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We rarely get to see an entirely new and truly amazing addition to the supersport category, but the year 2009 has been very bountiful from this point of view and, at least now, nobody has reasons to complain. While Japan carried on the refinement side, manufacturers in Europe concentrated on adding new, fierce competitors to challenge the old square in Japan. Ducati was already a strong player on the market, BMW introduced their all-new and extremely potent S 1000 RR and Aprilia comes with a unique recipe for success, one that is resumed by the RSV4 Factory model name.

Features such as the new 65-degree V4 engine displacing 999.6cc and the new ride-by-wire engine management system as well as the multi-adjustable perimetral aluminum alloy frame and Öhlins Racing suspension are sure to position the 2009 Aprilia RSV4 Factory on a well-deserved place in the top three greatest liter bikes on the market today.

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We rarely get to see a Norton Commando Transformer and the one in this short film is actually very funny. It is the work of Steve Twist, a student from Bournemouth University, who contacted MCN to help him for this project that he had for his Undergraduate Degree course in Computer Visualisation And Animation. The idea was to use a classic motorcycle and the old Commando turned out to be the ideal solution.

Check out the video after the break and see the final result.

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Honda’s latest quarter-liter scooter destined for the Japanese market is called the Faze 250 and looks like nothing special unless you take a close good look at it and start brainstorming to remember where you’ve seen that headlight before. We kind of ruined the surprise for you with that title, but the all-new Honda VFR1200 is for sure the only possible answer.

The controversial design headlight seems to be adopted for various models, starting with the VFR1200 and now the Faze 250, meaning that Honda’s designers are definitely up to something quite radical here.

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Design guru Oberdan Bezzi has come up with a very interesting Bavarian adventure touring rendering, one that is imagined to replace the current BMW R 1200 GS.

The Italian designer sees in the R 1250 GS as a totally new motorcycle to take around the world, one with sport-touring credentials and sharper looks. The bigger Boxer engine is supposed to develop 120hp, while the bike weighs 18kg (39.68 lbs) less than the current selling one and relies on totally different weight distribution and shorter wheelbase than ever before.

We can’t help noticing the underseat exhaust and much more compact overall look, which is what riders expect from their million miles motorcycle.

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Vespa, the famous scooter manufacturer from Italy, has found a very funny way of promoting their 125cc four-stroke model using the King Kong theme. Of course, this is a distorted version in which the beast fells in love with the machine rather than with the beautiful girl, leaving us wondering how will the gorilla commute on that thing through the urban jungle. Or is the beast only going to polish the Vespa and then stare at it for hours and hours?

See the video after the break.

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MotoGP has long inspired competing manufacturers to implement racing technologies on their road-going motorcycles, but nobody believed (although everybody thought at the idea at least once) that a MotoGP bike will ever be turned into a road-legal one and be sold to those willing to pay the big bucks. Ducati was the first, and currently only, to break the ice in 2007 with the Desmosedici RR, which was derived from the Desmosedici GP6 Grand Prix motorcycle, and in 2009 the world is still amazed of this even being possible, not to mention the bike’s evolution.

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As hard to believe as it might be, this is actually a Triumph Daytona 1200 motorcycle built from lego. We do not know the number of pieces involved, but this sure looks like a whole lot of work for a bunch of kids. They all receive an A+ from the TopSpeed team!

Source: motoblog
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This Laverda motorcycle has suffered an incredible, truly radical transformation into a…car. In fact, it is a supercar sidecar attached to the original bike, which was heavily modified to fit the scenario.

It was built within 10 years by a Frenchman named Francois Knorreck. The reason why this 10,000 hours project lasted this long is the builder’s little spare time.

Featuring parts of a Kawasaki 1000, VW Golf GTI, Audi 80 and a Citroen Xantia as well as from BMW and Renault cars, the Snaefell, as the builder named it, is probably the most technically diversified piece of engineering.

The impressive fit and finish and the fact that the thing is totally functional leave us speechless. It even features gulfwing doors!


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