Visit to EICMA in Milan

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Visit to EICMA in Milan

Postby Paul » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:34 pm

Folks,

I've just returned from Milan where I went with a couple of mates to visit the EICMA motorbike show. I would guestimate that it's about 3 times larger than the Birmingham show and all manufacturers you have ever heard of are there along with a load probably have never heard of. It spans 6 show halls at the Rho Fiera exhibition ground, plus some outside areas with test rides and a huge motocross stadium. We started walking around at 10:30 in the morning and finished the 6th hall at 19:30. Lots to see. There was one half of one hall which had stands selling gloves/helmets/clothing, but the rest of the halls were rammed with interesting motorcycle stuff. A cheap return flight with BA booked 2 months in advance was about £70 and I found a decent hotel in Chinatown for £60 per night, so not too pricy for a couple of days entertainment.

We had a great time wandering around and would highly recommend planning to visit next year. Here are some pictures I took, for your viewing pleasure:

A hybrid electric/petrol bike prototype:
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The new Hardly Ableson electric bike, the Livewire:
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It was an R1100S once...
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Fat bloke on a small bike:
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MV Augusta Superveloce:
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New Suzuki Katana sprinkled with Yoshimura bits and pieces:
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The new Triumph Scrambler 1200 launched at the show
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2 more Triumph Scrambler 1200s:
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The new Indian FT1200 flat tracker:
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an old Citroēn motorbike next to a 2CV
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A Royal Enfield bobber design concept from the side:
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...and rear:
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Can you spot the motorcycle in this picture?
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An electric motorcycle concept with LCD monitor "wing mirrors" and a weird brake light:
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A BMW R1200RS on the Wunderlich stand with a paint job that's almost as nice as mine:
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MV Augusta Dragster:
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...from the rear:
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...and the front:
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More to come.
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Re: Visit to EICMA in Milan

Postby Paul » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:51 pm

The new face of the R1250RS:
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The New R1250RS:
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It says "Sport"...
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Loads of electric pushbikes at the show. This one has an interesting girder frame:
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The Mash marketing team surpassed themselves with this "Brown Edition":
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Yet another electric bike concept:
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This started life as a Kawasaki Z900RS:
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500cc concept bike from Peugeot:
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All the way from Thailand:
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probably not at the NEC show:
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Brixton motorcycles, anyone?:
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The Duomo in Milan:
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I can't recommend a visit to this show highly enough, if like me you wandered through previous NEC or Excel shows in about an hour and left feeling unsatisfied with what was on offer.

cheers,

Paul
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Re: Visit to EICMA in Milan

Postby ianc53 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:59 pm

Thanks Paul, good report, excellent photos. Looks like a lot of fun, and what's not to like about a couple of nights in Milan. :)

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Re: Visit to EICMA in Milan

Postby nab 301 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:30 pm

Thanks for posting Paul , plenty of interesting bikes there , and that's the first time i've seen a petrol hybrid bike too.
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Re: Visit to EICMA in Milan

Postby boxerscott » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:49 pm

Great post Paul. Top idea.

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Re: Visit to EICMA in Milan

Postby Mitch1100 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:45 pm

Wow..thanks for sharing :wink:
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