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Motorcycle Festival set to be ‘best yet’

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Motorcycle Festival set to be ‘best yet’ thumbnailIrish trials champion Andy Perry gets a cheer from road racers Alastair Seeley, Keith Farmer and Simon Reid. WK03016

ORGANISERS of next month's Blackhorse Northern Ireland Motorcycle Festival claim the event will be the biggest and best to date.
The three-day event takes place at the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn at the beginning of February and is once again organised by the father and son team of Billy and Marty Nutt.
This year marks the 23rd annual show which is now firmly established as a 'must see' for bike fans of all ages.
As ever, a large number of manufacturers and dealers have intimated that they will be present to show off the latest machines.
According to organisers, Charles Hurst will have the new 2018 Yamaha MT-09 SP, restyled 2018 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer and a Special Anniversary YZF-R1 to celebrate The 20th Anniversary of the Yamaha YZF-R1 on show along with the new Honda Goldwing 2018.
They will also display the All New 2018 CB 1000R, the 2018 Honda Africa-Twin, the new 2018 BMW R1200GS Rallye TE with TFT connectivity, plus the 2018 BMW S1000RR Sport Superbike.
Meanwhile, Motoplus Coleraine will have Kawasaki Z900 RS, Kawasaki Ninja H2, Kawasaki H2 SX and the Z1000 SX and the full airbrushed Jonathan Rea's ZX10 on display.
Philip McCallen Motorcycles will have the new 790 Duke 2018, Kawasaki H2 SX 2018, Triumph new Tiger 1200 and 800, new Speedmaster and Bobber black all 2018 while Davy's bikes will be displaying A.J.S., MASH, S.W.M., Sinnis, Motorini and Zonts.
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