Eicma 2011: Wrap Up
File under EICMA Exhibitions
Author: Mike Werner
Location: Normandy, France
EICMA 2011, world's biggest motorcycle exhibition, located in Milan, Italy, is over, and it was a bumper year, with many new motorcycles, new manufacturers and a lot of new and interesting things to see.
It was also a record number of attendance, over 500,000 visitors came to look at the pretty models (and motorcycles).
Visitors came from all over the world; 75% from Europe, 10% from America, 14% from Asia, Africa had 0.50%, and 0.50% from Oceania.
Some 6,000 journalists attended, from all over the world. 1462 brands were shown, from 43 countries on 58,000 square meters of exposition space.. With so many journalists attending, you'd expect Eicma to have some decent working space for them, but you end up working on the floor in the corridors, since there's enough space for about 100. I just wish Eicma would put more adequate space there.
Here are some notable motorcycles and scooters that I noticed in the show (note: these are just my impression, obviously there were a lot more). You can see all the Eimca articles, by pressing here .
It was a show which saw a record number of maxi scooters. This is the Aprilia SRV 850 scooter.
BMW introduced two new maxi scooter, the 650 GT (above) and the 600 Sport.
Italian Borile showed off some classic motorcycles. This is the "Bastard" cafe racer.
The Ducati 1199 Paginale supersports motorcycle was the talk of the show, and was voted "best motorcycle".
The electric motorcycle, CRP Racing's Energica stole the show for electric motorcycles. 100 kW engine, 220 kph top speed, 16kgm of torque, and 150km of range.
The other very successful new entrance in the electric motorcycle market is Spain's Volta, with their BCN motorcycle. Top speed of 120 kph and a range of 70 kilometers.
Husqvarna presented their 900R Nuda motorcycle.
Honda had several new models at the show. Here's their maxi scooter, the Integra, a 670 cc engine and 65 mpg consumption.
The new Honda NC700S ...
... and the new Honda NC700X.
Kawasaki had a new version of their dual-sports adventure motorcycle, the 1000 Versys.
KTM showed their new KTM 350 and the electric Freeride (picture above). KTM is the first big manufacturer with a real electric motorcycle that can be bought next year.
Apart from a revamped model, Moto Guzzi also showed off their sidecar, the Royal Hashemite Court.
MV Agusta had several new models, this one caught my eye, the MV Agusta Brutale RR1090.
French Peugeot showed a new concept "MP3 equivalent", as a maxi scooter, the Metropolis, using a 400 cc engine.
British manufacturer Triumph showed, amongst others, their new and bigger 1200 Explorer, with a 1215 cc engine, 135 hp and 89 lb-ft of torque at 6400 rpm.
Outlandish Victory showed the Victory Arlen Ness Vision Tour motorcycle.
Well, that's it for me. No more mention of Eicma until next year.