What’s hot from the World’s biggest motorcycle show EICMA, Italy – picture gallery
Predominantly the EICMA show is for the street bike market and industry but among it all there are some enduro and off road gems standing out like beacons. We walked and talked around the many kilometres and picked out what was hot at this year’s Expo in Milan…
Fantic return to racing heritage
The Fantic stand was one of those refreshing beacons in a sea of street bikes. The Italian manufacturer has had a strong growth in recent years particularly with their Caballero range of Scrambler street bikes.
But the big announcement at the show however was Fantic will return to Enduro racing in 2020 with teams competing in EnduroGP and a handful of national championships including the Italian and British series'.
The XE 125 is the new two-stroke enduro model (there are also XX 125 and XX 250 motocross models) which are largely based on the Yamaha chassis and engine – though look closer and you will see there are some healthy additions on the XE125 which go much further than simply putting on different plastics.
Sherco sign Rui Goncalves to TVS Rally Team
Sherco is making some serious moves ahead of the 2020 season – not least with the signing of Cody Webb (and more to come). Another big name joining the French manufacturer’s line-up is former MXGP and Enduro rider, Rui Goncalves.
The Portuguese rider has signed for Sherco TVS Rally team to race selected events. Goncalves is pictured alongside Sherco TVS Dakar Rally riders Lorenzo Santolini, Johnny Aubert and Mika Metge.
Graham Jarvis Replica Edition TE300i
Husqvarna had some news floating around their stand including a new ‘Jarvis Edition’ TE300i.
The model, (which Graham tells us he doesn’t get a cut from the sales btw!) has the following changes over stock:
- Black frame
- Black seat cover with additional ribs
- Supersprox blue rear sprocket
- Front disc protector
- Blue chain guide
- Grey grips
- Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing graphics
Graham’s bikes were easily the most popular littered around the show halls. Sure there were some MotoGP, World Superbike and MXGP bikes sitting pretty on different stands from companies like Motorex oils, Michelin tyres and many other component manufacturers around the immense halls but it felt like every ten paces there was another white Husky with the number one on the front.
Factory MotoGP and Rally bikes yeah, sure but what about Valentino Rossi’s actual (scuffed) flat track YZ 450 F?
Among the kilometres (literally) of stands, bikes, riding kit and basically everything motorcycle there is so much to drool over you could build a garage of dream bikes. Leatt's new boots, Galfer's new brake rotors and Circuit’s saucy disc guards are among the cool kit on display…
Motorex went big with their new ‘X’ bottle design…
Weird and wonderful
Husqvarna adventure anyone? The Norden 901 adventure bike on Husqvarna’s stand also caught the eye. What do you think?
Off road models you didn’t know about
It sure was refreshing this year at EICMA to see so many different manufacturers have off road models in their line-up including some old school names and maybe some bikes you didn’t know existed…Photo Credit: Future7Media/Andrea Belluschi Jon PearsonEnduro21 Editor and Bike Testerjon.email@example.com