We’re now just a few days away from the biggest event of the year for the motorcycle industry to show off their new toys. While every year it seems like the manufacturers like to ‘leak’ news and images of their new bikes before the event, there will still be a number of new surprises in store, most notably from BMW, Ducati, Bimota and Yamaha.
Below is a small summary of what new models we’re expecting from various manufacturers. It’s by no means a complete list but we’ll be updating this post when EICMA takes off on November 19.
Sister company to Moto Guzzi, the smallest of the Italian brands isn’t likely to have much new on offer, save for the rumored 230+ horsepower RSV4RF. Which suits us just fine.
The Chinese owned Italian manufacturer has at least one new model ready to be shown off – we’re thinking an off-road focused machine around the 600cc mark.
BMW will have a number of new models on show, including their new scrambler based on the R nine T retro bike. Rumors are now that there may be two versions of this new scrambler as well.
The bit Italian is expected to unveil up to eight brand new bikes at EICMA. We’re expecting that some of these eight are variations on existing machines, such as a bigger capacity 899 Panigale, but there should be a few surprises, too.
Expect a new smaller capacity Scrambler and a belt driven Diavel.
There’s not much to expect from Honda at EICMA this year, save perhaps for the production version of the CRF Rally. We’d love a new Fireblade but unfortunately that’s not going to happen.
Four new models will be ‘officially’ unveiled at EICMA, but we already know what they are. They’ll be a pair of V9 machines – a Bobber and a Roamer, plus a scrambler and a production version of the MGX-21 bagger concept.
A new GSX-R1000? Pretty please?
Yamaha will actually be unveiling it’s next big secret tomorrow which will be another new bike in the MT/FZ lineup. And if that bike shown tomorrow isn’t the new XSR900, then expect that to be unveiled in Milan also.