EICMA 2023: Key Motorcycles You Can Expect To See – TopSpeed

From MV Agusta to CFMoto, there are some intriguing motorcycles confirmed to cause a ruckus at the EICMA
Is it just us or did 2023 fly past really quickly? It feels like just days ago we were telling you about Harley-Davidson’s 120th-anniversary celebrations, yet here we are, just a couple of months away from 2024. Anyway, as hard as this may be to fathom, we have oodles to look forward to in these last days of 2023. Starting with, the Exhibition of International Motorcycle and Accessories, or EICMA, or Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori in the local tongue.
The motor show has been the biggest launch pad for new, ground-breaking motorcycles, and the 2023 edition promises to be no different. What exciting two-wheelers are expected to make headlines, you ask? Well, here’s a list of some key names from MV Agusta, Royal Enfield, and more to get you pumped.
At the 2021 EICMA, MV Agusta took the wraps off its Lucky Explorer 9.5 concept, which made headlines in no time. Now, after two years of waiting, the company will finally present the production version of the 9.5 at this year’s EICMA. The confirmation comes straight from the horse’s mouth, as MV has teased the adventure bike on social media.
Other than being the Italian giant’s first proper off-roader in ages, there’s plenty to be excited about here. For instance, the motorcycle will debut an all-new 931cc, inline-triple powerhouse, with about 121 ponies and 75.2 pound-feet. This pairs up with a double-cradle chassis, suspended on long-travel Sachs suspension and 21/18-inch spoke wheels. The design also looks unique, which you can check out via the latest spy shots of the ADV.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 is easily the most anticipated entry-level ADV in 2023. Its first ride is underway in India as we speak, but the motorcycle will make its public debut at the EICMA. There are a few things to be excited about, the first one being its engine. The 450 marks a new chapter for RE, as it boasts the company’s first-ever liquid-cooled powerhouse. There’s 39.5 horsepower and 29 pound-feet, all of which make it a worthy competitor against the BMW G 310 GS and the KTM 390 Adventure.
Secondly, there are loads of quality elements. A fully digital TFT instrument cluster–another first for the Indian giant–sits behind the windscreen, giving you access to two ride modes. Smartphone connectivity, switchable ABS, and Google Maps integration are standard too. This is topped by long-travel USD forks and monoshock, along with 21/17-inch spoke wheels.
KTM is set to make a comeback at EICMA after a brief hiatus. And it has a few headline-worthy reveals in store, headlined by the 1390 Super Duke. The confirmation of its debut comes straight from Team Orange because many of its dealership portals have listed the 1390 mill as an OEM component for the Duke. Though no performance specs or displacement are out, we expect a near 1,400cc cubic capacity and a sizable bump in its current-177-HP output.
What we can confirm is an all-new design. Several spy shots of the updated Super Duke giveaway an angrier fascia, ripe with vertically stacked projectors and fang-like DRLs. Also new are the gigantic tank shrouds, tail panels, and an integrated tail lamp. The latter comprises two LED indicators, which work as brake lights, hazard lamps, and turn signals. All these will certainly make the Duke a key player in the hyper naked segment–something it’s lost in recent years with the arrival of 200-HP offerings like the Ducati Streetfighter V4 and the BMW M 1000 R.
EICMA has been quite fruitful for Suzuki. In 2021, it debuted the all-new GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000GT while we got to see the company’s new middleweights–GSX-8S and V-Strom 800DE–last year. As you’d expect, the trend will continue this year, as the Hayabusa maker has type-approved a new GSX-S1000X.
The adventure-type tourer will be the biggest GSX-S offering dimensionally. Its wheelbase is 0.4 inches more than the GT, while the height is three inches more. Also, the documents suggest a 511-pound weight–13 pounds more than the bike it’s based on. Dimensions aside, the X badge will bring with it a long-travel suspension setup–revealed via its leaked spy shots. We can also spot an updated aesthetic, courtesy of a new headlight cowl, windscreen, luggage plate, and front fender.
Just a few days ahead of the show, CFMoto has teased the all-new 450MT-X. By the teasers, the motorcycle will be the company’s first dedicated off-road motorcycle to take on the new RE Himalayan 450. We can spot several details in the teasers, most notably a proper rally bike-like design. It includes a tall front fender, flat saddle, spoke wheels, and extensive crash protection from head to toe. There’s a vertically stacked dual projector headlight, flanked by a DRL (shaped like the 800MT).
Meanwhile, as the name suggests, the motorcycle belongs to the sub-500cc segment. We expect the engine to be the same 449cc, twin-cylinder unit as the 450NK and 450SS, albeit with alterations to suit the off-road characteristics. For reference, the mill is good for 50 horsepower and 29 pound-feet.
These aside, there will be several new (but unconfirmed) reveals at the EICMA. So stay tuned to TopSpeed.com for all the latest happenings in the automotive world.
Source – Royal Enfield, KTM, CFMoto

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Punya is an avid motorcyclist who’s always up for a ride to the canyons or the racetrack. He insists his riding skills are better than his writing skills, even though he’s worked with some world-renowned automotive websites.







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