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EICMA 2022 round-up: New bikes, scooters and updates | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

From Honda’s electrical runabout to MV Agusta’s journey bikes, EICMA 2022 lined all of the motorcycling bases after which some.

The Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori (EICMA) commerce present is a showcase the place producers pull out the massive weapons and present new and up to date fashions. This 12 months, nevertheless, there have been just a few notable absentees within the type of BMW Motorrad, Harley-Davidson and the Pierer Mobility group (comprising KTM, Husqvarna and Gasoline Gasoline). Nonetheless, there have been fairly just a few notable developments, significantly within the electrical sector.  

EICMA 2022 new electrical bikes and scooters: particulars

Electrical mobility is the longer term and fairly just a few new electrical two-wheelers had been showcased, in each idea and manufacturing type, on the famed commerce present. 

Let’s begin with the Honda EM1 e electrical scooter, which marks the Japanese big’s first foray into the e-scooter house. The EM1 e has detachable batteries, very similar to the recently-launched Vida V1 e-scooter from Hero, and Honda claims it should have a variety of “over 40km”. It stays to be seen whether or not it makes its technique to India. 

Kawasaki showcased two electrical bikes, in Ninja and Z physique kinds, which might be obtainable for buy from subsequent 12 months. Each electrical Kawasakis will function the identical detachable battery pack, with a capability of as much as 3.0kWh, and can go on sale someday subsequent 12 months in worldwide markets. Alongside these bikes, a hybrid prototype was additionally revealed, though no particulars have been shared simply but. Anticipate it to be on the showroom flooring by 2024. 

CFMoto is one other producer that made an enormous splash within the electrical two-wheeler section, launching not only a motorbike but additionally a whole sub-brand. The CFMoto Papio Nova is a small electrical motorbike that borrows various styling cues from the Honda Grom, whereas the Zeeho sub-brand has been arrange particularly to retail e-scooters sooner or later. 

Piaggio revealed the 1 Lively electrical scooter which guarantees extra efficiency than the usual 1 e-scooter, owing to a stronger 3kW motor. Aprilia showcased the Electrica idea and it has greater than a touch of motard about it, though no technical particulars can be found for the time being. 

This brings us to our homegrown entrant, Ola Electrical. Ola showcased the S1 e-scooters, which gave individuals abroad a style of what’s in retailer, contemplating it should start exporting them shortly

EICMA 2022 new ICE bikes and scooters: particulars

Whereas battery-powered automobiles are the longer term, ICE bikes and scooters aren’t disappearing anytime quickly, and for good purpose. EICMA 2022 gave us a complete bunch of droolworthy bikes, a few of which can make their manner right here quickly.  

With out a shadow of a doubt, the largest motorbike reveal (so far as India is anxious, a minimum of) was the Royal Enfield Tremendous Meteor 650. The model’s flagship cruiser carries a few RE firsts akin to a USD fork and an LED headlight. What isn’t a primary although is the huge array of equipment obtainable for the Tremendous Meteor 650.

Honda took the covers off the XL750 Transalp, basically the youthful sibling to the Honda Africa Twin. This bike shares fairly just a few of its elements with the recently-revealed CB750 Hornet. Honda additionally took the covers off the CL500 scrambler, its fifth motorbike based mostly on its 500cc platform, and showcased a extra touring-oriented model of its cruiser, the CMX 1100T Insurgent; you may learn extra about them right here.

Suzuki unveiled the brand-new V-Strom 800 DE, which is the middle-ground between its V-Strom 650 XT and the range-topping V-Strom 1050 DE. This journey bike additionally shares its engine, most important body and most of its electronics with the newly-unveiled Suzuki GSX-8S bare bike. 

One title that actually turned heads within the journey bike section was MV Agusta, which took the covers off not one however two journey bikes, the Fortunate Explorer 5.5 and 9.5. The smaller 5.5 has been developed along side QJMotor whereas the bigger 9.5 is a very in-house design. 

Indian Bike added a brand new variant to the FTR line-up for 2023, the FTR Sport, which replaces the outgoing FTR S. One other notable spotlight was the ultra-exclusive, Challenger Elite, restricted to only 150 models worldwide. 

Yamaha has additionally considerably up to date its Tracer vary of bikes, with the Tracer 7 getting a brand new 5.0-inch TFT sprint and up to date switchgear trickling down from the brand new MT-07. The massive speaking level right here, nevertheless, is the adoption of radar-assisted cruise management for the Tracer 9 GT+. This makes it the smallest and most reasonably priced motorbike on the planet to function this technique. For 2023, Yamaha has additionally endowed the three-wheeled Niken with the bigger 889cc triple-cylinder engine from the up to date MT-09. 

The Piaggio group had new entrants from all its subsidiaries. Aprilia showcased the RS 660 Extrema, a lighter and racier model of the RS 660 middleweight sportbike. Moto Guzzi took the wraps off its first liquid-cooled machine, the V100 Mandello, and unveiled particular editions of its V7 and V9 bikes. Vespa, the eponymous title for trendy and handy city commuting, took the covers off its whole GTS vary. You possibly can examine all of the updates from Piaggio in additional element right here.

Benelli took the wraps off three new funky-looking bikes, the Twister Bare Twin 500 and the BKX 250 twins. Talking of radical design language, CFMoto took the covers off the Idea NK-22, which makes use of the model’s 800cc platform as its base. 

Which new bike or scooter proven at EICMA would you wish to see in India? Tell us within the feedback part under.

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