Manufacturers unveil MORE brand-new models set to debut Motorcycle Live
The EICMA motorcycle show in well underway in Milan this week, with many of the world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers choosing the Italian event to unveil their brand-new machinery for 2019.
The majority of the new models on display will be making their way to The NEC in Birmingham next week, where they’ll debut at the UK’s biggest bike show, Motorcycle Live, from 17-25 November. Here’s a round-up of the new metal heading to the UK…
Ducati unveiled three all-new motorcycles on its home turf – the Panigale V4 R, the Diavel 1260 and the Hypermotard 950. The Italian giant also presented a number of updates to existing machines, including the Monster 821 Stealth and the new Multistrada 950 S, as well the new Ducati e-mountain bike, the MIG-RR.
Yamaha launched a whole host of new models, including the sports touring version of its innovative 3-wheel machine, the NIKEN GT, the Ténéré 700 adventure bike, the XSR700 XTribute scrambler, a track ready GYTR specification YZF-R1and a new range of premium XMAX IRON MAX Sport Scooters.
Triumph unveiled the Bonneville T120 Ace in collaboration with the world-famous Ace Café, as well a 60th anniversary Bonneville called the Diamond Edition. Suzuki meanwhile revealed a black version of the 2019 Katana model, which will join the classic silver in the 2019 range.
BMW Motorrad launched the new BMW S 1000 R superbike, as well as the new R1250R and RS models, which are the naked and sport-touring versions of the brand’s flagship adventure machine, and the C400GT middleweight scooter.
Kawasaki announced five new models at EICMA – the Ninja ZX-6R supersport machine, the Z400 naked, the W800 Street and W800 CAFÉ and the Ninja H2 SX SE+ “hyper tourer” and the next generation Versys 1000.
Honda also unveiled five new machines, including the CB650R naked middleweight, the aggressive styled CBR650R, the CB500F mini-streetfighter, the A2-compatible CBR500R and the CB500X compact adventurer.
KTM launched the 790 ADVENTURE and 790 ADVENTURE R travel endure machines, the all-new 690 SMC R supermoto, the 690 ENDURO R and the innovative SX-E 5 electric minicycle.
In the Piaggio Group stable, the Vespa GTS range has been expended for 2019 to include the Vespa GTS, GTS Touring, GTS Super, GTS SuperSport and Vespa GTS SuperTech models. Aprilia showcased the RS 660 twin-cylinder machine.
Husqvarna revealed this year’s Motorcycle Live competition bike – the flat-track-inspired SVARTPILEN 701 street explorer machine. To be in with a chance of winning this brand-new 2019 model, visit www.motorcyclelive.co.uk/competition/win-a-2019-husqvarna-motorcycle/
Bennelli unveiled a concept large capacity version of the Leoncino 800 and the 752S naked middleweight, while Kymco launched the SuperNEX electric superbike and Royal Enfield revealed its Concept KX bobber model.
The majority of the new models shown at EICMA in Milan will be making their UK debut at Motorcycle Live 2018!