Motor Bike Expo 2020 has crossed the final milestone with the pavilions full of visitors and with the outdoor areas still vibrant for the show and the emotions they offered.
Despite the rain on Saturday morning, the great success of attendance recorded in 2019 is confirmed (170000 visitors), a result that rewards the formula designed for fans: series production, custom universe, racing world, tourism on two wheels, motorcycle driving schools, meetings between students and companies and outdoor shows, all within a perfectly balanced framework.
"We are extremely satisfied with the work done, the results prove us right" says Paola Somma, with Francesco Agnoletto creator and organizer of the Salone. “We register the full consent of the exhibitors and operators, while the public took away emotions and enthusiasm. We are also gratified by the supply chain that the event generates for the city and the territory: Verona becomes the world capital of motorcycling for four days and this contributes to its already remarkable reputation ".
"From tomorrow we are already starting to work for the 2021 edition" announces Agnoletto. "Motor Bike Expo is a show that has reached a high level, but which can always be improved and is exactly what we want to do, to offer exhibitors and visitors more captivating content every year, capable of stimulating their curiosity and their interest. We already have a lot of ideas - anticipates Agnoletto - we will put them straight away and then, as has been the case for years, we will begin to travel to "meet" motorcycling in every part of the world and in all its expressions. In September we will decide the direction in which to go: because Motor Bike Expo does not chase fashions, but neither does it intend to create them. However, he always wants to keep up with motorcyclists ”.
Maurizio Danese, president of Veronafiere, declares: “The numbers with which this edition of Motor Bike Expo closed has only confirmed the success of a format capable of combining business and entertainment. The salon is unique in its kind, created by motorcycle and custom enthusiasts for other enthusiasts. Here at the Verona Fair it has found the ideal size to develop and in just over ten years we have managed to double the number of visitors, increase their internationality and bring the opening days from three to four. The team that wins does not change: for this reason we are happy to have renewed the partnership agreement until 2030 with the organizers of the show, Francesco Agnoletto and Paola Somma ".
MARKET NEWS IN PAVILION 4
The brands of accessories, special parts and motorcycle clothing caught the ideal showcase in the Veronese showroom to show fans of naked and cafe racers the news of 2020. A completely new name is Racered, which produces clothing designed for motorcyclists, for motorcyclists. One example is the collection of streetwear-style denim trousers, characterized by the three cardinal points of the Racered design: safety, comfort, style. In particular, the new brand has dedicated several garments from its collection to motorcyclists. Made in Italy continues to be a reference also in components. Barracuda brought the SQ LED and M LED sequential direction indicators, the Skin X and Skin Z bar-end rear-view mirrors and the Micro Tiger Led rear light, approved to very small dimensions, to the MBE. The new products are particularly suitable for customizing motorcycles: the specials MV Agusta and BMW from the Bottega Bastarda workshop were on display right next to the Barracuda stand. Bitubo was another important presence in the area traditionally dedicated to naked and cafe racers. The suspension company brought its new kits specifically designed for high-performance motorcycles to Verona, including the latest generations of Harley-Davidsons, with dedicated black and chrome finishes.
MOTORCYCLE TECHNOLOGY AT PADS. 5, 6 and 7
At the top of the range of intercoms Sena, a brand specialized in the production of communication devices, the 50 Series is positioned, which uses the Bluetooth 5.0 and Mesh 2.0 protocols, capable of allowing connection with an almost unlimited number of other users, within a radius of 800 meters. Among the novelties, the 10C Evo device integrates the communication system with a video camera capable of shooting videos in 4K, with a minimum footprint. Technology lovers also visited the Garmin stand with interest, where all the most successful products of the Zumo range were exhibited. The next news for road tourism and off-road navigation will arrive in 2020. SC-Project, world champion brand in MotoGP and award-winning in the world of racing, is present in Verona with a vast display of its approved exhaust systems. The Milanese company also brought the Paton to Verona which, piloted by Michael Dunlop, won the Tourist Trophy 2019 Lightweight category for the third consecutive time. In Hall 6, the tire brand Anlas presented the new Viento Sport in Verona, which marks its debut in the super sports sector. The Capra X Rally off-road competition tire, mounted on the motorbike of the pilot Franco Picco during the participation in the Africa Eco Race 2020, was also on display. Still on the off-road theme, in the TM Racing stand of Pad. 7 the fans focused on the racing models that they have emerged in competitions at all levels and on the new features of 2020. In particular, the new enduro and supermotard equipped with the innovative 2-stroke single cylinder FI direct injection in the 125, 250 and 300 cc displacements.
ALL THE WINNERS OF THE BIKE SHOW
Sunday is traditionally the day of the Bike Show at the Motor Bike Expo, the opportunity to have the most beautiful specials of the year at a glance. Metzeler began by assigning the Metzeler Award MBE 2020 to the "Maze Labyrinth" streetfighter of the Lazio workshop ED Special, built on a Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special basis. As for the Magazine Awards, assigned by the international digital and paper publications present at MBE. Pipeburn chose Norvin made by Stile Italiano. Iron Trader News and Buffalo Chips awarded Bottega Bastarda's BMW K100. Hillside Classics' 70s psychedelic digger is honored by Bikers Insider's Russian Polina Krasnova. The Long Finger chopper built by Boccin Custom Cycles was the favorite of the Dutch news agency Madness Photography. Another recognition for the "Ad Maiora" by Andrea Radaelli of Radikal Chopper, this time by the German magazine Custombike. The American magazine Easyriders, which celebrated 50 years in Verona, assigned its preference to Hard Nine Choppers' "Blue Godzilla" by Danny Schneider. The Japanese Vibes has chosen a special with a clear oriental taste: it is "The Blizzard", created by Boman Kustom Bike on Harley-Davidson Shovelhead 1200. As per tradition, it was the turn of the monthly LowRide to conclude the rich series of awards on Sunday. Stravince Vallese Garage who, with his One4Three, is first among the Club Styles, wins the category prize for the Baggers and leads Lorenzo DOX Dossena to win the Best Paint award. The other class winners were Boccin Custom Cycles with the "Long Finger" (Chopper category), again the "Ad Maiora" of Radikal Chopper (Freestyle), Asso Special Bike with its V-Rod (Modified) and T4 Motorcycles between i Bobber. The Sporty Award was awarded by the Duecilindri blog to the Sportster RCK Roll Chop. Carboni e Metalli wins in the Scrambler category with the "Lunar". For the Cafe Racers, the Italian style prize of the day is imposed with the NorVin 1140 CR. Finally, Best of Show for BKB's "The Blizzard".