EICMA 2021 - Fair in Milan (Italy)
The industry remembers times when the EICMA was a worldwide institution for innovations in the two-wheeler industry. Often two days were not enough to cover all brands, all halls and stands with their news. The date in November was always fixed annually for all - for visitors as well as for exhibitors - no one would have thought at that time only rudimentarily that it could be different. Unfortunately times have changed. The EICMA has become more manageable but despite all the adversities, many greats from the scooter and motorcycle industry were at EICMA 2021. News were presented creatively and lovingly on their booths - and what we scooter riders can look forward to in 2022, we explain to you in the following report.
This year, the PIAGGIO Group was unusually restrained in its presentation of new products. The otherwise so creative color department of the Italians had unfortunately no noteworthy innovations to present for the coming season. It looks different with the vehicles. The PIAGGIO 1 as well as the Vespa Electrica Red attracted attention. Both are electric scooters that should finally bring the breakthrough in this sector. Vespa is making a special statement in the worldwide Corona pandemic, especially with the Electrica Red. The company donates 100 USD per vehicle sold to the Global Fund and thus tries to support those who have been hit hardest by the pandemic.
Andrea Malossi and his development team have been incredibly busy over the past few months, presenting new products for all sectors. Particularly noticeable was the focus on electronic components which is a logical consequence of the changing technology. Injection modules, Lambda emulators, tuning CDI's, traction control - a lot of news in this area for Vespa GTS, T-Max and Co. - and this despite the lack of electrical components which are currently very difficult to get worldwide.
Balm for the soul is for Andrea Malossi always the development of Vespa parts. Here, the technology is still simple according to his statement, but this does not mean that the passionate Vespa rider does not put his best know-how into the development. With the release of a complete Vespa PX transmission Malossi again sets a milestone in terms of durability. Andrea explained the complicated manufacturing process - but only two words stuck with us - durability and high performance engine. Best conditions for Vespa riders, soon available from us in the MALOSSI Brandshop: https://www.sip-scootershop.com/brand/MALOSSI
The Italians from Alzano, north of Bergamo, have been dealing with e-bikes and e-bike tuning for a long time. Even before the development of new engines Polini has not backed down in the past. The latest development is the Polini EP3+ engine. 90 Newton meters peak and a weight of 3 kg are a clear signal to the current market-leading e-bike engine manufacturers! Also for Modern Vespa riders there was something in the news. Like Malossi, Polini has introduced many electronic components. To be emphasized are here the injection module for Euro 5 GTS models as well as a ECM for the 50ccm Iget engines.
For the Smallframe fraction there was to marvel at Polini an own reinforced clutch cover as well as an own brake anchor plate. Click here for all POLINI products in our store.
Pinasco has probably set one of the biggest highlights at this show for Vespa with a 206cc cylinder for PX 125/150 engines. The cylinder kit comes without cylinder base and has overflow / exhaust that gave us goosebumps. We are looking forward to the first tests and have already registered for this.
Soon available in the PINASCO Brand Store.