Motorcycle fans gear up for festival

Moto cross rider Martin Barr, Promotion Girl Oonagh Griffin, British Superbike Rider Stuart Easton & Show Promoter Billy Nutt. Picture by Stephen Davison
Moto cross rider Martin Barr, Promotion Girl Oonagh Griffin, British Superbike Rider Stuart Easton & Show Promoter Billy Nutt. Picture by Stephen Davison

The ever popular 2015 Adelaide/Blackhorse Motorcycle Festival returns to the King’s Hall Pavilion in Belfast, this weekend from February 6-8.

All the very latest models from the major manufacturers will be on display at the festival, which is sure to be a treat for motorcyle fans.

An updated version of BMW’s very successful S1000RR is among a comprehensive line-up of machinery on show, along with the manufacturer’s R1200R and F800R models.

One particular machine on the GS Motorcycles stand is sure to attract plenty of attention, with Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 MotoGP ‘special’ taking centre stage, produced to mark the manufacturer’s return to the premier Grand Prix class in 2015.

Also on display will be a GL650X Suzuki and an Indian Scout, with a host of the latest new bikes still to be announced in the coming weeks.

Organised for the 20th year by Billy Nutt of Nutt Promotions in Coleraine, the Festival attracted a record number of visitors in 2014.

A special emphasis this year has been placed on career opportunities in the motorcycle industry.

Students from schools, colleges and universities will be able to gain free entry at the special time of 12 noon on Friday, February 6.

In addition to the main exhibition of the latest machinery, the PSNI will again be in attendance to promote the BikeSafe initiative in partnership with the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

The motocross village also returns and visitors will be able to obtain all the information they need about events planned in 2015.

The Northern Ireland Karting Association will also be on hand to provide details on how to become involved in the sport, while the display of vintage and classic machines and the ever popular auto-jumble will be housed in a separate hall, offering a unique collection of bikes from bygone days.

The Festival opens on Friday, February 6 from 2pm-10pm and on Saturday and Sunday, February 7-8, from 10am-5pm.

For further information visit motorcyclefest.tv or call Billy or Marty on 028 70351199.