EICMA 2022: Milan Motorcycle Show Coverage
Weve read the rumors. Now, the manufacturers show their hands.
The apex of motorcycle announcement season is here! EICMA, the world’s largest motorcycle show, happens this week in Milan, Italy! While most of the excitement will take place on Tuesday, November 8th, the show itself goes on from the 8th-13th, with the public being allowed in the facility for the last days. Every year the Italian Trade Agency invites editors and distributors from around the world to attend the show so, for 2022, Ryan Adams will be reporting live from the Fiera Milano exhibition grounds, giving Motorcycle.com access to information and photos that sites dependent on press releases can only dream of.
The show’s list of manufacturers is still thinner than in the pre-COVID era, with some notable European manufacturers still not attending. Instead, they’ve been trickling out their announcements over a period of weeks. (We’re looking at you BMW, and KTM. Ducati as well, though it will at least be present in Milan.) Whether the show climbs back to its previous size in future years remains to be seen.
Still, the MO offices are filled with excitement over the known and rumored unveilings this week. Not all of the European manufacturers backed out, though. The Piaggio Group with Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, and Vespa should have exciting news. Energica will be on hand. Bimota will be representing both Italy and Kawasaki. Additionally, we’re happy that the four big Japanese manufacturers will be in attendance. We have no less than nine models that we suspect could come from Honda, Kawasaki, and Suzuki during the show. And let’s not forget the potential of the Royal Enfield 650 Twin platform. Finally, representing the United States at this most international of motorcycle shows are Indian and Zero.
We’ll be keeping tabs on the new model announcements throughout the show from both our North American offices and the show floor, so keep checking this space starting at the wee hours of Tuesday, Nov. 8 for the latest updates.
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