EICMA 2019: Milan Motorcycle Show Coverage

Evans Brasfield
by Evans Brasfield

Model Year 2020 starts its engines and rolls onto the grid and MO is there for flag-to-flag coverage

Hooray! November has arrived, and after relentless teasing ( here and here) from some manufacturers, we’re ready to see what Model Year 2020 has in store for us. The Tokyo Motor Show had some early entries from Kawasaki, the biggest of which was the 2020 Kawasaki Z H2. Then Ducati stepped up with its own early announcements about the updated Panigale V4 family and the new Panigale V2, plus the beastly Ducati Streetfighter V4 and V4 S. So, you could say that we’re all warmed up and ready to hit the road.

However, we’re not looking in our mirrors. Instead, we’re looking ahead to the next corner. The motorcycle world shifts its attention to Milan, Italy, where the planet’s big-daddy motorcycle show takes place. The 2019 EICMA Show should have plenty of surprises in store for motorcyclists of every stripe. The unveilings start on Sunday with Yamaha. Next, on Tuesday morning in the States, at a time that any sane person would be sound asleep, we MOrons will be in full keyboard commando mode, rifling through the press releases for the information you need to know. Additionally, Associate Editor, Ryan Adams, will be on the grid of the event itself, racing from unveiling to announcement and back again to give us social media updates and photos of what we all want to know most. So, on Tuesday and Wednesday, you’ll want to keep stopping by for our updates on the bikes that will be available in 2020.

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Aprilia RS660
Aprilia Tuono 660 Concept


Bimota Tesi H2


BMW R18/2 Concept


Ducati Streetfighter V4
Ducati Panigale V4
Ducati Panigale V2
Ducati Scrambler Concepts


Energica Eva Ribelle


Harley-Davidson Pan America
Harley-Davidson Bronx


Honda CBR1000RR-R
Honda Rebel 500 and 300
Honda CB4X Concept


Husqvarna Norden 901 Concept
The Husqvarna Norden 901 is conspicuously absent from the presentation despite being confirmed for production.


Indian FTR Rally


Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX
Kawasaki Z650
Kawasaki Z900
Kawasaki Electric Concept


KTM Super Duke R
KTM 890 Duke R
KTM 390 Adventure

Moto Guzzi

Moto Guzzi V85TT Travel
Moto Guzzi V7 III
The entry-level Moto Guzzi some might call it, the V7 III is slightly smaller than the V9 - and that includes its 744cc V-Twin, but it's equally as elemental as the V9. A blank canvas to customize, Moto Guzzi offers the V7 in no less than 10 different variations.

MV Agusta

MV Agusta Rush 1000
MV Agusta Superveloce 800
MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro
MV Agusta Rosso Range


Piaggio BV350 Tourer


Segway Dirt eBike x160 and x260


Suzuki V-Strom 1050


Triumph Thruxton RS
Triumph Bobber TFC
Triumph Bud Ekins Bonnevilles


Vespa Elettrica 70 KM/H


Yamaha Tracer 700
Yamaha TMax
Evans Brasfield
Evans Brasfield

Like most of the best happenings in his life, Evans stumbled into his motojournalism career. While on his way to a planned life in academia, he applied for a job at a motorcycle magazine, thinking he’d get the opportunity to write some freelance articles. Instead, he was offered a full-time job in which he discovered he could actually get paid to ride other people’s motorcycles – and he’s never looked back. Over the 25 years he’s been in the motorcycle industry, Evans has written two books, 101 Sportbike Performance Projects and How to Modify Your Metric Cruiser, and has ridden just about every production motorcycle manufactured. Evans has a deep love of motorcycles and believes they are a force for good in the world.

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  • Roma258 Roma258 on Nov 12, 2019

    Couple cool bikes (RS660 for me plz), but kind of underwhelming overall?

  • Bob Bob on Nov 14, 2019

    Surprised that Kawasaki didn't announce a Versys 400.

    • Denchung Denchung on Nov 14, 2019

      I believe the 2020 Ninja 400 engine doesn't meet Euro 5 standards yet, which means it will be need to be updated for the 2021 model year. I think Kawasaki is waiting for that engine update to be ready before putting it in a Versys-X 400.