The EICMA Bikes show in Milan, Italy is one of the most hotly anticipated events on motorcycle enthusiasts calender. And this year’s iteration of the EICMA has seen numerous exciting new launches, concepts and a couple of surprises too.
We have some time to catch out breath and bring you all the important happening from the show, as well as some interesting domestic news. While You’d probably need more than two hands to the EICMA 2019 show floor count all the unveils at this year’s event on your fingerprint. We’ve rounded up the bikes that shone brightest under the EICMA 2019 show floor lights are the ones to look forward to.
KTM 390 Adventure:
It will be powered by the same engine from the Duke 290 but it gets long-level, adjustable suspension at both ends, more relaxed steering geometry and 19-inch/17-inch front-rear alloy wheel combo.
The 390 Adventure is essentially a more off-road-oriented version of the 390 Duke and uses the same 372.2cc single-cylinder engine making 44hp and 37Nm. While also packing in a switchable traction control system and adjustable suspension.
Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade:
The new motorcycle belts out an earth-shattering 217.5PS and 113Nm from its 999.9cc inline-4 cylinder engine. It has huge on aerodynamics with new Blade aerodynamic winglet pods and it has also been comprehensively updated with an IMU-assisted electronics package as well.
Hero Xtreme 1.R concept:
Previewing the design direction future Xtreme bikes will head inti, The Xtreme 1.R is refreshing different from Hero’s present-day offering. With its distinctive LED headlight, floating seat, covered rear wheel and a super-aggressive tail section. The Xtreme 1.R is a concept that compels you to take a closer look at it. And while not all of those elements will make it to a production bike. The R.1 does preview a new, sportier Extreme that’s set to be launched towards the end of 2020.
Harley-Davidson Pan America:
Powering the full-size ADV is a 1,250cc, liquid-cooled Revolution Max V-twin developing in excess of 145hp- which is a serious amount of power. And significantly higher than the BMW R 1250 GS it’ll rival.
The breaks have been developed in conjunction with Brembo, while the tyres for the Pan America have been co-developed by Michelin.
Benelli Leoncino 800:
The Leoncino stay true to design language of the smaller bikes-it follows a minimalist, retro theme, with sharp, sculpted lines. At first glance, it looks like a beefier Leoncino 500 with more prominent scrambler-like cues. Powering the Leoncino 800 is a 754cc, parallel twin-cylinder engine that puts out 81.6hp ad 67Nm of torque.
The 2020 Z900 packs in the 3-level Kawasaki Traction Control system and two power modes- Low and Full. Additionally, it also gets 4 ride modes- Sport, Road, Rain and Rider. The addition of the electronic rider aids is key, as the Z900’s competitors already feature them.
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