MILAN, Nov 10 — The latest edition of the EICMA international motorcycle show in Milan — a major diary date for fans of two-wheelers — opens to the public November 9-12, 2017. More than 1,000 exhibitors, manufacturers, accessories makers and equipment providers — as well as 600,000 visitors — are expected at the Italian event.
On home turf, Italian manufacturers plan on hitting hard, starting with Ducati, presenting its eagerly awaited Panigale V4 (S). This is unquestionably one of the biggest stars of the Milan show with its V4 engine, with 214hp for the standard production model and up to 226hp for special editions, all in a motorcycle weighing just under 200kg with a full tank.
The Italian manufacturer will also unveil its Scrambler 1100 with boosted engine performance. For its part, Moto Guzzi will be grabbing headlines with its V85 concept, the forerunner to a future range of motorcycles aimed at adventure rides and trekking.
Moto Morini, on the other hand, takes a more retro route, presenting its Milano with a clear nod to the 1970s.
Supersport bikes are always major crowd pleasers at this type of event, and there’ll be plenty of new motorcycles to lust over in Milan, starting with the supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX.
The Japanese manufacturer will also be showcasing its new Z900RS CAFE, as well as two 125cc concepts for its Ninja and Z lines, giving rise to production models by the end of 2018.
For its part, Yamaha is presenting the Tracer 900 GT road bike as well as a new version of its best-selling MT-07.
As for trail bikes, the Japanese manufacturer is showing its Super Ténéré Raid Edition, as well as a prototype Ténéré 700 World Raid. Finally, Honda will undoubtedly cause a stir with its new CB1000R 2018, offering a relatively retro style for fans of roadsters with a difference.
Other new bikes on show include the KTM 790 Duke, with an aggressive look, and a range of new models from BMW Motorrad, including the K 1600 Grand America tourer, and the F 750 GS and F 850 GS sport bikes.
As well as motorcycles, the event is also a showcase for scooters, with a slew of new models for 2018, including two new Vespas — with one fully electric model — and the BMW C 400 X.
Watch EICMA 2017 being set up ahead of its opening:
The 75th EICMA international motorcycle show in Milan runs November 9-12, 2017. Website: eicma.it — AFP-Relaxnews