Suzuki will be adding an extra dash of ‘live’ to this year’s Motorcycle Live, with the Japanese brand firing up a number of classic race bikes live on the stand, and even building an iconic TL1000S from scratch over the course of the show.
A popular attraction at last year’s event, the Live Fire Up show returns for 2015 with more classic race bikes from Suzuki’s illustrious racing past. To celebrate 40 years of RG500, Barry Sheene’s XR14 will be started alongside Randy Mamola’s XR45, while the RGV500 raced by 2000 MotoGP champion Kenny Roberts Jr and XR69 replica ridden by Michael Dunlop at the Classic TT will also be started.
To highlight the number of parts still available for older and classic Suzuki machines, a TL1000S will be assembled throughout the show from new parts, with everything from the engine and its internal components to wiring loom and chassis being built live on the stand. The bike will then be started on the final weekend before being auctioned off next year to raise money for Riders for Health.
Suzuki GB’s Tim Davies said, "Last year’s Live Fire Up event was one of the most talked about elements of the whole show, so we’re really pleased to have it back for 2015. It adds another dimension to show and allows people to experience the sound and smells of these classic machines. We’re also delighted to have the TL1000S build live on the stand. There are vast numbers of brand new, Genuine parts still available for a lot of older bikes, and this not only serves to highlight that fact, it’s another great feature for people to come and see."
Suzuki can be found on stand 2D30 in Hall 2, with Motorcycle Live taking place from 22-30 November.
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