Electric motorcycle company based in Italy, Italian Volt is set to unveil the production ready Lacama 2.0 at EICMA 2023. 

  • the Lacama 2.0 was first introduced as a concept back in 2017. 
  • powering the Lacama 2.0 is an electric motor capable of producing 150hp and 230Nm. 

After undergone numerous changes and refinement, the Lacama 2.0 – first showcased as a concept back in 2017- is finally ready for global unveiling in November. 

According to Italian Volt, the Lacama 2.0 was designed and manufactured entirely at the heart of the illustrious Motor Valley with the objective of becoming not only a performance electric two-wheeler but also allowing customers to customised the machine accordingly. 

At the heart of the Lacama 2.0 lies an ultra-lightweight frame crafted from a ingle cast aluminium material made entirely in-house. Customers can pick and choose from 10 unique design for the front and rear including selecting either a single or a twin saddle setup. 

That said, the saddle offers a high level of comfort thanks to the used of memory gel technology. Customers can also choose from 22 colours for the frame and swingarm thus ensuring uniqueness from each of the unit produced. 

Powering the Lacama 2.0 is a powerful PMSM Axia Flux Motor (weighing just 11kg) capable of producing 150hp and 230Nm of torque. On top of that, it also features four riding modes including Raind, Eco, Sport and Rocket (you read that right). 

Moto Morini could unveil a wide range of an all-new motorcycle based on the company’s slide which was leaked online, recently. 

  • Moto Morini is set to unveil the bigger and bolder X-Cape 1200 at EICMA this year. 
  • The Italian motorcycle company is relying on it’s V-Twin engine configuration. recently spoke the firm’s CEO, Alberto Monni who also revealed that the brand is putting an emphasis on the V-twin configuration, in contrast to the prevailing parallel-twin trend.

Foremost among the revelations is the imminent debut of the X-Cape 1200 at EICMA 2023. Whispers suggest a nimble 750cc V-Twin engine destined for a sporty naked bike, reminiscent of the Moto Morini Corsaro.

The company also has its sights set on a “modern classic,” drawing parallels to the Moto Morini Milano, and a venture into the cruiser realm with a low-slung cruiser and a spirited bobber.

Moto Morini’s ambitions extend further, venturing into the adventure-enduro domain with the V2 750N category, poised to rival formidable competitors. Anchoring these aspirations is a trio of “heavy middleweight” V-twin models, housing a muscular 925cc engine—a lineup spanning adventure, naked, and sportbike variants.

Is Moto Morini lining up a special unveiling at EICMA 2023? We’ll find out soon enough.

KTM has confirmed its participation in the upcoming 2023 EICMA. The company is all set to unveil a range of new and updated motorcycle at the world biggest two-wheel exhibition. 

From November 7th to 12th, 2023, at the Rho-Pero Fair in Milan, the renowned Team Orange will showcase its latest models, including the Duke, Adventure, EXC, SX, Sports Tourer and SuperSport. 

After a two year absence, KTM will once again take center stage, allowing all motorsport enthusiasts in general, to join in the celebration of the brand’s recent victories and successes in prestigious competitions like MotoGP™, the Dakar Rally, and the MXGP.

Tommaso Telaro, the Managing Director of KTM Sportmotorcycle Italia, expressed his delight, stating, “We are thrilled to announce our return to EICMA in this highly significant year for us. Being present at one of the most important international industry events is crucial. Although our strategies have differed in the recent past, we felt it was essential to make an additional effort to participate this year. Through our presence, we aim to send a strong message to the market, industry insiders, and the enthusiastic general public.”

Giacomo Casartelli, the Executive Director of EICMA, shared his enthusiasm for KTM’s participation, stating, “We have eagerly awaited the presence of KTM, and this announcement is indeed significant news. As organizers, we are delighted to welcome such a prominent group as one of our exhibitors for the 2023 edition. 

“It demonstrates how EICMA continues to serve as an essential platform for communication and market expansion in the ever-evolving world of two-wheelers. We are confident that this news will be received with great enthusiasm by both the brand’s fans and the general public attending EICMA.” he said. 

With KTM’s confirmed presence, visitors can look forward to a thrilling display of cutting-edge motorcycles and immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere at EICMA. 

Kymco has successfully established itself as one of the world’s best scooter manufacturer. 

  • Kymco CV3 now available in the UK for GBP11,999 (RM64.5k).
  • The three-wheeled scooter runs on the same 550cc parallel-twin engine found in the AK550. 

The Taiwanese motorcycle manufacturer recently took to EICMA show to showcased its 2023 lineup including the radically designed CV3, a three-wheeled maxi-scooter.

For starters, a three-wheeled tilting scooter is not a new thing as there are others that also offers similar design and practicality.

However, the Kymco CV3 goes beyond anything we’ve ever seen before, primarily due to its sharp styling and aggressive bodywork.

For instance, the CV3 sports a split LED headlight upfront and a large windscreen which significantly improves the bike’s capability to go for a long-distance touring. 

At the back, there is a big and comfortable space for the pillion including a back rest. 

Of course, the main highlight of the CV3 is the sophisticated front end that looks similar to Yamaha’s Niken that combines quad front forks – two on each side – and two 13-inch wheels. Meanwhile, the rear wheels is fitted wiht a 15-inch wheels. 

Mechanically, the CV3 is equipped with the same engine found in the high-performance AK550 maxi-scooter. That said, it runs on a 550cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine that makes 52.7hp @ 7,500rpm and 55.6Nm @ 5,500rpm. 

Other key features include a 6-inch full colour TFT instrument cluster, cruise control, keyless ignition and heated grips.

The Kymco CV3 is now available in the UK for a base price of GBP11,999 (RM64.5k). 

Baru-baru ini, MV Agusta mencuri tumpuan apabila disahkan telah menjalinkan kerjasama erat dengan pengeluar motosikal Austria, KTM. 

KTM menerusi syarikat induk, Pierer Mobility telah membeli saham MV Agusta sebanyak 25.1 peratus. 

Perkembangan itu menyaksikan KTM akan membantu meluaskan jaringan pengedar MV Agusta di Eropah dan pasaran Amerika Utara.

Sebelum itu, MV Agusta juga telah memeterai kerjasama dengan QJMotor bagi pembangunan motosikal ADV, Lucky Explorer 5.5 yang mengguna pakai enjin Benelli TRK502. 

Namun, dalam perkembangan terbaru, MV Agusta turut berminat menerjah pasaran motosikal elektrik apabila menjalinkan kerjasama dengan pengeluar skuter Taiwan, Kymco.

Sewaktu pameran motosikal EICMA berlangsung di Milan, MV Agusta dan Kymco memperkenalkan Ampelio sebuah skuter elektrik prototaip.

Meskipun hanya prototaip, namun pembangunan skuter elektrik itu telah pun dilakukan sejak dua tahun yang lalu sekaligus memberi bayangan bahawa MV Agusta serius dalam menceburi pasaran itu.

Dibina berasaskan skuter Kymco S7, Mv Agusta Ampelio menawarkan 9.7hp yang dikuasakan dua bateri berkuasa 1.7kWh yang boleh dicas di rumah.

Styling update is a common practice for production motorcycle as it ensures the bike remain relevant for the forthcoming year.

  • The RevoNEX and SuperNEX concept gets new styling at EICMA.
  • No official launch date is announced for the two electric concepts. 

However, KYMCO took a different approach; instead of updating its current production motorcycle, the Taiwanese manufacturer used the EICMA show to update the SuperNEX and RevoNEX electric motorcycle concepts.

The SuperNEX made its first appearance in 2019, and not long after that, KYMCO unveiled the RevoNEX naked motorcycle. At the time, no official launch date was released to the public.

Fast forward to November 2022, KYMCO decided the two electric concepts needed a significant freshen-up. Unfortunately, the firm is yet to give us a launch date!

Nevertheless, the RevoNEX and SuperNEX gained extensive styling upgrades from the previous model, including a more aggressive front end and a cleaner overall design.

Strangely, both motorcycles now feature a unique hexagonal ‘skin’ made of matte finish plastic. Frankly, it looks weirdly fascinating, but as mentioned earlier, KYMCO remains tight-lipped about the release date. 

So the question on everyone’s mind is, will the RevoNEX and SuperNEX ever going to make their way to production anytime soon?

We’ll be sure to keep you posted. 

EICMA motorcycle show brings you all the latest and upcoming production models to get you excited for the forthcoming year. 

  • Ducati Diavel has been crowned the most beautiful bike at EICMA. 
  • The Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello S and Fantic Caballero 700 took second and third place, respectively. 

The best part is, at the end of the event, visitors are required to pick one bike to be crowned the most beautiful motorcycle of the event. 

A reputable Italian publication, Motociclismo is the responsible party behind the voting and has been doing so since 2005. 

*Ducati Diavel V4

That said, for 2022, visitors of EICMA have voted the all-new Ducati Diavel V4 as the most breathtaking bike above all else. 

The Diavel V4 took the win with an impressive 36.3 per cent out of 22,880 total votes collected. Meanwhile, another Italian Moto Guzzi comes second with 13.2 per cent with the all-new V100 Mandello S. 

*Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello S

Surprisingly, the Fantic Caballero 700 took the third spot with 11.1 per cent of the vote. 

The remaining seven are as follows:

  • Triumph Street Triple 765 R
  • Honda XL750 Transalp
  • Benelli TRK800
  • Suzuki GSX-8S
  • Vespa GTS 300
  • Moto Morini X-Cape
  • Brixton Cromwell 1200

*Honda XL750 Transalp

On that note, the award has always gone to an Italian-made motorcycle, with Ducati winning it ten times, followed by MV Agusta (five times). 

Do you agree with the result? Do drop us a comment and share your thoughts. 

Aprilia is already working towards a new future after unveiling its first electric project, called Electrica. 

  • Aprilia revealed the company’s first electric motorcycle at EICMA.
  • The Electrica is pioneered by the Piaggio Group, experienced in electric power. 

While it took a while for Aprilia to materialise its first electric motorcycle, the Italian firm already has the upper hand in the game.

This is because Aprilia’s parent company, the Piaggio Group, began working with electric power almost 50 years ago and produced the world’s first hybrid scooter, the MP3 Hybrid, back in 2009. 

“The Electrica project uses all the know-how made available from the Piaggio Group, which has been working on electric propulsion since 1975, having introduced a long line of vehicles [over the years] such as the MP3 Hybrid, the first hybrid scooter in the world,” said Aprilia in a statement.

Aprilia also has a clear objective for the Electric project, an electric motorcycle for the younger riders of the future. 

That said, Electric will not only be a personal transport to get around while adhering to the global zero emission initiative but also fun to pilot. 

“The Electrica project is a new concept – a lightweight, zero emissions bike with a fun and satisfying ride to provide maximum freedom and riding pleasure even for use in the cities of the future.

Therefore, the fun and freedom of riding will not be lacking, and they will always be the cardinal principle at the base of all vehicles built by Aprilia,” added Aprilia. 

Although the Electrica offers something that we have never seen before out of the Noale factory, some aspect is associated with Aprilia, mainly the front bodywork around the triple clamp that is reminiscent of the Tuono and the RSV4-inspired tail. 

Nevertheless, the Electrica is noticeably smaller to allow better accessibility. According to Aprilia, the Electrica will promote an easier transition from scooters to full-size motorcycles. 

Meanwhile, other notable features of the Electric include an electronic riding assist and a digital LCD display.

Historic British motorcycle builder, Hesketh, is set to debut the Heresy 450 at EICMA, the company’s first-ever non-V-Twin motorcycle. 

  • Hesketh to roll out the new Heresy 450 at EICMA show.
  • Featuring an all-new 450cc single-cylinder air/oil-cooled engine. 

According to Hesketh, the Heresy 450 is heralded as the most technologically advanced motorcycle to date, featuring a single-cylinder engine with air/oil cooling.

The Heresy 450 marks the company’s first motorcycle to be powered by anything other than a bg-bore V-Twin.

In addition, the new powertrain also meets the latest Euro5 regulation. Meanwhile, the brake also features an ABS. 

Powering the Heresy 450 is a 450cc single-cylinder engine similar to the one found in the Honda XR400 enduro motorcycle. That said, it is likely that the Hesketh Heresy 450 to make between 30 and 40hp on the road. 

Other notable features include radially mounted brake callipers, K-Tech suspension and a hand-built frame that is unique to the brand.

More info is set to be revealed at EICMA show happening in Milan next week. 

Italjet recently launched the premium-built Dragster’s scooter range in Malaysia via its authorised dealership, Chear Global. 

  • Italjet is to reveal a bigger 300cc Dragster prototype and a concept bike in November.
  • The Italjet Dragster 125 and Dragster 200 are now available in Malaysia for RM29,500 and RM34,800. 

During the official launch held at Chear Global headquarters, the local press had the opportunity to sit down with Italjet’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Sandro Caparelli, who flew from Bologna, Italy. 

Caparelli not only explained to us the exciting development of Italjet’s Dragster 125 and Dragster 200 but also was kind enough to disclose the Italian company’s next project.

According to Caparelli, Italjet is currently working on a bigger displacement Dragster and is scheduled to showcase the prototype at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan this November.

The Dragster prototype will feature a single-cylinder DOHC 300cc engine that was built from the ground up. Apparently, there is a high demand for a bigger Dragster in its home country. 

“In EICMA we will show a prototype of the same Dragster but with a bigger displacement because the market in Italy had asked for a bigger engine. 

“It will use a bigger engine, a 300cc engine,” he said. 

In addition, Caparelli revealed that Italjet would also showcase a concept bike at EICMA alongside the 300cc Dragster prototype.

“There will be a big concept which I can’t disclose now, but the new concept will be the star of the show at EICMA,” he added. 

That said, Caparelli also mentioned that the bigger displacement Dragster could materialise in a couple of years, while the concept bike will take a while to be in the near-production stage. 

Meanwhile, the Italjet Dragster 125 and Dragster 200 are now available in Malaysia for RM29,500 and RM34,800, respectively. 

You might not be familiar with the Loncin brand, but it is the firm responsible for manufacturing the engine for BMW’s C 400 X, C 400 GT, F 850 GS, F 900 R and F 900 XR. 

  • Loncin to roll out Voge 900DS adventure motorcycle in November.
  • The Voge 900DS features a similar powertrain to BMW’s F 900 XR, producing close to 100hp and 92Nm. 

Loncin and BMW have been working together for years now, similar to CFMOTO’s partnership with KTM. 

*BMW F 850 GS

That said, it took a while for Loncin, through its premium Voge brand, to work on its own motorcycle range using the BMW-commissioned engine. 

However, things are about to change as Voge is scheduled to introduce an adventure-type motorcycle, dubbed the Voge 900DS, soon.

The Voge 900DS – presumably refers to as Dual Sport – is like to share the same parallel-twin engine as the F 900 XR. While further details regarding the powertrain remain scarce, it’s almost sure to be an 895cc parallel-twin unit. 

Having said that, it is likely to produce close to 100hp and 92Nm, similar to the BMW F 900 XR. 

Looking at the leak photos, the Voge 900DS looks inspired not just by the F 850 GS bodywork but also by some aspect of Triumph’s Tiger 900 range, specifically the front fascia. 

Nonetheless, it looks well-built, and the slim subframe gives off an aggressive and rugged look. 

While not much is disclosed regarding the new motorcycle, the Voge 900DS is expected to break cover at EICMA in November. 

We know that Suzuki plans to introduce a new generation of its middleweight adventure motorcycle, namely the V-Strom 650.

  • Latest spy shot confirmed a new generation Suzuki V-Strom 700 on its way.
  • The new middleweight ADV will feature a new parallel-twin configuration.

A new patent design reported in October last year showcased an all-new 700cc parallel-twin engine set to replace the outdated 650cc V-Twin currently operating the V-Strom 650/650XT and SV650. 

Ten months went on, and we finally got to see the upcoming V-Strom 700 on the road, doing its trial run.

Looking at the spy shot, we can see that the new generation V-Strom 700 will adopt the same design language as its bigger sibling, the V-Strom 1050.

The Dr Big-inspired front fascia – previously applied on the 1050 – are also brought to the new 700cc V-Strom. It is also likely the new generation V-Strom 700 to finally get a new LED front headlamp. 

Interestingly, although the iconic V-Twin configuration is replaced with a parallel-twin, Suzuki will continue to use the V-Strom nameplate, primarily because a P-Strom 700 just doesn’t work. 

Jokes aside, parallel-twin have been popular among motorcycle manufacturers as newer bikes have now adopted the same platform.

Kawasaki has long preferred the parallel-twin, notably on the Ninja 650, Z650, Versys 650 and the newly launched Z650RS.

Yamaha understood the versatility of parallel-twin and introduced them on the MT-07, Tracer 7, Tenere 700 and the recent YZF-R7.

Aprilia took the same approach with the RS 660, Tuono 660 and the upcoming Tuareg 660, followed by BMW with the F 750 GS, 850 GS, F 900 R and the F 900 XR.

Honda also joins the bandwagon with the CRF1100L Africa Twin and Rebel 1100, proving the parallel-twin engine’s popularity.

The primary aspect of a parallel twin is that it offers a compact alternative to the V-Twin that currently powers the SV650 and V-Strom 650. Moreover, it is also simpler to build a bike around.

Therefore, switching from a V-Twin to a parallel twin makes more sense. Also, as showcased by the design patent, placing the airbox under the rider’s seat will allow the air filter to be swapped without removing the tank, reducing the maintenance cost.

Meanwhile, the spy shot also revealed an updated suspension system with the wheels likely to retain the same 19-inch front and 17-inch at the rear.

Looking at how complete the test mule is, we expect Suzuki to officially unveil the production model at the EICMA show in Milan this November.


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