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The 2013 Honda CRF250X delivers a tasty balance of light weight, low fuel consumption and agile handling. Apart from the fact that is one of the lightest bikes in its class, the motorcycle is also pretty compact and is powered by a capable four stroke engine.

The 249cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder unit is paired with a wide ratio five speed transmission which helps you change gears effortless. The engine is brought to life by a push-button electric starter which is ready to offer a sharp response at any time.

The engine breaths through dual radiators which feature a refined core area for improved heat dissipation compared with conventional dual-radiator designs.

In terms of suspensions the motorcycle rides on a front 47mm inverted Showa cartridge fork with 16-position rebound- and 16-position compression-damping adjustability and a rear pro-Link Showa single shock with spring-preload, 17-position rebound-damping adjustability, and compression damping adjustment.

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If you are searching for a capable dirt bike you should take a closer look at the Honda CRF450X. Its tough character is combined with Honda’s famous reliability and you also get a capable 449cc, Unicam, liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine paired with a five speed gear box.

For adequate performances, the Honda CRF450X is equipped with dual radiators which feature a refined core area for improved heat dissipation.

The bike rides on a pair of rugged wheels (18-inch rear and 21 inch front) which are combined with a set of capable suspension that help you deal with any type of terrain with ease. The front wheel is kept in check by a 47mm inverted Showa cartridge fork with 16-position rebound and 16-position compression-damping adjustability, while the rear one features a Pro-Link Showa single shock with adjustable spring-preload, 17-position rebound-damping adjustability, and compression-damping adjustment.

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The SXV was born from Aprilia’s experience in motorcycle competitions. During its long life, the SXV has received many upgrades which help it remain among the top dogs from in its segment.

The motorcycle is powered by the modern 45.2 77° V twin engine which is one of the most compact units in its class. The engine has a maximum speed of 12,500 rpm (450 motard) and is paired with a five speed gearbox.

This strong engine is combined with similarly strong brakes. Thereby, the SXV features FTE calipers and lightweight wave discs (320 mm at the front) for maximum braking control even under the most challenging conditions. The 240 mm rear disc is braked by a single piston caliper for a perfect combination of power and control.

Other highlights include the mixed trellis and aluminum frame, a strong swingarm and the central exhaust system with twinned silencers under the rear mudguard.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Aprilia SXV 4.5 - 5.5.

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The Aprilia RXV has a pronounced race DNA under its skin and is fitted with many technologies developed using the company’s experience in the Enduro World Championship. Aprilia says that “everything about the RXV is dedicated to winning races.”

For the starters, the motorcycle comes with a sporty exterior design, the sharp lines and the aggressive frame. You’ll also like the mixed steel trellis frame, fixed air ducts and sculpted swingarm. Not to mention about the tail and rear side panels which are totally different in styling from traditional off-road designs.

Power comes from a 77° V twin four stroke, liquid cooled, engine which is combined with a five speed gearbox and a 7.8 liters fuel tank. The speed is kept in check by a front 270 mm floating disc in stainless steel with aluminum flange and a rear 240 mm stainless steel disc with floating caliper.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Aprilia RXV 4.5 - 5.5.

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The KTM 300 EXC Six Days was especially designed to compete in the "International Six Days Enduro". This competition is a tough test as it means that the bike needs to withstand the punishment of off-road track for six days in a raw covering over a thousand kilometers. A whole package of high-quality special options makes the 300 EXC fit for this ruthless contest, in which more than half the starters bank on KTM every year.

One of the most important features of the 300 EXC is the latest WP upside-down fork which comes with wider adjustment ranges and a new setting. The sensitive responsiveness and outstanding damping of the open-cartridge fork with 48 mm (1.89 in) outer tubes are a perfect complement for the 300 EXC’s playful handling and precision.

Other modifications include the new wheels with CNC-machined hubs, new black-anodised rims from Giant, black zinc/nickel-coated spokes and ultra-light aluminum nipples.

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The latest off roaders developed by Aprilia are the SX 125 and RX 125. Both bikes are based on the sporty style of the SXV and RXV motorcycles which managed to conquer a lot of hearts due to their tasty design and capable engines.

The Aprilia RX 125 is aimed at young riders who want to learn the secrets of motorcycles. The company says that both the SX and RX are built to deliver total rider satisfaction are fitted with a series of modern technologies which offer fist class performance and handling.

The motorcycles sit on relatively big 17 inch wheels shod in sport tyres. The swheels are fitted with front 260 mm disc and two-piston floating caliper and a rear 220 mm disc and grabbed by floating piston.

The suspension consists of a front 40 mm upside down telescopic fork which offers a wheel travel of 260 mm and a rear long steel swingarm that delivers maximum traction and a rear wheel travel of 270 mm.

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The 350 EXC-F was unleashed and is ready to race in the famous enduro competition the "International Six Days Enduro". This competition is a tough test for both the bike and its rider as is translated in thousands off road kilometers and over 40 hours spent in the saddle.

Needles to say, that both the rider and bike need a very tough character to be able to finish this race successfully. Thereby, KTM’s technicians gave their best to arm the 350 EXC-F Six Days with all it needs to be able to endure harsh riding conditions.

To help it stand out from the crowd, the 350 EXC-F Six Days received an orange powder-coated frame and a newly developed clutch with a robust steel cage and transmission-friendly back-damping. The bike also features a hydraulic actuation mechanism from Brembo which facilitates sensitive modulation of the clutch.

Power comes from a rugged 350cc engine paired with a specially tuned six-gear transmission.

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KTM presented its pumped up 2012 450 EXC model destined to compete in the world’s largest enduro competition, the "International Six Days Enduro". This competition is one of the toughest you’ll ever find and covers thousands of kilometers of unbeaten tracks.

For the starters the 450 EXC Six Days comes with a catchy orange powder-coated frame and a newly developed clutch, with a robust steel cage and transmission-friendly back-damping. Additionally the hydraulic actuation mechanism from Brembo facilitates sensitive modulation of the clutch.

The motorcycle is also fitted with an improved silencer featuring a special Six Days coating which not only offers greater volume and a new design, but it also reduces noise levels to the stricter standards of the future. Power comes from a 449 cc engine which has enough grunt to deal with any type of terrain with poise.

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The Aprilia SX 125 draws inspiration from the innovative SXV and RXV models. The motorcycle was especially designed for the young riders who search for a rugged bike which is ready to cope with both city and off-road riding.

The SX 125 sits on 17 inch wheels shod in sport tires and is built on a strong frame. Power comes from a single cylinder unit developed using Aprilia’s experience in motorcycle racing. One of the unique features of the engine is its cylinder which is made of nickel silicon carbide (Nikasil) liner. Lubrication is provided by a separate mixer system.

The stopping power is handled by a front 260 mm disc and a two-piston floating caliper and a rear 220 mm disc combined with another floating piston.

On the other hand, the suspension includes a 40 mm upside down telescopic fork and a rear long steel swingarm.

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Bimota showcased its 2013 lineup at the EICMA Motor Show which consists of 19 models. However, most of the bikes remained unchanged and are basically the same models presented in 2011.

Fortunately, the company has also come with a fresh model. To be honest it’s not 100% fresh as is technically a modified version of the 2011 Bimota DB10 B-Motorad.

The DBx is a rugged dual sport bike fitted with Öhlins TTX forks and four-way adjustable shock, Brembo monoblocs (2 x 300mm discs up front, 200mm in the back) and a lot of carbon fiber. Weighting only 385 lbs and powered by a 95 hp engine the new DBx is the lightest and most powerful bike in its class. With 19 inch front and 17 inch (18 inch optional ) rear wheels wrapped in Pirelli tires the Bimota DBx seems ready to conquer any terrain with poise.

Unfortunately, the new bike is only a concept developed to see test the public’s response. Judging by the way it looks and its sporty specs, the new bike could have a pretty bright future and we sincerely hope that Bimota will decide to launch it into production.


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