August 7 2007
Two of the biggest names in Italian motorcycling, Ducati and Benelli, are to showcase their brand-new 2008 models at this year's International Motorcycle and Scooter Show. The news is the most significant announcement for the UK's biggest motorcycle show in years and follows the decision to move the event to later dates in order to avoid a clash with the EICMA Milan show and therefore attract the leading Italian marks back to the NEC. Stylish Italian manufacturer Benelli has chosen to exhibit for the very first time, whilst Ducati last appeared at the show back in 2005

Along with Ducati and Benelli, an all-star cast of the world's leading manufacturers and exhibitors are already confirmed, including BMW, Buell, CCM, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Hyosung, Kawasaki, KTM, PGO Scooters, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory Motorcycles, Watsonian Squire, Wuyang and Yamaha. In addition, the growing Vectrix electric scooter brand will also be debuting at this year's event. Show organisers are now hoping to be able to announce a series of exclusive world and UK bike launches later in the year.

This year's Show take place on the new dates of  23rd November - 2nd December (Press Day - 22nd November), in new halls 1, 2, 3, 3a & 4. Ticket prices have been frozen for a third consecutive year making the Show even better value. For more information visit www.motorcycleshow.co.uk .