Photos by Zap

Over a dozen Paris-Dakar bikes were shown and it was cool to see the evolution of rally racing

technology in one place.

There were some new ideas about what an off-road quad should look like.


Swiss based Motorex was happy to show-off some of the successful team affiliations that have
 made them a popular oil choice in Europe.

Don’t tell Marty Tripes of Rex Staten, but someone in Italy is planning a new off-road effort for Harley Davidson.

Beyond their growing range of dirt and street bikes, Husqvarna is also producing a big line of
 soft goods and race wear including these new boots.

It’s nice to know that there’s someone in Taiwan who is still nostalgic about the Honda Z50.

It’s a curious thing that dirttrack remains popular in Europe. SWM is an old brand that may be making a comeback.

The sign says it all.  

Just what you need for the next rainy day – windshield wipers

  Besides all the bikes on display, one of the big attractions at the Milan show is all the live racing
that takes place. They have a full-sized MX track in the parking lot with Pro and amateur racing.

  Just in case you felt you needed a turbo on your big bore BMW!

With banners, stickers, t-shirts and banners, rising MotoGP star Marco Simoncelli was remembered

throughout the bike show.


 Besides the major manufacturers, the Milano show is also home to many start-up brands like

Breganze who were proud to show-off their new street bike.

 The two faces of Bimota include their well known street bikes with the crazy frame designs to,,, 

A new line of much more standard looking dirt bikes that include both two and four stroke motors.

The biggest spotlight of the show was reserved for the new Ducati 1198 race bike.

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