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EICMA 2020 may go ahead without KTM and BMW!

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  • EICMA 2020 may go ahead without KTM and BMW!

    There is no doubt that EICMA is perhaps the most important motorcycle shows in the motorcycling world. But recently, KTM and BMW announced that they will not be attending EICMA 2020 Motorcycle Show due to the COVID-19 pandemic.




    EICMA Motorcycle Show is held in Milan every year and it serves as the venue for numerous world premieres for various manufacturers and an important trade show for businesses and suppliers. But with the current predicament that the world finds itself in, this chances of this year's edition going on just like it always did already seemed bleak.


    With major manufacturers like BMW and KTM pulling out of EICMA 2020, things seemed even bleaker. But the governing authorities of the motorcycle show have stated that there are no plans to rearrange the show and it will take place in November 2020 as it was supposed to.


    Both KTM and BMW have withdrawn citing a commitment towards safety as their reasons. While this is surely a big blow, the bigger problem is that their decision might set a precedent that other manufacturers may follow.


    As we said, the COVID-19 pandemic was sure to have cast a shadow of uncertainty on EICMA, whether we have some semblance of normalcy by November or not. But with 2 major manufacturers pulling out and then the chances of a few more doing the same thing, it is sure to put EICMA in a difficult situation.


    We are yet to see what happens but for now, EICMA remains committed to sticking to its November 5 – 8 date for 2020 regardless of the thinner manufacturer involvement. But they have stated that they are monitoring the situation closely.


    Speaking to Italian media, EICMA councillor and president of ANCMA and of the Italian General Industrial Confederation (Confindustria) Paolo Magri said: “These are complex times in constant evolution that require cohesion and we need to pay attention to what the wishes of the two-wheel industry and its suppliers are. For that reason, we are already discussing with the biggest national and international manufacturers in order to evaluate every possible solution in regards to our event, taking health crisis's evolution into consideration."


    Nagri also contests BMW and KTM’s decision is a premature one seven months before the event was due to take place, but while the latter suggests it would return if the event was moved back to 2021, he says there are no plans to reschedule EICMA.


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    Re: EICMA 2020 may go ahead without KTM and BMW!

    From how the situation is, KTM and BMW decision isn't premature. Rather it's wise, given how we should be avoiding gatherings and travel for an year atleast. And companies that don't care about their people, may go ahead.

    Also, R&D and prototyping have been delayed by Covid 19.

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      Re: EICMA 2020 may go ahead without KTM and BMW!

      Originally posted by Zapps View Post
      From how the situation is, KTM and BMW decision isn't premature. Rather it's wise, given how we should be avoiding gatherings and travel for an year atleast. And companies that don't care about their people, may go ahead.

      Also, R&D and prototyping have been delayed by Covid 19.
      I would second this opinion. And strongly so.
      We're facing a virus pandemic which has destroyed the spirit of nations like Italy. We're seeing world leaders crying on camera, this says enough.
      A virus whose symptoms aren't even apparent, nobody even knows if they're infected, and it has potential to destruction of almost every human being.


      It about time they used their 3D designing/ photography skills, and journalists used their 50 mbps to 1 gbps fiber connections to have an exhibition online.
      There's huge risk gong offline right now, or November.
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        Re: EICMA 2020 may go ahead without KTM and BMW!

        In addition to KTM and BMW, I guess some more manufacturers will be opting out!
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