All the hottest 2019 bikes from Eicma Motorcycle Show
The EICMA Motorcycle Show is one of the biggest motorbike expos in the world with more than 1200 brands presenting their latest technology, concepts and new models.
Alongside the exhibition space will be the MotoLive racing area, music and other entertainment.
"This show is the most important global showcase of an industry that continues to be transformed in an exemplary way," said EICMA Chairman, Andrea Dell’Orto, "and to produce excellence, with a focus on innovation and on a great capacity to interpret the market."
We brought you all the latest 2019 bikes from this year's event with our live feed. Which 2019 bike would you choose?
Just months after unveiling their next-generation electric scooter, Kymco have dramatically upped the stakes and unveiled the SuperNEX – an electric superbike for a whole new generation.
Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 Aero concept unveiled
A faired retro sportsbike based around the Swedish firm's Vitpilen has been revealed.
Husqvarna’s first electric motorbike will arrive in the summer of 2019. The Husqvarna EE 5 is aimed at young riders and makes just shy of 7bhp.
Husqvarna unveil Svartpilen 701
The BMW S1000RR gets radical styling changes for 2019
Much like its bigger brother, the F850GS Adventure takes the tried and tested 850 platform and adds more suspension and a bigger fuel tank.
Kawasaki's venerable Versys 1000 gets a big electronics boost for 2019
While it doesn’t steal the headlines like a GS, the Versys is a good, dependable tourer and for 2019 its getting a fistful of upgrades and there’s even a blinged out SE version.
Kawasaki strip their Ninja 400...enter the Z400
Adding more love to the A2 licence middleweight category, Kawasaki have ditched the old Z300 in favour of a new Z400 powered by the engine from the Ninja 400. The old Z300 took a bit of flak for coming in well under the A2 power limit but that should be no issue with the new bike which both more powerful and lighter weight than the old model.
The Kawasaki W800 is back!
Kawasaki’s darling W800 is making a return for 2019 in two forms: the W800 Street and W800 Café. There were many sad faces when the air-cooled twin died the Euro 4 death, but Kawasaki have revived the bevel drive wonder, which can actually still trace its heritage back to 1966. This is no low effort rehash however – over 90% of the components are new.
New suspension and electronics create the Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE+
If the H2 SX SE wasn’t advanced enough with its supercharger this and IMU that, Kawasaki have introduced a few new tweaks to push the H2 SX even further.
Like the rest of the Honda 500 range, the naked Honda CB500F gets a host of light upgrades to make it more attractive.
The biggest upgrade comes inside the engine, with a 4% boost to power and torque between 3-7000rpm, giving you more oomph where you want it.
Honda CB500X is up next...
The Fireblade, and its hotter SP brother, get a raft of electronics changes to improve its performance characteristics for 2019. With many complaining that the Blade’s overly keen interventions hinder fast riding, Honda have separated some control systems, and backed-off the nannying of others.
The Honda CB650F has been a decent performer, but it was a little ‘ordinary’ in terms of styling and delivery. But Honda claim that’s all changed with this completely restyled and revamped version – the CB650R.
Triumph’s biggest selling Thruxton special edition ever was the ‘Ace’, so it’s no great surprise that they’ve rekindled the relationship with the world-famous London café to create a special edition T120 Bonneville for 2019 bearing its name and branding.
Yamaha have released two special edition racing-focussed motorcycles at their Eicma 2018 press conference this evening in Milan, developed to shine in both the superbike and supersport 300 categories.
Yamaha reveal 2019 line-up alongside a concept three-wheeler
Yamaha have lifted the lid on next year's model range in Milan this evening, revealing the long-awaited Tenere 700 middleweight adventure bike alongside a variety of sports machines, retros and an addition to the Niken range in the form of the Niken GT.
Alongside production machines, a new 3CT three-wheeled concept was also ridden on stage, which appears to blend Niken technology with compact urban scooter ergonomics. Features include tilt assist suspension, to help the bike remain upright at a stand still, of its own accord.
Yamaha have also invested in the development of their racing machines, showing a Yamaha R3 and R1 GYTR on stage.
Ridden out by Pata Yamaha World Superbike rider Michael van der Mark, just 20 of these special R1s have been produced in celebration of the brand's Suzuka 8 Hour success and will feature an Akrapovic full system exhaust alongside Ohlins racing suspension.
Both the 300 and 1000cc versions will be race use only, with the R3 also featuring Ohlins springs and an Akrapovic titanium exhaust. There's also a Brembo front disc.
Piaggio reveal 2019 range
Italian motorcycle group Piaggio were first to break the silence with their 2019 range, which was revealed to the world on Friday evening.
Confirming the details on bikes already previously seen at Intermot in Cologne, such as the V85 TT adventure bike, the list of new metal also included some surprises.
None came more shocking than details of a new RSV4 1100 Factory, which takes the fight directly to Ducati's Panigale V4 superbike in a competition for the most extreme track-focussed V4.
The new engine is actually 1078cc, with the 52.3mm stroke remaining the same, while the bore increases to 81mm (from 78) to effect the capacity hike. A secondary oil jet also helps to keep temperatures down, while it also gets new intake timing, and longer fifth and sixth gear ratios. The redline kicks in at 13,600rpm, with peak power of 214bhp arriving at 13,200rpm.
Other models revealed consist of the Vespa Elettrica scooter, alongside a new Vespa GTS and Piaggio MP3 300 three-wheeler.
Ducati reveal full 2019 model line-up
Ducati have just released their full 2019 line-up at their televised and live-streamed World Premier event in Milan, ahead of the start of the EICMA motorcycle show this coming week.
Alongside models already revealed to the world, such as the gargantuan Multistrada 1260 Enduro launched in October, the latest range now also includes a 998cc version of Ducati's V4 superbike (the Panigale V4R) alongside a new larger-capacity Diavel and Hypermotard, as well as a Multistrada 950 mid-sized adventure bike.
Also introduced was a Monster 821 Stealth special edition, which retains the same traits as the standard bike and marries them up to an understated black paint job, complete with subtle Italian-inspired striping.
Ducati Panigale V4R
Weighing just 165kg and producing a staggering 234hp when stripped of road-legal features and equipped with the performance exhaust, Ducati's Panigale V4R stole the show.
Introduced last by factory Ducati World Superbike rider Chaz Davies, this is the bike that will form the basis for all superbike-derrived racing for the brand in 2019 - ridden by the likes of Davies, Álvaro Bautista and Scott Redding, as he moves into the British Superbike championship with Paul Bird Motorsport.
Also revealed was an addition to the 1100cc Panigale V4 line-up. Complete with a MotoGP-inspired livery, the new Panigale V4S Corse produces 214hp and only requires a Desmo Service every 15,000 miles.
BMW at EICMA
BMW have announced that they will unveil six ‘world premieres’ at the EICMA next month.
"Visitors will not only be able to experience the six world premieres for themselves at the BMW Motorrad stand," say BMW, "they will also see the BMW R 1250 GS and BMW R 1250 RT, which already kicked of the series of new models at the INTERMOT motorshow."