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Du­cati’s Scram­bler suc­cess

In two years, Du­cati’s Scram­bler range has sold a to­tal of 29,246 units. This suc­cess has al­lowed the firm to main­tain its over­all pro­duc­tion vol­ume and year to date they have sold 50,012 bikes in 2016, a small in­crease on their 2015 fig­ures.

To the MAX

Since the orig­i­nal TMAX was launched in 2001, Yamaha have sold a mas­sive 560,000 TMAX fam­ily bikes, of which 230,000 were the larger ca­pac­ity model.

Retro re­vival

Tri­umph’s sales grew 14% in 2016, helped mainly by their retro fam­ily of bikes in­creas­ing their sales vol­ume by 68%! In­ter­est­ingly, the Speed Triple also saw a 67% boost in sales.

Fan­tic pro­to­types

Fan­tic dis­played two pro­to­types at the Mi­lan show, with both mod­els set to en­ter pro­duc­tion in vary­ing ca­pac­i­ties in 2017. The Ca­ballero bikes will come in two styles, a scram­bler and a flat tracker, and will be avail­able in water-cooled sin­gle cylin­der 125, 250 and 500cc ca­pac­ity.

Moto Morini

Moto Morini launched a new ver­sion of their 1200cc V-twin at EICMA. The Cor­saro ZZ is hand­made in Italy at the firm’s fac­tory in Trivolzio and now passes Euro4 emis­sions laws. As well as a restyle, the ZZ fea­tures Brembo brakes with ABS, high level Zard ex­haust pipes, LED lights and a full colour dig­i­tal dash.


Benelli have con­firmed their TRK 502 and Leon­cino mod­els will en­ter pro­duc­tion, hav­ing pre­vi­ously only shown them as pro­to­types. Both bikes are pow­ered by the same 46bhp 500cc liq­uid-cooled par­al­leltwin cylin­der mo­tor, with the TRK styled like an ad­ven­ture bike and the Leon­cino more retro in its out­look.

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