We’ve never met a motorcycle we don’t like. And this week we got a glimpse of some new models for 2018 at the EIMCA Show in Milan Italy, Here are our favorites in no particular order. Click here for more details.
A new Ducati Scrambler fitted with a large 1079cc air-cooled Desmodue V-Twin that’s been retooled from the old Monster 1100. And not only is the engine bigger than the 803cc mill in the earlier Scramblers, but so is its new trellis frame, which opens up the riding position to better suit larger riders.
Harley-Davidson pictures this one as “a quick-change artist, an aggressive factory-custom cruiser outfitted with a detachable fairing and saddlebags ideally suited for touring, cruising or commuting.” In short, the Sport Glide represents Harley’s idea of a sport-tourer.
Moving away from the typical naked superbike formula, Honda’s designers have added what they call “retro-industrial minimalism” which brings a variety of metal finishes that merge with ”an ultra-minimalist look under the design theme of ‘Neo-Sports Café’.”
The Vitpilen 701 is an immaculately designed street bike that offers a new perspective on urban motorcycling. Driven by a powerful single-cylinder engine, this compact and agile motorcycle is expertly crafted to deliver minimalist styling with exceptional performance and reduced to the bare essence of what a motorcycle should be.
The Scout FTR1200 Custom is a celebration of the Indian Scout FTR750’s dominant performance in American Flat Track. Inspired by the iconic style of the Scout FTR750, The Scout FTR1200 Custom is an exploration of what a street-legal tracker could look like. If Indian does put this into production, we will be surprised.