Top Gear descends on London bike show

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The bike collections of Top Gear presenters James May and Richard Hammond will be on display at the MCN London Motorcycle Show.

Despite being more renowned for their love of cars than two-wheelers, both May and Hammond have extensive motorbike collections.

And the pair’s mix of classics will be on display at the MCN show next month in conjunction with Honda specialist, David Silver Spares.

May, in particular, has a passion for all things Honda and has been working with David Silver to pick 12 models to take to London.

One model that will definitely make the grade is a 1969 CB250K0 which has featured on May’s Man Lab TV series.

And the rest of the display of May’s collection also dates from the 1960s and early 1970s.

Hammond will be focusing on British models for the show and that could mean an appearance of his Brough Superior.

The MCN London Motorcycle Show runs from 13 February to 15 February and features a wide range of displays, motorbikes and exhibits.

As well as the Top Gear presenters’ collection, EXCEL London will also play host to Carl Fogarty on the Friday.

Perhaps the biggest draw of the whole event is Valentino Rossi’s bike collection, featuring machines from his title winning seasons, which will be on display throughout the weekend.

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