After the first two days reserved for the press and operators – yesterday and today – Eicma is preparing to welcome the general public until Sunday 13 November and it does so with a great deal of news. Milan thus confirms itself as the world capital of two wheels, attracting companies from all over the world. In this 79th edition there are 1,300 exhibitors from 43 countries, occupying six pavilions of the exhibition centre, i.e. one more pavilion than in 2021.
Among the major brands there is the return of Ducati, which is also celebrating Pecco Bagnaia’s World Championship by showing off the world champion GP22. Coming to standard products, the big news is the completely renewed Scrambler range, but there are also the other products announced in recent weeks: the Diavel V4, the Panigale V4R and the Multistrada V4 Rally, in addition to the new versions of the Monster and the Streetfighter.
Staying with those who play at home, the Piaggio Group turns the spotlight on the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello and on the Vespa GTS, but also unveils the Electrica project, which represents Aprilia’s vision of the mobility of younger motorcyclists in the near future, and the sporty RS 660 Extrema on which the sports exhaust and reverse gearbox stand out. Moto Guzzi is also presenting two special versions of its most compact bikes, namely the V7 Stone Special Edition and the
V9 Bobber Special Edition. Vespa brings the Vespa GTV to its debut, a combination of tradition and modernity, the Primavera Color Vibe and the exclusive 946 10th Anniversary. Finally, Piaggio is showing the electric scooter “1” in the 2023 version. The long-awaited Trk 802 is on the Benelli stand, but there are also the unedited Trk 702 and Tornado Naked Twin 500, i.e. a mid-engined naked.
Honda takes advantage of Eicma 2022 to present the highly anticipated Transalp which uses the same 750 engine as the new CB750 Hornet. The Japanese company also presents its first electric two-wheeler for Europe, namely the EM1 e scooter: with removable battery. Another big news is the CL500, a mid-engined scrambler, while the Forza 125 and 350 scooters are updated in depth.
Remaining among the big Japanese, Kawasaki focuses on electric, hybrid and even hydrogen propulsion for the bikes of tomorrow, while among the current ones the most important novelty is the Ninja H2 SX. Suzuki brings to Milan two new bikes with the new 800 cc parallel twin-cylinder engine, the V-Strom 800DE road enduro and the naked GSX-8S.
Yamaha does not exhibit completely new bikes but many updates, starting with that of the Tenere 700 and the MT-07. But the most succulent novelty is the Tracer 9 GT+ with adaptive cruise control developed together with Bosch. The picture of the novelties at Eicma 2022 is completed by Kymco, which presents a new mid-engined touring scooter, namely the Downtown 350 GT, and by Triumph. The British manufacturer is exhibiting the new Street Triple which is multiplied in three versions: R, RS and Moto2 Edition. Finally, Zero Motorcycle is showing the new DSR/X which has a 100 HP electric motor and a 21 kWh battery, for a range of between 200 and 290 km.