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BMW R nineT is one of the newest motorcycles built by the German manufacturer and the guys from Urban Motor are the first tuners who had the occasion to modify it.

Their creation is called the Track Grinder and shows what potential for customization has the new BMW R nineT.

Like the stock model the Track Grinder is powered by the air- and oil-cooled version of BMW’s 1170cc boxer engine which delivers a claimed 110 horsepower and 88 pound-feet of torque. The unit didn’t receive any modifications but almost everything else has been completely modified.

One of the most obvious upgrades is the new design of the fuel tank which is complemented by the fresh alloy tail and the new custom seat wrapped in black leather.

The Track Grinder has also received a new Mottogadget Motoscope Pro digital LED dash which looks far better than the stock unit.

Up front you get a circular number holder with a small 50 headlight “hidden” underneath it. Other modifications include a Supertrapp exhaust system, Tarozzi pegs and blacked-out wheels paired with Golden Tyre dual-sport rubbers.

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Confederate is known for the radical design of its bikes and every product that rolled out from the company’s garage looks drop dead gorgeous.

Recently, the Confederate team has gained an important new member namely the famous designer Pierre Terblanche. Shortly after has joined the team, Mr. Terblanche has started to work on a pretty awesome project. The new motorcycle bears the name C2 P-51 Fighter and features an outrageous design language that will certainly break a lot of hearts.

The C2 P-51 Fighter is technically the second generation of Confederate Fighters and received a series of important modifications which not only make it look a lot cooler, but also boost its performances to a higher level.

At the heart of this metallic piece of art sits a much lighter engine which features a completely new architecture that helps it deliver more power and torque. The new generation also gets a lighter crankcase and a downstream fuel injection.

The new Confederate C2 P-51 Fighter will cost around $100,000 and will be available in only 31 units from June or July 2014.

Stay tuned for more details.

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Everybody knows that if you want to mix the adrenaline of a high speed race with the experience of normal traffic, then you should visit Germany’s famous Autobahn – a speed-lover’s paradise where there aren’t any speed limits imposed by the law.

Naturally, in a place like this happen a lot of interesting things, as regardless how fast you drive or ride, you have to keep in mind that there is always someone faster than you… even when you ride with 300 kmph on a motorcycle.

It may be hard to believe, but the whole action was caught on camera so the video bellow could make you change your perspective about what “fast” truly means.

The video shows a very skilled Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R rider that rolls on the Autobahn with 300 kmph when it is passed effortless by what seems to be an Audi RS6.

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Yamaha has taken the wraps off it new green concept at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show. The new concept represents a small step into the future of motorcycles and features a compact design which makes it perfectly suited for riding through the city.

The new sport motorcycle is built on a monocoque frame and is packed with an electric brushless DC smart Power Module motor powered by a set of removable Lithium-ion batteries. The electric motor is paired with an automatic transmission which can be also used as a manual gearbox.

The motorcycle was built with lightness in mind and it weighs less than 100 kg.

Talking about its new concept Yamaha said: “The PES1 electric motorcycle offers both environmental friendliness and sporty performance that conveys Yamaha’s passion for riding. It off ers great drivability and maneuverability sure to please any motorcycle fan thanks to its lightweight design and motor torque control. Slip out on weekend mornings, without waking the family, for a private hour of communion with your electric ride. Eminently quiet motor is guaranteed to deliver you from the din of your everyday life. Future of electric sports bikes is fast approaching.”

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Among the motorcycles displayed by Yamaha at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show you’ll find a unique version the Bolt. This version won’t be launched into production as its only purpose is to show how customizable is Yamaha’s iconic cruiser.

Most of the modifications aimed the style department so you get a blue fuel tank, lower handlebars and a brown seat. The front fork has been also been modified, as well as the rear fender which is now replaced by a sporty tail.

The custom looking Yamaha Bolt is powered by the same air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve, fuel injected, V-twin engine with a displacement of 942 cm3. The engine is fed by a 12 liters fuel tank and is mated to a constant mesh, five speed transmission.

Talking about its project Yamaha said: “With the "BOLT’s" slim and compact chassis and 950cc air-cooled V-twin engine as a base, the "BOLT Café" is a prototype showing an example of how owners can customize the bike to their own tastes. The BOLT’s simplicity and high degree of freedom for many different styles of customization expands the boundaries of enjoyment to be found in garage modification.”

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Kawasaki revealed a completely new concept at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. Perhaps it goes without saying, that the new concept looks absolutely fabulous. However, apart from its unique design language the new concept also hosts a series of eco-friendly technologies, namely an electric motor powered by a nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery pack.

The most intriguing part of the concept is the fact that is fitted with three wheels which makes it blur the line between motorcycles and four wheelers. Its three wheels configuration give it unique riding abilities and the technology used by Kawasaki to make all wheels work in tandem is pretty similar with the one found at Yamaha’s Tesseract - a hybrid concept presented back in 2007.

Apart from the three wheel configuration the concept is also able to transform according to the rider’s needs. And by “transform” we mean that it can become either short and wide in Comfort Mode or long and narrow in Sport Mode. In this way, you can get maximum performances both in the city and on the open road.

We also get a pretty strange handlebar with separate handles for each hand… so you’ll have to be a pretty good rider to be able to ride one of these.

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Bimota came at the EICMA motorcycle show with a completely new super sport model that proves us once more that the company is determined to regain its place among the top dogs in this class.

Its new model is called the BB3 and is a super sport motorcycle powered by the same unit as the BMW S1000RR. The new bike was built with weight saving in mind, therefore the 193 hp developed by the engine need to deal with an ultra light weight rated at only 179 kg. Needles to say that the end result should be pretty impressive.

But power without control is useless; therefore the Bimota BB3 is also fitted with state of the art suspensions signed by Öhlins. You also get a modern composite trellis frame and a carbon fiber body.

As far as safety is concerned, the motorcycle comes with a set of capable Brembo brakes, ABS and traction and wheelie control.

Throw into the mix a pair o Oz rims and an Arrow racing exhaust and you’ll get a fairly unique Bimota that has all it needs be one of the most respected bikes from the streets.

According to some rumors the new Bimota BB3 will be available in a limited run of only 40 units.

Stay tuned for more details!

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Benelli will launch an all-new model in Milan at the EICMA motorcycle show. The motorcycle is called the BN600R and is a sporty naked propelled by an inline four-cylinder 4 stroke, liquid cooled engine with double overhead camshaft and 4 valves for each cylinder.

In terms of power, the engine cranks out a maximum output of 82 hp @ 11,500 rpm and a peak torque of 52 Nm @ 10,500 rpm. It also comes with electronic injection and four 38mm throttle bodies. Its power is sent to the ground through a six speed transmission with wet clutch.

The stopping power is handled by Brembo brakes that include a front 320mm twin floating disk with radial calipers and a rear 240mm single disk with double piston calipers.

The motorcycle rides on a pair of 17" aluminium aloy rims wrapped in 120/70 and 180/55 tyres.

As far as suspensions are concerned, the Benelli BN600R comes with an upside-down Marzocchi front fork and a rear aluminium alloy swingarm with Sachs shock absorber.

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MV Agusta will reveal an all-new model at the upcoming EICMA motor show. To spice things up before the launch, the Italian manufacturer has released a short video teaser which betrays the bike’s design language and a few other important details.

Most probably the new sport tourer will be powered by same unit as the F 800 namely a 798cc, three-cylinder unit that cranks out a maximum output of 148 bhp and 65 lb.-ft. of torque.

We can also expect to a comprehensive list of modern features such as MV Agusta’s Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System (MVICS) electronics with ride-by-wire throttle control, multiple mappings and an eight-level traction control system.

We’ll also get the modern Sachs adaptive suspension system, ABS, a stacked triple exhaust, LED lights and a high tech display which helps you keep in check the bike’s electronics as well as other vital stats.

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Together with the sporty Recursion concept, Suzuki will also present another new concept called the Extrigger at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show on November 23.

For the moment, we don’t know if the concept will be proposed for mass production, but judging by the initial specs we’ll have to admit that it has all it needs to be considered a fun bike.

The new motorcycle weighs 62 kg, is powered by electricity and features an electric motor paired with a 0.58kW battery borrowed from the Suzuki e-Let electric scooter.

One of the most interesting features offered by the Suzuki Extrigger is its innovative data transmission system which uses visible light communication (VLC) technology to exchange information between the rider and other sources.

The bike is built on an aluminium-trellis frame and is fitted with an upside-down fork and wavy disc brakes.

As far as dimensions are concerned, the Suzuki Extrigger has a seat height of 720mm, and a wheelbase of 960mm. and the weight 62kg.

Stay tuned for more details.


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