Evotech Performance visit Milan for the EICMA 2014
Evotech Performance have just got back from a very exciting few days at the EICMA Motorcycle show
in Milan where the main manufacturers in the motorcycling world have revealed their 2015 models, not least the eagerly anticipated Yamaha YZF-R1
Yamaha have revealed the most advanced YZF-R1 ever produced in an attempt to rival the BMW S1000RR
. The all new 200HP, 1000CC engine is now mounted to a very special chassis including a magnesium subframe and also boasts super lightweight magnesium wheels. A highly advanced electronics system with ABS, Traction control, anti-wheelie and a quick-shifter aims to keep the R1 pointing in the right direction and going as fast as possible. Evotech Performance
have started developing a range of high quality after-market accessories with some exciting concepts already coming out of the design department. Expect to see a release of products such asÂ radiator guards
Â incorporating EPâs signature hexagonal matrix of holes and lightweight construction, a tail tidy with market leading innovations and a crash protection system developed through years of experience in helping to protect the vital components on a motorcycle.
If the standard R1 is a little too underwhelming for you, then wait until you see the Yamaha YZF-R1M, the SP version of an already very promising bike. The R1M comes as standard with carbon fairings, Ohlins semi-active suspension and some very clever rider inter-connectivity features that allow you to tailor the bikes set-up to specific corners on a track through your smartphone!
Honda have revealed their âheadline grabberâ at the EICMA too. The RC213V-S is as near to a road going MotoGP bike that you are likely to find. The RCV213V-S features a V-4 engine based on the championship winning RC213V MotoGP model and although only a prototype was revealed at the show, it was enough to catch our attention.
Ducati Panigale 1299
Ducatiâs big reveal for 2015 is the Panigale 1299. The 1299, comes with a similar Ohlins semi-active suspension set-up to the R1M with Gyroscopic inputs and angle sensitive ABS. An 1199R was also revealed with engine and exhaust upgrades, increasing the power to over 200HP. Evotech Performance
will be very keen to get the new 1299 into the design department for a full set of high quality after-market accessories closely based on the existing Panigale 1199
range of EP products currently available.
Evotech Performance also got a first look at the Ducati Scrambler
in Milan. Heavily influenced by the Scrambler of the 1960s, the 2015 model promises to be a relaxed, comfortable ride that is as fashionable as the original but with a very modern engine at the centre. The EP in house design team are looking forward to seeing one of these in the design department to develop a range of accessories that could step outside of the products that EP are known for with some exciting concepts already being drawn up.
Kawasaki Ninja H2
There has already been a lot of hype about the supercharged Kawasaki H2R and the incredible power output figures. Evotech Performance got a close look at this game changing bike and its road going brother, the Ninja H2. The H2 has divided opinion in terms of its appearance, but you can't deny the engineering achievement. EP will be getting one of these into the design studio as soon as possible for a full range of after-market accessories. For such a special and unique motorcycle, Evotech Performance will be making sure the products developed are as boundary pushing as the bike.
Kawasaki unveiled a new Z300, a naked version of the Ninja 300. Styled on the bigger bikes in the Z-range, the Z300 looks like it will be popular with riders who prefer a more lightweight, small engined bike. Alongside the Z300 Kawasaki have released a Ninja 250SL and Z250SL into the entry level market. These bikes should be an interesting alternative to the Yamaha R3. Evotech Performance will be getting all of these motorcycles in for development in the new year.
Other 2015 Models
Evotech Performance also got to have a look around some of the other new releases for 2015, including the BMW S1000RR which will require some revised EP products for the new model. The BMW S1000XR is a new model aimed to rival the Ducati Multistrada, which also sees a 2015 revision. Based on a de-tuned S1000RR engine, the XR looks to be a comfortable, upright all-rounder. Aprilia released an RSV4 RR and Tuono V4 1100 at the EICMA show, both bikes are revisions of very popular current models. EP will be looking to expand our existing range of ApriliaÂ products
to encompass both of these new models.
Loan Evotech Performance your bike
2015 is certainly shaping up to be a very exciting and busy year for Evotech Performance with lots of new bikes requiring fresh products and some revisions of existing products to suit the new models. If you are lucky enough to have already ordered any of the new 2015 models that were released in Milan and would be willing to loan the EP design team your bike then please email Garry on Sales@evotech-performance.com
Â In return you will receive every EP product developed for your bike free of charge and fully installed.
By Dan Rack on 10 November 2014