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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.

Hit the jump for more information on the Husqvarna TE449 RR by Speedbrain

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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.


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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.

With electric bikes starting to become en vogue these days, KTM is offering one that provides new off-road motorcycle fun in one small package.

The revolutionary Freeride E is an agile, lightweight, and noise-free, motorcycle that broke the mold in the way enduro riding is being enjoyed these days. The bike is powered by a low-wear, slim, and compact magnet synchronous motor that generates a peak power of 30 horsepower - the electric motor packs 20 horsepower - and 42Nm/31 lb-ft of torque. And the best part of the Freeride E is that you can enjoy it without having to worry about using the clutch or about fuel consumption. All you need is to recharge the motor and you’re ready to go!

With the Freeride E, KTM is setting a new standard in respect to the response, traction, performance, and handling of a motorcycle. From the ground up, KTM spent exhaustive amounts of labor and development because an electric bike is also subject to the same requirements in terms of performance, robustness, and quality as all other motorcycles that leave the factory buildings in Mattighofen, Austria.

When it comes to fresh ideas and thinking ahead of the curve, KTM doesn’t have a peer. The motorcycle maker has developed an electrically driven, emission-free offroad bike that opens up completely new fields of use in urban and suburban areas and generates greater acceptance of offroad sport. All-terrain riding has never been easier!

Find out more about the KTM Freeride E after the jump.

It doesn’t look a whole lot like a bike that can’t take the rigors of motocross riding, but don’t mistake KTM Freeride 350 for a flimsy lightweight; it is far more impressive than it looks.

The new KTM Freeride 350 unites extremely easy handling with a low seat height and outstanding ergonomics, thanks in part to weighing only 99.5 kilos/219 lbs. With its lightweight structure, the Freeride 350 allows the rider to always be completely in control, even on the toughest trails, whether it be rough terrain, narrow single tracks, or wide gravel roads.

In addition, the Freeride 350’s state-of-the-art 350 cm³ DOHC four-stroke engine has proven to be the ideal drive unit for this vehicle concept and scores highly in every situation with controllable, torque-oriented performance characteristics. The engine management system from Keihin with electronic fuel injection and 42 mm throttle body ensures spontaneous, powerful responsiveness and handling, as well as makes a significant contribution to the low fuel consumption. Convenient temperature, altitude compensation, and the electronic cold-start enrichment are state of the art as is the closed-loop lambda control, which comes as a prerequisite for the efficient reduction of exhaust emissions by the two catalytic converters.

Another exceptional feature of the Freeride 350’s engine is set-up is the design of the exhaust system where engineers focused their attention on low noise levels and emissions, as well as very rideable, high-torque engine characteristics. The exhaust gases are fed through a central header pipe underneath the engine, protected by the frame and a sturdy under-run plate, to the two aluminum silencers. Each of these is equipped with a catalytic converter, effectively reducing both emissions and riding noise to an environmentally friendly level.

Find out more about the KTM Freeride 350 after the jump.

Just when you thought that an all-around enduro bike has become the stuff of myths, the KTM 690 Enduro R comes around to shatter that notion.

In all its pristine glory, the 690 Enduro R comes with a new look, a more powerful engine, and an improved chassis, creating a bike that provides outstanding offroad qualities with unbeatable all-round ability.

Ergonomically speaking, the 690 Enduro R is a well-built machine, complete with redesigned tank fairings that are augmented by an equally comfortable and a new, low seat. The perfect arrangement is also enhanced by the ideally angled, wide aluminum handlebars, which make controlling the new 690 Enduro R even simpler.

Then there’s the engine, which, to put it simply, is beastly. Thanks to a larger 690cc displacement, the 690 Enduro R’s state-of-the-art, water-cooled LC4 single-cylinder engine now delivers an even more powerful output of 65 horsepower, all while combining increased acceleration with an outstanding free-revving nature and refined engine running. The Enduro R also has an electronic engine management system that features fuel injection, offering the rider a choice between three different mappings for influencing the engine characteristics. The "electronic power throttle" ensures that the throttle commands from the rider are translated electronically into the optimum throttle valve opening at all times, which gives rise to tremendously progressive power development.

Finally, there’s the bike’s handling characteristics. Despite possessing a thoroughbred offroad chassis, the 690 Enduro R travels among the curve-bandits on the road, thanks to a lightweight tubular space frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel and the high-quality die-cast swingarm - both of them extremely torsion-resistant.

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

The International Six Days Enduro is considered the world’s largest enduro competition and when you’re gearing up for a race that involves over a thousand off road kilometers, you’re going to need the best equipment in the market to go to battle with.

For KTM , the list of bikes that fit this bill runs long, but one of them is the 250 EXC-F Six Days.

In terms of design, the 250 EXC-F Six Days has new bodywork that features a very slim seat and spoiler lines, plus excellent contact points, making for an ideally ergonomic ride. It can take the rigors of enduro racing without even skipping a beat, thus making handling even simpler and more precise. Practically unbeatable in terms of weight and stability, the new wheels have CNC-machined hubs, new black-anodized rims from Giant, and black zinc/nickel-coated spokes. They reduce the unsprung and gyroscopic masses, hence boosting the playful handling of the 250 EXC-F Six Days.

As for the engine, the 250 EXC-F Six Days’ compact, state-of-the-art four-stroke engine excels with a redesigned cylinder head, an extremely wide usable rev range, and now with even better performance. Likewise, a state-of-the-art engine management system with electronic injection, a more powerful generator, and a redesigned electric starter makes the 250 EXC-F Six Days a true contender in the ever-competitive world of enduro racing.

If handling is your thing, you’ll be pleased to know that the 250 EXC-F Six Days comes equipped with the latest WP upside-down fork 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 250 EXC-F’s playful handling and precision.

Find out more about the KTM 250 EXC-F Six Days after the jump.

If at any point you begin to wonder how your enduro bikes are letting you down, maybe it’s time to find a suitable replacement for it. Maybe a replacement that not only is a significant upgrade, but is also considered one of the best in the market.

In the world of 250cc enduro bikes, the KTM EXC Six Days has the pedigree and wherewithal to be a talked-about bike many years from now. The name "Six Days" attached to it is an ode to the world’s largest enduro competition, the "International Six Days Enduro."

Six days in succession, over a thousand offroad kilometers, and 40 hours in the saddle is as grueling a test as there is, not only for the rider but for the bike as well. Fortunately, the 250 EXC Six Days offers a whole package of special high-quality options that makes it fit for the ruthless competition.

The 250 EXC is equipped with the latest WP upside-down fork 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 250 EXC’s playful handling and precision.

Practically unbeatable in terms of weight and stability, the 250 EXC also comes with new wheels that carry CNC-machined hubs, new black-anodized rims from Giant with black zinc/nickel-coated spokes. They have also reduced the unsprung and gyroscopic masses, hence bolstering the playful handling of the 250 EXC.

The responsiveness of the 250 EXC Six Days’ 250cc, high-torque two-stroke machine can be varied in three stages by replacing springs in the TVC exhaust controller, allowing the rider to choose between two different ignition curves by means of a plug or a handlebar switch fitted as standard.

Find out more about the KTM 250 EXC Six Days after the jump.


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