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Prince William climbs aboard a Triumph Daytona at Motorcycle Live

Prince William is an unlikely motorbike enthusiast
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by Jake Polden

This year's Motorcycle Live, which brought everything from eye-watering aesthetics in the form of the 1199 Ducati Superleggera to BMX rider Kye Fort smashing his own high jump record, concluded with a visit from none other than Prince William.

Arriving with a sizeable entourage, The Duke of Cambridge delighted those in attendance as he paraded around the show in awe of the bikes on display.

Being a keen Ducati rider, The Prince gravitated towards the aforementioned 1199 Superleggera - just like many of us mere mortals - and even got the opportunity to climb aboard.

After speaking to manufacturer's spokespeople and spectators alike, Prince William made his way towards Triumph's new impressive Daytona, where he was prompted with a shout of "Go on, get on it" from someone in the crowd.

Replying with a laugh, The Prince responded with: "All right then, if I have to", before throwing a leg over and straddling the sports bike.

After a long day of perusing not only the bikes on display but also Yamaha's off-road experience show, Prince William was presented with a customised balance bike for his son George - no doubt in the hope that the future King of England will one day be a biker, just like his dad.

To see The Prince board some bikes from the show, as well as make his way around the Motorcycle Live event, watch the video below:

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