Ducati wheeled itself into the EICMA show this year with a stunning display of new models, including the new XDiavel, Panigale 959, two versions of the Multistrada 1200, two of the Scrambler, and three of the Hypermotard.
Hot diggity dog, Fido is back! The people that brought us that bare bones electric scooter we found so fetching a few years back have resurfaced across the country in Kalamazoo, MI and will start sinking their canines into the business of building bikes, just as soon as they recover from jet lag.
Motorcycle manufacturers, take note: If you want to attract a younger audience to your cruiser-style motorcycles, this is the way to do it. The bike we're referring to is the Moto Guzzi MGX-21 prototype that was displayed at the 2014 EICMA Show in Italy, a heavily customized version of the Italian marque's California 1400 platform.
Meet Eva, the latest electric motorcycle from Energica, freshly revealed at the 100th edition of EICMA (Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori) in Milan. The Italian company has stripped its Ego, turning the bones of its superbike into a naked streetfighter. The result is an eye-catching creation designed to give riders a bit more control, but still capture their hearts.
Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Honda and Yamaha Bring Performance To Milan
Each and every year, the world's biggest motorcycle manufacturers gather together in Milan, Italy to show off the latest and greatest machinery that will soon be offered to dealerships the world over. It's called EICMA (Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori), and this year's crop of new motorcycles is just as exciting as ever.
The Kawasaki Ninja H2R superbike was definitely the star of this year's Intermot motorcycle show in Germany. How could it not have been? Packing a supercharged, 1.0-liter four-cylinder with 300 horsepower wrapped in a carbon fiber fairing and a green trellis frame, it's one of the baddest-looking bikes ever. Since it's reveal, even more tasty details have leaked out that have us salivating.
Digging up an old well-known brand name, or reviving a specific well-loved model name with modern-day components and marketing it based on past successes has turned into a tried-and-true business model in the motorcycle world. And sometimes – Triumph most notably springs to mind, and things are looking pretty good at Indian – it even turns into a success.
In a little more than a year from now, the 2015 Energica Ego from CRP will finally make the leap from design and development to driveways and track days. And now, we know exactly what this Italian electric sport bike will look like. In a word: magnifico!
We wouldn't be surprised to see Chinese knockoffs of well-known car and motorcycle brands - in China. But a handful of Chinese scooter exhibitors at last week's 71st International Motorcycle Exhibition (EICMA) had their goods seized by the Italian financial police, according to a Piaggio Group press release, because they had brought imitation Vespa scooters to the show.
Curse you, Zero Motorcycles! The biggest producer of two-wheeled electrics has just introduced its 2014 lineup at EICMA in Milan, Italy, and while its mainstay S and DS models host significant improvements and a $1,000-dollar price cut, any savings customers might have realized are likely to be re-invested in the company's new $2,495 Power Pack range extender (more on that below).
BMW Motorrad released the S 1000 RR superbike in 2010, but for those who'd like to take it down a (small) notch, the German motorcycle maker introduced the 2014 S 1000 R, a slightly less-ballsy version of the range-topping superbike, at EICMA on Tuesday.
If there is any car on the road you might consider essentially a four-wheeled motorcycle, surely it's the Caterham Seven. So it hardly seems much of a stretch that the British automaker that forged its reputation building Lotus continuation cars would branch into motorcycles. And that's precisely what it has announced today.
Ducati has unveiled the third generation of its naked (read: fairing-less) motorcycles, comprised of the Monster 1200 and 1200 S, at the press conference ahead of the 71st International Motorcycle Exhibition (EICMA) in Milan, which starts tomorrow.
CRP Racing first revealed its Energica electric superbike concept at the epic 2011 edition of EICMA. Now, a year later, a prototype version is on display at that same venue with promises of a finished product in 2014 with sales in both the US and Europe. It should be worth the wait.
Behold the KTM 1290 Super Duke R Prototype in all its glory. The Austrian motorcycle manufacturer showed off its newest concept at the 2012 EICMA International Motorcycle Show, and it boasts an extra 100cc of displacement over the LC8 mill in the 1190 RC8 R on which the prototype is based. That means there's a full 180 horsepower on hand to kick you down the track, and given the impressive efforts at weight saving engineers implemented on the concept, something tells us the sprint to 60 mph will