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Top 11 bikes expected at the 2018 EICMA

25 October 2018, 05:48 PM Neil Nair
Top 11 bikes expected at the 2018 EICMA

The 2018 EICMA is scheduled to be held from 6-11 November in Milan, Italy. It will host a number of manufacturers showcasing their updated, new and concept motorcycles. Here are a few bikes we expect to be unveiled at the annual motorcycle show. 

KTM 390 Adventure

One of the most anticipated bikes from the Austrian manufacturer this year, the 390 Adventure will be built in India. Based on the 390 Duke platform, the ADV will ride on wire spoke wheels shod with dual-sport tyres and sport long travel suspension. The 373cc, single-cylinder engine is also expected to be tuned for lower end grunt. 

Kawasaki Z400

After launching the fully-faired Ninja 400, it is only fair for Kawasaki to give the audience a streetfighter based on the same platform. It is likely to bear the ‘Sugomi’ family design similar to its bigger siblings, the Z900 and Z1000. We expect it to be powered by a retuned version of the 399cc parallel-twin engine. This unit produces 47bhp and 38Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed gearbox and slipper clutch.

KTM 790 Adventure R

KTM had showcased the 790 Adventure R concept at the 2017 EICMA. This year, the world will see the production version of the middleweight adventure bike. While the bike will use the same 799cc parallel-twin engine from the 790 Duke although retuned for a wider torque spread. The bike will get a full-LED headlamp, single-piece seat, high-mounted exhaust and a large engine guard and ride on wire spoke wheels wrapped with dual-purpose tyres.

Yamaha Tenere 700

The Yamaha Tenere 700 shares its underpinnings with the MT-07 streetfighter, It is rumoured to be the lightest in the middleweight adventure-touring segment, along with having extreme off-road abilities. The bike will be powered by a 689cc parallel-twin engine similar to the MT-07. This mill produces 75bhp at 6500rpm and peak torque of 68Nm. However, the motor will be heavily revised to have a strong low and mid-range to suit the bike’s nature. The Tenere 700 is expected to heavily borrow styling elements from competition bikes used in the Dakar rally. 

Triumph Speed Twin

The Speed Twin is an iconic name for the folks at the Hinckley factory and Triumph is all set to reincarnate the bike at the 2018 EICMA. Although, a couple of spy images have revealed what the production bike looks like. Sporting modern-retro styling and alloy wheels similar to the smaller Street Twin, it will be powered by a 1200cc, parallel-twin engine that produces 78.9bhp and 105Nm of torque. 

Ducati Diavel 1260

The Diavel is due for an update, and the new bike is likely to get a longer wheelbase. And going by the spy images, the bike sports a design that looks like the combination of the current Diavel and XDiavel. Furthermore, it is also expected to use the 1262cc, L-twin motor from the latter. We can expect the 2019 Diavel to be equipped with top-spec Ohlins and Brembo hardware along with electronic aids like ride modes, launch and wheelie control managed by a six-axis IMU. 

Ducati Panigale V4 R

The Ducati Panigale V4R was recently revealed in its full WSBK race-spec avatar in UK. We can expect the Italian manufacturer to unveil the production version at the 2018 EICMA. The bike will be based on the standard V4 which is powered by a 1103cc, V4 engine that produces 211bhp and 124Nm of torque. However, the V4R is likely to be slightly more powerful and sport carbon-fibre components to reduce weight. 

2019 BMW S1000 RR

The 2019 S1000 RR has been spotted testing a couple of times, of late, a whole lot of them. The new bike gets a major overhaul in terms of design. While it continues to be aggressive, the 2019 bike skips the asymmetrical pair of headlamps for sane-looking twin projector bulbs. On the other hand, the bike also gets a new chassis, swingarm and monoshock. Just like its predecessor, expect the 2019 version to be filled to the brim with electronic aids. It is also rumoured to get a new engine that produces 205bhp. 

2019 Honda CBR 1000RR Fireblade

Honda is also expected to update its flagship supersport motorcycle, the CBR 1000RR Fireblade. One of the major changes would be to its 999cc, inline-four engine which is likely to be retuned to produce around 212bhp of power. Along with the increase of power, the 2019 Fireblade could get a revised fairing for improved aerodynamics. This new fairing is believed to get a redesigned nose with a central ram-air scoop closer to the fairing’s centre of pressure.

MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Hypernaked

MV Agusta had confirmed that it will unveil a 1000cc motorcycle at the 2018 EICMA. We have learned that the bike will be a streetfighter called the Brutale 1000 Hypernaked. While details about the bike are unknown we can expect it to be an aggressive looking motorcycle powered by a revised version of the 998cc, inline four engine used in the MV Agusta F4. However, unlike the unit on the latter, the Brutale 1000 will use a Euro-5 compliant motor. 

Harley Davidson concepts

The American motorcycle had revealed its plans for the upcoming years. This included the Pan America; an adventure-tourer, and a 975cc streetfighter. We expect Harley-Davidson to unveil concepts of these motorcycles at the 2018 EICMA. Although the manufacturer is highly likely to unveil the production version of its hybrid motorcycle, the Livewire.

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BMW S1000 RR [2017-2018]

BMW S1000 RR [2017-2018]

  • Displacement999 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported17 kmpl
  • Max Power(bhp)193 bhp
  • Kerb Weight204 kg
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Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 17,98,029

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