west of the country. Car parking is provided on-site, although it is at of cost £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.