The Hottest Bikes of 2018 at EICMA
With steaming hangovers from a night of debauchery in Milan (thanks Tom), we rolled into the EICMA show feeling like a pair of Honda Deauvilles on a superbike grid. We needn’t have worried though, as the world’s largest moto-only show didn’t disappoint – a blend of fresh lines, wiz-bang technology and Milanese ladies awaited.
After the Euro4 floodgates opened at last year’s show and every manufacturer released an onslaught of new metal, 2018 looks set to be a slightly more humble affair, although it’s all about quality instead of quantity next season. In reality, it was all about the Ducati Panigale V4 and KTM’s all-new 790.
Rather than rehash press releases and post generic pics – like many other publications who claim to be on the frontline – we stumbled round the halls of EICMA in search of the hottest bikes of 2018, plus a few wildcards to whet the appetite, and racked up over 25km of walking to bring you this fine edit. The calories burned were offset by a diet of pizza and crisp Italian lager. Enjoy. We did.
Well done. I think the model shots could have dwelled a bit longer, but overall, solid coverage of the show. That new interceptor looked the tits.
I’ve never been into Ducati’s. Too small, too temperamental (maybe not so much now), just not my cup of rosy lee. However, that Panigale v4 has me dribbling somewhat. Not sure whether to call my nurse first or the local Ducati dealer. Probably both.