MILAN IN BRIEF
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.
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 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 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.