EICMA is what the Italians call it but most know it as the Milan Motorcycle Show. It's so big one could spend a couple of days trying to take it all in. This years "fair" was marked by plenty of big new bike introductions (here's the link for the shots from Monday night's huge kickoff Ducati press conference http://photos.ducati.net/Ducati-Events/EICMA-2009-Milan-Motorcycle/10266553_LzjSb
and a couple of big manufacturers who didn't attend because of the economy. Given that a medium size booth here can cost a whole bunch of euros I suppose the bigger surprise is that this years fair doesn't seem smaller at all. The first two days are for press and foreign trade visitors and there were plenty of them as well. Join us for a look at what lots of people travel half way around the world to see.......
Photos and captions by Vicki Smith
That's the Pierobon custom bike. Built to customers specs it's a really nice effort
Not just bikes and safety gear, displays include bike wash machines and bike lifts and anything else you can imagine