International Motorcycle Exhibition (EICMA)
KTM, the leader in the production of sports motorcycles celebrates a milestone in the company history with the world premiere of the first ever "Made in Austria" Superbike, the KTM 1190 RC8 at EICMA, the most important international motorcycle fair. KTM CEO Stefan Pierer unveiled the 1190 RC8 on Tuesday, November 6 at 13.00 hours to herald a new era in the company history. KTM presented the series version of the most elaborate development project ever undertaken by the company, (...)
2007 was the twentieth anniversary of Aprilia’s first GP win and a year in which another four world championships were won. This extraordinary achievement is a repeat of Aprilia’s 2006 success story and takes the total of Aprilia’s world championship titles to an amazing 31. What better technical and sporting heritage could there be behind the Aprilia FV2 1200 concept bike? The FV2 1200 embodies the latest Aprilia technology and reveals the direction likely to be taken by technical and (...)
Aprilia SMV 750 Dorsoduro Aprilia celebrates a great 2007 full of victories (2 World titles in 250 GP, 2 World titles in 125 GP, the World Supermoto S2 Constructors’ title) amazing its fans with another innovative design. The Aprilia 750 Dorsoduro motard has been conceived and developed on the basis of experience gained from the world’s Aprilia-dominated GP and supermotard circuits. The Dorsoduro is powered by a 750 cc, 95hp, liquid cooled engine with a second generation ride-by-wire (...)
Moto Guzzi is planning to launch a range of new models for 2008 at the EICMA show next week in Milano. Besides the Stelvio 1200 adventure tourer that we presented you earlier today, Moto Guzzi’s next feature at the EICMA show will be a revival of it’s V7 Classic. Featuring a 750cc twin cylinder engine taken from the Breva, a flat tank and seat, the V7 Classic stands as an enjoyable and versatile machine. More info as soon as this beauty will be unveiled... Photo credits: Ivar (...)
Here’s a picture of what seems to be the future Ducati 848 which will be officially presented at the International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milano. For now, it will be available only as a dual seater but we’ll see soon enough the sport versions, 848 S and 848 R, with a single seat tail and enhanced performance. The Ducati 848 is almost a faithful copy of 1098 except the weight which should be lower by about 6,5 lbs and the maximum power which would reach about 137 HP. The retail (...)
The Ducati 1098 is still a huge success, but there are rumors that a little brother is coming to EICMA. Actually the Ducati 848 already should have come on the market, but due to the large demand for the 1098, their introduction however was shifted. If priced closer to 10-12k, this will be a big hit. I can hardly wait to see this bike in Milano.
MV Agusta planning 600cc Supersport model alongside F4 1000 Superbike, also Brutale-style Naked version both designed by Massimo Tamburini. Should the acquisition of Husqvarna by another party take place, this would enable MV Agusta to concentrate completely on future expansion of its product range. Massimo Tamburini is confirmed to be working on the design of a 600cc four-cylinder Supersport version of the F4, which while it retains a recognizable family look is not a downsized clone of (...)