The Top 17 Bikes From the EICMA Motorcycle Show

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Wasef, Basem. "The Top 17 Bikes From the EICMA Motorcycle Show." ThoughtCo, Jul. 1, 2017, thoughtco.com/top-bikes-from-eicma-2399693. Wasef, Basem. (2017, July 1). The Top 17 Bikes From the EICMA Motorcycle Show. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/top-bikes-from-eicma-2399693 Wasef, Basem. "The Top 17 Bikes From the EICMA Motorcycle Show." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/top-bikes-from-eicma-2399693 (accessed September 24, 2017).
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Top 17 Bikes From EICMA: BMW S1000XR

BMW S1000XR
The BMW S1000XR, seen here without saddlebags. Photo © Basem Wasef

Couldn't make it to EICMA, the world's biggest motorcycle show that convenes every November in Milan, Italy? Don't despair. We've picked our favorite 17 bikes from the show and brought them together in this rundown, listed in alphabetical order.

First on our list is the BMW S1000XR, an adventure-focused spinoff of the S1000RR-- which is already one helluva compelling speed machine. Though the engine gets detuned from 193 horsepower to 160 hp (the exact same amount produced by the Ducati Multistrada), the S1000XR's touring-friendly amenities like upright handlebars and more compliant suspension make it a tempting proposition for riders who want gobs of usable torque and a comfortable, upright riding posture.

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Ducati Panigale 1299

Ducati Panigale 1299
The 2015 Ducati Panigale 1299. Photo © Basem Wasef

What's better than an 1199? A 1299, naturally! The new, über-engined Ducati Panigale 1299 superbike gets bored out to 116mm, with the requisite climbs in torque and horsepower. But what about World Superbike Racing rules, which would disqualify that displacement from competition? Ducati now still builds an 1,198cc superbike for homologation (that pumps out 205 horsepower), but calls it the Panigale R-- hey, whatever works for you, guys.

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Ducati Scrambler

Ducati Scrambler
The Ducati Scrambler. Photo © Basem Wasef

This isn't the first we've seen of the Ducati Scrambler; the dirt-inspired ride first appeared at Cologne, Germany's Intermot show before making the rounds at AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida. However, EICMA's show offered Ducati brass more opportunity to explain the strategy behind the bike, which channel's the brand's 50 year-old dirt heritage. According to Ducati boss Claudio Domenicale, the Scrambler is more than just another bike for the Italian manufacturer; it's another brand altogether, with different style (yellow vs red) and goals (reaching out to newer, more adventure-seeking riders). Sounds good to us.

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Energica EVA

Energica EVA
Energica EVA. Photo © Basem Wasef

The Energica EVA is green... get it? The joke may be literal, but this electric bike is real-- if still undergoing development and tweaking before it will be marketed as a naked version of the EGO, a fully-faired 134 horsepower sportbike that can get around 100 miles out of each charge.

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Harley-Davidson Livewire

Harley Livewire
Harley Livewire. Photo © Basem Wasef

This is hardly the first we've seen of Harley-Davidson's Project Livewire, but we suspect it's not the last, especially considering how much energy the Motor Company is putting into their EV experiment. The bike's 74 horsepower engine has plenty of go, and consumers are being encouraged to test ride the electron-powered thing and give their feedback. Question is, do you think it should go forward?

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Honda RCV

Honda RCV
Honda RCV. Photo © Basem Wasef

Ducati did it with the Desmosedici RR (Race Replica), whose 1,500 units first saw production in 2007; that $72,500 ride seemed exotic at the time, but Honda's RCV, another MotoGP clone with a license plate trumps the Duc with its rumored price of €175,000 (or $218,000). Honda celebrated the bike's release with MotoGP phenom Marc Márquez on hand, but the real star will be the few privileged riders who get to call this fearsome machine their own. 

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Husqvarna 410 Concept

Husqvarna 410 Concept
Husqvarna 410 Concept. Photo © Basem Wasef

Husqvarna has been building bikes for the better part of 110 years, but relatively recent turmoil within the Swedish manufacturer has put a big question mark on their future. Thanks to KTM, their newest owner, the brand has another shot of greatness with their 401 Vitpilen (“White Arrow”) and 401 Svartpilen (“Black Arrow") concept bikes. Expect these sweet rides to hit showrooms in 2016.

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Kawasaki H2R

Kawasaki H2R
Kawasaki H2R. Photo © Kawasaki

Kawasaki has revealed a ton of teasers for their supercharged, 300 horsepower H2R. Onlookers checked out the H2R in person at EICMA (as well as its more pedestrian, street legal 200 horsepower H2 model, which will be priced at $25,000 when it hits showrooms). The only thing missing? Riding impressions, which should help explain whether the H2R is a widomaker, a dream maker, or both.

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KTM 1050 Adventure

KTM 1050 Adventure
KTM 1050 Adventure. Photo © Basem Wasef

KTM's 1190 Adventure and 1290 Super Adventures are deliciously beastly adventure touring bikes. Acknowledging that not everyone can stomach those balls-to-the-wall heavyweights, KTM announced their 1050 Adventure, which cuts power from 150 hp (for the 1190 model) to 95 horsepower. Pricing has yet to be announced, but figure it will significantly undercut the MSRPs of its brawnier stablemates.

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Matchless Model X Reloaded

Matchless Model X
Matchless Model X. Photo © Basem Wasef

The original Matchless Model X was built by the London-based manufacturer from 1929 to 1940, and this modern iteration offers a 21st century take on that old original. Boasting a fuel-injected 1,916cc V-twin engine, a wide range of ergonomic adjustability, and no fewer than a dozen patents, the Matchless reboot promises no shortage of excitement for those willing to shell out the roughly $75,000 for this retro ride.

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MV Agusta Brutale Dragster 800 RR

MV Agusta Brutale Dragster 800 RR
MV Agusta Brutale Dragster 800 RR. Photo © Basem Wasef

Like Husqvarna, MV Agusta has had their share of drama. But a recent 25% stake in the company by automotive juggernaut Mercedes-Benz promises to smooth out the rough spots and ensure a solid future. The Brutale Dragster 800 RR is powered by a 3-cylinder, 798cc engine that produces 140 horsepower, and wildly angular styling that brings Italian flare to the naked bike party.

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Quadro Vehicles Quadro4

Quadro Vehicles Quadro4
Quadro Vehicles Quadro4. Photo © Basem Wasef

Three-wheeled Piaggio MP3s have carved a curious niche for themselves within the scooter world, and Swiss manufacturer Quadro ups that three-wheeled ante with this four-wheeler that delivers seriously steep lean angles thanks to their dual "hydraulic tilting system." Power comes from a 30 horsepower, 346cc engine.

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Suzuki GSX-S1000

Suzuki GSX-S1000
Suzuki GSX-S1000. Photo © Basem Wasef

Suzuki's GSX-S1000 brings a familiar platform-- the Japanese manufacturer's GSX-R1000 underpinnings-- and delivers a more comfortable, upright riding posture and a torquier variation of its literbike engine. Best part? It should come in at an even more reasonable MSRP than the GSX-R1000's $13,899 starting price.

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Triumph Tiger 800 XRx

Triumph Tiger 800 XRx
Triumph Tiger 800 XRx. Photo © Basem Wasef

Triumph's Tiger 800 went head-to-head against the likes of the BMW F800GS, but the British bike tended to lag behind the Beemer when it came to offroad capability. The new Tiger 800 XRx is the new upgraded model, with the little 'x' adding premium features like cruise control. Want even more offroad capability on top of the refreshed model's better fuel economy and better handling? Go for the XC model.

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Vespa 946

Vespa 946
Vespa 946. Photo © Basem Wasef

The Vespa 946 has raised a stir with its $10,499 starting price, but this bike's modern-yet-nostalgic styling sets it apart from the rest of the crowd, promising distinctive looks for scooter enthusiasts.

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Yamaha FJ-09

Yamaha FJ-09
Yamaha FJ-09. Photo © Basem Wasef

Dubbed the "Phaser" in Europe, this adapted FZ-09 takes the triple-powered, 847cc Yamaha naked bike and converts it for sport touring duty by adding more suspension travel, ABS, traction control, a tall windscreen, and more protective bodywork to reduce windflow on the rider. Top it off with removable saddlebags, and the FJ-09 promises touring ease for only $10,490.

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Yamaha YZF R1 / R1M

Yamaha YZF R1M
Yamaha YZF R1M. Photo © Basem Wasef

The all-new Yamaha R1, and its sister bike the R1M, reimagine the Japanese brand's superbike with direct inspiration from MotoGP racers Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo's fearsome M1 race sleds. Featuring a six-axis gyrometer that calculates bike dynamics with variables including tire slide, the new R1 promises even more performance for speed-addled set. Upping the ante is a limited edition R1M version that adds electronically adjustable suspension and data logging.

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Wasef, Basem. "The Top 17 Bikes From the EICMA Motorcycle Show." ThoughtCo, Jul. 1, 2017, thoughtco.com/top-bikes-from-eicma-2399693. Wasef, Basem. (2017, July 1). The Top 17 Bikes From the EICMA Motorcycle Show. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/top-bikes-from-eicma-2399693 Wasef, Basem. "The Top 17 Bikes From the EICMA Motorcycle Show." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/top-bikes-from-eicma-2399693 (accessed September 24, 2017).