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Adventure Bikes of a Different Type at EICMA 2023

Rho, Lombardia, Italy

Let's look at a few adventure/dual-purpose bikes, and a few others, from EICMA 2023.
Not many people will think off-road travel when they think Bimota, but the manufacturer showcased the Tera which is the company's first crossover model. It sports the unique Tesi chassis coupled with a new kinematic mechanism that increases the steering angle to 35°.

The Bimota Tera features 200 hp and the Tesi chassis. Courtesy EICMA

The Bimota Tera features 200 hp and the Tesi chassis. Courtesy EICMA

The Tera is powered by Kawasaki's 200 hp 998 cc four-cylinder engine from the H2, so you might want to tread lightly if you decide to take a Tera down your favourite dirt road or easy trail. It also uses Kawasaki's electronic platform with with Cornering Management Function (KCMF), KTRC Traction Control (3-MODE), Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS). Semi-active suspension comes from Marzocchi and brakes are Brembo Stylemas. You can choose from the road-biased Tera which is sportier or the touring model with built-in side panniers and off-road capable tires. 

Moto Morini is following up on the success of the X-Cape 650 with the new X-Cape 1200. Notable features are the blind spot radar and the new V2 Corsa Corta 125 hp EVO engine with four riding modes.

The Moto Morini X-Cape 1200 is the big sibling to the 650. Courtesy EICMA

The Moto Morini X-Cape 1200 is the big sibling to the 650. Courtesy EICMA

Beta presented the Alp 4.0 for off-road use and the Alp X which is made for the street. They both use the same 350 cc engine that produces 35 hp.

Beta showed off a pair of 350 cc bikes. Courtesy EICMA

Beta showed off a pair of 350 cc bikes. Courtesy EICMA

CF Moto, the Chinese company, unveiled a pair of new concepts. The first is the single-cylinder NK125 with single-sided swingarm and semi-lenticular front wheel. The other concept machine is the MT-X adventure bike with a 799 cc inline twin.

CF Moto presented some concepts. Courtesy EICMA

CF Moto presented some concepts. Courtesy EICMA

And although it's not an adventure bike, let's take a peek at the new Ducati single-cylinder Hypermotard 698 Mono. It puts out 77.5 hp at 10,250 rpm, has the electronic package you would expect with ABS cornering, traction control, wheelie control, engine brake control, power launch, and quick shift plus four riding modes.

The Hypermotard single-cylinder puts out 77.5 hp. Courtesy EICMA

The Hypermotard single-cylinder puts out 77.5 hp. Courtesy EICMA

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HyeZenk

5 months ago

EICMA 2023 unleashes thrilling adventure bikes, from Bimota's powerful Tera to Moto Morini's X-Cape 1200 with a blind spot radar. Beta's Alp duo and CF Moto's innovative concepts add excitement. Ducati's Hypermotard 698 Mono captivates. Meanwhile, Anix Valve USA, a leader in stainless steel and carbon/cast steel valves, ensures top-tier precision, meeting industry standards and offering a comprehensive range for diverse applications. Discover excellence at anixusa.com.