ADVRider will be at this year’s EICMA show in Milan, Italy. This year’s EICMA runs from November 6-11. The first two days will be press and “operators” only, so we’ll have info for you before the public even has a chance to walk through the doors. We’ll be covering all the new bike rollouts and any other news of note.
This should be an exciting EICMA with many manufacturers potentially rolling out all new models. There has been a lot of talk about what will really be revealed this year. With manufacturers positioning themselves in the hotly contested ADV segment, there are lots of rumors about which bikes will ultimately be revealed.
The new Moto Guzzi V-85 will make an appearance at the show. Initial specs look promising.
One rumor says that KTM will be ready to launch its new production-ready 790 Adventure. There is also an undercurrent rumor that they may also introduce a smaller 390 Adventure machine. Hmmm….
Yamaha has been showing off its Tenere 700 prototype all over the world for the last year or so. The prototype version recently finished the final stage of its tour with a ride through Europe. Although there has been a lot of fanfare for this machine, there has been little in the line of certainly about the production version. Some media are saying that it will be rolled out at EICMA. But I have some inside intel saying that the production Tenere 700 will not make it. I hope it’s not true, but that’s what I hear from the inside. If the production Tenere 700 fails to appear, it will certainly be seen as a blunder by Yamaha. Could it be an indication of problems with the bike? I guess we’ll have to wait.
Stay tuned for news from EICMA starting soon!