2018 EICMA Bikes That Made It To India
These bikes made the journey from the world stage to our dealerships within a year
EICMA is the most important motor show of the year as almost every major manufacturer unveils or launches its new products here. While these products are launched for the European and US markets, some of them do come to India. Some even come to our shores within the span of a year, before the next EICMA show, which is just a few days away. Here are some of those motorcycles that made it here.
Honda had showcased its next-generation 2019 CBR650R at last year’s EICMA. Besides a leaner, meaner bodywork, it managed to shed 6 kilos, making the new motorcycle perform and handle better. Its inline four-cylinder motor now made 95PS (up by 8.4PS). Besides that, the updated CBR650R got a new frame and adjustable Showa separate function forks. Honda had launched the CBR650R in India in April this year, six months after its debut at EICMA. Know more about the middleweight sportsbike here.
Hero XPulse 200/ XPulse 200T:
Hero showcased its XPulse 200 with a series of other concepts based on the 200cc adventure motorcycle. Hero launched the XPulse 200 in India in May this year along with one of the concepts shown at EICMA, the XPulse 200T. Know more about the XPulse 200’s EICMA debut here.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R:
Kawasaki updated its 2019 Ninja ZX-6R with new bodywork, new features, and a 636cc motor updated for emissions. The new bike got a shorter seat with a narrower front profile to enable even shorter riders to ride it. The motor is Euro 5 compliant but loses 1.3PS in the process, making 129.7PS. Underpinnings include Showa SFF-BP forks and new Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 tyres. Kawasaki launched the new ZX-6R in India in January this year. Know more about the middleweight supersport here.
BMW’s flagship superbike saw a generational update after 10 years. This update entailed the superbike receiving a complete revamp from the ground up. It got new bodywork, new features, new frame and underpinnings and even a new motor. The result was a new S1000RR that was 11kg lighter and made 8PS more than before. BMW launched the new S1000RR in India in July. You can read all about it here.
BMW F 850 GS Adventure:
BMW also showcased a more hardcore version of its 850cc adventure tourer. It got a new steel bridge frame, new USD forks, a larger windscreen and a larger 23-litre fuel tank. BMW launched the F 850 GS Adventure in India in May this year. Read about it here.
Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro:
Along with other 1262cc Multistrada models Ducati had the new Multistrada 1250 Enduro at EICMA. Besides a new motor, the Enduro got a new Sand paintjob and a more ergonomic seat. The new Enduro was launched in India in July this year.
Ducati Scrambler range:
Ducati had also showcased its new 2019 Scrambler range consisting of the Icon, Cafe Racer, Full Throttle and Desert Sled at EICMA. Besides cosmetic updates, the motorcycles got a more comprehensive instrument console and came with cornering ABS as standard. Ducati launched the new Scrambler range in India in April this year.