Dream on at EICMA 2013
New motorcycles will be shown to the public in Milan next month. The 71st EICMA international motorcycle show takes place in the Italian city Nov. 7 to 10, and everybody, including them and everybody else, will be there.
One of the most anticipated new motorcycles at the show will be the 1199 Superleggera from Ducati, a successor to the high-performance Panigale 1199. Superleggera means “super light” in Italian, and the motorcycle makes its case with titanium, magnesium, and carbon fibre for a claimed weight of 155 kg. It also will make about 200 hp if Ducati is to be believed, which makes the Superleggera a winner in the power-to-thrust department.
Of course, it won’t be cheap. Ducati says the new model will sell for €66,000, and only a few hundred will be available.
EICMA will also showcase Kawasaki’s new Z1000SX, a sport-touring bike with high-falutin electronics and hard luggage, and the company’s first scooter, the J300; the MV Agusta Rivale, a “fun bike” with a three-cylinder engine and a claimed 125 hp; BMW’s new R NineT, a naked bike with an air-cooled Boxer engine; and the KTM 1290 Super Duke R, a naked twin with light weight and gobs of Austrian power.
To add something of weight to events, EICMA will host a conference on new European regulations for motorcycle approval on Nov. 6, “PTWs (Powered Two Wheelers) in the next decade: perspectives of the new EU Legislative Framework.” And for something a whole lot lighter, aging rock star Steven Tyler will be there as the show’s godfather, whatever that means.