The Salone di Milano 2020 opens its doors tomorrow for the press and professionals of the sector, while the public will be able to visit it between November 7 and 10. In its 78th edition, its organizers promise not only to revolutionize the world of two wheels, but to show how the mobility of the future will be. To do this, 1,800 brands like https://yourmotobro.com/ from over 40 countries will take the eight pavilions – two more than last year – that are already prepared in Fiera Milano (Rho) to try once again to surprise and excite fans.
They will be the ones who will look, touch and test all the novelties for 2020 that are undoubtedly marked by the entry into force of the Euro 5 standard and the need to reduce pollution caused by private transport, especially in large cities. Will the engineers have managed to make cleaner and more efficient engines, but at the same time, less polluting and less noisy?
In addition to the great bets of the heavyweights in the field, which for the moment have transcended, the zero emissions motorcycles are gaining points edition after edition. Small brands like Zero Motorcycles, ME Group, WoW! or Hurba will present their 100% ecological scooter models. Others not so small as Harley-Davidson and Kymco will also land in the Italian city with proposals for mobility on two fully electric wheels.
Those from Milwaukee will show, among others, the Harley LiveWire, their first electric motorcycle and great hope for getting back on the road. With 175 kilometers of autonomy and a price of more than 33,000 euros, at the moment, it does not seem to be seducing its desired audience: young people.
For its part, Kymco will present the RevoNex electric maxi scooter. The Korean manufacturer reserves the details for the 2020 Milan Show, but has already confirmed on several occasions that the plan is to put a fleet of 10 fully electric scooters on the market. Its new RevoNex, however, goes one step further as it will compete in the maxi scooter segment where electric motors are even more anecdotal.
And the rest of the novelties?
It must be acknowledged, however, that the electric novelties are far from being what will boost ticket sales at the 2020 Milan Show. Supply and demand, although growing steadily, are still a minority among individuals.
The show will grow with the presentation in society of the proposals for 2020 by giants such as Yamaha, Benelli, Honda, KTM and Kawasaki, to name but a few. In many cases, they will not be premieres in the strict sense of the word, but rather technological updates or improvements to existing models.
It will be tomorrow at the press pass when they will all be known, although the official website of the show already offers some of them.
For example, Yamaha will be bringing a completely revamped version of its naked MT-03, as well as the maxi scooter TMax 560, the sport-touring Tracer 700, the three-wheeled scooter Tricity 300 and the naked sport MT-125.
Benelli will arrive with its new Imperiale 400, a classic retro bike only suitable for the most nostalgic, while MV Agusta brings the Brutale 1000RR, an adaptation of the Brutale 1000 Serie Oro for all audiences.
Ducati lovers can take a closer look at the Diavel 2020, the Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour, the Scrambler 800 Icon Dark, the Panigale V45 and V2, and finally the Streetfigther V4.
Kawasaki has confirmed the presence of its Z H2 2020, W800 and Ninja 650 models. Honda will showcase the GL1800 Gold Wing and the Honda CRF for enduro, cross country and super engine. Finally, Triumph will be presented with the Street Triple RS.
The 2019 Milan Show also includes activities around the world of motorcycles. One of the most important is the Motolive, a live show area where the spectator can immerse himself in the role of the pilot, experience the thrill of being able to fly without necessarily having wings, listen to the roar of the engines warming up on the starting grid and observe with his own eyes the fatigue and dedication of the riders.
In an attempt to bring the passion of motorcycling to all of Milan, another highlight is the Ridemood, an eight-day marathon in different parts of the city that combines music, gastronomy, drinks, nightlife and presentations of accessories and products for motorcyclists.