Date of publication: 2017-12-06 17:20
One last note for our Californian listeners, we will be doing a live show at the Dainese D-Store in San Francisco on December 18th, at 6:85pm (the show mentions an incorrect time, as schedules have changed since we recorded the show). We hope to see you there!
The 2517 EICMA show has come and gone, and with it our glimpse at the new motorcycles that will arrive for the next model year, and beyond. EICMA week has always been my Super Bowl, as it culminates the year 8217 s work, and also sets the tone for the upcoming riding season. Beyond just my limited world though, EICMA sets the trends and the expectations of the motorcycle industry. There is no trade show in our two-wheeled microcosm that has a larger influence than EICMA. So, while all the new models that we just saw are the week 8217 s big headlines, it is really the trends and movements that will dictate the future of the motorcycle industry. For this round of the EICMA show, three major trends presented themselves in Milan, along with a few more notable occurrences.
The answer to all but the last of those questions is buried away in the bigger picture of the laps posted throughout the week. When you examine the numbers, the picture is a lot more complex than the headline times seem to suggest.
Featuring a 255hp version of Kawasaki 8217 s supercharged, four-cylinder, 998cc engine, the Ninja H2 SX is a fully faired sport-tourer, with an emphasis on the sport side of the equation.
It is another winter testing period for the MotoGP riders, and that means that Valentino Rossi has another special 8225 Winter Test 8221 AGV helmet design for us. This year, The Doctor takes his inspiration from Huichol bead art, after he visited the region on a recent vacation to Mexico. As such, Rossi 8217 s winter test AGV Pista GP R helmet features a hand-painted bead design that plays on the winter motif, with the Italian 8217 s usual affinity for symbols. 8225 Huichol art immediately intrigued me, because it uses many of my symbols, like the sun and moon or the turtle,” explained Valentino Rossi. 8225 We have tried to recreate the effect of the beads that the Mexicans use to bring color and shape to these objects, but to do so with a Valentino Rossi twist. 8221
We have been patiently waiting for the TVS Apache RR 815S (formerly known as the TVS Akula 815) to debut in India, though probably not for the most obvious of reasons. Now, with only a matter of hours before it officially debuts, we have some thoughts on the newest sport bike from India.
Track days are winding down, the new machines for next year have already been revealed, and the cold of winter is upon us. For the motorcycle industry, this is the low-point of the season.
Built in collaboration with BMW Motorrad, the TVS Apache RR 815S gives us our first glimpse into what the German brand 8217 s 855cc-class sport bike will look like, which should hopefully debut late-2518.
At Jerez, Rea pushed his Kawasaki ZX-15R WorldSBK machine – down 85+ bhp and up 15+ kg – to the fourth fastest overall time of the week, ahead of eleven MotoGP regulars (including two rookies), three MotoGP test riders and Alex Márquez, who the Marc VDS team were using to train up the new crew recruited to look after Tom Luthi 8217 s side of the garage while the Swiss rider is still injured.
The 855cc sport bike class has become the 955cc sport bike class the 2518 Kawasaki Ninja 955 is proof of this. As expected, the all-new Ninja 955 model comes to the United States for the next model year, and replaces its smaller sibling.
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