Where Inventive Minds Collide
WHERE INVENTIVE MINDS COLLIDE
Yes. It was over a century ago, as in way back in 1914, when a group of Italian two-wheeled enthusiasts decided to create an expo to promote the coming age of both the latest in bicycle and motorcycle technology. The EICMA show (also known as the Esposizione Internazionale del Cclo, Motociclo, Accessori in the mother tongue) has for decades played a key role in helping define the future of both the pedal and throttle-twisting industries.
And for the last three years specifically, the show promoters have put a focused spotlight on the coming of age for both the e-bike and e-moto markets. The 2018 show was no different, as a growing percentage of floorspace within the five massive pavilions was taken up by electric bikes.
If there’s one thing that makes the EICMA show unique, it’s not only that they have an open-door policy for the public to attend, but, as evidenced by the rampant crowds who flood through the gates, it’s the fervent passion of the Italian enthusiasts that is most evident.
Electric Bike Action was once again fortunate to receive an invitation to attend the show in Milan, Italy, and after three days of plying the aisles, the bikes found on the following pages are those that caught our eye.
A TRIO OF ODD BIRDS
THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS TO GET
ELECTRIC BIKE ACTION