EICMA: WORLD’S LARGEST MOTORCYCLE SHOW, DAY 1

 

 

 

 

 

Geoff Aaron has been waiting for news of Gas Gas's future along with everyone else. The word from EICHMA: hopeful, from

 

Ivan Contraras of Terrott.
Ivan Contraras of Terrott.

One of the most interesting tidbits of news from the EICMA show concerns the future of Gas Gas: there is one. A Barcelona company called Torrot has acquired both the Enduro and Trials divisions and says production will resume in January, 2016. Dave Martinez of Gas Gas was on hand and said the Gas Gas factory has been open throughout this period with a small crew of about 20 people. Now the work force will return. Ivan Contraras of Terrott says that the company currently produces small electric motorcycles, and that the Gas Gas deal will open a new chapter for both companies.

Dave Martinez of Gas Gas.
Dave Martinez of Gas Gas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2016 Triumph Tiger 800XC
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There was more news about the Husqvarna 701 Enduro. One model was shown decked out with Husky aftermarket products, including this large external fuel tank, said to hold 5.5 gallons. The U.S. price of the bike still hasn’t been announced.
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One of the many concept bikes shown was the Husky 701 Vitpilen. This is a pure street models that was shown to gauge reaction.
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There are always quite a few electric bikes shown in Milan. The Armotia is two-wheel drive.
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TM revealed its 2016 line, which is very two-stroke heavy. The EN300 has an an electronic powervalve and KYB suspension.
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Ducati expanded the Multistrada line.
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There’s now a Multistrada Enduro model, which takes its role on dirt roads more seriously.
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The Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peak Edition.
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Sherco will have a new line of competition-oriented off-road bikes aimed at GNCC-type racing, much like the KTM XC line.
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Polaris has become a very big deal in Europe with the Indian brand. This concept bike drew quite a crowd.

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