Swedish motorcycle brand Husqvarna showcased as many as 10 exiting models at the 2019 EICMA motorcycle show. Of these, Norden 901 Concept swept us off our feet. The new adventure tourer concept is based on the KTM 790 Adventure and it uses the company's new 890 cc parallel twin-cylinder motor.
The main attractions at the Benelli stand at EICMA 2019 were the Leoncino 800 and Leoncino 800 Trail. The Leoncino 800 is built around a tubular truss frame. Engine specifications include a 754 cc parallel twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 8-valve (4 valves per cylinder, DOHC motor that produces 81.6 hp (60 kW) of peak power at 9,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 67 Nm (6.8 kgm) at 6,500 rpm. The engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox.
Italian motorcycle manufacturer Aprilia showcased their production spec RS 660 at EICMA 2019 in Milan, Italy. Competing with the likes of Yamaha YZF-R6, Kawasaki ZX-6R and Triumph Daytona, the bike comes with a 660cc forward-facing parallel twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with DOHC and 270-degree crankpins makes a peak power output of 100hp. The RS 660 packs ride-by-wire throttle that comes with five Riding Modes.
The Kawasaki stand at EICMA 2019 was full of some mean looking naked street fighters. Leading the pack was the all new Z H2 which is the company's first supercharged naked roadster that gets a 998cc inline-four, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve engine that makes 200PS of peak power (without Ram Air) and 137Nm of maximum torque.
KTM has finally revealed the much-awaited 390 Adventure at the 2019 EICMA show. The new entry-level segment motorcycle shared the stage with the new 890 Duke R and the 1290 Super Duke R at the motoring event.
The Honda motorcycle stand at EICMA 2019 was blazing with some eye-catching pair of wheels. The new and much anticipated litre-class bikes from the manufacturer, the 2020 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and the Fireblade SP were showcased. These bikes possess Honda's most powerful in-line four motor to date and can churn out 214.5hp. Along with this, the company also displayed their 2020 Africa Twin which gets a bigger 1048cc engine which results in more power and torque of 100hp and 105Nm, respectively.
ndia's much loved two-wheeler manufacturer, Royal Enfield showcased a range of their products at EICMA 2019. These include their Himalayan adventure motorcycle that gets three new colour schemes - red, blue and grey. The stand also showcased a number of custom motorcycles including Nought Tea v1.0, Nought Tea v2.0, Two Smoking Barrels, MJR Roach and Gallinella.
The move towards EVs is bringing a lot of energy and change in the market. But along with that, it is also bringing in a huge amount of copycat models by small companies who either don't have the resources for their own R&D or are straight up lazy to design their own vehicles. We came across one such instance and decided to talk about it. Atomex is set to enter the market with their electric two-wheelers and one of them has a striking resemblance to a much loved 300cc bike.
Suzuki launched their Gixxer in 2014 in the Indian market. The 150cc naked bike found much love in the market. Now we have a new iteration of the bike along with a completely new 250cc version too. With a price difference of Rs 60,000, many people might be wondering whether it is more sensible to get the new Gixxer 150 or the bigger Gixxer 250. In this video we go over the differences between the two bikes and try to answer the question.