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Duke’s Den Notes From Walking Miles Of Aisles At EICMA

This was my third consecutive year of reporting from the world’s largest motorcycle show, EICMA, held annually in Milan, Italy. It’s a cornucopia of everything related to motorbikes, and it’s the premier event for unveiling all the new machines preparing to be shipped to dealers around the world. Motorcycle.com onceRead More

AGV Motorsports Heritage Showcased At EICMA 2015

From an AGV press release: AGV, the choice of champions for the past 70 years, showcased its legendary motorsport history and its cutting-edge technology to the world’s top motorcycle-industry specialists and journalists today at the EICMA tradeshow. In the presence of legendary World Champion Giacomo Agostini, a true ambassador ofRead More

2015 EICMA: Honda Integra

Like the NC750S, the Integra scooter is another Euro-only model from Honda not coming stateside for 2016. Displacing 745cc from its liquid-cooled DOHC parallel-Twin, the Integra is the largest displacement scooter in Honda’s line-up. Comparatively, the Silver Wing, last imported to the U.S. in 2013 was a 582cc Twin. IfRead More

EICMA 2015: Victory Unveils Project 156-Based Production Engine In Concept Bike

When Victory Motorcycles announced in mid-October that it would reveal a new motorcycle at EICMA 2015, riders who follow Victory and its parent company, Polaris, knew that the bike would most likely be the production result of the company’s Project 156 Pikes Peak racing effort from this past summer. Well, they/we were right – and wrong.Read More

2015 EICMA: Piaggio Medley

More news from the Piaggio camp at EICMA 2015 is the Medley scooter. However, it is not slated to come to the U.S. Powered by Piaggio’s new iGet 125cc and 150cc electronically fuel injected, liquid-cooled, four-valve engines, the Medley comes standard with the “Start & Stop” feature, which shuts theRead More

2015 EICMA: Honda CB4 Concept

Honda revealed a couple of concepts based on its 650 models at the 2015 EICMA show. Pictured here is the CB4, a naked roadster, which was joined by the CB Six50 scrambler. No official information was released, as they appear to be a simply design exercises from Honda R&D EuropeRead More

2015 EICMA: Honda CB Six50 Concept

Honda is dipping its toe in the suddenly trendy scrambler waters, introducing a concept model based off of its CB650F and CBR650F platform. The CB Six50 Concept, like the CB4 roadster concept, is a design exercise from Honda R&D Europe presented at EICMA. While the engine and frame appear identicalRead More

2015 EICMA: Yamaha TMax Lux Max

Considered a sport-scooter in many regards, the 530cc Yamaha TMax scooter has been a popular mode of transport, especially in the European market. During its 15-year history the TMax has received almost a cult following, and for 2016 Yamaha is introducing a special version of the TMax: The TMax LuxRead More

EICMA 2015: Mondial Hipster 125 & 250

Here’s a marque that we didn’t expect to see at EICMA. Mondial has apparently risen from the ashes to produce motorcycles once again. The storied manufacturer started producing motorcycles in Bologna, Italy in 1948 and had a great deal of success in Grand Prix racing and on the Isle of Man inRead More

2015 EICMA: Horex VR6 Black

Last we heard a couple years ago, Horex was bankrupt, but guess what, now it’s Under New Ownership and here it is at EICMA! The limited-edition Black version it brought to EICMA was in fact first seen at the Frankfurt show, and is powered by a 1218cc TOHC (Triple OverheadRead More

2015 EICMA: Benelli Leoncino

Benelli may now be Chinese-owned but that hasn’t stopped the Italian brand from having a presence in Milan, presenting three new motorcycles at EICMA. Shown here is a new scrambler model called the Leoncino, or “lion cub”, a name that traces back to a line of lightweight Benelli models fromRead More

2015 EICMA: Benelli TRK 502

Benelli introduced a new adventure touring model at EICMA called the TRK 502. With its wire-spoke wheels and longer suspension travel, the TRK looks to be a bit more off-road capable than the 471cc Honda CB500X, but at a claimed 463 pounds (dry), is significantly heavier, weighing about a poundRead More