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In pictures: EICMA’s custom world

This year's EICMA was one of the biggest we have witnessed, and as such it had a lot on offer besides its numerous world premieres. One-off builds, concepts and some peculiar contraptions complemented the Italian show, acting as publicity magnets and occasionally as signs of things to come.

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Moto Guzzi rolls out new V9 cruiser family

Italian motorcycle manufacturer Motto Guzzi introduced two models at EICMA built around a brand new 850cc engine. The V9 Roamer and Bobber represent the evolution of the Nevada 750 – one of the longest running models in Moto Guzzi's contemporary range – and signal a fresh take on the company's trademark air-cooled transverse twin tradition.Read More

Wunderlich adds electric 2WD system and reverse gear to a standard BMW R1200GS

Two-wheel-drive motorcycles have some real advantages, but in the past they've tended to be highly complex systems that require significant re-plumbing of your motorcycle. That's what makes this concept from German Beemer tuners Wunderlich so appealing –using an electric hub motor in the front wheel, it looks like a relatively simple way to add electric 2WD, as well as a handy reverse gear, to a standard BMW R1200GS.Read More

Fusar Mohawk adds camera, comms, route logging and more to existing helmets

Touted by its creators as the most advanced helmet-mounted accessory ever, the Fusar Mohawk is designed to make any helmet smarter, safer and more social. With the inclusion of a 12-MP camera, accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS, as well as a PTT coms system and connected mobile apps, the unit is intended to replace a host of helmet-mountable devices.Read More

Benelli Tornado Naked T: Italy gets its own monkeybike

Italian brand Benelli had a wee surprise up its sleeve at EICMA 2015: a European-designed, Chinese built monkeybike with its sights set squarely on Honda's giggle-machine Grom. With a choice of 125 or 135cc single cylinder air cooled engines, the Tornado Naked T looks every bit as silly, and every bit as much fun.Read More

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