EICMA 2018. Between world premieres and debut in May the Milan Show confirms the most important event of the year for two wheels.
Like every year November is the month of the two wheels and in particular of the Eicma. The Hall of Milan dedicated to motorcycles which are the trade show globally important. The pavilions of the Fair of Rho will open to the public on November 8th, turning on the lights on a series of world premieres that will arrive later in 2019.
Obviously, until it officially opens the show we will not be able to confirm all the news, but in the meantime. We can assume with certainty what will be there. Proceeding in alphabetical order, to do no harm to anyone. Let’s start with Askoll which is the largest Italian manufacturer of electric scooters and which will present new vehicles dedicated to professional use. The definitive version of the naked BN 752 S that was presented in Milan just a year ago is awaited at Benelli.
BMW has played in advance. Already presenting the new R1250GS and RT with the brand new variable timing boxer engine at the Intermot in Cologne.
At Eicma we should find this engine on the whole R family. But it is also on the launch pad the update of the supersport S 1000 RR. Even Ducati used the German Motor Show to present some novelties. Such as the Scrambler 2019 and in recent days has released the updated information on the Multistrada. In Milan, however, there should be the new Hypermeter, the Panigale V4R and above all a totally new bike. Harley-Davidson present to the Milanese public the new FXDR 114 already seen in Cologne and perhaps also the electric Livewire still unpublished in Europe. For Honda, however, this will be a transition show with few innovations; the most succulent could be the Super Cub 125.
From Husqvarna, we expect the definitive version of the Svartpilen 701 prototype, a flat track motorbike with a 75 hp single cylinder. The Japanese Kawasaki will bring the Ninja 636 to the European debut. As for the absolute novelties, the most probable is the Z400. The restyling of the Versys family and perhaps a new medium-small displacement enduro. For the Austrians of KTM. However, the workhorse will be the definitive version of the 790 Adventure. A bike expected by many enduro enthusiasts.
Kymco will present the definitive version of the People S 300. While Moto addition to the new V85TT should show a prototype based on the same platform. Stitches sewed at Suzuki, which after the Katana seen at Intermot has not announced any other news for the EICMA…, we’ll see. The news of EICMA 2018 Triumph and Yamaha complete the picture. The English House will present both an unpublished motorcycle and the Scrambler 1200. While the Japanese company will bring the Tenere 700 to Milan.