The 2010 EICMA show concludes today and here are the last live pics from the show - we couldn’t wrap-up without sharing with you the girls from EICMA. Every year it’s an opportunity to check out the latest from the biker show girls and this time we have the usual looking-pretty-on-a-bike theme to cube dancers. Enjoy with thanks to our guys from Motoblog.it.
Kawasaki has been generous to the crowds at the 2010 EICMA show, bringing its full range including the much anticipated new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. Other models at the show are the Kawasaki Z1000 in its semi-faired SX version, the Z750R, the W800 and the Custom Voyager VN1700. The company has been having mixed fortunes of late but there’s something still irresistable in that shade of green. See the live EICMA pics below.
The new Vespa PX is one hot little scooter which will bring back old-style scootering to those purists who still want to do stuff like change gears themselves. The immortal PX seen in these live pics from EICMA, will revive the classic two-stroke 125 and 150cc engines which might not sound like much to a modern luddite but this is about as romantic and nostalgic as you can get on nowadays scooters.
It’s the third time the Vespa PX will have appeared on the market and it will come with a four-speed gearbox with shift on the handle bar and will be available in Sport, Touring and ‘Via della moda’ options. The nifty thing is though, that despite it being a two-stroke, it still conforms to Euro 3 thanks to its new muffler.
For those looking for a fun scooter with all the style and status a Vespa gives, the PX is designed with you in mind. It’s lost on fancy technology to gain on traditional scootering fun. We get the feeling that anyone riding this will feel like they’re once again participating in a cool niche which harks back to 1960’s Dolce Vita style.
After all the leaking drama and our questions about what kind of bike the new Triumph Tiger would be, it seems like it almost sneaked into the 2010 EICMA. Let this be a lesson to other motorcycle marketing teams - too many teasers and leaks rob you of the fanfare in the end. And we’re still suckers for fanfare.
Anyway, here are live pics from EICMA of the Triumph stand including the new Tiger 800 and Tiger 800 XC models along with the Daytona 675R. The latter promises to be an exciting bike for fans of the sports variety of Triumph, having Ohlins suspension, new graphics, Quickshifter gearbox and Brembo brakes. The engine will still remain the cleverest thing about this bike even though the 125 hp didn’t get a boost.
The new adventure Triumph Tiger models have yet to prove themselves on the market but we’ll be reading with interest the test rides as they come soon. The new models are on the floor with the full Triumph range including the 2011 Triumph Speed Triple, the Triumph America, the Thunderbird Storm and the Speed Master.
How cool is this Husqvarna Mille 3 Concept? Below you can see live pics from EICMA of the cross between a cruiser and a motard and as a pure design exercise, we love it. The retro style is not all this is about, though, as Husqvarna has decided to use three cylinders from its usual range making a V-triple, 930cc set-up. The chassis is a sleek, low affair with a central tube and then a twin-beam structure with aluminium support at the rear.
The cruiser look and big wheels might lull you into thinking this is a roughly put together concept but the guys at Husqvarna have bothered to include some supersports aspects like top-end brakes, adjustable suspension and twin exhaust. And it looks very smooth and sexy despite its evident dirt bike inspiration. The Mille 3 Concept deservingly drew quite a crowd - check it out in the pics below.
I can’t decide if the Ducati Diavel looks as chunky in the flesh as in its studio pics or less so, but here are live pics from EICMA from the Ducati stand. We’ll have to wait until the best bike verdict from the 2010 EICMA emerges before we can gauge local reaction to the Diavel but a number of contrasting words come to mind: everything from abomination, innovation, anomaly and curiosity from Ducati. The Diavel is at the show with the old favourite, the Ducati Monster (1100 EVO), the Ducati 848 EVO and the new Ducati 1198SP which was first revealed at Intermot. The Diavel steals the show but more for the novelty factor than anything else.
Honda has brought two concept bikes to the 2010 EICMA show and here we bring live pics from EICMA of the Honda stand (thanks to our guys at Motoblog.it). The Honda V4 Crosstourer Concept is perhaps the most interesting of the models on show, although the newish Honda VFR1200F actually occupies the middle of the area. There is also the new Honda Mid Concept scooter on the stand as well.
There’s no concrete news at the moment as to whether the Crosstourer Concept will go into production although reports are that it won’t. It’s more like a study in what you can do with a V4 engine and DCT or dual-clutch transmission. The Mid Concept scooter is also equipped with DCT technology in what looks to be Honda’s baby of the moment.
The Crosstourer has been variously identified with the Africa Twin model and even the BMW GS range, but more for style than substance given the V4 set-up. It’s the first time this engine has been used on an enduro-road bike and it might even be considered exaggerated, especially given the V4 sister sitting next to it, the VFR1200F, and its use. Honda claims this is a prototype model but it looks very well finished at this stage.
The Yamaha Super Ténéré is sporting a new black livery on the Yamaha stand live at the 2010 EICMA show and it’s an example of the natural evolution of some of the Yamaha bikes at the show, given that the company hasn’t brought anything revolutionary this year. The Yamaha EC-03 electric scooter is present, along with the Yamaha Worldcrosser concept we saw at Intermot.
There is a long list of four-cylinder models present with new ABS optional including: the FZ1, FZ1 Fazer, FZ8, Fazer 8, XJ6 Diversion and XJ6 Diversion F. We also get a glimpse at the Yamaha Sport and Touring accessories which will appear as a complete package across the Yamaha range from next year, meaning that customers should be able to save some money on purchasing single accessories.
The Yamaha Super Tenere 1200, for example, will be available from 2011 with Sport, Touring or Touring Plus packages which include various accessory kits. Yamaha claims the saving can be up to 20 percent compared with single accessory purchases. There are a few new colours in the range but the Yamaha R1 and R6 keep their classic Yamaha Blue. See more in the live pics below.
It makes so much sense to us that BMW should create its own maxi-scooter model that we almost can’t believe it hasn’t done so before. The BMW Concept C has been presented live at the EICMA show and it made quite a splash among those present. BMW plans to introduce two premium maxi-scooter models to start with, both equipped with an internal combustion engine. A future model will most likely offer an electric option but let’s take this one step at a time.
BMW has already announced the production of its new maxi-scooters at its new Berlin production plant. They will offer an innovative and futuristic take on the maxi-scooter segment (we like the style already even if the production version will change somewhat from the concept seen here) where the ‘C’ stands for Commuter. And there’s nothing BMW will do better than offer a luxury, cool but practical commuting scooter. Imagine going to work on this thing and you’ve got what BMW has in mind.
BMW Motorrad has done an impressive job with the Concept C scooter. Maxi-scooters are not traditionally the most emotional part of the motorcycle market, but the company has tried to mix both technical functionality and great style. On this first glimpse, we feel they’ve achieved that so far. For all the details, check out the press release after the jump with more pics from EICMA 2010 and the official Concept C gallery.
We’ll be bringing you more details of the new Suzuki Crosscage electric concept but for the moment here are live pics from EICMA from the Suzuki stand. The concept model from Suzuki is a surprise for the 2010 EICMA show and it appears alongside the other Suzuki models presented at the Intermot show: the GSR750 and the GSX-R 600 and GSX-R 750. From what we can see in these pics, the Suzuki Crosscage electric concept is predictably (and suitably) futuristic with a sleek, aerodynamic look. More details to come.