EICMA Roundup

I’ve been so busy the last two days, I’ve fallen behind in even trying to keep up with all the news coming out of the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy. And what a lot of news there’s been!

Honda has a new all-round, but not quite adventure, tourer concept, based on the VFR1200F, called the Crosstourer. Big Red also has a new Mid Concept bike as well. Finally, the naked standard CB1000R is coming to the US.\

Aprilia has a new 125cc sportbike aimed at beginning riders, but styled to look like the RSV4.

BMW has a new scooter that looks like the Terminator did the styling.

Moto Guzzi has beefed up the Stelvio & Norge GT 8V with new styling and an updated powerplant.

Aprilia showed off the new Dorsoduro 1200.

Happily, there are professionals who are keeping up with it. Motorcycle USA has a roundup of the show here, and HellForleather has been keeping up as well, so you can just go there and start scrolling down for lots of news and image galleries.

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Dale Franks is the former host of The Business Day, ”a daily, four-hour business and financial news program on KMNY Radio in Los Angeles. From 2002-2004, he was a contributor on military and international affairs for TechCentralStation.com. Currently, he a publisher and editor of the monthly political journal The New Libertarian, as well as an editor of the popular web log, Q and O. Dale served as a military police officer in the United States Air Force from 1984 to 1993, in variety of assignments both in the United States and Europe, where he also was assigned to the staff of the Headquarters of Allied Forces Central Europe. In addition to broadcasting, writing, and speaking on various topics, Dale has also been a long-time technical training instructor on a variety of computer software and technology subjects. Dale has also long been involved with information technology as an accomplished web designer, programmer, and technologist, serving as the corporate knowledge specialist for Microsoft Outlook at SAIC, the nation's largest employee-owned corporation. Additionally, he is the author of a number of software user guides used for classroom training by one of Southern California’'s premier computer training and consulting firms. His book, SLACKERNOMICS: Basic Economics for People Who Find Economics Boring, is available from Barnes & Noble.