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NGK sparks up Birmingham’s NEC


Ignition specialist, NGK has been highlighting its motorcycling heritage at one of Britain’s biggest bike shows.

The company lined up alongside some of the biggest names on the two-wheel bike scene at Motorcycle Live at Birmingham’s NEC.

The NGK stand featured two Yamaha motorcycles from the RAF Classic Racing Motorcycling Club

NGK attracted big crowds to its brand-new stand which featured a dedicated VIP section at the nine-day show where it played host to a number of two-wheel stars it supports including Maria Costello MBE and Chrissy Rouse.

‘Queen of the Bikers’ Maria signed posters on the stand which also displayed her NGK-liveried Kawasaki ER6 Supertwin ‘Pizzaracebike’ while Chrissy met fans after announcing his return to competing in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship in 2019 with Morello Racing Kawasaki/Team Green.

Enthusiasts travelled from Ireland and met Stewart Neill, Area Manager – Ireland, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, on the stand which also featured one of four-time World Speedway champion Greg Hancock’s old 500cc bikes on which visitors could test their reaction times as well as two Yamaha motorcycles from the RAF Classic Racing Motorcycling Club.

Staff were on hand to hand out free posters as well as selling merchandise to raise money for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Marketing Manager Mark Hallam said: “Motorcycle Live is the show of the year for bike fans. It attracts tens of thousands of enthusiasts, many of whose bikes are fitted with our spark plugs.”

Stewart Neill, Area Manager – Ireland, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, with NGK promotional girl, Gemma Hemmings

The company has long been synonymous with the two-wheel bike scene both on the road and in the motorcycling racing arena where its spark plugs have helped the world’s leading teams and riders to countless victories.

NGK is a world leader in original equipment (OE) fitment and its Iridium IX spark plugs are popular with motorcyclists for their ability to provide enhanced ignition efficiency, better acceleration, faster starting and smoother running, longer life and impressive fuel economy.