Photos from Motorcycle Live 2012 at the NEC, Birmingham

Motorcycle Live 2012 seemed to have a busy first day, lots of visitors to see the stands of all the major manufacturers plus lots of clothing and accessories and after-market specialists who filled the halls at the NEC in Birmingham. Good to meet up with some others from GBMCC.

Race riders and celebrities on the stage and signing autographs: my photo shows Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith on stage in front of enthusiastic fans. The bike top left is Cal Crutchlow's bike that got him on the motoGP podium a couple of times in 2012.

Honda kindly let me pose on one of this year’s World Superbikes.