Here’s your list of everything exciting that will be coming from EICMA for the coming year and beyond.
The 2017 EICMA show is almost here and this week will be a completely motorcycle galore with the best and brightest of the two-wheeler world coming together to show some of the most amazing creations. The event starts on November 7 and will see a tonne of new launches and highly anticipated models finally being revealed to the world. This year, there are two Indian manufacturers too that plan to show important products at EICMA and this makes the show all the more exciting. While we will be bringing you an exhaustive coverage from the show floor, here’s your list of everything exciting that will be coming from EICMA for the coming year and beyond.
The world’s largest two-wheeler maker by volumes, Hero MotoCorp will be revealing its new adventure motorcycle at EICMA this year. The bike was teased a few days ago and hints towards a large capacity off-roader from the company. With the manufacturer’s recent learnings in rally including the grueling Dakar, expect some of those learnings to brush off on the new bike. The bike is also being called a spiritual successor to the erstwhile Impulse and could possibly be a 200 cc or more offers. That said, complete details on the prototype will be revealed on November 7 and we certainly are excited about this one.
Ducati will be showcasing a tonne of new models and 2018 motorcycles at EICMA this year. The manufacturer already revealed its all-new offerings at a special event on November 5. This includes the completely menacing Ducati Panigale V4, Multistrada 1260, Panigale 959 Corse and the Scrambler 1100. The iconic Italian bike maker has also revealed the 2018 versions of the Monster 821, Scrambler Mach 2.0 and Desert Sled, Diavel as well as the Multistrada 1200 Enduro. The Panigale V4 though will be a headliner at the Ducati pavilion this year at EICMA along with the more powerful Panigale V4 Speciale.
(BMW F850GS Teaser)
For the 2017 EICMA show, BMW Motorrad will have four all-new motorcycles being unveiled. This will include the already teased new BMW F850 GS. The adventure tourer is all set to replace the F800 GS in the bike maker’s line-up and will keep the model updated against the likes of the new Triumph Tiger series, Ducati Multistrada 950 and the likes. Speculations also suggest that there will be an all-new S1000RR, as well as the BMW G310S. The latter will be essentially a full-faired version of the G310R that is yet to make its way to India. In addition, a performance cruiser rivaling the Ducati Diavel is reportedly also in the works. Lastly, it is rumored that the BMW R1200GS will get variable valve timing. However, complete details on BMW Motorrad’s new line-up will be available at the event and we will be bringing you all the updates.
(The 2018 Triumph Tiger will sport a redesigned front)
The adventure touring segment is huge globally and Triumph Motorcycles has a significant pull in this segment with the Tiger series. At this year’s EICMA, Triumph will be revealing the new generation Tiger Series which will include the 800 and 1200 models. The company has already teased the new Tiger range and rumors do suggest that Triumph will drop the Explorer moniker from the larger 1200 series. Also in attendance will be the new Street Triple RS, Speed Triple and the other models from Triumph’s stable. Expect the 2019 Triumph Moto2 race-spec engine to be on display as well.
The Austrian bike maker will be revealing the all-new KTM 790 Adventure this year at EICMA, which is based on the new 790 Duke, also making its debut at the trade fair. Both bikes will be powered by the new 800 ccs parallel-twin engine and will see a sharp design language born out of KISKA. That said, while the 790 Duke will arrive in its production-ready guise, the 790 Adventure is a prototype. The other big reveal could be the highly anticipated KTM 390 Adventure. Based on the new 390 Duke, the motorcycle is expected to share its design with that of the 790 ADV. It’s also a model that it awaited in India as well and we’ll be looking out for this one.
Lastly, KTM AG is expected to introduce the 2018 RC series that will borrow the new frame and engine from the 390 Duke, while the design could see an upgrade too. In addition, expect to see a host of new dirt motorcycles making it to the manufacturer’s pavilion.
(Husqvarna is likely to showcase the production-ready 701 Vitpilen)
KTM’s Scandinavian sibling, Husqvarna will reportedly showcase a new street motorcycle at EICMA. The bike is expected to be the new Husqvarna 701 Vitpilen in the production guise after being showcased as a concept last year. In addition, a new concept could make it to the Husky pavilion this year, possibly of a larger motorcycle based on one of the KTMs.
All major unveils from Honda were done at the Tokyo Motor Show this year and the motorcycles will be making their European debut at EICMA. However, Honda has reserved the 2018 Africa Twin for the trade fair in Italy, which is expected to get a host of changes including a bigger tank, revised bodywork, and redesigned seat. The bike has already been teased by the bike maker, and gives a glimpse of knobby tires, skid plate and a crash cage around the chassis, hinting at a more adventure friendly model.
Much like Honda, Kawasaki too made its big model announcements in Tokyo last month with the Z900RS and the Ninja 400 but has reserved its new touring flagship for EICMA. The Japanese bike maker will be revealing the new supercharged GT version based on the Ninja H2 and H2R superbikes, and has been dubbed as the ‘H2 GT’. The new sports tourer is expected to borrow the same four-cylinder supercharged engine from the H2 series, albeit tuned for more relaxed riding. This means that power output is likely to take a hit compared to the standard H2.
Furthermore, reports also suggest that the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR will be receiving upgrades, while there is a possibility of the new Ninja ZX-6R, or a concept version of it could make its debut at EICMA this year.
Italian bike maker MV Agusta will be showcasing a new model at EICMA this year. While the new F4 RC and the Lewis Hamilton (LH44) superbikes are confirmed to be on display, it is likely that MV Agusta will also unveil the Brutale 1200 four-cylinder street-fighter. The bike is expected the first of many other 1200 cc motorcycles from the manufacturer.
Italian bike maker Benelli is gearing up to have an action-packed week in Milan next month with as many as 10 new models to be showcased at EICMA 2017. Benelli recently confirmed that the 250 cc and 750 cc versions of the TRK adventure tourer will be revealed at the trade fair along with an all-new 400 cc offering. The new models will be powered by a twin-cylinder engine, much like the 302R and the TRK 502 bikes. In addition, the manufacturer will also bring updates to the TNT 300 at EICMA, while there is new lower displacement 150 cc and 250 cc models also planned to be in the works.
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