The 10 Best Concept Bikes Of EICMA Past

Husqvarna E-Go
Husqvarna E-Go

Husqvarna E-Go
Another stillborn concept from the formerly-BMW-owned brand. An honest little electric urban runabout that benefited from some clean, simple design. Alas.

BMW Concept 6
BMW Concept 6

BMW Concept 6
The six-cylinder motor in the K1600GT/L is epic, but is housed in a trad tourer, not an exciting performance bike. The Concept 6 was a proposal to fix that, stripping the big bike of most of its bodywork and giving it sporting ergonomics. Despite their immense weight, the 1600s are amazing handlers, so such a bike might actually make sense sometime in the near future.

Aprilia FV2
Aprilia FV2

Aprilia FV2
Launched in 2007, a year before the release of the RSV4, the Galluzzi-designed FV2 previewed that superbike's styling direction. Its seat unit and tank are virtually identical to the production model's.

Husqvarna Mille 3
Husqvarna Mille 3

Husqvarna Mille 3
Man, Husky got zany there for a little bit, huh? By gluing three of its single-cylinder dirt bike motors together, this 930cc monstrosity was supposed to be some sort of drag bike/flat track hybrid. Because that makes sense. I think the whole idea was really just to get us used to the exciting future of big Husqvarna street bikes, which obviously never happened.

Aprilia Mana X
Aprilia Mana X

Aprilia Mana X
Another Galluzzi masterpiece, the Mana X shows how sweet a Mana could look if it was stripped of its dumpy bodywork. The 850 V-twin, CVT transmission and steel trellis frame hold much promise — you'd ride this bike around town, wouldn't you?

What motorcycle concepts do you hope to see at EICMA 2013, next week?

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