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Horsepower and vintage style take front stage at the 2017 Milan Bike and Motorbike Show

 - 16/11/2017

The International Bike and Motorbike Show of Milan (EICMA), the top event for two-wheel fans, opened its doors to the public from November 9 to 12 2017, attended by over 1,000 exhibitors, manufacturers and component and equipment suppliers, as well as several hundred thousand visitors.

This year’s EICMA put on a fine show, full of characteristic Italian flair of the Milanese event : their V4 standard model develops 214bhp and up to 226bhp for special editions, for a bike weighing in at just under 200kg with a full tank. The Italian manufacturer also took advantage of the show to reveal its upgraded Scrambler 1100. Moto Guzzi, for its part, caused a sensation with its V85 concept bike, the precursor of a future range of bikes designed for adventure touring, while Moto Morini opted for a 1970s vintage tribute with the Milano.

Sports bikes remain a big draw at this type of event. Hot off the press, Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki showcased its new Z900RS, supercharged Ninja H2 SX and two 125cc concept bikes for its Ninja and Z ranges that they will be rolling out by the end of 2018. Yamaha proudly presented the Tracer 900 GT touring bike, and a new version of its best-selling MT-07.

Trail bikes were well-represented with Yamaha’s Super Ténéré Raid Edition and a Ténéré 700 World Raid prototype. Finally, Honda created a buzz with its new vintage styled CB1000R 2018 that will appeal to off-beat roadster fans.

Other novelties included the aggressive KTM’s 790 Duke and BMW Motorrad’s brand-new range, spanning the Grand America Touring K 1600 to F 750 GS and F 850 GS models.

Scooters enjoyed a prominent position at the show, with two new Vespas, one of which 100% electric and the BMW C 400 X.

Go to to see the highlights of the Milan Motorbike Show.

Photo: © Piaggio