July 7 2014.

Ricardo has announced that it will host a high-level technical summit, addressing key themes in the areas of market drivers, and future powertrain and vehicle technologies to coincide with the start of the EICMA show.

The conference will take place on Monday November 3rd – the day before the EICMA show begins – at Milan’s famous Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci. Technical presentations focusing on the very latest exciting developments in two-wheeler technology will be provided by a range of leading motorcycle and component manufacturers, including BMW Motorrad, Robert Bosch, Ducati, Exnovo, KTM, and Piaggio as well as by Ricardo and prestigious academic institutions. Guest of honour at the event will be three times world 500cc champion, race team owner and manager, Kenny Roberts senior.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to host our inaugural Ricardo Motorcycle Conference in Milan at the start of the EICMA show,” said Ricardo head of motorcycle engineering Paul Etheridge. “The clear focus of this one-day event will be upon development. We want to talk about challenges, directions and trends for the two-wheeler industry globally. In doing so our aim is to share knowledge, perspectives and experiences of the latest innovations aimed at improving motorcycle performance, safety, fuel economy and emissions, and improving the value delivered to customers. Many of the most senior figures in the global motorcycle and two-wheeler industries will already be planning to travel to Milan for the show, and our conference will provide an ideal and highly complementary programme of technology and business insights, as well as providing an exceptional opportunity for informed, topical discussions and networking.”

The Ricardo Motorcycle Conference is being organized by the company’s motorcycle centre of excellence, based at the company’s Schwäbisch Gmünd Technical Centre in Southern Germany. Staffed by experienced two-wheel specialists, this team leads Ricardo powertrain and vehicle engineering programmes for a range of leading motorcycle and scooter sector clients on a world-wide basis.

Further details of the technical programme and delegate registration conference to be held in Milan on November 3rd can be found at: www.motorcycleconference.com