Reunions And Unveilings At London Motorcycle Show

Carl Fogarty kicked off the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show with an emotional reunion with his title winning bikes.

‘King Carl’ officially opened the show on the day dubbed ‘Foggy Friday’, and not only was he reunited with his four title winning Ducatis, but MCN also arranged for him to receive the ‘MCN Man of the Year 1995’ trophy that he lost.

“It’s been a fantastic day today, to see all four of my title bikes lined up side by side for the first time was quite emotional and brought back all of the good memories,” said Fogarty, who took part in numerous autograph sessions. “It was great to meet up with fans and have a little look around the show too – I even got to see my old mate [James] Whitham go up against the TT lads in the Revolution show!”

Cal Crutchlow also made his debut in Ducati colours at the show, who took to the stage with fellow British MotoGP star and former team-mate, Bradley Smith. Meanwhile, the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki British Superbike team riders Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne and Stuart Easton unveiled their 2014 bike.

“The Show has been great and it was nice to see my new bike colours at the exact same time as the fans when the covers came off,” said Shakey. “I even got a chance to use the Kawasaki K-Lap system, luckily Stuart went first so I could see what to do though.”

Elsewhere, Foggy Friday played host to the first run of the Revolution live action show, with TT Legend John McGuinness taking on fellow team captain, recently announced 2014 BMW TT rider Michael Dunlop. James Whitham, Michael Rutter, Phillip McCallen and Ian Hutchinson all played a part in the live action show.