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Suzuki is one of the best motorcycle manufacturers from the market and with every year that passes the Japanese company struggles to come up with new technologies and top notch motorcycles.

Its latest creation is called the Recursion and is a concept motorcycle that will made its official debut at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show on November 23.

The Recursion will be a compact roadster that promises to offer a perfect compromise between power, comfort, handling and efficiency.

At the heart of the motorcycle we’ll find a liquid-cooled 588cc, parallel-twin engine that puts out a maximum power of 100 hp at 8,000 rpm and a peak torque of 74 pound-feet at 4,500 rpm. The engine is paired with a light weight, a cast chassis and a single sided swingarm.

We also know that the stopping power will be handled by a front disc brake.

Stay tuned for more information.

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According to Autocar, Triumph Motorcycles will officially enter on the Indian market on November 28th. Triumph plans for quite a while to hit the Indian market but only now we have the official confirmation of this big event.

The company’s plans to enter on this emerging market were betrayed back in 2012 when Triumph presented its motorcycles at the Auto Expo in New Delhi. Luckily Triumph’s models were received with enthusiasm by the Indian riders, therefore the British manufacturer decided that it could be a good idea to try its luck on this continuously growing market. Rumors say that Triumph’s lineup for the Indian market will include six models namely the Bonneville, Street Triple and Speed Triple, Daytona 675, Tiger 800 XC and the Rocket III.

For the moment, we don’t know what strategy will be used by Triumph but it is highly probable that the long term plan is to bring the motorcycles completely knocked down (CKD) and assemble them at a new plant located in Naraspura. From what we know, the Naraspura plant isn’t currently ready for production, but there is a small workshop in Manesar which will receive the task to assemble the first models.

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MV Agusta has prepared us a pretty big surprise as it secretly developed an all new motorcycle. The new model is called the Turismo Veloce 800 and will be revealed on November 4th in Milan, Italy at the EICMA show.

Unfortunately, we don’t have many details about the new MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 but we can expect it to be equipped with the company’s 800cc three cylinder engine, which currently powers the F3, B3 and Rivale models. Given the fact that we are obviously talking about a new touring motorcycle judging after its name, the new Turismo Velove 800 should also put more accent on comfort and practicality than its sporty siblings.

We can also expect it to come with a comprehensive list of touring accessories, such as spacious sidecases, saddle bags and a potent audio system. A generous fuel tank will certainly be thrown into the mix as well as high end brakes and suspensions.

Stay tuned for more details.

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Ducati launched a special edition of its sporty 1199 Panigale dedicated to the famous formula 1 rider Ayrton Senna. This special edition marks the 20th anniversary of the death of former Formula One G Brazilian rider.

The new 1199 Panigale S Senna made its debut at the Sao Paulo Motorcycle Show and it will be available in only 161 units. This number represents the total number of Formula One Grands Prix that Senna raced in. It is also worthy of being mentioned that this special edition will be available only on the Brazilian market.

The motorcycle features a grey and red color scheme which is the same color combination used for the motorcycles ridden by Ayrton Senna during its collaboration with the Italian company.

The motorcycle will be offered for sale from June 2014 and will be fitted with a racing exhaust system and serial number engraved on the top clamp. For the moment we don’t have any details about the price.

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When Kawasaki launched its new Ninja 300 we were very curious to see who will be the first manufacturer that will launch a counter attack.

It seems like Honda is the first rival that managed to develop a weapon that can go against the Ninja as they’ve announced their all new CBR300R - a compact middleweight sport bike that should have the potential to compete with success against the Ninja 300.

For the moment we don’t have too many details about the new Honda CBR300R but we can expect it to deliver a maximum output of around 30 HP and 25 Nm (ft-lbs) of torque. It could also be a bit lighter than the actual CBR250R, so in terms of performances, we can expect to see clear differences between the two models.

The new Honda CBR300R was presented at the 12th China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition and shows a completely fresh style that puts a lot of accent on aggressive lines.

At the press conference, Seiji Kuraishi, Chief Operating Officer for Honda’s regional operations in China, made the following announcement:

"The motorcycle market in China, which is the largest in the world, has been increasingly diversifying in recent years, and the number of customers who enjoy motorcycles for recreation also is increasing. Against this backdrop, Honda will begin full-fledged business in the area of large-sized motorcycles which provide the joy of riding.

To be more precise, in 2014, Honda will open stores which will specialize in large-sized motorcycles in Shanghai and Beijing. During this exhibition, Honda is exhibiting the CBR500R, which will be the first model to be sold at the specialized stores.

Moreover, Honda is exhibiting the world premiere of the CBR300R, a global motorcycle model for which Honda is planning to begin production in Thailand in the future. The market introduction of this model in China will be discussed in the future.

For the motorcycle market in China, Honda will continue proposing products that offer the highest level of environmental performance, convenience, the joy of mobility and fun of riding."

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Ducati has prepared a nice surprise for us. Its new project has been kept under an aura of secrecy for a while, but now the first details are starting to emerge.

The Italian company has prepared a very special version of its already special Ducati 1199 Panigale R. The new model is super light and super strong and will be offered in only 500 units. The motorcycle uses materials such as magnesium, carbon fiber and titanium, which help it loose around 40 lbs (18 kg).

It is called the Ducati 1199 Panigale R Superleggera (Italian for ultra-lighweight) and will be available for a group of Ducati fans that were especially selected by the company.

Ducati has also launched a special websitededicated to its new motorcycle that has received the codename “1201”.

For the moment, we don’t have any details about the Sperleggera’s price but you can expect it to be in the $6,000 – $70,000 range.

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The Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 has just received a set of special seats signed by Corbin. The new Corbin Canyon Dual Sport Saddle promises enhanced comfort and versatility. It features a special design that offers an increased area of body contact and minimizes the sensitive pressure points to keep your position as relaxed as possible. Moreover, Corbin’s seat also comes with a convenient lower back support for the passenger and is covered in natural leather.

The saddle is made of Corbin’s exclusive Comfort Cell foam that in time, provides a personalized fit for your body.

Needless to say that the seat can be installed in a matter of minutes, as it was designed as a direct replacement.

The Corbin Canyon Dual Sport Saddle is available in two versions namely the standard model and the headed model. The first can be yours for no less than $493, while the latter comes with a price tag of $637.

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The Ducati 1199 is one of the fastest motorcycles from the tracks. Its power and agility can’t be rivaled by many models in its class and for many riders it represents the ultimate sports machine.

But it seems like the guys from MotoCorsa weren’t satisfy with the racy character of the stock Ducati 1199 and decided to give it a touch of…dirt.

Their take on the Ducati 1199 Panigale bears the name Terracorsa and is basically an off-road super sport motorcycle equipped with rugged tires and covered with a desert-inspired paint scheme.

The idea behind this project started when Bossman Arun Sharma from MotoCorsa and Ducati North America’s Quentin Wilson were preparing for their trip to Eastern Oregon and they decided to let their creativity go crazy to make the trip more interesting.

You have all the rights to believe that a job like this is pure blasphemy, but at least the motorcycle used by MotoCorsa was already wracked, so we won’t judge them too harsh.

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Until now, Mitas was mostly known for its off road tires, but with their latest product the company is entering in the competition of sports tires.

Their new Sport Force Radial Tire was developed in 4 years and respects the highest standards of quality and reliability. Like any respectable sport tire, the Mitas Sport Force Radial tire promises to reward you with a sticky grip, resistance to deformation and even tire wear. It can be used for sport, naked, supermoto and sport touring motorcycles and is available in three front and five rear sizes.

The new tyres are manufactured in Slovenia by Savatech, the former Sava rubber manufacturing division acquired by Mitas’ parent company CGS Holdings in October 2012.

Bojan Rupar, head of the motorcycle R&D department, said: “The Sport Force radial tire is the result of an intensive four years of complete in-house development work. It is based on our long-term experience in…motorcycle tire development, which together with the most modern materials and some innovative technical solutions has resulted in a very competitive product.”

The new sport tires were developed using modern technologies such as OGT 3D (3-D Optimum Groove Technology), SCT (Strong Carcass Technology) and FEA Finite Element Analyses / Optimized Footprint).

Hit the jump to see the dimensions available fro the new Mitas Sport Force radial tires.

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Kawasaki has developed a new version of its already impressive Z100 which will certainly attract a lot of discussions. To draw the public’s attention to its new project even more, the Japanese manufacturer has launched a special website (click here) dedicated to its all new Z1000.

This is the first time when Kawasaki makes any official announcement regarding its new motorcycle which is expected to be equipped with a new 998 cc, 200 hp engine that.

On the website is posted a teaser video of the upcoming motorcycle that doesn’t show too many details except for a few elements like the front headlight with quad lamps, the Z1000-signature quad exhaust pipes and wheels.

The new motorcycle will certainly have all it needs to make us fall in love with it and will have the necessary pedigree to compete with models like the Aprilia V4 Tuono, BMW S1000 or the fresh KTM Super Duke 1290 (which will be released in 6 days).

The 2014 Kawasaki Z100 will be fully revealed on 5th of November.

Hit the jump to see the video teaser!


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