2015 EICMA Preview

2015 EICMA preview

The coming week will be filled with excitement of the 2015 EICMA at Milan kicking off on the 17th of November. The Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori (EICMA) is one of the biggest annual motorcycle shows in the world. The show saw its debut in 1914 and has been frequently used by two-wheeler manufacturers to unveil their new and conceptual models to the world. This year’s show would be the 73rd iteration of the EICMA.

The 2015 EICMA has kept motorcycle enthusiasts waiting eagerly as many new interesting bikes are expected and also announced to be revealed this year at Milan. As a preview to the 2015 EICMA, we jot down some of the bikes that would make a world premier for the first time to give the readers a gist of what they can expect.

Let’s start with the manufacturer that is expected to have the highest contribution. Ducati has been teasing us in every way possible and they had also officially announced that they have nine new models for 2016 at the EICMA. With help from some spy shots and rumours we can expect the following new models from the Italian manufacturer: The belt-driven ‘X’ cruiser Diavel, Panigale 959, Hypermotard 939, Scrambler 400 and the Streetfighter 1299.

The second biggest contributor in terms of the number of models would be the German manufacturer, BMW Motorrad, who just announced that they would have five new models that will be revealed to the masses. The expected new model line-up would probably include the R nineT Scrambler, C650 sport and C650GT. BMW will also showcase the all new G310R and eRR electric superbike with which it will venture into new market segments.

Honda will unveil the 2016 version of the 500 series along with the CBR250RR concept, NC750X and the Integra 750. Also expected is the African Twin in its production form after its recent unveiling.

Yamaha is sure to have the global unveiling of the Yamaha MT-15. Also on display will be the recently unveiled Motobot and the MWT-9 trike.

Kawasaki will also bring to the show its middle weight supercharged engine that it recently showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show. Also expected is the global unveiling of the Kawasaki Z125.

MV Agusta has some tricks up their sleeve with rumours about a new 4-cylinder platform. But we can surely expect the new RC versions of its F3 675 & 800 range and a new updated Brutale 800 for the 2016 model year. They will also reveal their limited edition Lewis Hamilton Dragster in flesh for the first time.

Other Italian manufacturers like Moto Guzzi is expected to show their new V9, Bimota will debut its Impeto – a hyper-naked and Tesi 3D Race Café which is a hub-centre steering café racer and not to forget Benelli who will be revealing their mysterious legendary concept that was teased earlier this week.

Apart from these, Triumph will be showcasing their already unveiled 2016 motorcycles with the all new Bonneville range and the new 2016 Triumph Speed Triples. We might get to see KTM showcase the 1290 Super Duke GT in its original clothing and the rumoured 800 cc parallel-twin Duke. Last but not the least, KTM’s new subsidiary Husqvarna could probably show their spied café racer along with the 701 Enduro and Supermoto bikes in their production forms.


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