The Yamaha YZF-R6 is now available with a special paint job (red white and black) developed to mark the company’s WGP 50 years anniversary. The color scheme is based on the famous ‘speedblock’ design that was made famous by Yamaha’s Grand Prix race bikes in the 60s, 70s and 80s.
The Yamaha YZF-R6 is built using a compact ‘mass-forward’ body scheme and a lightweight aluminum die-cast Deltabox frame which strengthens the major sections around the centre of gravity offering a top notch handling.
The bike is propelled by a 599cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valve engine combined with a highly advanced electronic intake (YCC-I) and throttle (YCC-T).
To keep the bike’s performances to a superlative level Yamaha equipped it with a slipper clutch, perfected on its racing bikes. This feature allows the R6’s rider to achieve smoother downshifting for more effective corner entry.
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To celebrate Yamaha’s 50 years of success in Grand Prix racing, the Japanese manufacturer created a special edition 50th Anniversary design, based on the red, white and black colour scheme featured on its MotoGP-winning factory bikes. This unique paint scheme is now offered for the Yamaha TZR50.
The unique character of the Yamaha TZR50 had always attracted a lot of interest, while its tasty design made many jaw drops. But the new WGP 50 Anniversary package makes it even more appealing to the eye.
On the technical side of things the Yamaha TZR50 WGP 50th Anniversary continues to offer the same sporty performance as the base model, featuring a responsive liquid-cooled 2-stroke 50cc engine fitted with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The bike sits on a pair of stylish 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 100/80-17 front and 130/70-17 rear tires. The wheels are combined with front and rear disc brakes and a high-specification suspension.
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Just look at the Yamaha YZF-R125 and tell us that you’re not falling in love with it. Now, dress it up in exclusive WGP 50th Anniversary colors and you have a machine that’s certainly worth your time and money.
First, the full-sized race-developed Deltabox frame of the bike brings a superior and comfortable riding position. The uncompromisingly-styled R-series body frame looks fast even when the bike’s standing still.
In addition to that, the bike also features dynamic acceleration and a thrilling ride, thanks to a 125cc sporty liquid-cooled engine that has been complemented with a free-revving short-stroke cylinder and an efficient 4-valve head.
When you want the best, the Yamaha YZF-R125 is as good a choice as you can make. It not only offers the best riding experience, but it also comes dressed to look the part of a road warrior sports bike.
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The Yamaha YZF-R1 WGP 50th Anniversary bike comes with an elite new color scheme derived from Yamaha’s Assen TT-winning MotoGP bike. The WGP 50th Anniversary R1 commemorates Yamaha’s notable Grand Prix inheritance.
With the MotoGP- expanded TCS, R1 riders can now modify the performance characteristics of the 998cc in-line 4-cylinder engine in order to get more thrilling cornering on the road and reduce lap times on the circuit. On top of that, the bike also features a new front cowl for optimized high-speed performance. Stylistically, the bike has been garbed in the famous red, white, and black factory-bike color scheme of the WGP R1.
Finally, the YZF-R1 WGP 50th Anniversary’s race-bred technology and race-bred style is incomparable to anything else you can find in Yamaha’s model line-up. Nothing comes close to the look or feel of the new 50th Anniversary R1, proving that there’s some serious claim to the bike’s stature as one of the finest models in its segment today.
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Kawasaki is celebrating an important milestone in their company’s history, paying homage to the 40th anniversary of its Z family of motor bikes.
The Japanese motorcycle brand has released the Limited Edition Z40 Chronograph, which will be launched at the Intermot Motorcycle Show in Germany on October 2, 2012. The watch bears some unique features, a lot of which were inspired by Kawasaki’s Z family.
The stainless steel composition of the Z40 Chronograph was made by Austrian manufacturer Hirsch. The design carries some inspiration from the 1972 Z1, complete with an iconic paint and graphic treatment. Even the face of the watch features Kawasaki’s original logo wit a Z1 DOHC side panel badge. On the other side, you’ll see a Z40 logo with the watch edition number, a true testament to its special edition designation. Last, the Z40 Chronograph also has a four-dial chronograph/tachymeter function and is water resistant up to 5 ATM.
Only 903 pieces of this watch will be made with each priced at €207.06 ($267.45 at current exchange rates). If you’re wondering why the ambiguous number, 903 represents the engine size of the Z1: 903cc. Each watch will carry a certificate of authenticity and will be made available exclusively to the European market.
Believe it or not, Ducati has launched a Diesel Monster 1100 EVO. Trust us though, it’s not what you think. When we say Diesel, we’re speaking of the Italian clothing brand that sponsors the Ducati Team in MotoGP and has also launched a Ducati apparel collection so that riders can look fashionable on their new bike.
The 2012 Ducati Monster 1100 Evo was launched alongside the apparel collection on March 15, 2012 at the Diesel store in Soho, New York City. Ducati calls the bike "urban military chic." The exclusive ’Diesel Brave Green matte’ paint on the tank and rear fairing delivers a rugged military vehicle feel, especially while set against the black that covers almost every other part. To pay homage to the bike’s racing heritage, the shock and the Brembo calipers are painted yellow. Expect this bike to set you back a cool $13,795.
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Deus Customs is a motorcycle tuning company based in Australia that specializes in building custom bikes for custom people. One of their recent creations is the French Connection, a custom-made bike that was built and designed specifically for Moto GP1 star, Randy De Puniet.
For this bike, De Puniet wanted something that could pass as a middleweight, 2-up, twin-type that is versatile enough to hit the city streets while having enough durability to last during those out-of-town trips.
To get the bike up-to-character, Deus painted the Kawasaki W650-based French Connection bike with an orange, white, and black paint finish. The tuning firm also dressed up the rims and hubs in a black satin film while fitting in a vintage style headlight that supports the tachometer.
Deus also tweaked the bike’s performance set-up, working around its 649cc engine and putting new K&N filters and a custom 2-into-2 system. The company also modified the forks before dressing up the front and rear guards in a pair of Firestone tires.
All in all, we think that Randy De Puniet enjoyed his new custom bike. As far as we’re concerned, the name by itself - the French Connection - is enough for us to notice it.
Honda UK has announced the special Sports Package for the 2011 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. The new package will be available until the end of 2011 and will be offered for both standard and ABS-equipped versions. It will be priced at £599 for the ABS pack and £699 for the standard pack.
The Sport Pack includes a higher screen, seat cowl, Akrapovic exhaust, a bike cover, and a rear tire hugger for the non ABS model. The model will be available with a new HRC (Honda Racing Corporation) tricolor version that includes a stunning gold trim, white wheels, front and rear fenders, and HRC stickers on the middle and upper front cowl. Customers interested can also order a special Graphite Black version with black wheels.
The company has described the new model as follows: "It places a firm emphasis on the clean lines of the bodywork which contrast strongly with the silver colored frame."
Want to buy a Suzuki Hayabusa that probably still has the ass print of one Jennifer Lopez? Yeah, we thought so.
This special edition supersports bike was ridden by J.Lo during the filming of a Pepsi commercial featuring her and an equally bootylicious Beyonce. We’d love to have both in our garage, but we’ll settle for one of them.
If you’re interested in the limited edition Pepsi Hayabusa with a special paint finish, an LED lighting underbody, and just 100 miles tacked on its meter, it is now for sale. Sure, the commercial was filmed back in 2004 and the Hayabusa has sat idly still since then, but it’s still a Hayabusa - a special edition at that - and a lot of those 100 miles come courtesy of the recently single Jennifer Lopez. For the record, the version used by Beyonce during the commercial was already sold at a private auction sometime back and went for a tidy five-digit sum.
We don’t know about you, but paying £19,995 - $32,500 - for the chance to own probably one of the most desirable bikes on the planet is a chance that’s too good to pass up.
The only thing we need to worry about now is finding that kind of money to spend.
Harley-Davidson is rolling out a fleet of new bikes, all of which should make fans of the iconic American motorcycle maker drool and grab for their wallets at the soonest possible time.
Even better, at least a few of these models are limited edition pieces, including the 2012 V-Rod 10th Anniversary, a commemorative model that celebrates the 10th anniversary of the brand’s V-Rod model.
In developing the frame for the bike, Harley went above and beyond to make something that will catch the awe and adulation of its customer base. Using an innovative process called hydrofoaming, Harley was able to build a strong chassis that features unconventional angles while applying fewer welds and bending and shaping metal pipes with high-pressure water. To go with the unique chassis, Harley-Davidson decked out the V-Rod 10th Anniversary model with plenty of striking features, including a Brilliant Silver Pearl bodywork that bears a striking similarity to the anodized aluminum bodywork of the original V-Rod models. There’s also an aluminum speed screen, a drag-style low rise handlebar, dual chromed mufflers, heat shields, polished forks, clamps, and handlebars, silver split 5-spoke cast aluminum wheels with machined highlights, a silver instrument cluster, a two-up bucket saddle, and special edition V-Rod 10th Anniversary badges.
Powering the V-Rod 10th Anniversary model is an engine that Harley built in collaboration with Porsche, an innovative technical masterpiece called the 1,250cc V-Twin Revolution. It’s a fuel injected, liquid cooled powertrain that comes with dual overhead cams, producing an output of 125 horsepower and 84 lb/ft of torque at 7,000 rpm with a combined fuel efficiency rating of 37 mpg.
The attached price tag for this special edition Harley-Davidson V-Rod 10th Anniversary model is $15,999, which is by no means cheap. But given the special edition tag and the fact that it’s a Harley-Davidson, there will always be a strong appeal for it in the bike-riding population of America.