Sunday, November 7, 2010
Milan Motorcycle Show Update: New Bikes Unveiled
UPDATE: Here's footage of the new Ducati Diavel 1200 super street bike unveiled at the 68th (EICMA) Milan Motorcycle Show. (Nov. 2 to 7, 2010.) While it has some of the dirt-tracker looks of a Harley-Davidson XR1200, it also resembles the recent wave of high-tech musclebikes from the Yamaha V-Rod and the BMW K 1200 R. The new Ducati, which is scheduled to go on sale in late winter or early spring of 2011, uses the same Testastretta engine used in the company’s top-of-the-line superbikes. The Diavel will also offer anti-lock brakes, traction control, and electronically adjustable riding modes aimed at increasing safety and comfort.
Hosted in the trade fair district of Fiera Milano Rhò in Milan, Italy, the EICMA draws 400,000 to 500,000 visitors and is attended by more than 2,000 journalists from more than two dozen countries. It is the largest bike show in the world and includes MOTOLIVE demo raceway, and this year a Custom City devoted to custom-built motorcycles.