Top Motorcycle Events for 2012

Christmas is over and if you were lucky enough to find Dainese jackets waiting for you under the tree, you may be keen to show them off at some of this year’s top motorcycling events. Luckily, you’ll have plenty of opportunity as there are so many to choose from.

Indeed, it can be as tough selecting which event on the biking calendar you will go to as it is choosing just one garment to buy at a Dainese sale. However, there are a few that we think stand out from the crowd and are worthy of your attention.

Read on to find out more.

MCN Motorcycle Show

Luckily, you won’t have to wait long for one of the top events of the season to roll round. The Carol Nash MCN Motorcycle Show takes place from February 2nd to 5th, so you may wish to get your skates on if you plan to book tickets.

Held at the ExCel in London, this event is vast and there is so much to see so you can count on being kept busy.

To begin with, you are sure to want to browse the huge collection of new motorbikes on display, which have been produced by some of the world’s top manufacturers. Whatever bike you prefer to ride, you are certain to find the latest version here.

It doesn’t end there either – you can also learn which motor takes home the title of Classic Bike of the Year and even vote for your favourite from the ten finalists.

British Superbike Championship

This is among the most thrilling events on the motorsport calendar, and if you love nothing more than riding your own bike full throttle, you will certainly want to come here.

Round one of the event kicks off between April 6th and 9th at Brands Hatch in Europe, which is rapidly becoming one of the most popular circuits in Kent. You’ll be able to watch as the elite teams whizz round, battling it out to be victors.

There are 12 rounds in total with the final one – scheduled for October 12th to 14th – also set to be held at Brands Hatch. However, you may prefer to go to the penultimate leg, which will take place at iconic Silverstone between September 28th and 30th.


If watching racing at Silverstone has long been a dream of yours, there is no better way to do it than at the MotoGP British Grand Prix. This is arguably the most prestigious motorcycle racing event to take place, so you should certainly consider going.

However, should watching your heroes race around the track holds little appeal for your friends and family, there is still so much that will keep them entertained.

You could even take your little ones, who will love the exciting air displays, which were last year performed by the Red Devils of the Parachute Regiment Freefall Team. There are also some terrific stunt shows to take in.

Bulldog Bash

The Bulldog Bash is one of the longest-running biking events in the country and, although no 2012 date has yet been announced, it is typically held in Warwickshire on the second weekend of August.

This is the ultimate mix of biking and live music, with the likes of Status Quo, The Damned and Bad Manners featuring on the 2011 line-up.

In addition, you can watch racing on the drag strip and camp out to make a weekend of it.

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