My High Ten Bikes from Bike Stay 2023


I attended Bike Stay 2023 which is held yearly on the NEC in Birmingham in November and runs for 9 days.

I really like this present and have been going for a few years now, there’s a lot to see and do and naturally there are such a lot of beautiful, shiny bikes to take a look at 🤩

There are devoted days for BSB and FIM the place you’ll be able to meet a few of the riders, I imagine there have been 18 World Champions attending the present this 12 months which is implausible.

There have been reside interviews on the stage, the R&G wheel problem and different occasions taking place on the stage all through every day.

You possibly can have a go on an electrical bike, participate in Expertise Journey or head out onto the street with the Check Journey Zone and also you didn’t even should carry your personal bike gear, all of the package is supplied for you.

New to the present this 12 months was the Kawasaki Superteen simulator the place you’ll be able to expertise the fun of racing the brand new ZX4-RR across the iconic Donington circuit!

I assumed I’d share with you my prime ten picks of bikes from the present. There have been so many bikes to select from, so a few of it’s possible you’ll disagree with my alternative, let’s see……

Quantity 10: CF Moto – 700CL-X Sport – £6,399

The extra I have a look at this bike, the extra I prefer it.

I felt very comfy sitting on the bike and with a seat peak of 795 mm my ft have been properly planted on the bottom.

The engine is a 693 cc 2-cylinder inline 4-stroke with most energy of 51.8 kW / 8750 rpm and torque of 61.2 N m / 6500 rpm supplying you with 75 hp. 

The CL-X Sport is provided with ABS, ride-by-wire throttle, slipper clutch, cruise management, Brembo brakes, KYB suspension, clip-on bars, ignition safety, rollover sensor and LED lighting. 

The CL-X Sport felt like a pleasant bike and weighs approx. 205 kg. I would love to examine this bike out in additional element as you appear to be getting loads of bike to your cash. 

I’ll see if I can get one on mortgage ….. 😎

Quantity 9: CCM Heritage ‘71 – worth tbc

That is little question a cool trying bike certainly however what endeared me to this was the historical past behind it.

Alan Clews, the founding father of Clews Competitors Machines (CCM) was a gifted rider competing in scrambling and trials however wanted a greater bike so he constructed his personal. 

Fellow membership members have been so impressed with Alan’s bike that they then wished a motorcycle and CCM was born.

The Heritage ‘71 makes use of the identical trellis body that may be discovered on their Spitfire vary, there’s a pair of trendy titanium silencers, bespoke 7-spoke Dymag race wheels and totally adjustable Ohlins Blackline suspension and twin-disc Brembo brakes.

The one seat is gorgeous in itself and sits on prime of a machined block of aircraft-grade aluminium which has the signature of the late Alan Clews with a singular enamel heritage badge finishing the rear.

The engine is a 600 cc single cylinder, 4 stroke, liquid cooled pushing out 55 bhp with 55 Nm at 5,500 rpm of torque.

The bike weighs simply 145 kg so is good and lightweight however the seat peak is 855 mm so not so good for these of us of a shorter disposition!

This bike is proscribed to simply 71 individually hand constructed bikes so you have to to be fast if you’d like a bit of CCM historical past.

Quantity 8: KTM 790 Duke – worth £6,999

KTM are celebrating 30 years of their iconic vary of bikes and introduced again the “Authentic Scalpel” as a result of excessive demand this 12 months.

The 790 Duke sports activities a 2 cylinder, 4-stroke, parallel twin 799 cc twin motor which sits in one of many lightest frames round. The liquid cooled 8 valve dohc delivers 87 Nm at 8000 rpm giving out 105 hp.

There are 4 using modes to select from – sport, avenue, rain and monitor. Observe provides you full energy output with the choice to show the traction management down, easy out the throttle, and swap off the anti-wheelie.

The Bike Traction Management (MTC) is a lean angle delicate traction management system. This reduces engine output easily and, relying on the chosen experience mode, the MTC permits for a number of ranges of traction slip on the rear wheel. This may be turned off.

Motor Slip Regulation (MSR) works the other of MTC which implies there isn’t any likelihood of locking up the rear wheel beneath downshifting or abrupt throttling off.

As with lots of the KTM’s, I’m not positive in regards to the headlight design however having mentioned that, after I see this headlight I instantly realize it’s a KTM. What do you assume?

The 790 Duke is one bike I do wish to assessment 😎

Quantity 7: Ducati Monster SP – worth £13,995

Engine: 937 cc (57 cu in)

Energy: 111 hp (82 kW) @ 9,250 rpm

Torque: 9.5 kgm (93 Nm, 69 lb ft) @ 6,500 rpm

Dry weight: 166 kg 

Seat peak: 840 mm / 850 mm excessive seat accent / 810 mm low seat accent

Having beforehand reviewed the Monster and having been extraordinarily reluctant at hand it again, I used to be after all endeared to this SP model with the MotoGP impressed livery. 

The colors are these of the 2022 official staff’s Desmosedici GP and comes with Öhlins suspension, Brembo Stylema® calipers and Termignoni homologated silencer.

The steering damper on the Monster SP improves stability beneath acceleration and cornering.

I completely cherished how the Monster I beforehand had on mortgage to assessment dealt with, appeared and made me really feel after I was using the bike. The grin I had when using enforced simply how good the bike was.

I have to see if the Monster SP is ready to give me that very same grin issue …..

Quantity 6: Yamaha XSR900 – worth £10,610

The Legendary purple color drew me to this bike – they remind me of my pal’s basic Yamaha with the purple and white color scheme.

The XSR900 options the newest in Yamaha’s Deltabox body chassis which have been first developed for Yamaha’s racing bikes of the ‘80’s. 

Sporting Yamaha’s high-torque CP3 890cc engine producing most energy of 87.5 kW (119.0PS) / 10000r / min and 93 Nm (9.5 kgfm) / 7000r / min of torque.

The Brembo radial grasp cylinder and 298 mm twin entrance discs supply excessive ranges of braking energy and exact controllability and the totally adjustable USD forks and link-type rear suspension system are straightforward to set as much as swimsuit you and your using model.

The wheels are Yamaha’s newest superlight Spinforged wheels and there’s an array of electronics. The R1 derived six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit controls the Lean-Delicate Traction Management, Slide Management System (SCS) and entrance wheel LIFt management system (LIF).

I positively have to see if this bike rides as cool because it seems 😎

Quantity 5: Norton Commando 961 CR – worth £17,499

The Norton stand had many fantastically crafted bikes on show but it surely was the 961 CR that caught my eye, I imply simply have a look at that rear finish!

The unique Commando was designed in 1966 and the brand new 961 CR is a contemporary reincarnation of the basic Nortons which have been a favorite with the Ton Up Boys with high quality parts, precision engineering and conventional craftsmanship.

So, you’ll be able to tailor the bike to the way you need it – as normal, the 961 comes with a standard end to the engine which permits for the pure colors and textures of the manufacturing course of to indicate by way of however you’ll be able to have this painted black if you happen to favor.

Likewise, you are able to do the identical with the body, ending package, stitching and the pinstriping on the bodywork and even right down to how polished you need the engine circumstances!

Engine: 961 cc Norton air-oil-cooled pushrod parallel twin engine with dry sump lubrication

Energy: with 76.8bhp @7250rpm of energy and 

Torque: 81 Nm @ 6300 rpm 

BHP: 76bhp 

Brembo brakes entrance and rear with Ohlins Upside-down forks – adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping and totally adjustable Öhlins twin shocks with distant reservoir on the rear.

Seat peak of 810 mm and a weight of 230 kg

That is one critically cool bike 😎

Quantity 4: Indian Bike FTR – worth £12,995

The Indian stand on the present was actually attention-grabbing with an array of beautiful bikes and attire to forged your eye over.

What caught my eye was this moderately handsome FTR in a stealth grey/orange burst color. With the dual exhaust pipes and the quantity plate mounted over the rear wheel, it is a very cool trying bike certainly.

Initially designed after their championship successful FTR 750 flat monitor racer, the brand new FTR boasts a 1203 cc liquid-cooled American V-twin engine with 123 hp and 118 Nm of torque.

The FTR comes with totally adjustable entrance suspension and piggyback rear shock; totally adjustable 43mm the other way up entrance fork and single, uncovered rear shock and Brembo 4-piston mono block callipers.

Weighing in although just a little on the heavy aspect (for me a minimum of) at 233 kg moist, I might actually relish taking certainly one of these out to see if it rides as cool because it seems 😎

Quantity 3: Triumph Thruxton 1200 Closing Version – £15,095

The unique Triumph Bonneville T120 Thruxton was a serious participant in motorsport method again in historical past and the primary Thruxton was born in 1958 after the primary Thruxton 500 race win.

The brand new Thruxton was launched in 2016 culminating on this unique restricted version Thruxton Closing Version marking the ultimate manufacturing run of this iconic bike.

Powered by the Excessive-Energy 1200cc twin cylinder, liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle engine with 112 Nm peak torque and 105 PS peak Energy pushing out 103 bhp.

The racing impressed Competitors Inexperienced metallic paint scheme units this bike off fantastically with hand painted gold-line detailing with the gold heritage emblem and Closing Version seat cowl branding.

Every of those Closing Version bikes will come full with an unique alternator badge and an individually numbered Certificates of Authenticity which could have the bike’s distinctive Automobile Identification Quantity (VIN), signed by the Thruxton 1200 design staff and Triumph CEO, Nick Bloor.

Good 👌

Quantity 2: MV Agusta Superveloce 98 Edizione Limitata – worth tbc

This was soooo very almost my #1. This can be a stunning bike 😍

The Superveloce 98 Edizione Limitata celebrates 80 years of historical past and is produced as a numbered run of simply 300 within the moderately attractive Rosso Verghera color scheme which is a tribute to the foundations of MV Agusta historical past.

The ‘98’ referenced on the rear tail is the scale of the historic engine designed in 1943. A certificates of authenticity accompanies this bike.

The Superveloce 98 has an in-line 3 cylinder 798 cc dohc engine with 147 hp max energy @ 13.000 R.P.M and a compression ratio of 13.3:1.

The bike weighs 173 kg or as little as 165 kg with the racing package 😎 with a seat peak of 830 mm sporting a single sided swing arm which I do like to see on a motorcycle.

I positively have to get a check experience on the Superveloce 😍

#1: Langen Lightspeed – worth £37,000 plus VAT

As quickly as I noticed this bike, I knew this was going to be my #1 bike of Bike Stay 2023. 

The Lightspeed is totally gorgeous 😍😍😍

When you find yourself up and shut and private with this bike, the eye to the little particulars are mesmerising – the rear mild is tremendous cool 😎 and the entrance mild incorporates an air consumption!

Boasting a 1,190 cc V-twin engine pushing out 185 horsepower @ 10,600 RPM and a formidable 138 Newton-meters of torque delivered at 8200 RPM on the crank.

The Lightspeed boasts a power-to-weight ratio of 1000 brake horsepower per tonne.

You’ll have to be fast although if you’d like certainly one of these attractive bikes because the launch version is proscribed to 185 for the UK with manufacturing set to start in 2025. 

There are plans to make an extra 370 bikes out there to the remainder of the world, with manufacturing set to start in 2026/2027.

I would like to start out saving …….🤩

In order that’s my High 10 from this 12 months’s Bike Stay. There have been really so many bikes on my listing that it was onerous to maintain it to 10.

Did you go to the present this 12 months? What was your favorite bike?

I’m trying ahead to subsequent 12 months’s present already 🤩

BK

https://www.motorcyclelive.co.uk/

https://cfmoto-motorcycle.eu/uk/en/bikes/basic/700cl-x-sport

https://www.ccm-motorcycles.com/bikes/heritage-71/#enquire-now

https://www.ktm.com/en-us/fashions/naked-bike/2024-ktm-790-duke.html

https://www.ducati.com/gb/en/bikes/monster/monster-sp

https://www.yamaha-motor.eu/gb/en/bikes/sport-heritage/pdp/xsr900-2024/

https://nortonmotorcycles.com/

https://www.indianmotorcycle.co.uk/2023/ftr/

https://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/bikes/basic/thruxton-rs/thruxton-final-edition-2024

https://www.mvagusta.com/gb/en/product/superveloce/98#0

https://www.langenmotorcycles.co.uk/bikes/lightspeed