Motorcycle Live 2015 Photography – Best Bikes In Show!

As the nights draw in and the gritting trucks start their midnight vigil, the biking world turns its eyes to the NEC in Birmingham, and Motorcycle Live 2015! Here’s a selection of photos from the show!

As I walked through the door of Motorcycle Live 2015, I was immediately greeted with some MotoGP delights in the form of Scott Redding’s 2015 Marc VDS Honda. It was a solid season for Scott, who needed a good half season to settle into the rasping Honda. I’m looking forward to seeing him ride the Pramac Ducati in 2016, and already he’s reporting positive progress in the off-season testing!

Scott Redding's 2015 Honda MotoGP Motorcycle

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Accompanied by my Dad who’s a huge Kawasaki fan, we immediately ran to the Kawasaki area and had a good long look at the new ZX10. It does look a bit menacing doesn’t it?

Kawasaki ZX10 2016

Kawasaki ZX10 2016

Kawasaki ZX10 2016

Kawasaki ZX10 2016

 

Much to our delight, 2015 World SBK Champion Jonathan Rea had a short interview on the Kawasaki Stage!

Jonathan Rea - World SBK Champion 2015

 

Next up is the new face of the Kawasaki Z1000.

Kawasaki Z1000 2016

Kawasaki Z1000 2016

Kawasaki Z1000 2016

Kawasaki Z1000 2016

 

One for the more “laid back” of the biking world, the new Kawasaki VN1700 Voyager 2016. Sitting on this was like sitting is luxury sofa equipped with dials and vintage looking goodies! You can’t help but think of cruising down an open American freeway on this bike. One for the bucket list!

Kawasaki VN1700 Voyager 2016

Kawasaki VN1700 Voyager 2016

 

The Kawasaki H2R. Like something from a Batman film, this is the colossal turbocharged superbike, or hyperbike, drenched in carbon fibre goodness and winglets all round to help keep it light and on the road. In terms of “what you get for your money”, this isn’t too badly priced compared to other top level machines.

Kawasaki H2R 2016

Kawasaki H2R 2016

 

A little dose of vintage class for you, a Yamaha RD350!

Yamaha RD350

Yamaha RD350

Yamaha RD350

 

And for something a little different, the eco-friendly BMW C Evolution!

BMW C Evolution Scooter

BMW C Evolution Scooter

 

The BMW S 1000R. You cannot fault the excellent build quality of these machines, and the attention to detail BMW puts into the all the components, and refinement of parts.

BMW S 1000 R

 

Now one of my favourites of the show, down to its clean vintage looking lines, and simplistic yet refined finish. The BMW R nineT.

BMW R nineT 2016

BMW R nineT 2016

BMW R nineT 2016

BMW R nineT 2016

BMW R nineT 2016

BMW R nineT 2016

 

For the adventurers. The BMW F 700 GS.

BMW F 700 GS 2016

 

The Triumph Bonneville T120 Black.

Triumph Bonneville T120 Black

 

… and the new 2016 Triumph Street Twin.

Triumph Street Twin 2016

Triumph Motorcycles

 

Possibly the nation’s favourite? The Triumph Street Triple!

Triumph Street Triple 2016

Triumph Street Triple 2016

 

A funky looking electric powered mountain bike featuring big chunky tyres we’re so accustomed to seeing with modern pedal-power!

Electric Mountain Bike

 

Another personal favourite of mine, the gleaming and instantly recognisable Honda “Repsol” Fireblade, and in my opinion the more comfortable and “wrist friendly” of the super sports bikes!

Honda Repsol Fireblade 2016

 

Bottoms up! A selection of Honda Superbike motorcycles.

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Cruise the freeways and long open highways in style and comfort with the Victory Cross Country.

Victory "Bagger" Cross Country Motorcycle

 

One good thing about Motorcycle Live is the amount of amazing custom made motorcycles. Many of which are for sale!

Hot Rod Custom Motorcycle

 

The increasingly popular Ducati Scrambler. You can’t help but marvel at the practicality and affordability of this medium weight roadster!

Ducati Scrambler Orange

Ducati Scrambler 2016

 

The jewel in Ducati’s lineup for 2016, the Panigale R.

Ducati Panigale R 2016

Ducati Panigale R 2016

Ducati Panigale R 2016

Ducati Panigale R 2016

 

My personal favourite stand of Motorcycle Live 2015 was taken by Yamaha. Especially their “Yard Built” selection of custom bikes on show, taking inspiration from yesterday, and releasing it for today on the top of modern technology. And the prices were amazing considering the customisation and uniqueness of these machines. Bravo Yamaha!

Yamaha "Yard Built" 900 ‘Faster Wasp’ by Roland Sands Design

 

The Yamaha “Yard Built” 900 ‘Faster Wasp’ by Roland Sands Design is an instant winner. Awesome Kenny Roberts design inspirations make this a bike eager to carve up the roads.

Yamaha "Yard Built" 900 ‘Faster Wasp’ by Roland Sands Design

Yamaha "Yard Built" 900 ‘Faster Wasp’ by Roland Sands Design

Yamaha "Yard Built" 900 ‘Faster Wasp’ by Roland Sands Design

Yamaha "Yard Built" 900 ‘Faster Wasp’ by Roland Sands Design

 

Another “yard built” XJ900 spin off custom.

Yamaha "Yard Built" Motorcycle

 

I remember seeing this bike and thinking it was something I’d like to have in the event of a zombie apocalypse! Rough and coarse styling with a matt black finish give the impression this ride can handle anything. The Yamaha XJR1300 Guerilla Four.

Yamaha XJR1300 ‘Guerilla Four’ by Rough Crafts

Yamaha XJR1300 ‘Guerilla Four’ by Rough Crafts

 

One cannot have a Yamaha stand without the presence of The Doctor himself. Valentino Rossi’s 2015 Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP bike. I love seeing these at the shows, and noticing the little marks and scrapes and “fixes” around the bike as it’s weathered some of the fastest and most thrilling races. This season was one of the all-time greats of motorcycle racing with the likes of Marquez, Lorenzo, Rossi, and Innanone stealing the show. Roll on 2016!

Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP Motorcycle 46

 

The new naked Yamaha MT-10.

Yamaha MT-10 Motorcycle

Yamaha MT-10

 

My “Best In Show” for Motorcycle Live 2015. The Yamaha YZF-R1 in 60th Anniversary Edition in Yellow.

Yamaha YZF-R1 2016 Yellow

Yamaha YZF-R1 2016 Yellow

Yamaha YZF-R1 2016 Yellow

Yamaha YZF-R1 2016 Yellow

 

Sweet Italian styling upon the MV Agusta Brutale 800RR.

MV Agusta Brutale 800RR

 

One of the many interactive features at Motorcycle Live is the offroad experiences for young and old alike! There’s so many opportunities to try your hand at something new, even taking your first step to riding a motorcycle for the first time!

Learn To Ride Offroad Motorcycle Live 2015

 

One from yesteryear, yet always a headturner today. The Ducati 916 in classic red.

Ducati 916 Biposto

Ducati 916 Biposto

 

The classic lines of the Royal Enfield motorcycles.

Royal Enfield Motorcycle

 

The Metisse Motorcycles “Steve McQueen Desert Racer“.

Metisse Motorcycles McQueen Desert Racer

Metisse Motorcycles McQueen Desert Racer

 

I’d like to thank you for scrolling through this epic gallery of photos from this years’ Motorcycle Live 2015. Please let me know your favourites from the show in the comments below, and ride safe during the winter months!


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Lights. Camera. Action!

We have a location. We have a film crew. We have actors. Yes that’s right – WAS is coming to a big screen near you!

Well maybe not on “the big screen”, but certainly on a computer, tablet, or mobile screen near you! If you have a big TV at home then I guess you could do that YouTube “flicky” thing from your mobile and watch the video on a bigger screen!?

Either way, WAS will be filming a series of high-production short videos in the near future with the help of a fantastically talented film and crew.

Wall Breaker Productions is an award winning UK video production company based in Lincolnshire, and we welcome their amazing skills and experience to help us deliver the benefits of our products on screen.

We will be highlighting the wonders of the Crystal Clear warranty, but not in the usual “advert style” with someone bombarding you with boring stats and bullet points. No! Our creative gurus have come up with something different and light hearted to help used car dealers understand and realise the benefits of our self funded Crystal Clear Warranty.

We’ve scouted and confirmed the first of two locations for filming, and hope to roll the cameras in the coming weeks! Stay tuned for on-set production photos!


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New Banners, Posters, & Leaflets For Our Crystal Clear Warranty

So a little bit of “goings on” within Warranty Administration Services Ltd. Announcing our new shiny pull-up banners available to our dealers supplying the self-funded Crystal Clear Warranty! We also have banners for our nationwide rescue recovery service GenAssist!

They’ve started popping up in showrooms around the UK. Our new 2m tall glossy pull-up banners are proving very popular in helping promote the Crystal Clear Warranty, and are available to all our dealers supplying the warranty to their customers. They even come supported by large A1 posters, tri-fold leaflets, and even leaflet holders to display them in!

The banners, leaflets, and posters promote the benefits of the Crystal Clear Warranty, highlighting:

  • Comprehensive cover levels
  • Diagnostics covered on valid claims
  • Quick & simple claims process
  • Fast claims pay-out
  • No excess to pay

Crystal Clear Warranty Pull Up Banners, by Warranty Administration Services Ltd

Leaflets and A1 posters are supplied FREE to our clients who use the self-funded Crystal Clear Warranty, and pull up banners are charged at £40+VAT each. If you’d like some for your showroom or reception area please call 01522 515600.

Crystal Clear Warranty Posters and Leaflets, by Warranty Administration Services Ltd

Crystal Clear Warranty Posters and Leaflets, by Warranty Administration Services Ltd

We also have pull-up banners and leaflets promoting our UK nationwide rescue and recovery service, GenAssist, which many of our dealers add to their warranties to enhance the cover level.

GenAssist is fulfilled by a leading supplier at fantastic prices, and can be sold as a stand-alone product for your customers, or as an add-on.

GenAssist is fulfilled by a leading UK supplier, and your customers will be tended to by a uniformed professional carrying all the latest diagnostic equipment and expertise to help your customer. GenAssist comes with one comprehensive cover level including:

  • Homestart
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Nationwide Relay

GenAssist Rescue and Recovery Pull Up Banners, by Warranty Administration Services Ltd

GenAssist Rescue and Recovery Pull Up Banners, by Warranty Administration Services Ltd

To enquire about our pull up banners, free posters and leaflets, or about adding GenAssist to your portfolio, or to enquire about our self-funded Crystal Clear Warranty, please call 01522 515600.


Are you looking to offer a warranty to your customers but would like to know more about self-funded warranties? Click here to see us compare self-funded warranties to the traditional “third party” warranties.

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Vauxhall Recalls 220,000 Zafira B Cars Over Fire Concerns

Vauxhall has just announced a recall of 220,000 Zafira B cars over following a number of reported fires.

This news has come only two weeks after more than 130 fires were first reported via a Facebook group. The fires have occurred behind the glove-box, in the heating and ventilation system. Vauxhall advise the model affected is the Zafira B, built between 2005 and 2014. The cars are all right-hand drive, and have manual, or no air conditioning.

The company said faulty repairs to the heating and ventilation system were probably to blame.

The chairman and managing director Rory Harvey, Vauxhall said its initial investigations had shown “improper repair of the blower motor resistor and its thermal fuse”.

A Facebook group set up by Zafira owners to alert other drivers has attracted more than 12,000 members.

Vauxhall will now send out letters to 220,000 owners, advising them to get in touch with their local dealer. They will be offered a free inspection and repairs.

Drivers are advised not to use the heating or air conditioning system.


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