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Top 10 EICMA highlights

Now the dust has settled we thought we’d take a look back at the best bikes from the EICMA show

6. Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory

Another superbike that we didn’t see coming, the RSV4 Factory has 200+bhp, all the riding modes you’d need, cornering ABS and more carbon fibre winglets than you can shake a stick at!

Unveiled by Max Biaggi at the show, the bike should be on sale spring next year although no official price has been released, we’d expect it to be above the £20k mark given the spec and amount of carbon fibre used.

7. MV Agusta Superveloce

The stunning Superveloce is, in my mind, one of the most stunning bikes of the show. The mix of modern tech and retro design takes the neo-classical direction and turns it up to eleven.

Based around the F3 800 supersport bike, the three-cylinder should produce around 150bhp and MV claim it’s going to go into production late 2019.

7. BMW R1250GS Adventure

Just a matter of weeks after releasing the standard model, BMW shocked the crowds by pulling the covers off its more off-road biased, flagship of the adventure bike class.

Featuring the 1254cc engine from the standard GS, the bike has ShiftCam technology, a 30l tank capacity but is 20kg heavier than the GS. That said, we still expect this bike to be the reference point the other manufacturers need to aim at, thanks to its loyal following across the globe.

8. BMW S1000RR

We broke the news of the leaked pictures of this bike before the show and we’re pleased to say that when we got there, we were right! The BMW is a stunner in the flesh and the spec sheet reads like a Christmas wish list for trackday riders and fast road riders alike.

With 207bhp@13,500rpm – up 8bhp from before – from a new variable valve timing motor, and the overall mass has been slashed by 11kg, from 208kg to 197kg, ready to ride.

Looking forward to a head to head test with the Panigale V4R in the spring!

9. Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory

As naked bikes go, the new Tuono is about as close to perfection as you can get; superbike chassis and electronics, stunning 175bhp engine, Brembo M50 calipers and Ohlins semi active suspension. If you are looking for a naked bike that’s more than capable of ruining a superbikes day, the Tuono is about as good as it gets…

10. MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro

…well, until MV released this that is!

The Serie Oro uses a tuned and lightened version of the F4 RC superbike engine and produces 200hp and 115Nm of torque. As the first naked bike to produce these kinds of numbers straight from the factory, the Serie Oro now sets the bar in the category – we just hope it handles as well as it accelerates and that the grunt doesn’t overpower the chassis and suspension.

 

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