Milan Show round-up

Published: 11 November 2005

The Milan Bike Show - which organisers claim is the largest bike show ever - opens to the public on Thursday (Nov 17) with four new BMWs, four new Aprilias, two new Benellis, two new MV Agustas and new bikes from Ducati, Cagiva, Piaggio, Bimota, KTM, Suzuki, Honda and Moto Morini, among others.

Motorcyclenews.com was there from first thing Tuesday morning bringing you the new bike news as it broke in a series of rapid updates throughout the day.

See links right for all the news on all the new bikes as it happened.

The show - which warrants national TV coverage in Italy - was officially opened with a press and trade day on Tuesday (Nov 15) by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlisconi amid tight security at the stunning new show location of Fiero Milano.

It features huge outside entertainment which includes track action, stunt shows, try-rides and music. There are riding schools, supercross, trials and freestyle, too.

Apart from significant new bike launches the show was also notable for the huge number of Chinese and Taiwanese manufacturers in attendance as both bike and parts manufacturers.

Check the show's own website HERE for tickets, dates and times and details for show-goers. Organisers claim it will be the "largest motorbike show to have been set up worldwide", boasting 63,785 sq.m of net exhibition area (29.36% more compared to 2003).

There's more from the show in the November 16 issue of MCN, too.

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