The new model announcement season is an exciting time for motorcyclists, as it’s when we get our first glance at all the latest motorcycles being released in the upcoming year. While AIMExpo, with its extremely early event date (starting on September 22nd), was short on new models, EICMA blew the doors off of 2018 with no less than 37 different new bikes that we covered here on MO.
On our side of the ocean, the Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS) included, as usual, Long Beach, California, giving the American motorcycle industry and public its first chance to see, throw a leg over, and, in some cases, take a test ride on one of the new models. If you weren’t able to attend the IMS in Long Beach, never fear, there are four remaining shows between now and the end of February 2018, including Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Chicago, IL; and Washington, D.C.
With so many motorcycles on the menu for next year, we took some time after the Long Beach IMS Media Day to discuss the model year that is just over the horizon. So, strap on your riding gear and get ready for 2018. It looks like it will be a hell of a ride!
For more information, here’s a list of all the models we’re looking forward to seeing in 2018:
Aprilia: Aprilia RSV4
Harley-Davidson: Harley-Davidson FLSB Sport Glide
Indian: Indian FTR1200 Concept
Lambretta: Lambretta V-Special
Vespa: Vespa Elettrica
Indian has filed a patent application for a modular motorcycle design that may reveal the production version of the FTR1200…
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