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The stage is being set for the most important motorcycle exposition of the year, the EICMA show in Milan, Italy. EICMA is so large and so important that we're making the trek to the Continent to give it our full coverage, including video updates from the media-only days, November 5 and 6.

The show will feature unveilings from nearly every motorcycle manufacturer on the planet, and speculation is rife on what we'll be seeing. Some OEMs, like Yamaha, are releasing teasers in advance of the show, but most are being tight lipped about their new product. But that doesn't mean we haven't received hints of what might be on offer, and spy photographers have helped fill in some blanks.

So, for now, here's our advance look at the top 10 motorcycles we'll be seeing next week. Be sure to stay tuned to Motorcycle.com to find out the latest info as it bursts from EICMA.

More: Top 10 New Motorcycles To Watch For At EICMA on Motorcycle.com
 

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I'm really liking the line up of bikes to be released this year at EICMA.

To save you guys some time, here's the Scrambler part of the article, great info below:

A cast aluminum rear wheel and a front spoke wheel, beefy, inverted fork tubes, a steel trellis frame, an aluminum swingarm and an under-engine exhaust; this spy photo of Ducati’s forthcoming Scrambler model leaves a lot of questions unanswered. Is it an underperforming throwback to Ducati’s Scrambler models from the ’60s or will it be a modern-day iteration with contemporary performance?

The engine is certainly of the air-cooled variety, but whether its displacement is 803cc or 1078cc remains to be revealed. The first half of the exhaust plumbing certainly resembles that of the 1100EVO Monster. Then there’s that modern, sharp, Streetfighter-ish headlight and not a more traditionally round light. The fuel tank appears appropriately narrow, joining to a one-piece rider/passenger seat. Chromed handlebars seem to have a steep rise, reminiscent of the original model.

But what we’ll see at EICMA is anybody’s guess because, unlike a lot of spy photos of unconfirmed, camouflaged models, Ducati went to lengths to keep us guessing until the company’s ready for the Scrambler to break cover. We can only hope that Ducati is able to equally blend is heritage into a modern Scrambler model while keeping the price reasonable to compete with the likes of Triumph’s Scrambler and Thruxton models that both retail for $9099 in 2014.
 

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yea the spy shots are unconfirmed. We are just guessing really.

we could see something completely different at EICMA.
Yeah it still is a good guess, not much else these spied models could be. I think what Ducati is trying to do it throw people off with things like the lower mounted exhaust.
 

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The bike that stands out the most to me is the Honda CTX1300. It is really long! And apparently the focus is on comfort. I wouldn't buy it because it doesn't look "cool" enough for me, but it is outside the box.

 

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The bike that stands out the most to me is the Honda CTX1300. It is really long! And apparently the focus is on comfort. I wouldn't buy it because it doesn't look "cool" enough for me, but it is outside the box.

I wouldn't buy it either, way beyond my needs but for someone looking for a very practical go anywhere do anything bike, this is it!
 

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Handling might be worse than a lot of other motorcycles but it is still a lot better than a car. I feel like this bike has to be thought of more as a vehicle than a bike. Looks great for people who want to travel long distances, whether that is commuting to work each day or going on a road trip across the country.

Definitely not in the same area as the Scrambler though. This Honda looks like it takes comfort very seriously while I think the Scrambler will sacrifice comfort for style.
 

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Handling might be worse than a lot of other motorcycles but it is still a lot better than a car. I feel like this bike has to be thought of more as a vehicle than a bike. Looks great for people who want to travel long distances, whether that is commuting to work each day or going on a road trip across the country.

Definitely not in the same area as the Scrambler though. This Honda looks like it takes comfort very seriously while I think the Scrambler will sacrifice comfort for style.
its still a motorcycle. just a bigger one.

definitely doesn't replace a car for convenience.
 

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It can't replace a car but at least this makes as a nice practical bike, more practical than a lot of other bikes. This is the official road trip bike.
 

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only way a bike can come close to replacing a car is if you live in the south and get warm weather year round, most of us need a car and bike.
 
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