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EICMA Motorcycle Show

EICMA Motorcycle Show

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The new MV Augusta Rivale was fully revealed to the public at the EICMA Motor Show this week. The bike features a modern design which puts accent on aggressivity and sportiness and competes directly against the Ducati Hypermotorad.

The bike is equipped with a 124 hp engine which reaches its peak power at 11600 rpm. The engine is basically the same used in the 675 model but it gained 12 ponies more and also offers a bigger torque, rated at 60 ft. lbs @ 8600. To give the bike a better balance, the engine received a counter rotating crankshaft, a technology usually found in MotoGP. The bike also comes with Ride-By-Wire throttle control and Augusta’s MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) system which offers three engine maps.

The engine is mounted on a steel-trellis frame with single sided swingarm and aluminum alloy plates which help to keep the bike’s weight to as low as 375 lbs.

The MV Augusta Rivale 800 features Marzocchi and Sachs suspension with adjustable spring preload, hydraulic compression and rebound damping. As far as stopping power goes, the bike comes with dual 320mm discs and four-piston radial calipers up front, and a 220mm disc combined with a twin-piston Brembo caliper at the back.

The 2013 MV Augusta Rivale 800 has a starting price of $13,970 and will be available in 2013.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 MV Augusta Rivale 800.

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Ducati has revealed its new 2013 Hypermotard at the EICMA Motor Show. The new bike is powered by a 821 cc Testastretta 11° DS v-twin engine which features a longer stroke and a smaller bore than what you’d usually find among the 848 cc bikes. The unit cranks out 110 hp and 65.8 lbs.ft of torque at 7750 rpm and needs to deal with a weight of only 436.5 lbs, so you can expect to a mind-blowing speed and a groundbreaking acceleration.

The new Ducati Hypermotard is available in two trim levels, namely the base model and the SP. The standard version features Kayaba 43 mm USD forks with 6.7 inches of travel and Sachs rear shock with preload and rebound adjustments with 5.9 inches of travel.

On the other hand, the SP model comes with fully adjustable 50mm Marzocchi forks with 7.3 inches of travel, and an Öhlins rear shock with 6.9 inches of travel. The SP also comes with forged Marchesini wheels, aluminum handlebars and a special paint job.

Both versions come with Brembo monobloc M4-32 brakes, three riding modes (Race, Sport, & Wet), ride-by-wire throttle control, ABS brakes and Ducati Traction Control (DTC).

The 2013 Ducati Hypermotard costs $11,995, while the SP version is priced at $14,695.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Ducati Hypermotard.

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After it was surprised in numerous spy shots during various testings, the new 2013 Triumph Daytona 675 R was finally revealed to the public at the EICMA Motor Show together with the base 675 model. The bike features a new look and fresh color schemes, a tasty red subframe and many carbon fiber (for the hugger, silencer heat shield and front mudguard).

The model comes with a standard-fit quick shifter and a strong engine that delivers a maximum output of 125 hp at 12,600 rpm and 72 Nm of torque. Other distinctive features are the dynamic arrow slip found on the silencer, the single seat cowl and the sporty CNC machine levers.

Another addition for 2013 is represented by the fresh instrument panel which now comes with a lap timer, programmable gear change indicator and a gear indicator.

We also need to send a shout at the sporty exhaust and the factory race kit. Not to mention, the front 308mm brake discs and the brembo four-piston radial monoblock calipers which are always ready to stop the bike in no time.

As far as pricing goes, the 2013 Triumph Daytona 675R starts at $13,999, while the base model costs $11,599.

Hit the jump for more information on the Triumph Daytona 675 and 675R.

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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.

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BMW has taken the wraps off its new BMW F800 GT mid-range model. The new bike is based on the old F 800 ST and is equipped with a water cooled 2 cylinder in line, 798 cc powerplant. The engine is slightly stronger than the one found on the old F 800 ST and develops a maximum output of 90 hp at 8000 rpm.

The bike comes with improved ergonomics, optimised wind and weather protection and a useful luggage system. It’s also worthy of being mentioned that the load capacity was increased by 11 kg to 207 kg.

The bike’s cockpit features fresh dial faces for speedometer and engine display, while the handlebar switch panels and front brake fluid expansion tank are also new.

On the equipments list you’ll find Automatic Stability Control ASC, Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA, ABS and an Akrapovič sports silencer. For the new year there are also offered new paint schemes and lighter wheels.

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The Duke series was born back in 1994 when the original Duke model was launched on the market. During its long lifespan, the Duke has received four radical upgrades the latest two models being the R-Version and the 390 Duke.

In 2011 the Duke family gained a new member, namely the small 125 Duke and was followed by the 690 Duke and the 990 Super Duke R in 2012.

For the year 2013, KTM revealed the fresh KTM 390 Duke which made its official debut at EICMA Motor Show. The bike is built in India by Bajaj and is packed with a 373 single cylinder engine mounted on the same chassis found at the KTM 125 Duke & KTM 200 Duke.

The engine delivers a maximum output of 43 hp and 26 lbft of torque, being in the same league with the Honda CBR500R and Kawasaki Ninja 300.

The bike is fitted with a lot of premium features such as Bosch ABS, WP suspension and Brembo brakes.

Hit the jump for more information on the KTM 390 DUKE.

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After it was previously teased, the KTM 1290 Super Duke R Prototype was finally revealed at the EICMA show.

The new model is the first functional concept ever developed by KTM and comes with a sharp design language and a strong 180 hp engine.

The bike is based on the KTM Super Duke and is powered by the same LC8 unit found at the KTM 1190 RC8 R. The two-cylinder engine is combined with a set of light steel pipes and a single-sided swing arm. As far as suspensions go, the prototype is fitted with upside-down forks with gas pressure reservoir, and a directly linked rear shock.

Perhaps it goes without saying that the KTM 1290 Super Duke R Prototype also comes with racing wheels, racing brakes and racing tires. The bike’s backbone is a trellis frame made of chrome molybdenum steel combined with a single sided aluminium swing arm.

Hit the jump for more information on the KTM 1290 Super Duke R Prototype.

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Yamaha had the great idea of choosing the best motorcycle builders and ask them to play with their new V Max. One of these famous builders was Frenchman Ludovic, which spent a lot of time and creativity to develop its unique version of the Yamaha V Max.

Frenchman Ludovic has a factory in Annecy-le-Vieux, near the Swiss border, where he turns out two, three and four-wheel creations – including unique car/bike hybrids such as R1-engined bespoke quads and a supercharged 84bhp Yamaha TMax.

Ludovic combines his background as a design graduate and passion for muscle machines. It’s a mix of brain and brawn that results in mad modifications that could come straight out of movie – Mad VMAX. He’s famous for his silhouette style and for his first iconic VMAX customization: taking a wrecked 1991 model, fitting special parts and an LCD screen with a rear-view video link to create a unique hyper-modified VMAX.

Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha V-MAX Hyper Modified by Ludovic Lazareth.

At the recent EICMA Show in Milan, Italy Husqvarna brought the Mille 3, a "concept study that demonstrates Husqvarna’s ability to design with highly diverse technical solutions, creating a dynamic and seductive contrast."

"It is an alloy of emotion, curiosity and anti-conformism, molded in an original form. A bike that is complete, but stripped down, elegant but slightly threatening. An explosive mix that appeals to all the senses and sets a new benchmark for future Husqvarna bikes."

The Mille 3 Concept is powered by a fuel-injected 933cc V-3 engine with the cylinders and heads taken from the Husky’s off-road bikes.

"The lines are flowing, the breaks decisive, the shape is streamlined. The vaguely retro rear blends effortlessly into the sculpted side panels. The overall look reinterprets and evolves the stylistic features and architecture typical of Husqvarna design. All in all, it is a winning combination of style and technology that amply expresses the project philosophy—whatever is not functional is superfluous and discarded."


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