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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.

Hit the jump for more information on the KTM 300 EXC Six Days.

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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.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Aprilia RX 125.

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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.

Hit the jump for more information on the KTM 350 EXC-F Six Days.

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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.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 KTM 450 EXC Six Days.

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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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The first BMW G450X modified by Speedbrain was carefully tweaked to be ready to conquer the dunes of the 2011 Rally Dakar race. Fortunately, Speedbrain didn’t stop there and started to work on a new BMW based rally bike, namely the Husqvarna TE449.

The new Husqvarna TE449 by Speedbrain is a race ready motorcycle packed with state of the art technologies designed to improve its handling, stability and maneuverability on difficult terrains.

Naturally, the center piece of the bike is a modified 350 cc engine which received a few key upgrades to be able to withstand the punishment of the 2013 Rally Dakar. The bike is also fitted with a series of modern electronics including numerous navigational and safety components.

To improve the rider comfort and freedom of movement, Speedbrain integrated the two-part central/rear tank in the bike. The company’s engineers have also spent a lot of time to find solutions for keeping the bike’s weight low. Thereby the Husqvarna TE449 RR by Speedbrain comes with aerodynamically optimized Carbon Kevlar fairing and a special rear part.

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Husqvarna showed its new 2013 Baja concept at the 2012 EICMA Motor Show. The new concept combines the old school design of the 70’s bikes with modern technologies and offers ground breaking off road performance.

In its off road adventures, the 2013 Husqvarna Concept BAJA is helped by a strong steel frame with an upside down fork and a rear central spring strut on a lever system, hinged to the dual swingarm. The bike is perfectly suited for off road riding and comes with a high ground clearance and a pair of 19 inch front and 17 inch rear wheels.

The 2013 Husqvarna Concept BAJA is kept in check by a set of front and rear Brembo hydraulic brakes and is propelled by a liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine which sends power to the rear wheel by means of a 5-speed gearbox.


Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Husqvarna Concept BAJA.

In building the KTM 690 SMC R , KTM adhered to one motto: "what isn’t there doesn’t weigh anything either."

It sounds a lot simpler than it looks, but KTM did a fantastic job following this saying with the 690 SMC R while fitting it with a new 690cc LC4 single-cylinder engine, an improved chassis, and world-class Supermoto ergonomics. Really, everything you’d want in an enduro bike is part of the entire 690 SMC R package.

The new 690 SMC R is an unrivaled Supermoto for the most demanding requirements, which leaves all others in its wake. It is suitable for racing or everyday use, features a potent design, and is state-of-the-art.

Talking about its ergonomics, the 690 SMC R comes with a self-supporting rear fender/fuel tank unit that’s made from robust plastic bears with a new, equally comfortable and low seat. The redesigned tank fairings and the ideally angled, wide aluminum handlebars form a perfect arrangement, allowing for simpler controlling and navigation on any kind of road surface.

Then there’s the bike’s state-of-the-art, water-cooled LC4 single-cylinder engine that delivers an impressive 66 horsepower, combining powerful acceleration from the lowest rpms with an outstanding free-revving nature and refined engine running. The bike’s electronic engine management system features fuel injection that offers the rider the choice between three different mappings for influencing the engine characteristics. Likewise, the "electronic power throttle" ensures that the throttle commands from the rider are translated electronically into the optimum throttle valve opening at all times, giving rise to tremendously progressive power development that very few bikes in its segment can compete with.

Find out more about the KTM 690 SMC R after the jump.

"Ready to race" in its purest form, the KTM 450 SMR provides perfect technology for the racetrack, one that riders will come to enjoy for all of its awesome benefits.

For the 2012 model, the 450 SMR is equipped with the very finest components that money can buy, including a new chassis with high-quality WP suspension components and high-tech brakes and a renowned powerhouse of the 450 SX-F engine that has turned the 450 SMR into an invincible weapon in every Supermoto race.

We shouldn’t expect anything less, either considering the bike has been built with a huge amount of innovative technology, clearly setting the standard in production Supermotos. Headlining the bike’s list of impressive features is a 450cc DOHC engine that comes mated to a 5-speed transmission that has been specially designed for Supermoto and an APTC anti-hopping clutch. This provides everything you need as standard for landing on the very top of the podium.

The APTC anti-hopping clutch on the 450 SMR precisely prevents the rear wheel from chattering, therefore improving control when drifting into curves. This design also significantly reduces the hand strength required to operate the hydraulic clutch. The Magura hydraulic system is completely maintenance-free and guarantees precise application with the minimum of effort.

Lastly, you’re going to get a real good treat with the KTM 450 Supermoto R and the fact that it has been integrated with an extremely lightweight titanium exhaust header and the innovative "Header Pipe Resonator System“ (HPRS), in conjunction with the new silencer, guaranteeing even greater performance at further reduced noise levels.

Find out more about the KTM 450 SMR after the jump.


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