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In pictures: The best of EICMA 2016

In pictures: The best of EICMA...
Huge crowds roamed EICMA's six halls on the first public day, with most rushing to Ducati's booth first 
Huge crowds roamed EICMA's six halls on the first public day, with most rushing to Ducati's booth first 
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Huge crowds roamed EICMA's six halls on the first public day, with most rushing to Ducati's booth first 
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Huge crowds roamed EICMA's six halls on the first public day, with most rushing to Ducati's booth first 
Aprilia upgraded the Dorsoduro to 900 cc, by overboring the current 750 cc V2 engine
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Aprilia upgraded the Dorsoduro to 900 cc, by overboring the current 750 cc V2 engine
Following the example of the Dorsoduro, the Aprilia Shiver grew to 900 cc
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Following the example of the Dorsoduro, the Aprilia Shiver grew to 900 cc
The 90-degree V2 of the Aprilia Shiver and Dorsoduro was bored out to 896.1 cc, developing 95.2 hp (70.0 kW) at 8,750 rpm and 90 Nm (66.4 lb-ft) at 6,500 rpm
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The 90-degree V2 of the Aprilia Shiver and Dorsoduro was bored out to 896.1 cc, developing 95.2 hp (70.0 kW) at 8,750 rpm and 90 Nm (66.4 lb-ft) at 6,500 rpm
The G 310 GS is the second model built around the single-cylinder engine built in India by BMW's partner TVS
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The G 310 GS is the second model built around the single-cylinder engine built in India by BMW's partner TVS
The BMW G 310 GS brings the big boys' adventurous aura to an entry-level audience
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The BMW G 310 GS brings the big boys' adventurous aura to an entry-level audience
The Urban G/S is a tribute to BMW's trend-setting R 80 and R 100 G/S adventurers of the 1980s, based on the R nineT
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The Urban G/S is a tribute to BMW's trend-setting R 80 and R 100 G/S adventurers of the 1980s, based on the R nineT
BMW's most popular model, the R 1200 GS, achieved EU4 compliance with a reworked exhaust and a new engine management system
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BMW's most popular model, the R 1200 GS, achieved EU4 compliance with a reworked exhaust and a new engine management system
The BMW HP4 Race is an all-carbon (including the frame) version of the S 1000 RR superbike
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The BMW HP4 Race is an all-carbon (including the frame) version of the S 1000 RR superbike
The bagger version of the BMW K 1600 GT/GTL is the K 1600 B
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The bagger version of the BMW K 1600 GT/GTL is the K 1600 B
Benelli reintroduced the Leoncino, based on a 500 cc, 48 hp twin-cylinder engine, the same used in its TRK 502 adventure bike
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Benelli reintroduced the Leoncino, based on a 500 cc, 48 hp twin-cylinder engine, the same used in its TRK 502 adventure bike
Leoncino (Italian for lion cub) is a name of great significance for Benelli, revived after almost 60 years since it was last used
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Leoncino (Italian for lion cub) is a name of great significance for Benelli, revived after almost 60 years since it was last used
Ducati introduced the air-cooled 797 Monster as an entry-level model to its sportbike lineup
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Ducati introduced the air-cooled 797 Monster as an entry-level model to its sportbike lineup
The Ducati Monster 1200 family now has three members with different equipment specs; the standard model, the S (shown here) and the R
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The Ducati Monster 1200 family now has three members with different equipment specs; the standard model, the S (shown here) and the R
The Ducati Superleggera was one of the biggest show-stoppers of EICMA 2016
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The Ducati Superleggera was one of the biggest show-stoppers of EICMA 2016
Undressed, the Ducati Superleggera reveals an all-carbon frame and swing arm combo, connected to the Panigale's Testastretta engine in its higher spec version
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Undressed, the Ducati Superleggera reveals an all-carbon frame and swing arm combo, connected to the Panigale's Testastretta engine in its higher spec version
Detail of the Ohlins rear suspension of the Ducati Superleggera
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Detail of the Ohlins rear suspension of the Ducati Superleggera
The downsized Ducati Multistrada 950 should make owning an Italian adventure bike a bit more affordable
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The downsized Ducati Multistrada 950 should make owning an Italian adventure bike a bit more affordable
A Ducati Scrambler accessorized to Cafe Racer styling
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A Ducati Scrambler accessorized to Cafe Racer styling
The Ducati Scrambler X employs only cosmetic parts to deliver off-road looks
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The Ducati Scrambler X employs only cosmetic parts to deliver off-road looks
Fantic Motor unveiled the Caballero, a tribute to the 1970 50 cc model, that will be produced in three versions: 125, 250 and 500 cc, all powered by Fantic's single-cylinder engines
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Fantic Motor unveiled the Caballero, a tribute to the 1970 50 cc model, that will be produced in three versions: 125, 250 and 500 cc, all powered by Fantic's single-cylinder engines
The Fantic Motor Caballero 500 will be available with flat track styling
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The Fantic Motor Caballero 500 will be available with flat track styling
Fantic Motor survived the economic hardships of the 1990s - and has several national Enduro championships since 2013 under its belt - and now offers a new range of off-road models from 50 to 250 cc 
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Fantic Motor survived the economic hardships of the 1990s - and has several national Enduro championships since 2013 under its belt - and now offers a new range of off-road models from 50 to 250 cc 
Honda's CB1100 TR concept plays on flat track styling
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Honda's CB1100 TR concept plays on flat track styling
The Honda CB1100 TR concept bears the late Marco Simoncelli's #58 MotoGP number
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The Honda CB1100 TR concept bears the late Marco Simoncelli's #58 MotoGP number
The impressive rear view of the Honda CB1100 TR concept, with an extra exhaust can in the tail unit
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The impressive rear view of the Honda CB1100 TR concept, with an extra exhaust can in the tail unit
Outfitted with a host of high-end equipment, the Honda CB1100 TR concept could make for a highly-coveted bike if it ever got produced
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Outfitted with a host of high-end equipment, the Honda CB1100 TR concept could make for a highly-coveted bike if it ever got produced
A nice display of the Fireblade history at Honda's EICMA booth
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A nice display of the Fireblade history at Honda's EICMA booth
Leading the Fireblade parade is Honda's brand new CBR1000RR, as unveiled at EICMA 2016
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Leading the Fireblade parade is Honda's brand new CBR1000RR, as unveiled at EICMA 2016
A collection of racing Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade superbikes
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A collection of racing Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade superbikes
Honda had already revealed that the X-Adv scooter will go into production. EICMA hosted the official unveiling
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Honda had already revealed that the X-Adv scooter will go into production. EICMA hosted the official unveiling
Honda displayed the Africa Twin Enduro Sports concept at EICMA, dressing its adventure bike with a collection of lightweight parts
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Honda displayed the Africa Twin Enduro Sports concept at EICMA, dressing its adventure bike with a collection of lightweight parts
Could the Enduro Sports concept suggest a possible future version of the Honda Africa Twin?
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Could the Enduro Sports concept suggest a possible future version of the Honda Africa Twin?
This Honda Africa Twin Rally will contest the Africa Eco Race 2017 with Team Honda Redmoto
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This Honda Africa Twin Rally will contest the Africa Eco Race 2017 with Team Honda Redmoto
Honda updated the CRF250L to EU4 specs, added a switchable ABS system, and added this very promising CRF250 Rally variant
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Honda updated the CRF250L to EU4 specs, added a switchable ABS system, and added this very promising CRF250 Rally variant
The asymmetrical twin headlights of the Honda CRF250 Rally
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The asymmetrical twin headlights of the Honda CRF250 Rally
Built in Spain by Montesa-Honda, the 4Ride is a practical small trail bike built around the 259 cc engine and frame of Montesa's Cota 4RT 260 trials bike
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Built in Spain by Montesa-Honda, the 4Ride is a practical small trail bike built around the 259 cc engine and frame of Montesa's Cota 4RT 260 trials bike
Husqvarna presented the Aero 401 concept, hinting at a sportier version of its new street models for the near future
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Husqvarna presented the Aero 401 concept, hinting at a sportier version of its new street models for the near future
The production versions of the Vitpilen (White Arrow) and Svartpilen (Black Arrow) are essentially two redressed versions of the KTM 390 Duke, but also signify Husqvarna's return to street motorcycles
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The production versions of the Vitpilen (White Arrow) and Svartpilen (Black Arrow) are essentially two redressed versions of the KTM 390 Duke, but also signify Husqvarna's return to street motorcycles
Italjet introduced - in concept form - its plans to produce a Cafe Racer and a Scrambler model, powered by a 250 cc V-twin engine it is developing in-house
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Italjet introduced - in concept form - its plans to produce a Cafe Racer and a Scrambler model, powered by a 250 cc V-twin engine it is developing in-house
The ER-6 is no more, as Kawasaki replaced it with the Z650. With the same engine in a new steel trellis frame, it is formally introduced to the famous family of Zeds
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The ER-6 is no more, as Kawasaki replaced it with the Z650. With the same engine in a new steel trellis frame, it is formally introduced to the famous family of Zeds
The 2017 Z900 replaces the Z800 in Kawasaki's range, using a bored-down version of the Z1000 engine that puts out 125 hp. Its most important novelty though should be the new steel trellis frame and the way it may affect its handling
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The 2017 Z900 replaces the Z800 in Kawasaki's range, using a bored-down version of the Z1000 engine that puts out 125 hp. Its most important novelty though should be the new steel trellis frame and the way it may affect its handling
Kawasaki put the parallel twin engine of the Ninja 300 in a tall adventure bike with longer suspension travel and named it Versys X
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Kawasaki put the parallel twin engine of the Ninja 300 in a tall adventure bike with longer suspension travel and named it Versys X
Kawasaki had a brilliant idea when it gave center stage to two legendary models of its past. The Z650 and Z900 met their modern descendants at EICMA 2016
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Kawasaki had a brilliant idea when it gave center stage to two legendary models of its past. The Z650 and Z900 met their modern descendants at EICMA 2016
KTM has been rumored for some time to be developing a new 800 cc parallel twin engine, and the 790 Duke concept is the first concrete proof of the new engine family coming in the near future
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KTM has been rumored for some time to be developing a new 800 cc parallel twin engine, and the 790 Duke concept is the first concrete proof of the new engine family coming in the near future
KTM refreshed the looks and equipment on the whole Duke series, including the 390
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KTM refreshed the looks and equipment on the whole Duke series, including the 390
The new connected dash of the KTM 390 Duke
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The new connected dash of the KTM 390 Duke
The split triangular headlight moved from the latest KTM Adventure lineup to the whole Duke family, from 125 to 1290
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The split triangular headlight moved from the latest KTM Adventure lineup to the whole Duke family, from 125 to 1290
The 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R will probably set the bar for the Streetfighter class
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The 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R will probably set the bar for the Streetfighter class
The digital instrument panel of the 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R
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The digital instrument panel of the 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R
After Mondial revealed its 125 cc Supermoto at Intermot, on EICMA's home soil it was time for the Enduro version to be introduced
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After Mondial revealed its 125 cc Supermoto at Intermot, on EICMA's home soil it was time for the Enduro version to be introduced
The Mondial Hipster 125 appeared at EICMA in a new white color scheme
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The Mondial Hipster 125 appeared at EICMA in a new white color scheme
Moto Guzzi introduced the V7 III series, marking the third generation of its 750 cc modern classics. Leading the pack is this collectible shiny Anniversario model, which celebrates 50 years since the introduction of the original V7 in 1967, and will be produced in only 750 copies
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Moto Guzzi introduced the V7 III series, marking the third generation of its 750 cc modern classics. Leading the pack is this collectible shiny Anniversario model, which celebrates 50 years since the introduction of the original V7 in 1967, and will be produced in only 750 copies
The Moto Guzzi V7 III - seen here in the Special version - came out of the necessary Euro 4 update with a 10 percent power hike and several minor aesthetic updates
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The Moto Guzzi V7 III - seen here in the Special version - came out of the necessary Euro 4 update with a 10 percent power hike and several minor aesthetic updates
The Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone is the basic version of this model family
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The Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone is the basic version of this model family
The popular Moto Guzzi V7 III Racer draws inspiration from the archetypal cafe racer styling
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The popular Moto Guzzi V7 III Racer draws inspiration from the archetypal cafe racer styling
An original 1967 Moto Guzzi V7 was at hand to support its newest namesake's EICMA unveiling
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An original 1967 Moto Guzzi V7 was at hand to support its newest namesake's EICMA unveiling
MV Agusta added a powerful and upgraded RR version to the Brutalle 800
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MV Agusta added a powerful and upgraded RR version to the Brutalle 800
MV Agusta created an RC variant of the Turismo Veloce 800, with a special Reparto Corse (the company's racing department) paintjob, some exclusive equipment and a production run that will be limited to just 250 bikes
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MV Agusta created an RC variant of the Turismo Veloce 800, with a special Reparto Corse (the company's racing department) paintjob, some exclusive equipment and a production run that will be limited to just 250 bikes
The MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC is another special model unveiled at EICMA, with the special racing color scheme and production limited to 350 motorcycles
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The MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC is another special model unveiled at EICMA, with the special racing color scheme and production limited to 350 motorcycles
MV Agusta's EICMA booth hosted the F4Z, Zagato's special one-off creation based on the F4 superbike
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MV Agusta's EICMA booth hosted the F4Z, Zagato's special one-off creation based on the F4 superbike
The MV Agusta F4 RC is a special version of the company's four-cylinder superbike, to be produced in only 250 examples with a special racing kit filled with exclusive parts. In similar fashion, MV will also make 350 supersport F3 RC triples
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The MV Agusta F4 RC is a special version of the company's four-cylinder superbike, to be produced in only 250 examples with a special racing kit filled with exclusive parts. In similar fashion, MV will also make 350 supersport F3 RC triples
Detail of the rear light-bearing panniers of the MV Agusta Stradale 800
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Detail of the rear light-bearing panniers of the MV Agusta Stradale 800
Leon Camier's MV Agusta F4 RC WSBK racer is the apparent inspiration for the limited production RC model series
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Leon Camier's MV Agusta F4 RC WSBK racer is the apparent inspiration for the limited production RC model series
Vespa 946 RED is a special model introduced at EICMA in support of the RED foundation, which was founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver with the aim of assisting the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa. Piaggio pledged to donate US$150 to the cause for every Vespa 946 RED sold
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Vespa 946 RED is a special model introduced at EICMA in support of the RED foundation, which was founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver with the aim of assisting the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa. Piaggio pledged to donate US$150 to the cause for every Vespa 946 RED sold
Royal Enfield finally introduced the Himalayan to European markets. At the EICMA press conference the Indian company's representatives explained that the final price has not been determined yet, as is also the case with delivery times predicted for the second half of 2017
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Royal Enfield finally introduced the Himalayan to European markets. At the EICMA press conference the Indian company's representatives explained that the final price has not been determined yet, as is also the case with delivery times predicted for the second half of 2017
Suzuki unveiled the V-Strom 250, powered by the in-line twin engine of the GW250 Inazuma. Although it is not actually a V-configured motor, it makes absolute sense for Suzuki to include it in the V-Strom family, and with sensible pricing it should make for a top contender in the newly formed class of small adventurers
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Suzuki unveiled the V-Strom 250, powered by the in-line twin engine of the GW250 Inazuma. Although it is not actually a V-configured motor, it makes absolute sense for Suzuki to include it in the V-Strom family, and with sensible pricing it should make for a top contender in the newly formed class of small adventurers
SWM came to EICMA with an interesting and mysterious prototype. The RZ4.21 came with with no technical data, no press releases,  just the image of a sporty single cylinder bike of unknown capacity
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SWM came to EICMA with an interesting and mysterious prototype. The RZ4.21 came with with no technical data, no press releases,  just the image of a sporty single cylinder bike of unknown capacity
The twin rear shock layout of the SWM RZ4.21 concept is a purposefully outdated choice
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The twin rear shock layout of the SWM RZ4.21 concept is a purposefully outdated choice
Interestingly enough, SWM has added a KERS reference to the engine's left cover, suggesting that the RZ4.21 concept may be more than just an eye-catching exhibit
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Interestingly enough, SWM has added a KERS reference to the engine's left cover, suggesting that the RZ4.21 concept may be more than just an eye-catching exhibit
Moto Morini, fresh out of recent financial woes, introduced the new Corsaro 1200 ZZ. Based on the existing Corsaro tech, it features new Mupo adjustable suspensions, updated electronics, and is expected to be available in the last quarter of 2017
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Moto Morini, fresh out of recent financial woes, introduced the new Corsaro 1200 ZZ. Based on the existing Corsaro tech, it features new Mupo adjustable suspensions, updated electronics, and is expected to be available in the last quarter of 2017
Detail of the 2017 Moto Morini Corsaro 1200 ZZ
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Detail of the 2017 Moto Morini Corsaro 1200 ZZ
The 2017 Moto Morini Corsaro 1200 ZZ features a new rider-configurable 5-inch TFT instrument screen
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The 2017 Moto Morini Corsaro 1200 ZZ features a new rider-configurable 5-inch TFT instrument screen
Nothing new from Triumph at EICMA, but the latest Bobber series of the Bonneville 1200 family sure attracted a lot of interest
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Nothing new from Triumph at EICMA, but the latest Bobber series of the Bonneville 1200 family sure attracted a lot of interest
The 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber with a set of high-rising handlebars
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The 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber with a set of high-rising handlebars
A customized Cafe Racer version of the Triumph Bonneville Bobber on display at EICMA 2016
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A customized Cafe Racer version of the Triumph Bonneville Bobber on display at EICMA 2016
The Yamaha T7 concept is based on the Ténéré 660 single-cylinder platform and brings back fond memories of the era when the Ténéré moniker was born out of Yamaha's Dakar racing adventures
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The Yamaha T7 concept is based on the Ténéré 660 single-cylinder platform and brings back fond memories of the era when the Ténéré moniker was born out of Yamaha's Dakar racing adventures
The Abarth version of Yamaha's XSR900 is a Cafe Racer take on the successful three-cylinder roadster - which itself is a retro rendition of the MT-09 (or FZ-09 in some countries)
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The Abarth version of Yamaha's XSR900 is a Cafe Racer take on the successful three-cylinder roadster - which itself is a retro rendition of the MT-09 (or FZ-09 in some countries)
A visible plaque on the frame declares the collectible nature of this Yamaha XSR900 Abarth, as does the carbon fiber fairing
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A visible plaque on the frame declares the collectible nature of this Yamaha XSR900 Abarth, as does the carbon fiber fairing
The tail unit of the Yamaha XSR900 Abarth
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The tail unit of the Yamaha XSR900 Abarth
A model-specific Akrapovic exhaust with twin tail pipes graces the Yamaha XSR900 Abarth
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A model-specific Akrapovic exhaust with twin tail pipes graces the Yamaha XSR900 Abarth
Yamaha keeps on evolving its best seller scooter, the T-Max
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Yamaha keeps on evolving its best seller scooter, the T-Max
Fresh styling for Yamaha's Tricity 125 three-wheeler
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Fresh styling for Yamaha's Tricity 125 three-wheeler
Yamaha has unveiled a new YZF-R6 (left) and it fully intends to field it at the World Supersport Championship. Next to it, the racing version of the YZF-R3 bears stickers of the newly announced Supersport 300 class
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Yamaha has unveiled a new YZF-R6 (left) and it fully intends to field it at the World Supersport Championship. Next to it, the racing version of the YZF-R3 bears stickers of the newly announced Supersport 300 class
Yamaha's top racing bikes: The YZR-M1 of Valentino Rossi (MotoGP) and the YZF-R1 of Alex Lowes (WSBK)
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Yamaha's top racing bikes: The YZR-M1 of Valentino Rossi (MotoGP) and the YZF-R1 of Alex Lowes (WSBK)
A Yamaha MT-09 (a.k.a. FZ-09) in police trim
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A Yamaha MT-09 (a.k.a. FZ-09) in police trim
A Yamaha FJR1300 geared for highway police duties
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A Yamaha FJR1300 geared for highway police duties
Zongshen RX3 Cyclone, with a single-cylinder 250 cc engine
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Zongshen RX3 Cyclone, with a single-cylinder 250 cc engine
Chinese manufacturer Zongshen brought the next-gen RX4 adventure bike to EICMA, with a 450 cc, 43 hp single-cylinder engine, and styling lifted right off BMW's motorcycles - including the GS logo with the very same font
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Chinese manufacturer Zongshen brought the next-gen RX4 adventure bike to EICMA, with a 450 cc, 43 hp single-cylinder engine, and styling lifted right off BMW's motorcycles - including the GS logo with the very same font
The Zongshen RZ3 is a naked street variant built around the 250 cc engine of the Cyclone RX3 adventure bike
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The Zongshen RZ3 is a naked street variant built around the 250 cc engine of the Cyclone RX3 adventure bike
The RC3 is a sporty variant of the Zongshen Cyclone 250cc family
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The RC3 is a sporty variant of the Zongshen Cyclone 250cc family
Gas Gas introduced the prototype for a future model at EICMA. Built around a Chinese Shineray 400 cc air-cooled single, the Venturo is expected to be a very affordable do-it-all bike
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Gas Gas introduced the prototype for a future model at EICMA. Built around a Chinese Shineray 400 cc air-cooled single, the Venturo is expected to be a very affordable do-it-all bike
China's CF Moto unveiled the 650 MT at EICMA, in fact a rebadged Kawasaki Versys 650
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China's CF Moto unveiled the 650 MT at EICMA, in fact a rebadged Kawasaki Versys 650
The CF Moto 650 NK is a naked roadster built on Kawasaki's former ER-6 platform
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The CF Moto 650 NK is a naked roadster built on Kawasaki's former ER-6 platform
CF Moto joins the mini-sized bike game with the 125 cc Rapid
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CF Moto joins the mini-sized bike game with the 125 cc Rapid
A racing version of the CF Moto 650 NK
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A racing version of the CF Moto 650 NK
The CF Moto 400 NK is a downsized version of the 650 NK twin
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The CF Moto 400 NK is a downsized version of the 650 NK twin
Kymco attacks the maxi scooter segment with the brand new AK 550, powered by a parallel twin engine and equipped with impressive gear, including radial Brembo brake calipers
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Kymco attacks the maxi scooter segment with the brand new AK 550, powered by a parallel twin engine and equipped with impressive gear, including radial Brembo brake calipers
Peugeot Scooters announced the Noodoe smartphone-vehicle connectivity scheme which will gradually expand across its scooter range
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Peugeot Scooters announced the Noodoe smartphone-vehicle connectivity scheme which will gradually expand across its scooter range
The 2017 Peugeot Belville city scooter debuted at EICMA, and will be available in 2017 in 125 and 200 cc capacities
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The 2017 Peugeot Belville city scooter debuted at EICMA, and will be available in 2017 in 125 and 200 cc capacities
The Peugeot Metropolis three-wheelers sport some fresh styling touches for 2017
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The Peugeot Metropolis three-wheelers sport some fresh styling touches for 2017
Peugeot introduced the Django 125 scooter a few years ago and it is still one of its post popular models
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Peugeot introduced the Django 125 scooter a few years ago and it is still one of its post popular models
Avinton Motorcycles manufactures exclusive roadsters with a 2-liter S&S V-twin engine, and this is its latest stylish variant
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Avinton Motorcycles manufactures exclusive roadsters with a 2-liter S&S V-twin engine, and this is its latest stylish variant
An Avinton roadster outfitted with a sporty sidecar
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An Avinton roadster outfitted with a sporty sidecar
India's Hero Motors came to EICMA with a full lineup, headed by the XF3R 300 cc single-cylinder concept
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India's Hero Motors came to EICMA with a full lineup, headed by the XF3R 300 cc single-cylinder concept
Exploded view of a Husqvarna off-road bike, courtesy of Italian magazine Due Ruote
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Exploded view of a Husqvarna off-road bike, courtesy of Italian magazine Due Ruote
Italian bicycle manufacturer MBM toyed with a concept bicycle fitted with a lot of motorcycle gear
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Italian bicycle manufacturer MBM toyed with a concept bicycle fitted with a lot of motorcycle gear
A beautifully restored Suzuki RGV-Γ GP racer with Pepsi decals
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A beautifully restored Suzuki RGV-Γ GP racer with Pepsi decals
The legendary Yamaha RD350 two-stroke
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The legendary Yamaha RD350 two-stroke
Although Norton Motorcycles was not officially present, the current Commando 961 Sport MK-1 found its way to EICMA
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Although Norton Motorcycles was not officially present, the current Commando 961 Sport MK-1 found its way to EICMA
Known for its exciting concept pit bikes, Pramac Racing displayed a pushbike at EICMA, developed in co-operation with MBM
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Known for its exciting concept pit bikes, Pramac Racing displayed a pushbike at EICMA, developed in co-operation with MBM
Another example of Pramac Racing's extreme bicycle concepts, again with the help of MBM
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Another example of Pramac Racing's extreme bicycle concepts, again with the help of MBM
KTM's bicycle range was on full display at EICMA
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KTM's bicycle range was on full display at EICMA
KSR Moto manufactures a range of single-cylinder motorcycles, with two-stroke 50 cc and four-stroke 125-200 cc  engines, all designed, developed and built in Austria
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KSR Moto manufactures a range of single-cylinder motorcycles, with two-stroke 50 cc and four-stroke 125-200 cc  engines, all designed, developed and built in Austria
Bosch was strangely absent from its home Intermot show, but turned up at EICMA with a full display of its electronic systems for motorcycles and scooters
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Bosch was strangely absent from its home Intermot show, but turned up at EICMA with a full display of its electronic systems for motorcycles and scooters
Mash Motorcycles is small French company that builds affordable bikes based on Chinese engines and running gear
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Mash Motorcycles is small French company that builds affordable bikes based on Chinese engines and running gear
The TR40 is the latest Cafe Racer model of Mash Motorcycles, powered by a 400 cc air-cooled engine
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The TR40 is the latest Cafe Racer model of Mash Motorcycles, powered by a 400 cc air-cooled engine
Ohvale is an Italian company that makes the GPO racing mini bike with 160 or 110 cc four-stroke single-cylinder engine, and styling that replicates several famous world championship rides
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Ohvale is an Italian company that makes the GPO racing mini bike with 160 or 110 cc four-stroke single-cylinder engine, and styling that replicates several famous world championship rides
The R32 was the first motorcycle to bear BMW's badge, introduced in 1923 with a 494 cc side-valve boxer engine
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The R32 was the first motorcycle to bear BMW's badge, introduced in 1923 with a 494 cc side-valve boxer engine
Detail of the left cylinder of the 1923 side-valve BMW R32
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Detail of the left cylinder of the 1923 side-valve BMW R32
The 1923 BMW R32
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The 1923 BMW R32
The front suspension setup of the 1923 BMW R32
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The front suspension setup of the 1923 BMW R32
The speedometer assembly at the front wheel of the BMW R32
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The speedometer assembly at the front wheel of the BMW R32
No motorcycle show is ever complete without a muddy BMW R 1200 GS
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No motorcycle show is ever complete without a muddy BMW R 1200 GS
Akrapovic celebrated 25 years with a full display of its exhaust lineup
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Akrapovic celebrated 25 years with a full display of its exhaust lineup
Slovenian manufacturer Akrapovic hosted a series of world MotoGP and WSBK racing motorcycles that rely on its exhaust systems
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Slovenian manufacturer Akrapovic hosted a series of world MotoGP and WSBK racing motorcycles that rely on its exhaust systems
Swedish suspension manufacturer Öhlins introduced its new MX/Enduro racing shock absorber, the TTX Flow - seen at the center of this display
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Swedish suspension manufacturer Öhlins introduced its new MX/Enduro racing shock absorber, the TTX Flow - seen at the center of this display
John Kocinski's Cagiva 500 GP racer
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John Kocinski's Cagiva 500 GP racer
Noriyuki Haga came very close to winning a WSBK championship on a Yamaha YZF-R7 OW-02 like this - back when four-cylinder bikes were confined to 750 cc engines against the 1000 cc V-twins
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Noriyuki Haga came very close to winning a WSBK championship on a Yamaha YZF-R7 OW-02 like this - back when four-cylinder bikes were confined to 750 cc engines against the 1000 cc V-twins
Harley-Davidson set up a cozy resting area in its EICMA booth
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Harley-Davidson set up a cozy resting area in its EICMA booth
Italy's Airwheel produces bicycle helmets with embedded action cameras, and is now looking to expand to motorcycles as well
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Italy's Airwheel produces bicycle helmets with embedded action cameras, and is now looking to expand to motorcycles as well
Aldo Drudi's Burasca concept is based on Honda's VFR1200F
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Aldo Drudi's Burasca concept is based on Honda's VFR1200F
Honda graced its booth with a first-gen Goldwing 1000
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Honda graced its booth with a first-gen Goldwing 1000
Keeway started as a Hungarian company, and is now part of the huge Chinese QianJiang Motor Company (the same outfit that owns Benelli). Its EICMA display included this 150 cc Cafe Racer
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Keeway started as a Hungarian company, and is now part of the huge Chinese QianJiang Motor Company (the same outfit that owns Benelli). Its EICMA display included this 150 cc Cafe Racer
Vervemoto is an Italian small manufacturer that offers low-priced 125 and 250 cc motorcycles, powered by engines that are described as "Japanese derived" in the company's official blurb
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Vervemoto is an Italian small manufacturer that offers low-priced 125 and 250 cc motorcycles, powered by engines that are described as "Japanese derived" in the company's official blurb
A Honda Transalp 600 converted convincingly for rally racing
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A Honda Transalp 600 converted convincingly for rally racing
FK Motors is a new Chinese company that started building small capacity sport motorcycles and contests its home Moto3 championship. This 125 cc roadster is expected to go into production soon
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FK Motors is a new Chinese company that started building small capacity sport motorcycles and contests its home Moto3 championship. This 125 cc roadster is expected to go into production soon
A plastic, non-functional three-wheeled concept was used to attract attention at FK Motors' EICMA booth
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A plastic, non-functional three-wheeled concept was used to attract attention at FK Motors' EICMA booth
The 300FK is FK Motors' upcoming race replica, powered by a single-cylinder 300 cc engine
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The 300FK is FK Motors' upcoming race replica, powered by a single-cylinder 300 cc engine
Ruote da Sogno (Dream Wheels) is an Italian company that restores and sells classic motorcycles and cars, bringing to EICMA an impressive collection of historic bikes
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Ruote da Sogno (Dream Wheels) is an Italian company that restores and sells classic motorcycles and cars, bringing to EICMA an impressive collection of historic bikes
A 1926 Benelli 147 Tipo Sport at Ruote da Sogno's booth
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A 1926 Benelli 147 Tipo Sport at Ruote da Sogno's booth
1982 Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood replica
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1982 Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood replica
A Laverda SF750 from the 1970s
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A Laverda SF750 from the 1970s
A Yamaha-powered 1992 Bimota YB8 Furano
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A Yamaha-powered 1992 Bimota YB8 Furano
Yamaha RD500 V4 - need we say more?
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Yamaha RD500 V4 - need we say more?
1990 Ducati 851
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1990 Ducati 851
A 1980s Magni-Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000
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A 1980s Magni-Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000
An old Benelli 500 with a sidecar, probably a late 1930s 4TS model
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An old Benelli 500 with a sidecar, probably a late 1930s 4TS model
1949 Moto Guzzi Sport 15 with sidecar
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1949 Moto Guzzi Sport 15 with sidecar
1916 Douglas 350
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1916 Douglas 350
1934 BSA 350
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1934 BSA 350
An unrestored 1921 Frera 350
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An unrestored 1921 Frera 350
A two-stroke Ancillotti 50 Cross with Sachs engine
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A two-stroke Ancillotti 50 Cross with Sachs engine
1972 Suzuki GT750 three-cylinder two-stroke
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1972 Suzuki GT750 three-cylinder two-stroke
The iconic 1970 Kawasaki 500 Mach III two-stroke three-cylinder
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The iconic 1970 Kawasaki 500 Mach III two-stroke three-cylinder
Two excellent examples of Honda's CB750 Four
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Two excellent examples of Honda's CB750 Four
The in-line six-cylinder Honda CBX
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The in-line six-cylinder Honda CBX
Brough Superior is back with a brand new engine in a motorcycle that pays direct homage to the legendary models of its past
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Brough Superior is back with a brand new engine in a motorcycle that pays direct homage to the legendary models of its past
The Honda NXR750 Africa Twin that Gilles Lalay rode at the 1989 Paris-Dakar rally
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The Honda NXR750 Africa Twin that Gilles Lalay rode at the 1989 Paris-Dakar rally
Suzuki offered the chance to be photographed in Maverick Vinales' GSX-RR MotoGP racer, and immediately got people lining up for some elbow-down action
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Suzuki offered the chance to be photographed in Maverick Vinales' GSX-RR MotoGP racer, and immediately got people lining up for some elbow-down action
A very colorful 125 cc motorcycle displayed by China's Senke Motor
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A very colorful 125 cc motorcycle displayed by China's Senke Motor
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Just a month after Intermot closed its gates, a second wave of world premieres took to the exhibition stage in Italy. Other than the numerous new models that filled the headlines, the 2016 EICMA showcased strong signs of recovery from Europe's motorcycle manufacturers.

Conformity to the new Euro 4 emissions standards proved to be a major driving force at this year's show, as manufacturers often accompanied the necessary mechanical tinkering with fresh styling, or even the occasional equipment upgrade. Honda, for instance, introduced no less than 23 new models at EICMA, yet most of them translated to existing motorcycles and scooters that added face lifts and new colors to EU4 compliance.

The turn toward emerging Asian markets was more obvious than ever, with manufacturers betting heavily on small engines. It seems that the point where the East meets the West floats around 300 cc, making for a capacity class that can be realistically marketed with more or less the same specs in every corner of the world.

In Europe this proves twice as beneficial, as small-to-mid capacity motorcycles have found a wide new audience, either offering affordable and classy commuting in cash-strapped countries, or appealing to the growing number of environmentally-aware citizens who regard fuel efficiency as something more than just saving money.

The G 310 GS is the second model built around the single-cylinder engine built in India by BMW's partner TVS
The G 310 GS is the second model built around the single-cylinder engine built in India by BMW's partner TVS

At this year's EICMA, we also noted the enhanced presence of three major global players from India and China. Royal Enfield, Hero and Zongshen all came to Milan with large booths and an evident interest in expanding toward European markets.

Apart from the traditional powerhouses of Europe – BMW, Ducati, KTM, MV Agusta, Piaggio Group, and Triumph – EICMA was graced with a number of smaller European manufacturers trying to get back into the game. Benelli (with strong Chinese backing), Fantic Motor, Moto Morini and Italjet revealed their expansive plans with some thrilling new models, while Husqvarna is also cementing its place under KTM's sturdy wings.

Add Norton's new model, that's expected to launch later this month at the NEC Motorcycle Live show in Birmingham, UK, and we have a comprehensive view of what's coming in Europe.

Fantic Motor unveiled the Caballero, a tribute to the 1970 50 cc model, that will be produced in three versions: 125, 250 and 500 cc, all powered by Fantic's single-cylinder engines
Fantic Motor unveiled the Caballero, a tribute to the 1970 50 cc model, that will be produced in three versions: 125, 250 and 500 cc, all powered by Fantic's single-cylinder engines

As was the case with Intermot, EICMA gave precious little room to electric two-wheelers, in tune with European motorcycle markets that remain firmly attached to traditional tech. Still, some interesting news came from this segment, enough to merit a dedicated photo story to follow soon.

Head on over to our EICMA 2016 photo gallery for a visual feast of important new models, as well as all those little things that make the Italian show so interesting year after year.

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