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Been to the Scottish Motorcycle Show

Just been to the MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show at Ingliston, not too far from where I live. I actually enjoyed it! Took a few measures to help the experience along.

  1. Parked at the car park nearest to the airport, avoiding paying the priviledge to park in a field that you cannot get back out again of without four wheel drive.
  2. Bought our tickets on the gate, having had to queue up with my prepaid tickets last time. What is the point of saving two quid to pay in advance?
  3. Everybody was wrapped up, maybe too much, but a lot easier than moaning cold folks.

Some nice bikes going, and managed to shift most of my reticence at sitting on the bikes.

Best bike for me? Shifted from the Triumph Tiger this year, my wife decided that the one that rode in as we were walking in to the show looks wierd in the area below the half fairing. So the one for us is the BMW K1200RS, big enough for me, low enough for my wife to get on (being that she is around a foot and a half shorter than me) the pillion perch.

I had a bit of fun trying out cruisers for a laugh, sadly the rest of the family said they suited me in a sad kind of way. I must have the black tee shirted fat bloke act down to a tee.

With the new digital camera I have quite a few pictures to post up. They will be posted up to my motorcycle website back at demon.

posted on Friday, April 23, 2004 8:53 PM Print
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# re: Been to the Scottish Motorcycle Show
donna richardson
3/12/2005 6:54 AM
  
how much are the tickets i have looked on web site and cannot find anywhere that tells u
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# re: Been to the Scottish Motorcycle Show
AlistairL
3/14/2005 2:18 AM
  
Hi Donna. The tickets were £13 on the gate, under 15's free with an accompanying adult. The show only ran at the weekend though, so you'll have to wait till next year to go again.
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# Scottish Motorcycle Show
Alistair Laing
3/8/2006 5:12 PM
  
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# re: Been to the Scottish Motorcycle Show
robster
3/26/2010 7:01 PM
  
went to the 2010 show in ingilston last week and was a bit let down. £15.50 gate entry fee which wouldnt have been so bad if the show sold the things i was looking for. i was looking for chain and sprocket kit ,clutch plate kit, autocom lead, iridium screen . a couple of years ago when i was last at the show these parts were available but i couldnt find any of the usual wearable parts for any bike at any stall . i seemed to be mostly clothing , helmets and general tack like belt buckles, remote control helicopters and joke lighters. apart from looking round the new bikes from the manufacturers the only other good part of the show was the area51 custom bikes on show with the cool american truck and band playing from the trailer.
conclusion.... i wont be going again and will just stick to ebay for bargains.

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