Here are the top 10 most exciting motorcycles waiting to be revealed at 2017 EICMA from 7th to 12th November
Ducati Panigale V4
The prime attraction at the Ducati booth at the 2017 EICMA will be the Panigale V4 superbike. The engine of this motorcycle has been christened Desmosedici Stradale and it comes with a 90-degree V4 configuration, featuring a unique firing order.
The design of the Ducati Panigale V4 takes its inspiration from the company’s MotoGP Desmosedici race model. The engine in this motorcycle is expected to have a power output of over 200 bhp. The design language of this bike got revealed a few days back only and looking at it, one can definitely say that the V4 will be an absolute looker.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 750
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 750 will be the flagship model by the company till date. As the name suggests, the motorcycle will come powered by a 750cc, parallel twin engine that will likely get a six-speed transmission to send power to the rear wheel.
Recently, the exhaust note of this motorcycle was revealed in a teaser video by none other than Sid Lal, who is the CEO and Managing Director at Eicher Motors. The motorcycle has been spied testing in India multiple times now and it has always been seen in the clothing of the Continental GT café racer.
What remains to be seen is whether the bike makes its global debut with the same styling or Royal Enfield has something else in store to surprise us!
2018 Honda Africa Twin
Honda has just teased the 2018 edition of Africa Twin through its social media accounts. The motorcycle will likely come with added features to make it an even better value for money proposition.
The motorcycle will come fitted with a bigger 22 litre fuel tank in favour of long distance touring. The body design has also been tweaked and the 2018 version might look a little brawnier as compared to the outgoing model. Thanks to all these changes, the new Honda Africa Twin will be a good 13 kgs heavier than its predecessor.
Honda Neo Sports Cafe
The Honda NSC or Neo Sports Café racer model will be one of the most interesting models to be showcased at the annual event. The power to this engine will come will come from the same 998cc engine that runs the company’s famed Fireblade.
Boasting a pure retro classic design, the Honda NSC will come with fully adjustable inverted forks upfront along with a single sided swingarm. The motorcycle will come with dual disc brakes that will further come assisted with an ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) . A full LED headlamp with DRLs (Daytime Running Lights), single saddle and a bare athletic rear are other visual highlights of this motorcycle.
Kawasaki Z900RS Café racer
Kawasaki has showcased the Z900RS retro classic bike at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The bike will reportedly come in two variants and hence, there is a healthy possibility that the Japanese manufacturer will display the Z900RS café racer model at the 2017 EICMA in the coming days.
The motorcycle will come powered by the same 948cc, inline four cylinder engine that runs the company’s Z900 naked streetfighter. The Kawasaki Z900 café racer will come with features like LED lights, traction control system and a slipper clutch, to name a few. Needless to say, the bike will also come with café racer based elements like bar end mirrors, clip on handlebars and a lot more.
After retiring the Impulse from its India line up, there was nothing left in the country’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer’s portfolio to satisfy the off road junkies. But the story is going to change very soon as Hero MotoCorp is reportedly going to launch its 250cc TR250R adventure bike at 2017 EICMA.
The teaser image of this bike has recently got revealed and the bike will come with wired wheels and narrow profile tyres to carry out serious off roading. The Hero TR250R might take its inspiration from the Dakar rally bike which the company had unveiled a few days back.
Husqvarna Vitpilen 701
The Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 has been recently snapped testing in Spain. The motorcycle will likely be showcased at the 2017 EICMA as the final production model. The cafe racer gets a minimalistic café racer design and will offer a sporty riding position.
The headlamp along with the turning winkers are LEDs and the rounded all digital circular instrument cluster matches the bike’s overall character. The Vitpilen 701 draws its power from a 690cc, single cylinder engine that churns out power close to 64 bhp. The six-speed transmission gets a slipper clutch for effortless gearshifts.
A few days back, BMW Motorrad released a teaser video of a new GS adventure bike to be unveiled at 2017 EICMA. Digging into the details of the footage, we came to know that the bike will be none other than the new F850GS.
The motorcycle, as the name suggests, will come powered by a 850cc, parallel twin engine mated to a six-speed transmission system. The motor is expected to churn out power close to 100 bhp. The BMW F850GS will come assisted with features like a switchable ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), LED headlamp and a full coloured TFT instrument cluster.
KTM 390 and 790 Adventure
The KTM 390 Adventure and 790 Adventure have been spied testing for quite some time now. The former was recently snapped for one more time alongside the company’s 390 Scrambler a few days back. KTM is known for stunning visitors at the motor shows and the expectation remains the same from it this time too.
The KTM 390 Adventure will come based on the 390 Duke platform and hence, will be powered by the same 373cc engine. The KTM 790 Adventure will come powered by the same 790cc, parallel twin engine that will come fitted in the 790 Duke. The power figure will stand at 94 bhp.
2018 Triumph Tiger 800
Triumph Motorcycles has recently released a teaser video of its new Tiger range that is all set to make its debut at 2017 EICMA. The motorcycle will now come with LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) and the inclusion of coloured 5-inch TFT instrument cluster is a welcome change.
The braking on the new Tiger 800 range will also likely get revised with the addition of Brembo brakes as against Nissin ones that come in the present day models. The switches on the new Tiger will be backlit and there will be a five way joystick as well just like the Street Triple RS. The engine will be the same 800cc, inline three cylinder unit and it is expected to now offer better power and torque outputs.