The second edition of Salón Moto, the most important exhibition of the motorcycle sector, started with everything in La Rural. From yesterday until Saturday, May 27, those who visit it will be able to see more than 100 new models between advances and launches, as well as a very varied range of products that little by little opens up electromobility.
In total there are more than 200 brands participating in the sample, divided between local manufacturers, importers and companies specializing in helmets, clothing, accessories and auto parts. The offer is wide and for all tastes, because it also offers live shows and conferences with different themes.
Salón Moto is a must for motorcycle lovers during this long weekend. It is worth remembering that it is the first time since the 2017 Motor Show that the traditional Buenos Aires property hosts an event related to iron.
Ducati Multistrada V2. It will be the second model that the Italian brand will produce in Córdoba.
Originally, this exhibition organized by the Chamber of Motorcycle Manufacturers (CAFAM) and Messe Frankfurt Argentina was going to take place between October 27 and 30, 2022. However, it had to be postponed due to the obstacles to importation that made it difficult for the vehicles and parts necessary to carry it out normally.
Announcements, news and previews
In addition to the scoops and new launches, several brands took advantage of the press day to announce new investments and anticipate future models of national origin.
Ducati, a brand of the Volkswagen group, announced that it will begin assembling the Multistrada V2 at its Industrial Center in Córdoba, becoming the second national model behind the Scrambler (it began to be manufactured at the end of 2022).
This multipurpose model is an evolution of the Multistrada 950 equipped with the Testastretta engine of 937 cc and 113 hp of power, which is also presented in an S version, with additional equipment.
Along with the Multistrada V2 is also exhibited the Multistrada V4, one of the next novelties for the local market.
In addition to its novelties, Suzuki offers to play aboard a GSX-R, emblematic Superbike model.
The Japanese Suzuki, represented in the country since 2020 by the La Emilia group, wants to return to the center of the scene in the short and medium term with a strategic plan based on two pillars: the development of its range of models and its dealer network, for which it will invest 2,000 million pesos in 3 years.
The brand plans to expand its sales network with the opening of 10 new dealerships, of which the first two will be inaugurated in the second half of 2023.
Likewise, the company announced that it will begin assembling the Dual-Sport DR650 model at its plant in San Nicolás, province of Buenos Aires.
The new models that will be presented in 2023 are the following: 125 R (this month), DR 650 (August), GSX R1000R (June) and Gixxer 150 (December).
Honda introduces the CB300F Twister.
Honda, leader in sales and largest producer of motorcycles in the country, presents the CB300F Twister, the new model that strengthens the national portfolio and incorporates new safety elements such as traction control (unique in the segment) and dual-channel ABS brakes.
In its space of 600m2 (the largest in the show) the Japanese brand exhibits its entire portfolio; from the Wave 110S and its traditional XR line to the CRF1100AL Africa Twin and the imposing CBR1000RR-R and CRF250R of the official teams of Gregorio Racing (SBK PRO) and Freytes Motorsports (MX 2 A) of Honda YPF Racing.
While for fans of classic motorcycles, three iconic products from the '80s and '90s are included: the CBX 1047, the XL500S and the CUB EZ90.
In the stand there is a space designed by its road safety department that seeks to raise awareness about safe driving and the responsible use of protection elements. Among all those who participate in the activity (May 25, 26 and 27) a Honda Wave 110S will be raffled off.
Kawasaki is one of the brands with the most launches. From the national KLR 650 to the KX250 and KX450.
Continuing with the Japanese, Kawasaki exhibits a wide line up among which stands out the multipurpose KLR 650, produced in Venado Tuerto (Santa Fe); model that was added to the portfolio of the brand in Argentina thanks to the launch of an expansion and investment project of more than 18 million dollars that also allowed the local production of the Versys 300, Ninja 400 and Z400.
Other must-sees of the Kawa space are the Z650 and Z900, also locally manufactured; the KLX 300, KLX 300R (on-off road); as well as the new line of motocross in which the KX250 and KX450 models excel.
Zanella anticipates three electric models that it will be launching in 2023. One of them will be the final version of the ZE6 prototype (photo).
For its part, Zanella, a leading actor in the national industry, presents as an avant premiere its new line of electric motorcycles that will be launched in the country during 2023.
The Argentine brand is also launching the Patagonia 250ST (Street Sport segment), the RZ250 MT (Adventure), the ZB1 and ZB3 (Urban) and Exclusive X while exhibiting the concept RZ 200, RZ 300, RZ 400, RZ 400 GT and RZ x 400.
In addition, iconic models and four special edition units "World Champions", resulting from the agreement with the AFA, are exhibited. Therefore, every day between 17 and 19 hs the 3 World Cups that has consecrated the country will be exposed.
Royal Enfield presents its new urban line HNTR 350.
Royal Enfield, belonging to the SIMPA S.A. Group, exhibits two unique motorcycles in South America of the Twin 650 series (a Continental and an Interceptor) manufactured especially for the 120 years of the brand.
At the same time, it presents the launch of the HNTR 350, a medium-displacement urban motorcycle designed for a new and younger audience.
In its space of 250m2 you can also see other models such as: Interceptor 650, Continental GT650, Himalayan BS6, Meteor 350, Classic 350 and SCRAM 411.
CFMOTO 700MT is the only global launch model of the show.
Another brand that stands out is the Chinese CFMOTO, which is presenting the 700MT worldwide, a new example of its Touring line. It also exhibits some of the eight new models that it will launch during 2023, while it has already advanced another 10 novelties for 2024, including electric wheels.
In Salón Moto there are also new electric offers. Firstly, with the landing of Teknial (represented by La Emilia group), the brand specialized in the development of motorcycles and electric bicycles that is presenting a wide line up of products.
Corven, meanwhile, exhibits the Mode 1, Mode S2 and Mode S3 prototypes; Nuuv adds a new model to its electric range; Gilera shows the EGII scooter as a preview; Okinoi breaks the market with three new Enduro models; while Sunra is present with all its zero emissions line up.
Teknial, the new brand of motorcycles and electric bicycles.
In addition to the latest releases and premieres, in Salón Moto there will be live shows, conferences with recognized figures and demonstrations.
One of the highlights will be the "Super Enduro Demo", a show that will take place over three days (from May 25 to 27) on the central track of La Rural in which outstanding pilots of this discipline will travel a specially designed circuit.
On the other hand, "Evolution MotoGP" will be one of the outstanding talks that will take place in the auditorium. It will feature the participation of Martín Urruty and Gustavo Morea, while Alex Márquez (Ducati MotoGP rider) and José Manuel Cazeaux (Aprilia MotoGP Team Principal) will be connected via zoom.
In turn, the conference "Women on motorcycles" will be in charge of Belén Couso, founder of "Mujeres al Mando", community of women motorcyclists and Ailén Fernández, motorcycle pilot and motorcycle mechanic.
RVM introduces the Rally 450.
Date: May 24-27
Place: La Rural de Palermo (Av. Sarmiento 2704, CABA. Pedestrian entrance and parking)
Hours: Wednesday 24 (16 to 22 hs.); Thursday 25 and Friday 26 (13 to 22 hs.); Saturday 27 (12 to 22 hs.).
Tickets: $ 2,500. Children under seven years old and people with an official certificate of disability, free of charge.
How to get there: Bus lines: 12, 15, 29, 34, 37, 39, 41, 55, 57, 59, 60, 64, 67, 68, 93, 95, 108, 111, 118, 128, 152, 160, 161 and 194. Subway: line D (Plaza Italia station); Train: San Martín (Palermo station) and Mitre (Ministro Carranza / February 3).