EICMA 2018 Updates
Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori or better known as EICMA is an annual trade show held in Milan, Italy. It mainly features motorcycles, riding gears, and new accessories and is used by major motorcycle manufacturing companies showcase their new models. The event displays the latest trends and technical developments in the sector and will comprise of numerous competitions, world premieres, and shows.
This year’s edition of the World Motorcycle Expo – EICMA opened its doors to the world from the 6th to 11th of this month. EICMA 2018 exceeded the expectations set by the last year’s edition of the massive extravaganza. In case you missed the latest updates of this event, here we have listed a comprehensive list of updates from the recently concluded EICMA 2018:
- Ducati Panigale V4R
Ducati launched the Panigale V4R super sport bike which mesmerizes us by generating 214PS at 13,000rpm and 126 Nm at 10,000rpm. It is the first motorcycle by Ducati to mount a 4-cylinder engine.
- Ducati Hypermotard 950
Ducati launched the successor of the famous 939, the Hypermotard 950. This bike gets a plethora of other additions over its predecessor such as the updated electronics, more torque, and more power.
- Ducati Diavel
Ducati also launched the Ducati Diavel and Ducati Diavel S power cruisers. This engineering marvel is able to deliver a staggering 159 hp at 9,500 rpm and generate 129 Nm at 7,500rpm using its Testastretta DVT 1262 engine.
- Triumph Bonneville T120
Triumph Motorcycles showcased their new Bonneville T120 Diamond and Ace versions which are special versions commemorating 60 years of the Bonneville motorcycles. These bikes will only get design changes from the previous T120 and will be a limited edition with only 900 units worldwide.
- Triumph Scrambler 1200
Triumph showcased the Scrambler 1200 at the Milan show last week. This bike comes in two versions namely the base XC and the XE version.
- Yamaha Tenere 700
Yamaha revealed the specifications of their latest model, the Tenere 700. It is powered by a 689cc parallel-twin engine which is based from the famous Yamaha bikes, MT-07 and XSR700.
- Suzuki Katana 1000
A retro-themed monster was unveiled by Suzuki at the EICMA 2018. Based on the GSX-S1000 naked bike, it brings back the famed nameplate which featured in the first bike launched in the year 1981.
- Aprilia RSV4 1100
The 2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory was launched at the event on the first day. The bike has received several mechanical tweaks and numerous carbon fiber pieces as part of the weight saving programs.
- MV Augusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro
The MV Augusta Brutale was unveiled at the event which is powered by a 208PS 1000cc engine and generates a staggering 115.5 Nm of torque. Consumers can also opt for the SC-Project Titanium exhaust equipped model which increases the output to 212PS at 13,600rpm.
- BMW F 850 GS Adventure
The latest launch by BMW is the F 850 GS Adventure which is slightly upgraded version of its predecessor. This beast comes with a bigger fuel tank, bigger windscreen, auxiliary lights, crash bars, and a new bash plate design.
- Hero Xpulse 200 and 200T
HeroMotoCorp is all set to launch two new versions, the Hero Xpulse 200 and the Xpulse 200T, in India in the month of February 2019.
- BMW S1000 RR 2019
The second generation BMW S1000 RR is finally here. The asymmetrical headlamps are no more. This beast from BMW generates 207PS of power and up to 100Nm of torque between 5,500-14,500rpm. The new chassis provides the bike with a slimmer look and has improved seating geometry for road and track use.
- BMW 1250 R
Loaded with BMW’s ShiftCam Technology which is being used for the first time in serial production, these bikes were launched with advanced boxer engines.
- Royal Enfield Concept KX Bobber
Royal Enfield launched its latest concept bike which features the old-school bobber design inspired by the 1938 Royal Enfield KX. It sports a V-twin 838cc engine.
- Honda CBR 650R
The new CBR 650 was launched by Honda which sports dashing new looks, sharper styling, lesser weight for better performance, and an all-new digital console.
- Husqvarna Svartpilen
Husqvarna unveiled the latest version of the Svartpilen 701 which will hit the European market by early 2019.
- Husqvarna Vitpilen 701
This café racer bike is the retro version bike launched by Huqsvarna. Powered by a 692.7cc engine, this motorcycle is all about style.
- KTM 790 Adventure
KTM unveiled a new 790cc version of their bikes on the first day of the EICMA. This bike features inverted LED headlamps and taillamps. Using a 799c parallel-twin engine and generates 105PS of power and 86Nm of torque.
- Kawasaki Z400
Named as the Z400, Kawasaki launched the latest naked version of the Ninja 400 at Milan last week. This bike generates a maximum power of 49PS and a torque of 38Nm.
- Harley Davidson Livewire
The Harley-Davidson Livewire was first unveiled in 2014 and now the company has confirmed that the electric bike will hit the markets in 2019. The bike will be powered by a permanent magnet electric motor and fueled by Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS).
- Benelli TRK 250
Powered by a 249cc liquid-cooled engine, Benelli TRK 250 was finally unveiled at the EICMA 2018 in Milan. The tourer bike gets 24.5 PS of power and 21 Nm of torque.
- Aprilia RS 660
The Aprilia RS 660 was revealed by the company and this bike will be the base model for the 600 cc segment that the company is planning to introduce into the market. The bike will produce about 100PS of power and 90Nm of torque.
- MV Agusta Superveloce 800
Based on the F3 800 supersport, the MV Augusta Superveloce 800 was finally unveiled at the ECIMA 2018. The 798cc 3-cylinder engine can produce 146PS and 88Nm and comes wrapped in a carbon fiber body.
- Kymco SuperNEX Electric
Another interesting launch was the KymcoSuperNEX Electric superbike concept which proved to be a attention stealer at the Milan event last week. The bike can hot 0-250 kmph in 10.9 seconds!