In the weekend from the 18th to 20. January the traditional Motor Bike Expo Fair was held in Verona. Last year it was visited by more than 160 thousands visitors, which speaks how popular it is among all motorcycle enthusiasts and supporting industries. At the fair you can do your shopping. The fear and accessories for motorcycles can be purchased at lower prices, so the trip to Verona is certainly worth it. Of course, except the rich offer of equipment there are also motorcycles. This fair is the most famous for custom motorcycles, but it is certainly worth paying attention and to those “more common” brands.
First we see Royal Enfield. Of all interesting models the greatest attention was drawn by Himalayan, an interesting traveller, with which you can always wander off road. The motorcycle has less ccm, so it is ideal for new and less experienced riders. There are also a number of custom bikes, mainly based on BMW and Guzzis. Especially interesting are Cafe Racers and scramblers, although both are more or less based on retro style. As for the BMW, the Bavarian manufacturer did not presented all models. Namely, there was no latest R1250GS, and neither F750GS nor F850GS, at least not on their ştand. They presented the big travelers of K series, and several variants of R NineT.
However, as a big (biggest) fan of Moto Guzzi, I have to draw special attention to the Italian manufacturer. I have to admit, I’ve been looking forward to the visit to Verona mostly because of the new V85TT. This travel enduro is the newest addition to the Moto Guzzi family, and in Verona, it drew great attention. Although it is a little smaller than it looks in the pictures, aesthetically it is really beautiful. The heart of this retro model is a widely known Moto Guzzi VTwin, a two-cylinder machine of 850 CCM and 80 HP. This enduro model is different from the recent Guzzis, but that’s just what is interesting, So I’m sure V85 will have a loyal audience. Except for it there were also other models from Guzzi’s offer, various V7s and V9s, but I have to admit that V85 was the biggest star of the fair, at least as far as Moto Guzzi is concerned.
There was also Triumph with the most popular Tiger explorer and other models such as Scrambler, Boneville, etc. Also interesting were Indian and Harley Davidson, which always draw a lot of attention.
As for the Japanese bikes, the fantastic four exhibited numerous models. From Honda I should emphasize Africa Twin, which is often seen on our roads. Among other adventure models there is also CRF series, but also an interesting mix between a scooter and an enduro, X ADV. Also, Honda’s small cruiser, Rebel, was a big hit, because this lovely bike is ideal for short riders. Special part of their stand was dedicated to scooters, especially Integra. This testifies that the scooter scene is becoming more and more popular. Since We are talking about scooters, we can not skip the popular Yamaha TMax, and its smaller brothers, XMax and Nmax. As always, these models were in the focus of attention. Of course, Yamaha also presented other models such as Super Tenere, smaller enduros, sports bikes, but in particular I have to highlight their Niken model, which is a truly unprecedented surprise. This model on three wheels is a little unexpected from Yamaha, but I have to admit I really loved it. Primarily because it is unique (the comparison with MP3 is quite far-fetched), but also because it is comfortable, The driver’s position is quite natural, and it would be really interesting to try it. Kawasaki delighted us with the retro model Vulcan 70, but I must admit that it would be interesting to try Ninja H2R, although I am not a fan of such bikes. Vulcan 70, Vulcan S and Z900 RS are still more to my liking. Suzuki presented the famous GSXR, Burgman and, for example, the popular Vstrom, which, in my opinion, lacks a little character.
Of many other brands we have to mention KTM, which is popular primarily among the younger audiences, Can Am, which is always a hit among the visitors, Husqvarna, which was particularly interesting to me due to the unusual The Vitpilen model, and Benelli, which, for the second year in a row, amazed me with the model TRK 502. I’m not exaggerating when I say that that model is one of the most comfortable bikes ever. There was much to see, for example, American cars, from the oldest to the newest. In one pavilion there were old motorcycles, for example, Guzzi from 1929, which is a really rare sight.
As far as custom bikes are concerned, that’s a special story. Each of these motorcycles is a kind of a masterpiece, which has been brought to perfection by the smallest details. From colors, designs to interesting technical solutions, it’s all actually an art, which makes everyone admire. Each of these bikes is unique and interesting, and it really can be seen how much time and effort were invested in every bike.
Of course, we should also mention a large offer of gear, from the most famous brands to those slightly less known. Prices were good, which means that you could get the complete motorcycle gear for a cheaper price
Because all this, Verona is a fair that is really worth visiting. Whether you’re choosing a new bike, buying new gear or just want to see what’s new in the motorcycle world, make sure to visit Verona, it will not dissappoint you.