SHOW LIVE AT EICMA 2016Date:08-11-2016 Source:chinamotor
Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori (EICMA) is an annual world top-level motorcycle trade show in Milan, which is organized by ANCMA. EICMA 2016 was held between November 8 and November 13 at Fiera Milano in Italy. With six exhibition halls open, a exhibition area of over 50,000 square meters, EICMA 2016 attracted over 1300 exhibitors and more than 400,000 visitors, including about 50,000 professional buyers and about 20,000 of them from 27 foreign countries other than Italy. The exhibition products range from motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, sidecar, snowmobile, moped, tricycle, special-purpose vehicle to motorcycle engine and parts, tyre, helmet, jacket and gear, outdoor items for motorcycle touring, electronic equipment, bike parts and lube, raw material, semi-finished product, repair and maintenance equipment and tool, and electric two-wheelers. EICMA visitors are mainly the importers, purchasers and decision makers from the motorcycle, scooter and the parts industries, and also motorcycle fans and club members. EICMA is not just a trade exhibition, but also a grand ceremony for motorcycle fans to further promote the passion for motorcycle to its peak.
The press day of EICMA 2016 was on November 8-9 and many famous brands debuted new products on the two days, including HARLEY-DAVIDSON, YAMAHA, MV AGUSTA, and BRIDGESTONE at hall no.2, SUZUKI, HONDA, and AVINTON at hall no. 4, KAWASAKI, KYMCO, and PEUGEOT at hall no. 6, ZERO, PIAGGIO, and MOTO GUZZI at hall no.10, BMW and TRIUMPH at hall no. 14 and DUCATI, KTM, HUSQVARNA and BOSCH at hall no.18. The big brands all released more than one new products, competing with their design, displacement, technology and variety. Besides the new models for mass production, the concept models were another focused issue, for it revealed the most forefront and advanced design concepts and ideas of the industry, and presented the unique charm of motorcycle.
Honda Africa Twin Enduro Sports and CB1000TR
Honda have taken the covers off two new concept models at EICMA; the Africa Twin Enduro Sports and CB1100 TR. The flat track-inspired CB1100 TR was designed by Honda R&D designers in Rome to be the 'King of urban flat track circuits'. The concept features radial Brembo calipers, forged aluminium Marchesini wheels, Ohlins suspension and a swish upswept Termignoni exhaust.The number 58 is used on the front and side numberboards to honour Marco Simoncelli. The Africa Twin Enduro Sports concept is Honda R&D's vision of a true hardcore off-road Africa Twin model, featuring a tubeless Excel 21-inch wheel up front and 18-inch rear for more choice of off-road tyres. There's also a rather substantial looking bash plate, Termignoni exhaust, HRC off-road footpegs and flat single-piece seat.
Gone is the standard Africa Twin bodywork, replaced by much less substantial and more aggressive Dakar-inspired bodywork.
Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 Aero
With the mass production of Husqvarna 401 Vitpilen and Svartpilen , at EICMA 2016 Husqvarna debuted a concept model of the same platf orm, - the Vitpilen 401 Aero. Introducing the technology of aero-mechanics and the intention of the aircraft, Vitpilen 401 Aero looks showier than Vitpilen. This concept model use the same frame and suspension of Vitpilen/Svartpilen, and is added with an integrated windshield and fairing and a witty tail fin.
KTM 790 Duke
This is the first official hint – beyond multiple spy shots and KTM boss Stefan Pierer confirming the 800’s existence to MCN during the summer – of the style and intent of KTM’s new family of middleweights. Powered by an all-new parallel-twin engine of around 800cc, which the firm have dubbed the LC8c (with the ‘c’ apparently denoting ‘compact’), this Duke version looks likely to be the first arrival of what is certain to be a family of bikes from KTM and sister company, Husqvarna. Interestingly, the rumour mill suggests that Husky will debut an adventure styled 800 model during the Milan show.
All-new 800cc parallel-twin
First of a new family of 800s
Custom rider modes & TC
KTM say the new 790 Duke will bring “unparalleled poise, telepathic levels of feedback and lightness that’s off the scale” to the mid-market – which all sounds good. With feet back on terra firma, the more likely certainties are that it’ll have a ride-by-wire throttle, multiple rider modes, multi-level traction control and integrated ‘MY RIDE’ connectivity. We wouldn’t be surprised to find a quickshifter, too.
Yamaha T7 Tenere
Originated from YAMAHA Dakar Motocross Racing Team,T7 Tenere is called the ‘Wile Horse’ in the desert. It carries the inline watercooling double cylinder MT-07 engine, with a maximum power output of 74hp. T7 Tenere is designed with a brand new chassis, with KYB suspension, front 21 inch and rear 18 inch tyre, full aluminum fuel tank, carbon fiber front fairing and anticollision protection board. The motorcycle weights totally 180kg, with optional equipment such as Akropovic exhaust and LED front light.