EICMA, THE TOP SHOW OF MOTORCYCLES
EICMA, as one of the world’s biggest industrial fairs as well as having the longest history, its status in motorcycle field is the same as that Oscar in the film industry. This is the kingdom of motorcycles and also the top showtime for the motorcycles.
For many years, the motorcycle manufacturers, dealers and professionals from all over the world have always paid much attention on this fair. Every advanced technology, high-end models are exhibited at this fair, showing their rich senses of design, machinery and humanity, and unique design trend and black tech, which have glutted your eyes.
This year the most important exhibition event for the industry of two wheels opened on 5th Nov. marked by technological fever: more than 1800 brands present from over 40 countries.
VOGE new products debut
On November 6, local time, VOGE’s global press conference was opened in its 400 square meter exhibition hall, which took the chance of EICMA gathering to present the world the high-profile announcement: VOGE is well prepared! It was the first time VOGE was showed in Milan and launched to the whole world. Two VOGE models were released at the conference.
VOGE 500DS is a pure touring ADV fuel motorcycle carrying a two-cylinder, water-cooled, four-stoke, 471cc engine, with LED lights and LCD meter. The wheelbase is 1,460mm, the minimum ground clearance is 185mm, the seat height is 820mm, and the curb weight is 205kg. In addition, it features a Q345B carbon steel frame, Nissin front 298mm double-disc and rear 240mm single-disc brakes, Bosch ABS, and Pirelli all-terrain tires (front 120/70-17, rear 160/60-17). 500DS is a first-class work of a world top
motorcycle design agency. It integrates strong aesthetic design concept with smooth and simple body lines. The 17L full tank delivers a cruising range of 500km.
In addition, VOGE also released the avant-garde retro model VOGE 300AC, which creates a pioneer of avant-garde retro bike to combine the classical and modern elements, bringing the eternal charm of classical mechanical aesthetics. VOGE 300AC is equipped with YF300 four-valve, water-cooled, DOHC, single-cylinder engine. It well meets the tastes of motorcyclists in pursuing individual expression. Hidden beneath the fashionable retro appearance of VOGE 300AC is a powerful and tough heart. Besides, it is provided with front 300mm double-disc brake, dual-channel Bosch ABS, 100mm front inverted shock absorber, curved-surface multi-grid headlamp, multi-link central shock absorber, 165 mm ground clearance, 800 mm seat height, a short tail, and a 15.5L fuel tank. All these high-end practical configurations will enable this entry-level retro motorcycle to have a better performance in the international market.
VOGE 500DS and VOGE 300AC have won unanimous praise of foreign motorcyclists and fans at the Milan conferen.
CFMOTO’s hot models gathered
Speaking of Italy and Europe, it is the strategic position of CFMOTO. CFMOTO’s ATVs rank first in market share in 13 countries, with some areas exceeding 50%.
With this pride, in addition to the traditional advantageous projects, at this year’s booth, motorcycles were also put under the spotlight. Racing, street bike, touring and the newly released classic ranges were all present in Europe this time.
As a new product of CFMOTO, the Italian-designed 700CL-X brought an astonishing debut.
700CL-X retains all the classic elements of the retro bike, and the “X” logo is everywhere, representing its unique family DNA. 700CL-X also bring a sense of modern science and technology: inline double-cylinder, water-cooled, 692cc engine with a power of 55kw and a torque of 67N·m. It also features link-rod cracking technology, piston forging technology, front and rear ABS, electronic throttle, sliding clutch, cruise control, high-strength chrome molybdenum frame, casting alloy rear fork, multi-link absorber, adjustable front and rear suspension, comfortable man-machine setting, TBOX car networking, triple electronic protection, and enough space for future modification. This is your ideal partner!
With super good look, strong power and advanced configuration, the three different style models: HERITAGE, ADVENTURE, SPORT modified version were all-the-time eye-catching.
In addition to the above popular stars, other products displayed at the booth were also popular: ZFORCE 950, though it was its second appearance at the show, was attractive with its dynamic body lines and aggressive posture.
The new ATV member CFORCE 625 has a newly designed LCD meter, CAN communication, optional differential rear axle, EBS engine downhill braking, LED headlight, easily removable front storage rack. It is a practical and sporty machine.
CFMOTO’s new 250SR has been attracting many riders. At present, its mass production version has entered the final stage.
ZONGSHEN’s “Intelligence” products shined in Milan
At this EICMA exhibition, Zongshen came with its Cyclone new products to compete with the world’s famous brands, which comprehensively showed to the global buyers Zongshen’s latest results of strategic transformation and upgrading as well as its upgraded brand new image.
Cyclone especially showed its retro products: the RE3 gives a strong sense of British retro style. It is a classic work combining mechanical, retro and modern elements. RE3 carries a Zongshen’s TC380 water-cooled eight-valve DOHC two-cylinder engine, with an actual displacement of 378.8ml. The maximum power is 27kw/9000rpm, and the maximum torque is 35N·m/6500rpm.
The engine adopts a 180-degree crankshaft design, which can offset the forces during running. In addition, the built-in balance shaft further reduces engine’s vibration.
RX3S is the first of Cyclone series that adopts a steel tube frame to reduce a lot of weight. With three aluminum tail boxes, the bike’s curb weight is 200kg. It is equipped with a 378mL water-cooled SOHC 8-valve asynchronous twin, with a compression ratio 10:1. It has a Delphi EFI system, with a maximum power of 27kW/9000rpm and a maximum torque of 35N·m/6500rpm. RX3S is more suitable for street and paved road surfaces. The engine produces smoother power and less vibration. The seat height is relatively low, and it is less demanding for a rider to handle it.
RX1 adopts a water-cooled 4-valve 125cc engine, which is more suitable for the European market.
TARO impressed the world with Chinese red
Taro adheres to “going out” and values EICMA as an important strategic planning to enter the European and the global market. Taro not only showed its own national style, but also took the opportunity to “bring in” by constantly learning the latest industry trends and cutting-edge technologies.
This time, the focus was undoubtedly the HURACAN400, whose modern sports look and excellent performance make it extremely attractive. It is made based on Taro’s years of experience in the development and manufacturing of medium and large scooters. It is a brand-new middleweight scooter developed by Taro with the cooperation with the talented French designer Yacouba. The liftable/lowerable windshield, split-type mudguard, and backrest design all highlight its fashion and sports property.
Bore x stroke: 83×66.4mm
Curb weight: 168kg
Tire: front 120/70-15, rear 140/60-14
Engine: single cylinder, water-cooled, four-stroke, four-valve
Idle speed: 1500±100rpm
Rated load: 150kg
Displacement: 359.1cc Clearance of spark plug: 0.7±0.1mm
Top speed: ≥125km/h
Fuel tank: 13L
Fuel consumption: 340g/(kw-h)
Brake: front double-disc, rear single disc
Compression ratio: 10.4:1
ARIIC Gernma110 launched
ARIIC, the new brand under the domestic famous scooter power manufacturer Jinlang, has won public attention with the high-end big sport scooter ARIIC 318. This time ARIIC also launched the small contemporary retro scooter Gernma 110 at EICMA.
The design of the scooter is inclined to Italian style, and the body line is simple and compact, with novel color to bring the urban vitality. It is distinguished from common small scooters in the market.
The headlight and front turn lights are concentrated around the front face to be concise and exquisite. The central taillight is highly recognizable.
The scooter features a full LCD screen, LED lights and keyless start, which upgrades the small scooter to a new level.
It is equipped with a mature J23 single-cylinder air-cooled engine with a maximum power of 6kw/7,500rpm and a maximum torque of 8.5N·m/6,000rpm. It has front and rear 14-inch tires, significantly improving the riding stability and passability, which better meets the rigid demand of European market for large ground clearance. (The scooter is still in the prototype stage, and there may be major changes later.)
ARIIC is an independent brand promoted by Jinlang that mainly manufactures engines. Jinlang intends to build ARIIC into a high-end product brand, such as the previous ARIIC 318 and the strategic cooperation with the Italian OMI group and Japanese ZERO to develop liter-level products all being based on this. Gernma110 revealed this time also caters to domestic popular concept of big scooters. It will be sold first in southeast Asia and Europe, and then in the domestic market.
Gernma110 is expected to be mass-produced and put into the market in the second half of next year, and there will be 125cc version in the future.
KYMCO CV3 displayed in Milan
Kymco displayed the CV3, a three wheel version developed on the same power platform of 550cc parallel engine used in the firm’s AK550 at EICMA. It is Kymco’s flagship three-wheel product.
There is ADC design element on the front face, with beak, hollowed-out middle part exposing the water tank to face the airflow from the front.
The body is not as plump as the AK550, but it uses sharp lines to make it look both scooter-like and tech-driven.
The four vertical front forks become the signature configuration of CV3, and the double A rocker arm is designed to provide greater stability while maintaining maximum flexibility. The rear multi-link central shock absorber is adjustable (preload). Both the front wheels are equipped with double piston calipers and ABS. The full LCD meter is also expected to be equipped with Kymco’s latest Noodoe system.
The concept of three-wheel motorcycle is to change the current urban commuting road condition, which has higher safety factor and bearing capacity compared to two-wheeled models, while it takes up less public road resources than cars. Therefore, global manufacturers may also build their own three wheelers. CV series is the representative of Kymco.
SYM MAXSYM 400i E5 displayed
SYM launched its new MAXSYM 400i E5 at Milan show in this time. Compared with the MAXSYM 400i, the wheelbase of E5 is also 1,555mm, but the seat height is increased to 800mm and the fuel tank is reduced by 2L. E5 has been designed in a light weight, with more emphasis on the improvement of handling.
The new LED headlamp layout is similar to the current JOYMAX Z, with additional LED eyebrow lights.
There is no need for a tool to adjust the large windshield by hand. A lot of Carbon grain design is added locally to add to the modern elements.
The meter still adopts the dual-pointer setting on the MAXSYM 400i, but the tachometer is designed to rotate counterclockwise, and a negative display screen is provided between the two pointer meters to display time, fuel level, mileage and other data. It also uses the advanced keyless startup system.
E5 highlights the new traction control system (TCS). In addition, SYM has also added EBC system to this scooter.
E5 has more tough body lines. The newly adjusted
four-stroke, SOHC, water-cooled, 399cc engine generates a maximum power of 24.3kw/6,500rpm and a maximum torque of 37.8N·m /6,000rpm. Compared with the power data of the previous generation MAXSYM 400i, the maximum power output comes earlier and the torque is also improved.
The front 275mm double-disc brake is matched with radial four-piston calipers, and the rear 275mm single disc brake is given one-way single piston caliper. ABS systems are
deployed to the front and back.
E5 highlights the new traction control system (TCS). In addition, SYM has also added EBC system to this scooter. In a word, when the engine control unit detects the occurrence of a fault and slows down, it will continuously turn on the taillight to warn the vehicles behind to improve safety in case of failures.
SYM also displayed the recently available-in-Taiwan market model, the flagship MAXSYM TL and the sports scooter DRG 160i. At the same time, the 300cc European style scooter HD 300i was also on display.
LONGJIA’s new brand image store showed at EICMA
This year, Longjia brought its brand image store to Milan, with a retro and stylish new image sparking in the fashion capital. The brand image of an enterprise tells its spirit. Longjia motorcycles showed its exquisite and stylish attri-butes. The popular models at Longjia’s booth included the hot Cafe Racer LJ250-V, NEVADA 250i, the new 300cc scooter, and VMAX300i.
As an enterprise devoted to motorcycle and engine man-ufacturing for more than 20 years, Longjia spends a huge amount of money in participating in EICMA every year to expand its sales network, and at the same time, it shows its foundation and strength to face the international market.
SWM’s new street bike – VAREZ 125 revealed
SWM showed up at EICMA with a full range of models. The most notable one is the VAREZ 125, an entry-level street bike with excellent handling and playability released earlier this year.
Engine: single cylinder four-stroke, 124.7cc, DOHC, 6-speed, EU IV
Front suspension: hydraulic and inverted front fork, 41mm in diameter
Rear suspension: hydraulic single shock
Seat height: 820mm
Tire: front 110/70-17 Michelin, rear 140/70-17 Michelin
Benelli Leoncino may be available in the market next year
At this year’s Milan show, Benelli unveiled the final version of Leoncino 800.
It had more complete details compared with the
engineering model unveiled last year. Benelli has finally formed the complete 250cc/500cc/800cc Leoncino family. The Leoncino 800 Trail version was also displayed. The new product is expected to be available in the first half of next year.
Leoncino 800 is more muscular and has a stronger outline compared with its brothers in the family. The golden inverted front shock absorber is particularly eye-catching.
It adopts the same oval headlight as Leoncino 250, with all LED lights.
The MARZOCCHI inverted front shock absorber with a diameter of 50mm and a travel of 130mm is used, with adjustable compression damping and adjustable spring (preload). The rear central shock absorber is also multi-section adjustable (preload). It is equipped with front and rear 17-inch all-terrain vacuum tires with spoke hub. The tank capacity is 15L, the seat height is 800mm, and the curb weight is 220kg.
The Trail edition looks wilder than the standard edition. A most outstanding characteristic is the high-position double-tube exhausts. The front wheel is also changed to a 19-inch tire that has better road holding on unsealed road. Leoncino 800 uses a four-stroke, water-cooled, DOHC, two-cylinder, 8-valve, 754cc, in-line engine, which can reach the maximum power of 56kW at 8,000rpm and the maximum torque of 67N·m at 6,500rpm.
The launch of the Leoncino 800 will also push the domestic large-displacement models into a new competitive field.
In addition to the highlight Leoncino 800, the upgraded 600cc model also received a lot of attention at Benelli’s booth. The updated parts are mainly the body decal, headlight and TFT LCD meter. The power and configuration remain basically the same. This should be the final version to be put into the market.
Moto Morini stunned EICMA with new models
Moto Morini unveiled three new models in Italy–SuperScrambler, X-Cape and Seiemmezzo (6½)–which received wide attention and favor of professional media and reviewers in Europe.
SuperScrambler is built on a mature corsaro platform and designed by an Italian designer that takes inspiration from ancient European warriors. Moto Morini’s exclusive 1200cc 87° V-cylinder can produce 116hp at 8,000rpm. It is equipped with Brembo front double-disc four-piston
calipers and rear single disc double-piston disc brake systems, Brembo clutch handle assembly, BOSCH MP9.1 ABS, PIRELLI STR tires, front and rear MUPO shock absorbers, Regina gold chain, ARROW customized muffler assembly, and Rizoma supporting systems.
In addition, SuperScrambler still adopts a high-strength and lightweight woven alloy frame, which brings a net weight of only 200kg. Such a compact and light body carrying a 1200cc strong heart will certainly bring incomparable riding pleasure and handling experience to the rider.
X-cape means to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and the confinement of life, leading people to freedom. It is a new T649 urban rally model Moto Morini launched to the European market. All the design and development were completed in Italy.
The one on display at the show was a road-tested model, and new models are expected to go on sale in 2020.
Seiemmezzo(6½) and X-Cape are built on the same power platform, but its appearance is more like a scrambler. It is also designed by an Italian designer, striving to use simple lines to express the most primitive European style. It is still in testing and is scheduled to go on sale in 2020.
This year, more than 1800 brands from 43 countries have chosen EICMA to exhibit all their new products in eight halls.In the last 15 years alone, more than 10 million visitors have been attracted by EICMA and it has occupied more than three million gross square meters with the stands of exhibitors and the proposals of racing entertainment and edutainment in the outdoor areas.
Lots of passion and fun, but also a unique occasion in the world to tell the story of the companies, the commitment and the investments in research and innovation that are behind each product. The revolution in motion that all of us was celebrating is exactly this: a tribute to the dynamism and ability of the sector to push the frontier of technological development further and further forward, to interpret the challenges set by the new demand for mobility and to advance the world of two-wheels, by revolutionizing it.
On the international stage, we will show the Chinese brands with more opened spirit for the future, learn from others’ strong points and close the gap in the exchanges and communications with the international brands, strengthen the construction of brand and culture. Chinese motorcycle enterprises will seize the opportunity, meet the challenges and produce more models satisfied by consumers.