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Blue skies on Saturday morning heralded the return of the Carole Nash MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show to the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh at the weekend.

More than 15,000 show-goers streamed through the gates over the event's two days, eager to shake off the shackles of winter and celebrate the onset of the riding season by checking out the latest models from some of the major manufacturers, snapping up some new kit and soaking up the nostalgia with an array of customs and classic machines.

Knockhill racing circuits stage proved a major draw throughout the day, featuring interviews with British Talent Cup champion Rory Skinner and BSB title contender Taz Mackenzie.

The MCN rolling roadshow now heads to Peterborough for the Devitt MCN Festival of Motorcycling on the weekend of May 18-19.

Ducati Glasgow, supported by Ducati UK, presented for the first time in Scotland the 2019 range which comprises 11 bikes, including seven completely new motorcycles, Corse models and selected Ducati Scramblers.

The highly anticipated Ducati Panigale V4 R was revealed at 10am on both Saturday and Sunday to a huge audience.

Managing director Martin Rees was upbeat about the show and the state of the market. More in the next issue of BDN. The dealership kicks off its motorcycling season with a Season Opening and New Model Launch Party on 30/31 March, when customers will get an early glimpse of the complete Ducati model range.

Yamaha's supported stand was also impressive, mimicking the feel of a dealer showroom.