It’s Showtime! International Dirt Bike Show – Preview and Event info
It’s finally here! After months of build-up, planning and preparation, the brilliant MOTUL International Dirt Bike Show is back with a new partnership from MXGP of Great Britain. The show will open its doors on Thursday, November 1.
It’s going to be awesome so here the 10 reasons why you should be there..
1. Check out the 2019 bikes from every off-road discipline
The show is guaranteed to have something for everyone as manufacturers come together to display a staggering number of bikes covering every off-road discipline. Industry titans confirmed for this year are Bultaco, Dualways, Gas Gas, Kawasaki and Yamaha. KTM will also be in attendance on the Judd Racing stand. Visitors to the four-day MOTUL-backed show will be able to see the manufacturers’ entire off-road range for 2019 including the advances and upgrades. It is also the perfect opportunity to speak to industry professionals about their products. Kawasaki will be attending the show again after a two-year absence and will be showcasing their new products to visitors during the weekend.
2. MXGP of Great Britain will attending with a MXGP race paddock
As part of the partnership new to the 2018 show, MXGP of Great Britain will be attending the show with state-of-the-art team trucks from both Wilvo Yamaha and Bike It Dixon Kawasaki Factory MGXP Teams. Visitors will get the chance to meet the riders, see the MXGP race bikes and speak to the mechanics, who will be putting on workshop demonstrations throughout the show and answering questions from visitors. This is something new for the show and will be as close as visitors can get to the real MXGP race paddocks without being at a Grand Prix.
3. Watch thrilling live action and entertainment
The International Dirt Bike Show has pulled out all the stops this year when it comes to live action entertainment. Bolddog FMX Display Team have been confirmed as a first for the show and will be wowing the crowds with their death-defying freestyle motocross tricks.
Inch Perfect Trials Display Team will be putting on entertaining trials demonstrations across all four days. That’s not all – after such a good reception last year, the live action motoball is back as France and Germany will go wheel to wheel and try and score past the opposition goalkeeper, something not to be missed if you’ve never experienced it before! Visitor favourites Minibike Supercross racing and the gravity-defying wall of death will also be taking place across all four days.
4. Have-a-go for the whole family
This being the biggest off-road event of the year, it’s only natural that there will be a range of activities and exhibitions for you to get involved with. There’s the chance to tackle a Minibike Supercross on a dedicated track that will be built at the show, while there is a have-a-go trials area for both adults and children thanks to Inch Perfect Trials.
5. Grab a bargain from some of the UK’s best-known retailers
If you’ve got a machine sorted for next year, you’re going to need all the gear to go with it, and that’s where two retail and trade halls come in. It doesn’t matter whether you plan on going racing, if you’re taking to the trails, or if you prefer the non-competitive side of off-road, you will find what you want for sale. The leading distributors of top-of-the-range clothing will all be on site offering great deals on the latest kit, alongside those stocking accessories, riding gear, cleaning products and more. It’s not just yourself that you can treat either – get a few bits for your bike as well with the leading tyre brands for sale direct from all the main suppliers and well-known retailers. Don’t forget, too, it’s nearly Christmas, so the show is the perfect place to pick up a bargain for your nearest or dearest.
6. Bag that rare part in the UK’s best motojumble
Need parts, spares or maybe even a project? Bring some cash, head to the motojumble and barter till you’re blue in the face!
7. Get involved
If you want to discover how to get involved in racing, the scene’s major associations – ACU, AMCA, BSMA, MC Federation and YMSA – can be found with all the information you need. To find out about how to start racing, try a different discipline or just to learn more about the huge selection of events taking place throughout the year, head over to these stands in Hall 2.
8. Interviews with racing legends past and present
Head over to the hub of activity which is the main stage and enjoy a well-earned sit-down while you listen to British Superbike ace Steve Plater as he interviews star riders, industry figureheads and racing legends. Last year we saw the likes of Jeffrey Herlings, Max Anstie, Tommy Searle and Extreme Enduro racer Johnny Walker.
9. Take part in the awards and challenges
As well as on-stage interviews, various organisations will be at the Dirt Bike Show to present major annual awards and prizes, and there will be the usual raft of on-stage activities including the tyre-holding challenge which is always worth a watch and will be hosted by the brilliant Steve Plater.
10. It’s SUPERB value for money
You can take advantage of some fantastic savings when buying in advance, but even the gate prices offer a fantastic day out for not a lot of cash. There’s FREE entry for children aged 10 and under, FREE parking at the venue and a FREE show guide. It’s all held indoors, plus there are several different catering and refreshment options available. What more do you need?
Seeing as the show falls during many schools’ half-term holidays, why not bring the kids and make a day of it. A family ticket – two adults/two children – is priced at just £30 for DISCOUNT THURSDAY and only £40 for the other three days. With so much going on at one venue for such a low price, it’s easy to see why this is a must-not-miss for thousands of dirt biking fans.
On the door
Adult (16-59) £16
Senior citizen (60+) and students £10
Child (11-15) £10
Child (10 and under) Free
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £40
Discount Thursday (Adults) £10
Discount Thursday (Family: 2 adults + 2 children) £30
To buy tickets, follow the links from dirtbikeshow.co.uk or call 01507 529529
WHERE: Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
WHEN: Thursday-Sunday, November 1-4, 9.30am-5pm (4pm close on Sunday)
WHAT: The biggest and best indoor off-road show in EUROPE!
HOW: Head over to dirtbikeshow.co.uk today for more information, directions, social media links