Behind the Scenes at the EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan

Behind the Scenes at the EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan

I've attended just about every motorcycle or car show that I've had the opportunity to see, and although been to many, I've never had a chance to go to any of the really big European shows where t ...
Not All the Bikes at EICMA in Milan were of the Motorized Variety

Not All the Bikes at EICMA in Milan were of the Motorized Variety

Not all the bike at EICMA were motorized, there were a lot of lovely bicycles on display as well. Check out the beautiful (and expensive) Ferrari branded Colnago.
Bimota Tesi 3D

Bimota Tesi 3D

The EICMA show in Milan was the first chance I've had to see a Bimota Tesi 3D in person. Like all the rest of the Bimota line up, the bike looks stunning, but the thing that really caught my eye, ...
A Triumph of the buttons on the new Trophy

A Triumph of the buttons on the new Trophy

Wow, there seems to be a lot of buttons on motorcycles these days, the new Triumph Trophy even has 2 of them marked " i " on the same handle grip. To be honest I'm not sure what either of them do...
Brammo's Shocking Electric Motorbikes

Brammo's Shocking Electric Motorbikes

Brammo, arguably the world leader in electric motorcycles was in Milan, fresh on from their second consecutive championship in the World TTXGP series. The Oregan based electric vehicle technology ...
Aprilia World Superbike champion Max Biaggi at EICMA 2012

Aprilia World Superbike champion Max Biaggi at EICMA 2012

This is the closest I've ever been to Max Biaggi, current and now retired World Super Bike Champion. Max was on hand in Milan on Wednesday, November 15th, 2012 to inaugurate the 70th International ...
Honda Goldwing F6B

Honda Goldwing F6B

The Goldwing has long been the largest bike in the Honda range. The base model hasn't seen too many upadates in recent years, leaving it feeling lacking in comparison to recent super-tourers from ...
Harley Davidson Struts Its Stuff in Milan

Harley Davidson Struts Its Stuff in Milan

Harley Davidson was on hand to strut its stuff at EICMA in Milan. Although they did not have a lot of new models to show, there were plenty of detail revisions, updates and t-shirts to keep the fa ...
Honda: Looking forward to the past with the 2013 CB1100

Honda: Looking forward to the past with the 2013 CB1100

Quick: Think of a muscle bike. Chances are you thought of something like the CB750. Before the era of the modern sportsbike, these were the machines that symbolized power and speed. A big (usually ...
Honda launches new CBR500 middleweight line

Honda launches new CBR500 middleweight line

Honda have done much with modular designs recently - the two NC700 variants (S and X) for example share an engine and frame, while the engine is also used in the Integra scooter. It makes a lot of ...
Scooters Abound in Milan

Scooters Abound in Milan

It wouldn't be an Italian motorcycle show without a strong showing from the likes of Vespa, Piaggio, and the other Italian and international scooter manufacturers. Not only were there a host of ne ...
Rev'it Improves on its Adventure Gear with the Sand 2 Jacket and Pants

Rev'it Improves on its Adventure Gear with the Sand 2 Jacket and Pants

Having worn Rev'it 's Cayenne Pro jacket and pants during my recent 50,000km, 14 month ride from Canada to Argentina, I was anxious to stop by the Dutch company's stand to see what was new and exc ...
Every kid needs an MV Agusta F4 R - yours for only 18.000 €

Every kid needs an MV Agusta F4 R - yours for only 18.000 €

MV Augusta is self proclaimed Italian motorcycle art and the 2013 MV F4 R screams it. The 2013 MV F4 is offered in three models: F4, F4R and F4RR - all delivering about 200 horsepower from the 998 ...
Joan Barreda and his Husqvarna TE449 RR

Joan Barreda and his Husqvarna TE449 RR

Joan Barreda is making history for Husqvarna (Husky), a motorcycle company that claims to be the longest runing production motorcycle manufacturer in the world; that's 110 years and counting. Bar ...
Triumph triumphs with the all new Daytona 675 and 675R in Milan

Triumph triumphs with the all new Daytona 675 and 675R in Milan

Triumph have had a banner year, actually it's had a couple of them. In a global market that is considerably smaller than it was in 2008, Triumph has not only grown it's product line from 13 to 23 ...
 First Look at the 2013 BMW Line Up EICMA in Milan

First Look at the 2013 BMW Line Up EICMA in Milan

After creating the adventure touring market more than 30 years ago, BMW released a new GS last month, at the Intermot motorcycle show. The current R1200GS, introduced 9 years ago, quickly became n ...
Custom Cafe Racers - Wrenchmonkees XJR1300

Custom Cafe Racers - Wrenchmonkees XJR1300

Commissioned as an official build for Yamaha themselves, this Yamaha XJR1300 custom was built by the Wrenchmonkees. Based on a new XJR1300 street machine, this café racer style custom was built b ...
KTM launches new Duke models and a Moto3 derived track bike

KTM launches new Duke models and a Moto3 derived track bike

Last month at Intermot, KTM announced their 1190 Adventure but at EICMA 2013 it was relegated to the side of the stage as Toby Moody unveiled some exciting new naked models for next years KTM rang ...
Husqvarna Baja 650cc - From Concept To Production

Husqvarna Baja 650cc - From Concept To Production

Husqvarna has been "unveiing" their concept Baja 650cc street bike since January 2012. At EICMA today in Milan there was a yet another unveiing, but this time of a nearer production ready motorcyc ...
Ducati new model line only serves to confuse

Ducati new model line only serves to confuse

Ducati, Ducati, Ducati. You are a brand focused on quality and prestige, so what was the announcement last night? Maybe I should backtrack. Ducati last night announced their new model line up. I' ...
Ducati shows off 2013 models: Ducati 1199 Panigale R, Hypermotard, Hypermotard SP, Hyperstrada, Diavel Strada

Ducati shows off 2013 models: Ducati 1199 Panigale R, Hypermotard, Hypermotard SP, Hyperstrada, Diavel Strada

Last night at EICMA in Milan, Ducati presented their new 2013 motorbikes to a relatively subduded, but packed house of journalists at the Milano-Rho Fair Auditorium. Ducati CEO Gabriele Del Torchi ...
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