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May 12, 2010

Ducati Added to Impressive Motorcycle Expo Line-Up

Mondello Expo With less than three weeks to go to the first ever Mondello Motorcycle Expo the already impressive show line-up has been further boosted by confirmation that Ducati will join Yamaha, Triumph and BMW Motorrad, in exhibiting their latest road bike offerings. Star of the Ducati stand will be the eagerly awaited Multistrada 1200 which is billed by Ducati as their first 'Four in One' motorcycle.

Mondello's Motorcycle Expo is the Kildare circuits first Motorcycle Show and Ireland's first Live Action Bike Expo. The show will combine a full day of track and off-road action covering all aspects of Motorcycling and Motorcycle Sport in Ireland. Alongside a pair of invitation Superbike races, the sport will be represented by Motorcycling Ireland and all of the country's top road and circuit race organisers, including representatives of the Ulster Grand Prix. Motocross, Drag Racing, Minimoto Racing and Trials Riding will also use the event to showcase their branches of the sport through live demonstrations and paddock displays.

The number of exhibitors has been growing steadily since the show was announced, both for the road and off-road sections of the show. Bike Buyers Guide is the latest to confirm their participation with the popular publication set to display one of the world’s toughest motorcycles. Philip Noone's Dakar Rally machine will make its first public appearance, along with its rider, with the bike still in the condition in which it completed the gruelling 2010 event complete with a coating of Argentinean sand.

Additional attractions have also been confirmed including two opportunities for spectators to test their own motorcycling abilities in the name of charity. A wheelie simulator will give riders the chance to attempt a wheelie, in complete safety and with a little help from an instructor if necessary, and all for a small charitable contribution. Perhaps more difficult to master will be one of the most impressive skills of the motorcycle trials rider, the ability to balance a stationery trials bike without the support of a stand. Show visitors will also be able to try their hand at this feat for a small fee.

Alongside the track action and other demonstrations Mondello Motorcycle Expo will have a paddock full of exhibitors. The side attractions will include trade stands selling everything for the motorcycle enthusiast, alongside custom, classic and show bikes and a number of feature stands.

Admission to the single day event will be just €15.00 for adults with motorcycle competition licence holders admitted for just €10.00 and under sixteen's free of charge. Further information can be found on