EICMA – or Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori – is a long-running motorcycle exhibition held every year in Milan, Italy. Hundreds of the world’s most famous motorbike brands use the show to launch their products on a global stage, from exciting new production-ready bike models to ground-breaking concepts, in addition to a large amount of show space dedicated to accessories, parts, services, and everything else associated with the two-wheeled world.

Supporting some motorcycle clients at the iconic Italian show, Torque attended EICMA to take a closer look at the great variety of bikes on display. We picked out 10 of the most impressive bikes on display at the Milan exhibition.

Aston Martin and Brough Superior – AM001

Two of the biggest names in the respective English automotive and motorcycle industries have combined to create a carbon fibre superbike, intended for use on the track. Limited to 100 models, this futuristic-looking machine will be delivered to the first lucky customers in 2020, undergoing production in Brough’s Toulouse factory. Taking design inspiration from Aston Martin cars, the manufacturer’s entry into two wheels is surprising but incredible nonetheless.

Photo credit: Aston Martin

Photo credit: Aston Martin

Harley-Davidson LiveWire

We are relieved to see that the LiveWire has re-entered production, after some concern that the production version of the electric Harley suffered technical problems soon after its unveil. The striking style of this electric bike represents a shift away from traditions for Harley-Davidson, with its green engine a departure from the characterful petrol engines of old, but the brand’s introduction into the alternative fuel market is an impressive one.

Photo credit: EICMA

Photo credit: EICMA

Yadea C1 and C1S

The Chinese scooter manufacturers comes to EICMA this year to reveal the C1 and C1S, an electric two-wheeler designed by an Austrian agency that recently did work for Husqvarna and KTM. The high production values of the product should position Yadea as a high-end brand, looking to appeal to customers who strive for a more sustainable lifestyle.

Photo credit: Author's collection

Photo credit: Author's collection

Aprilia RS660

The stunning looks of this Aprilia stole the headlines as it was revealed around the start of EICMA, but it is the performance potential that will leave bikers pining after the Italian machine. The parallel-twin 660cc engine is a new motor from Aprilia, and it has been meticulously engineered by the sports bike manufacturer in a new family of middleweight models.

Photo credit: Author's collection

Photo credit: Author's collection

Italjet Dragster

Just when we thought the celebrated and dramatically styled Dragster was dead, it’s brought back to life by the Italian scooter manufacturer. Bosses hinted earlier this year that an extreme, modern version of the Dragster would be revealed at EICMA and they were true to their word. This scooter looks seriously impressive with exposed suspension, engine and drivetrain parts adding to the open frame as a 125 that could be so much more.

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Photo credit: Author's collection

Moto Guzzi V7 - 2020 update

The retro-styled V7 is given a refresh by legendary Italian manufacturer Moto Guzzi, making subtle changes to what is already a truly stunning design. Indeed, since the V7 III Racer was launched in 2010, it now benefits from a ‘10th Anniversary’ model, with the milestone wording written on the bike’s fairing.

Photo credit: EICMA

Photo credit: EICMA

Hadin Panther

Another Chinese manufacturer looking to make an impact in Europe, Hadin revealed the Panther, an all-electric cruiser. The impressive bike uses fingerprint recognition instead of a key, has front- and rear-facing cameras, and is full of other innovative tech features.

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Photo credit: Author's collection

BiMota Tesi H2

It was announced at EICMA that iconic Italian bike manufacturer BiMota would enter production of the Tesi H2 superbike with Kawasaki, after the Italian giant bought out a significant stake in the company. The ensuing product means serious business, styled to every last millimetre with carbon fibre styling, high-tech engineering and more. Expect first bikes to be made soon in the joint partnership.

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Photo credit: Author's collection

Ducati Streetfighter V4

Legendary Italian brand Ducati always makes headlines at EICMA, and this year is no different as hundreds of press gathered for the unveiling of the Streetfigher V4. With the same underpinnings as the track-focused Panigale V4, the Streetfighter V4 removes fairing for a more road-friendly version with the same amount of power as its super-fast sister model.

Photo credit: EICMA

Photo credit: EICMA

Honda Monkey – Nordkapp to Italy road trip

In among the impressive new bikes lining the huge Honda stand, the Japanese manufacturer exhibits a tiny Honda Monkey that was ridden all the way from the Nordkapp, Norway to Italy. That’s commitment!

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Photo credit: Author's collection

And not forgetting…

… Away from EICMA, Torque client Zapp announced earlier this week that first deliveries of its i300 performance city bike are soon to be made. We’ll be contacting journalists to arrange test rides soon!

 

This story was written by automotive PR specialists Torque Agency Group.