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EICMA 2022: What are you able to anticipate? | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Royal Enfield’s Tremendous Meteor would be the star of the present, however there’s so much else to stay up for as nicely.

We’re only a handful of days away from the largest two days of the 12 months in motorcycling – EICMA 2022, which is scheduled to happen on November eight and 9. There’s a complete host of essential new fashions which might be more likely to be showcased, so right here’s what you possibly can anticipate.

Royal Enfield

A very powerful new bike for the Indian market that shall be proven at EICMA is the extremely anticipated Tremendous Meteor 650. RE’s newest cruiser has been noticed testing many instances within the current previous, and RE lastly put out a teaser this week confirming that the Tremendous Meteor shall be formally unveiled at EICMA 2022.

RE has additionally concurrently been creating different new 650cc fashions, most notably the Shotgun 650 roadster. However the firm’s literature means that the Tremendous Meteor would be the solely new mannequin to be proven at EICMA this 12 months. There’s, nevertheless, an opportunity that it may present an idea previewing one of many different upcoming fashions. The Shotgun has already been previewed by the SG650 Idea from final 12 months, however possibly RE may present an idea model of the brand new 650cc scrambler that it has been creating.

KTM

Whereas there isn’t any affirmation for this simply but, we expect that KTM will use EICMA to point out the world the next-generation low-capacity Dukes. Considerably up to date variations of the 125, 200 and 390 Dukes have been noticed testing for over a 12 months now, each in Europe in addition to again dwelling in India, the place they are going to be manufactured. Adjustments embody an all-new chassis and design language, amongst different updates. Contemplating how lengthy the bikes have been below improvement, and the way prolific the Milan present is, there’s a probability that KTM may pull the wraps off the next-generation Dukes at EICMA.

BMW

BMW’s more than likely candidate for an EICMA unveiling is the R 1300 GS. The successor to the corporate’s most profitable mannequin, the brand new GS has been noticed testing a lot of instances not too long ago, and small glitches on BMW’s web site have confirmed the brand new identify and consequent improve in displacement. There’s no larger stage than EICMA, and no essential mannequin for BMW, so don’t be stunned to see the R 1300 GS being formally unveiled on the present this 12 months.

The corporate additionally not too long ago up to date its S 1000 RR, and much more comprehensively revised its apex predator, the M 1000 RR. One other new M mannequin joined the line-up within the type of the bare M 1000 R, and all these new machines are more likely to be showcased at EICMA.

Harley-Davidson

The Milwaukee large has taken a daring new route within the current previous, and that is most strongly signified in the Pan America 1250 – Harley’s heavyweight ADV, designed to tackle the likes of the BMW GS, Ducati Multistrada and Triumph Tiger 1200. You possibly can see why the corporate did this; journey bikes are all the craze for the time being. And furthering its efforts, Harley appears all set to introduce a smaller, extra accessible model of the Pan Am, powered by a smaller 975cc engine.

This liquid-cooled V-twin motor is a downsized model of the Revolution Max motor that powers the larger Pan Am, and it already does responsibility within the not too long ago launched Nightster. Paperwork not too long ago filed by Harley with the US Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration suggests the existence of a smaller Pan America 975, suggesting that Harley is gearing as much as launch a smaller model of its ADV. If so, EICMA presents a great stage for the worldwide debut of such an essential machine.

Suzuki

The largest information on the two-wheeler entrance at Suzuki is the corporate’s new parallel-twin 700cc engine that’s at present below improvement. It’s slated to exchange the massively profitable 650cc V-twin that at present powers standard fashions just like the SV650 and V-Strom 650, so we’ll very quickly see a new V-Strom 700 journey bike and maybe an SV700 bare roadster. Whether or not or not any of the brand new fashions shall be prepared in time for EICMA this 12 months remains to be a query mark, however there’s a probability we may see one in all them on the Suzuki stand.

Honda

Honda is one other Japanese producer creating an essential new middleweight ADV for the time being, and its contender is more likely to make an EICMA debut. Virtually sure, the truth is. And there’s probability Honda will financial institution on nostalgia to assist its trigger and revive an outdated nametag for this new bike, calling it the Transalp 750. It should share its 755cc parallel-twin engine with the not too long ago launched CB750 Hornet, however home it in a extra off-road prepared chassis. The bike has already been noticed out within the open, not as a take a look at mule, however as a totally completed manufacturing bike, on a TVC shoot. Count on to get a clearer take a look at it at Honda’s EICMA stall, the place the Hornet can be sure to be showcased.

Ducati

It’s extremely unlikely that you simply’ll see an all-new motorbike for the very first time at Ducati’s EICMA stall. Today, the corporate unveils its new fashions digitally via its World Premier collection every year. And the 2022 version has seen updates to the Monster, Multistrada, Panigale and Streetfighter lineups, in addition to an all-new Diavel V4 and Scrambler. And all these are more likely to be showcased at EICMA, giving us the primary alternative to see all these new bikes within the flesh, earlier than most of them make their approach to India subsequent 12 months.

 

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