The curtain will open on Tuesday 23 November, with the day dedicated to the press and from Thursday with the opening to the public, on the 78th International Two-wheeler Exhibition in Milan, organized in the pavilions of the Rho-Pero Fair. After the forced stop due to Covid-19 last year, an event that generally attracts hundreds of thousands of fans to the fair pavilions is back. Here’s what you need to know before arriving at the fair.
Tickets are online
To ensure maximum security, the organizers have decided to sell entrance tickets to the event online only, through the eicma.it website (full price for 19 euros, plus 1.50 fixed management costs). At the time of purchase it will also be necessary to indicate the day on which you will visit the salon. Obviously you enter with a mask, valid greenpass or negative (molecular or rapid) buffer not earlier than 48 hours (outside the fair there will be stations where you can carry out the test for a fee, but the advice is to take precautions to avoid queues). The times for the public are (almost) the same as in the other editions: from 9.30 to 18.30; there will not be the usual Friday evening opening until 10pm with free admission for women. But the free parking is confirmed for those who will go to the fair by motorbike (West door entrance). There are five pavilions that will host over 820 exhibitors: 13, 15, 18, 22 and 23.
The expected news
It is impossible to condense in a few lines what Eicma 2021 will offer. We can suggest some hypotheses on the possible queen of the event. Considering the absence of Ducati, Bmw, Ktm and Husqvarna, the title will be contested between the other Italian manufacturers (Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta and, even if Chinese-owned, Benelli) and the four Japanese (Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki). , Kawasaki), with Triumph that could give the final paw. Certainly, there is a lot of anticipation for the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello, the model of the centenary of the Mandello company. But there is also a lot of curiosity for the Honda Nt1100, for the Aprilia Tuareg 660, for the Triumph Tiger 660 and 1200, for the Yamaha Mt10, for the MV Agusta F3 Rr, and for the Benelli Trk 800, the older sister of the Trk. 502, queen of sales in 2021.
The outdoor area
MotoLive, now in its 16th edition, will host many competitions outside the pavilions (including the final of the Internazionali d’Italia Supercross), which can be attended for free, and test rides organized by some exhibiting companies. So much also the expected show: Freestyle Motocross, Acrobatic Trial and Buggy backflip will make spectators hold their breath. And on Thursday 25 November, MotoLive will host “One More Lap”, the event organized by Yamaha to pay homage to Valentino Rossi’s career and retrace the crucial moments together with the champion, but also the anecdotes and curiosities related to 16 years of racing.
Space for eBikes
This year Eicma dedicates a special indoor area of over 2 thousand square meters to pedal assisted bicycles, in pavilion 24. Inside there will be a closed track more than 250 meters long and designed to offer the opportunity to experience the advantages offered by eBike. The eBike Area will be located in Hall 24. Access to the test track will be reserved for adults only and will be accessible without having to face obstacles, a feature that also makes it suitable for use with any electric bicycle.