Manufacturers unveil 2017 machines set to debut in the UK at Motorcycle Live
The biennial INTERMOT motorcycle show opened its doors in Cologne, Germany yesterday with the world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers unveiling their brand new models for 2017. It won’t be long before many of the same machines arrive on UK soil as they debut at Motorcycle Live at The NEC, Birmingham in November.
German giant BMW Motorrad opened the show on its home turf, revealing the new R nineT Pure and R nineT Racer roadsters, the new K 1600 GT luxury tourer and various upgrades to its 4-cylinder range, including the supersports S 1000 RR, the dynamic roadster S 1000 R and the adventure sports model S 1000 XR.
Kawasaki introduced four new sports models – the twin-cylinder Ninja 650, the Supercharged Ninja H2 Carbon, the limited-edition, track-focussed Ninja ZX-10RR and the Z1000SX sports tourer.
Suzuki debuted two new versions of its flagship superbike, the GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R, as well the GSX-R125 entry level sportsbike and the GSX-S750 naked street bike. The V-Strom 650 & V-Strom 650XT sports tourers and the V-Strom 1000 & V-Strom 1000XT adventure machines all receive a raft of updates for 2017.
Yamaha unveiled two brand-new models – the MT-10 SP hyper-naked and the SCR950 street scrambler – as well a restyle and update of the MT-09. Check out the Yamaha Dark Side MT Tour feature at Motorcycle Live here.
Triumph followed with the launch of its brand-new Street Cup cafe racer, plus the introduction of the T100 Bonneville and the T100 Bonneville Black into the 900cc Bonneville family.
KTM took the covers off five new models. The 1090 range will get Adventure and Adventure R versions, while the 1290 family will see the introduction of the Super Duke-derived Super Adventure S, Super Adventure R and Super Adventure T.
Honda revealed two versions of the new CBR1000RR Fireblade – the SP and the SP2 homologation special. It also unveiled two new retro-styled models in the CB1100RS and an updated CB1100EX.
Last but not least, Ducati debuted its brand-new sports-inspired machine, which will be available in two versions – the SuperSport and the SuperSport S.
The majority of the new models unveiled at Intermot will be making their UK debut at Motorcycle Live 2016, which takes place at The NEC, Birmingham from 19-27 November. Advance tickets are on sale now, priced at just £19.50 per adult, £12 for Seniors, £1 for 11-16 year olds* and FREE for children aged ten and under (accompanied by a paying adult). There is also a £25 advance ticket, which includes entry to the show and a Spada bag worth £29.99**
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