Much like daffodils, boxing hares and swooping swallows, motorcycle test ride days are a sure sign that Spring is finally here. After a long winter, these events are the perfect opportunity to experience the latest 2023 machines from a number of manufacturers. Here are some events that might be of interest to you…
Triumph demo ride events
Triumph’s test ride fleet will be visiting dealers around the country, giving you a chance to sample the latest from the British manufacturer.
You will be able to pick your favourite dealer or the date that suits you, and then select one of six sessions available that day, and chose from a list of motorcycles provided.
Dates range from mid-March to end of July, with venues from Dorset to Aberdeen.
To book your place, visit: https://triumphontour.co.uk/
Kawasaki test ride days
The Kawasaki Dealer Demo Days give riders the chance to experience the latest 2023 models. With dates across the country, and more to be confirmed, this is set to be the company’s biggest Dealer Demo tour yet.
Beginning on 1 April at Completely Gloucester, the 26-date tour runs throughout the summer months and ends on 9 September at JW Groombridge.
Booking will be available at www.kawasaki.co.uk
Zero’s clectric demo days
Market leading electric motorcycle company Zero Motorcycles will give riders throughout Great Britain an opportunity to ‘experience electric’ as its demo tour hits the road.
Starting in the south west, with dates at Oily Rag and Fowlers over the Easter weekend, the 2023 Experience Electric tour will take in the MCN Festival of Motorcycling in May, before heading south to three biking hotspots in the form of the Route 1066 Café, the Sammy Miller Museum and Loomies Café over the weekend of 19-21 May. Further dates to cover other regions are currently being planned for the summer months.
While ‘walk ups’ on the day are welcomed, riders wishing to participate are encouraged to pre-book a slot to avoid disappointment. Reservations can be made at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/cc/zero-motorcycles-2023-experience-electric-tour-1875809 and those signing up in advance will receive a free commemorative gift on the day.
BMW R 18 roadshow
This is not only an opportunity to experience the R 18 Range. This is also your chance to test ride a range of BMW's bikes and see for yourself how they perform out on the open road.
Dates range from late May to late August, with a great selection of locations on offer.
To book your place, visit: https://www.bmw-motorrad.co.uk/en/experience/events/r18-roadshow.html
Ducati Scrambler static tour
The all-new Ducati Scrambler Icon, Full Throttle and Nightshift will be on display at dealers during this static tour from 29 March to 5 May. You will have access to discuss everything Scrambler with our experts, who will be happy to answer all your questions, as well as being able to get to grips with the new special accessory and apparel lines. You can also book your demo ride during the Dealer Tour to ensure you get on the model you are interested in as soon as it arrives in-store.
Book your place at: https://contact.ducati.com/gb/en/lgf/scrambler-tour-uk/light