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EICMA Customs | The Cycle Source Magazine World Report
Article and Photos by Marilyn Stemp Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine As early as the 1860's, primitive two-wheeled vehicles were being developed in France, England, Germany and the U.S. But no matter where the modern motorcycle traces its pedigree, the EICMA show in Milan, Italy last November proves that European riders connect to biking with a fierce enthusiasm seldom seen here in the States. EICMA is the massive trade and consumer show that's considered the world's largest dedicated motorcycle event. Over six days (two trade & press and four public), manufacturers intro new models, custom builders reveal stunning projects, and more than 600,000 riders crush in to see it all. Yes, it's a mob scene. For the 73rd edition of EICMA, exhibitors filled six huge halls at Milano-Rho trade fair with every OEM's latest models, tons of gear and helmets, and aftermarket and performance parts. Outside at the 85,000 square foot MotoLive arena and village,