Slew of new rides unveiled at EICMA
As is usual at the annual EICMA show, several powersports OEMs stepped out to reveal a number of new units, and this year was no exception. Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Ducati, BMW and Zero launched new rides this week at the show in Milan, Italy.
The following is a summary of the new rides. Click on the bolded links to read in depth about each of the models.
Harley-Davidson hosted its first EICMA unveil in the show’s 71-year history, and the Motor Company’s debut did not disappoint. Harley showed off two new models, the Street 500 and the Street 750, designed for urban travelers.
Kawasaki’s big splash came from the 2014 Z1000, a naked streetfighter sport bike with a 1,043cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, 16-valve engine.
Ducati took the wraps off three of its four new 2014 bikes. Seen by the public for the first time were the Supermid, the 899 Panigale and the 1199 Superleggera.
BMW has two new bikes in its stable. The R1200 RT is a touring model with a new engine, while the naked S 1000 R is a pared down version of the S 1000 RR.
On the electric front, Zero’s 2014 lineup includes a new Z-Force Power Tank accessory that allows riders to travel up to 171 miles in the city or 88 miles on the highway.
PSB Editor in Chief Dave McMahon is currently in Milan getting the scoop on the latest models and everything else EICMA. He’s already shared a variety of photos on the Powersports Business Facebook page, which you can see here, and he’ll have coverage of the show in the upcoming issues of Powersports Business.