The MXGP championship is done and dusted with a new champ – Gariboldi Honda’s Tim Gajser – sitting on top of the standings. The British motocross series is a wrap with two new champions crowned – that’s Tommy Searle and Adam Sterry if you missed it. And with that, it can only mean it’s nearly that time of year again when the leading off-road brands bring their newest ranges under one roof at Warwickshire’s Stoneleigh Park.
We are of course talking about the International Dirt Bike Show in partnership with MOTUL, and Europe’s biggest and best indoor off-road event is now just a little more than a month away.
Traditionally, it’s four days of off-road gear, sweet deals, pro rider unveilings, awesome dirt related entertainment and of course the bikes, oh the bikes! And IDBS 2016 should be no different. Thank the biking gods.
When is it?
Thursday to Sunday, October 27-30, 2016.
The biggest and best off-road day out of the year
There’s already a buzz starting to build about what we’ll see from the manufacturers, who will come together to display a staggering number of bikes covering virtually every off-road discipline, both on display and for sale, including 2017 models for motocross, trials and enduro.
Industry titans Honda, Husqvarna, KTM, Suzuki and Yamaha will be packing production machines into Hall 2, showcasing the advances and upgrades which have been made to next year’s ranges.
Beta, Bultaco, Gas Gas, JotaGas, Mecatecno, Rieju, Sherco and Vertigo are also all confirmed to attend showcasing their bikes and giving visitors the chance to chat with their teams of experts.
If you’ve got a machine sorted for next year, you’re going to need all the gear to go with it, and that’s where the two huge retail and trade halls come in. The leading distributors of top-of-the-range clothing will all be on-site offering great deals on the latest kit, along with accessories, riding gear, cleaning products and more.
And it’s not just yourself that you can treat – get a few bits for your bike as well with the leading tyre brands for sale direct from the major players and from retailers. Plus, you’ll find parts and spares in the Motojumble.
With the show taking place in late October, it’s the perfect time to stock up ahead of a new year of riding, or get your hands on a few perfect Christmas presents for your nearest and dearest.
And the four days aren’t just about getting you to part with your hard-earned. There’s plenty to get involved with and watch, including visitor favourites such as Minibike Supercross, on-stage entertainment, have-a-go electric trials and the incredible Wall of Death. There will also be trials from trials legend Dougie Lampkin – a 12-time world champion and the 2016 Scottish Six Days Trial winner – who’ll be joined by mountain bike ace Danny Butler and friends.
Younger members of the family are looked after too with a dedicated Electric Trials area for kids, Quads, remote-controlled motorcycle racing and Strider balance bikes.
After enjoying all of that, head over to the hub of activity which is the main stage for a sit-down, and watch on as Eurosport commentator, Dirt Bike Rider magazine contributor and off-road fanatic Jack Burnicle interviews star riders, industry figureheads and racing legends.
Enjoy all of this with a day out at the International Dirt Bike Show in partnership with MOTUL.
Advance tickets on sale now – don’t delay and you’ll save some cash
There are real savings to be made by buying in advance! Admission for Friday-Sunday is just £13 per adult when bought before the advance ticket deadline 11.59pm on Monday, October 24. The same ticket for DISCOUNT THURSDAY costs just £8.
And seeing as the show falls during many schools’ half-term holidays, why not bring the kids and make a day of it. A family ticket – two adults/two children – is priced at just £24 for discount Thursday and only £30 for the other three days.
With so much going on at one venue for such a low price, it’s easy to see why this is a must-not-miss for thousands of dirt biking fans.
|Adult||£8 (saving £8 on the gate)||£13 (saving £3 on the gate)|
|Child (11-15)||£8 (saving £2 on the gate)||£8 (saving £2 on the gate)|
|Senior||£8 (saving £2 on the gate)||£8 (saving £2 on the gate)|
|Family (two adults/two children)||£24 (saving £16 on the gate)||£30 (saving £10 on the gate)|
To buy tickets follow the links from dirtbikeshow.co.uk or call 01507 529529
Check out the new IDBS website
The International Dirt Bike Show in partnership with MOTUL website has undergone a refresh ahead of the 2016 event, offering visitors mobile-friendly access to the latest updates and information.
Along with a modern new look which resizes for any and all desktops and devices, the site features news feeds from leading off-road publications and show media partners, that’s Dirt Bike Rider and TMX you know.
There are also updates from the organising team in the build-up to the event itself, and throughout its duration, regular updates will keep showgoers informed all the details, the timetable and exhibitor news.
Other features include a photo gallery, links to download the International Dirt Bike Show in partnership with MOTUL App and a feed from the event Facebook page. Traders and exhibitors can also use the site to find relevant contact details and download trade application forms.
To see the new site, or for any further information about the event, visit dirtbikeshow.co.uk
With the latest machines, the newest kit, and many of the sport’s top riders… it can only be the International Dirt Bike Show in partnership with MOTUL. Bring it on!