EICMA Motorcycle Show

EICMA Motorcycle Show

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At this year’s EICMA motorcycle show, BMW pretend an all-new roadster which is technically the evil twin of the impressive S1000RR.

Boosting an aggressive design language, the new naked in an imposing motorcycle that demands respect from the moment you lay your eyes on it.

At the heart of this German beast lies a scary 999 cc, in-line four-cylinder engine with “optimised low to mid-range performance.” In terms of power the engine delivers a maximum output of 118 kW (160 hp) reached at 11,000 rpm and a peak torque of 112 Nm (approx. 83 lb-ft) at 9,250 rpm.

Perhaps it goes without saying that the 2014 BMW S1000R comes with a wide range of modern features which were especially developed to keep your riding experience as fun and safe as possible. Among them you’ll find ASC (Automatic Stability Control), Race ABS and dual riding modes, all offered as standard equipment.

As far as optional features are concerned, you get Dynamic suspensions, Rain and Road modes and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC). Needles to say that the bike also comes with a plethora of optional accessories.

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BMW used the EICMA motorcycle show as a platform to showcase the 2014 version of its R1200RT tourer.

The new model year comes with a comprehensive list of upgrades which make it better suited for the modern riders.

The bike is built around the new liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder boxer, 1.170 cc engine which rewards you with a maximum output of 92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm and 125 Nm (92 lb‑ft) of torque at 6,500 rpm. The engine is combined with a new chassis that comes with a continuous frame which helps you get first class performances in terms o ride and handling.

On the list of special features offered for 2014 you’ll find Automatic Stability Control, Rain and Road riding modes and the Pro mode with “Dynamic” riding mode. Among the optional features you’ll find Hill Start Control, electronic suspensions (Dynamic ESA) and the LED daytime running lights.

As far as design is concerned, the 2014 BMW R1200RT comes with a new body work that was carefully designed to slide easier through the air, a smart dash with a color 5.7” TFT display and a sporty windshield.

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The all-new MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 was fully revealed at EICMA motor show. The new sport touring motorcycle was especially developed to reward you first class performances and to help you tackle the longest journeys in full comfort.

In terms of design, the new MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 comes with Agusta’s iconic style which is spiced up with a set of aerodynamic body lines, sharp cut lights a sporty windshield and a low triple exhaust.

On the long list of features offered by the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 you’ll find standard ABS, 4 mappings, traction control, ride by wire and a quickshifter.

At the heart of the motorcycle lies a three cylinder, 4 stroke, 12 valve, DOHC engine with a displacement of 798 cm3 (48.7 cu. In.). The engine is brought to life by an electric starter and cranks out a maximum output of 92 kw (125 hp) at 11.600 r.p.m. and 84 Nm (8.6 kgm) of torque at 8.600 r.p.m. Fire up the engine and you’ll be propelled to a maximum speed of 240.0 KM/H (149.1 MPH).

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The 2012 Piaggio Fly 150 made its debut at the EICMA show. Like its predecessors, the 2012 model features a European style, modern safety systems and an ergonomic design. The 2012 Piaggio Fly 150 sits on 12 inch wheels wrapped in tubeless tires which provide stability and good maneuverability even in congested traffic situations.

At the heart of the Piaggio Fly 150 lies a compact 124 cc single cylinder, four stroke engine which delivers a pretty good fuel efficiently and has enough grunt to help you deal effortless with city traffic.

As far as comfort goes, the rider is greeted by a supportive low seat and a sporty handle bar. You also get a spacious under-seat storage compartment which is big enough to accommodate a full-sized helmet.

The 2012 Piaggio Fly 150 is available at a starting price of $2899.

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The MV Agusta Brutale R1090 has been at the top of the pack even since its inception. There is no wonder why, as the bike features a super-sport DNA combined with an aggressive design language and the newest technologies.

At the heart of the bike lies a four cylinder 1078cc high performance engine with radial intake and exhaust valves. This is the largest displacement engine ever built by MV Agusta and delivers a maximum power of 106 kW (144 hp) at 10.300 rpm. The 1078 cc unit is combined with an Electronic Engine Control Unit which has been programmed with a mapping and offers 8 levels of traction control that can be selected by the rider.

To offer a proper grip regardless of the road conditions, the Brutale R 1090 is equipped with front 120/70 - ZR 17 and rear 190/55 - ZR 17 tires.

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The MV Agusta Brutale family has a new member which is powered by a fresh 920 engine. Each member of the Brutale family was received with enthusiasm by the riders as all of them offer top notch build quality, reliability and performance.

The new engine is a technologically advanced 4 cylinder unit with radial intake and exhaust valves coupled with the same advanced engine control unit as the 1090RR. The new displacement of the 4 cylinder engine is obtained with a new bore and stroke ratio with a focus on optimizing the power curve. The new four cylinder engine delivers a maximum output of 129 horsepower and a broad torque curve.

The BRUTALE 920 shares its chassis configuration and geometry with the 990R and 1090RR as well as most of the chassis components. The frame is a mixture of a steel trellis structure and lateral aluminum, while the chassis dimensions are the same as on the other Brutale models.

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Californian Roland has multiple track records and the 1998 AMA 250GP Championship under his belt. After 32 broken bones he traded in his helmet and leathers for a computer and a welding torch, designing and building award-winning machines that mark him out as a fresh new talent on the custom scene.

Unconventional, outlandish and ‘way-out’, his designs have landed him a Biker Build-Off Rookie of the Year title and 2Wheel Tuner Brappy Award for Best Appearance Enhancement Product for his innovative Contrast Cut finishes.

One of the most dramatic models developed by Sands is the Yamaha V-MAX, a motorcycle that was launched for the first time in 1985 and has rebirth in 2008, becoming a biking icon.

At the heart of the Yamaha V-MAX Hyper Modified by Roland Sands lies a V-type 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves engine with a displacement of 1,679cc. The engine cranks out 200PS @ 9,000 rpm and has a peak torque of 166.8 Nm at 6,500 rpm.

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Marcus bought his first bike, a Yamaha RD350LC, at the age of 18. He knows what makes Yamaha unique. After bowing out of Moto Cross in 1992, following a serious accident, Marcus invested the proceeds from the sale of his machine into a set of tools and a bike-lift. He set up a workshop in a converted barn and established Walz Hardcore Cycles.

The German invented and developed the world-famous Drag Style frame, a new kind of custom bike. Europe’s most successful bike builder, his creations have appeared on 60 magazine covers and in more than 600 magazine articles and Marcus was the 2006 winner of the Discovery Channel’s hit show Bike Build-Off.

One of its latest creations is the hyper modified VMAX model which is and extreme bike “designed for visual stimulation, balancing aggression and aesthetics”

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Honda revealed the first details of its new 2013 Gold Wing F6B and Gold Wing F6B Deluxe models which are basically, trimmed down versions of the Gold Wing model.

The bike weighs 842 pounds and features a horizontally opposed, flat-six, fuel injected engine mated on a five speed transmission.

On the equipments list you’ll find a premium audio system combined with a multi information screen which hosts a digital clock, an air temperature indicator, odo/trip meters and also displays music information.

The Honda Gold Wing F6B was designed with practicality in mind and comes with a set of lockable, waterproof saddlebags and a pretty spacious glovebox.

The ride is kept in check by front 45mm Cartridge fork with anti-dive and a rear pro arm single-side swingarm with Pro-Link single shock with computer-controlled spring preload adjustment with two memory presets.

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Honda presented its new 2013 Honda CB500F naked bike at the EICMA Motor Show. The CB500 is one of the three new bikes which will be using Honda’s new 500 cc engine. Compared with the other two models, the CB500F is slightly cheaper being priced at $5499 for the base model and $5999 for the ABS version.

Despite its cheap price, the Honda CB500F is able to make a compelling case for itself, as it comes with a sharp design, is fuel efficient and is also packed with a series of modern technologies especially developed to improve its the ride and handling abilities.

The bike weighs 420 pounds, is built on a diamond shaped 35 mm steel tube frame and is fitted with 17 inch aluminum wheels. The stopping power is assured by 320mm front and 240 mm rear wave-style disc brakes.

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