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The Triumph Speed Triple 1050 has received a technical surgery from FCR and comes with a set of unique features that give it a more aggressive stance.

For the starters, the tuner decided to ditch the original headlight in favor of a V-Rod-type headlight to enhance the imposing stance of the motorcycle.

The motorcycle needed a completely new paint scheme so FCR came up with a tasty blue and white combination. Talking about paint, we also need to send a shout at the catchy UK flag painted on the tail.

To give the motorcycle and even more aggressive character, the guys from FCR have also fully redesigned the entire front end structure. You also get a fresh instrument cluster, golden mirrors and a custom rear rim which is painted in gold.

FCR has also used a lot of parts from LSL and Rizoma such as the hand and foot controls.

Hit the jump for more photos of the Triumph Speed Triple 1050 by FCR.

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Suzuki has officially announced that its 50th anniversary 2014 GSX-R1000 SE will be available on the US market. The special edition GSX-R1000 is produced in a limited number of only 100 units and 50% of them will be sold in the US dealerships.

The motorcycle comes with a comprehensive list of special features which give it a pretty unique character. Among them you’ll find a polished chrome-plated frame, anodized blue accents and two-tone chrome rims with blue spokes. You also get a blue anodized outer fork tubes and a blue colored fuel cap.

More blue can be found on the clutch cover, rear shock spring, the generator cover and engine sprocket cover. Moreover, the drive chain, the headlight inner and seat are also blue coated.

To give the motorcycle an even more exclusivist character, Suzuki equipped it with a special speedometer panel design, a serial number plate and a special key fob.

For the moment Suzuki didn’t revealed the motorcycle’s price.

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The Suzuki Hayabusa is a sporty machine especially created for speed-hungry riders. Its standard specs are impressive and once you’ll unleash it on the track it will instantly prove you that is one of the fastest commercially-available bikes from today’s market.

However, it seems like its aggressive character didn’t impress the guys from FCR, which decided that this Japanese monster needs some extra power.

Therefore, they’ve decided to add a NOS boost to the bike which raises the Hayabusa’s acceleration to mind blowing speeds.

Their new creation is named the 1240 Hayabusa NOS and apart from the NOS boost system it also comes with completely new bodywork and a few technical tweaks.

In terms of style, the motorcycle comes with a more aggressive fairing and its paint scheme is dominated by a mate black color which is combined with a few dark red accents. The motorcycle’s unique look is further enhanced by a set of stylish red chrome Mirra rims.

To be able to resist to the extra boost of power, the stock Hayabusa needed a whole new rear. So, the entire rear including the subframe and rear cowl was redeveloped in-house by FCR. The NOS boost’s steel tank was also custom made to fit the Hayabusa.
The guys from FCR have finished the jump by throwing a high-performance trumpet-style Muzzy exhaust into the mix.

Hit the jump for more pictures of the 1240 Hayabusa NOS.

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The Kawasaki Ninja 1000 (also known as ZX-10R or Ninja ZX-6R) is one of the most wanted super sport motorcycles and many riders love to customize their beauties with various accessories.

One of the latest accessories especially developed for the Ninja comes from Hotbodies, a company specialized on designing aftermarket parts for motorcycles.

Their latest creation is a fender eliminator kit which makes the bike look even sportier. The fender eliminators are made of ABS and come in two style versions namely gloss black or textured black. It is also worthy of being mentioned that they come with a license plate bracket with LED lighting.

To be easy to install on the motorcycle the kits were designed to be a direct replacement of the original mud flaps, and use the same existing mounting points.

The new fender eliminator kit for the Kawasaki Ninja 1000 can be yours for only $50.

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Sturgis was a big center of attraction for bikers and motorcycle lovers, as it hosted the 73rd Annual Motorcycle Rally.

As the place was crowded with motorcycles fans, Mustang Motorcycle Products, LLC thought that it is the perfect place to show up their new Signature Series seat.

The Signature Series seat was fitted on a custom motorcycle built by Dave Perewitz.

Talking about their collaboration with Perewitz, Mustang’s Product Manager Matt Kulman said “There is no mistaking a bike built by Perewitz…just as there is no mistaking this seat. Perewitz knows style, Mustang knows comfort and together we make a pretty good team!”

With this occasion, Mustang has also organized a small contest for its fans and the winner will be drawn from the entry box at the end of the Rally. The prize offered by Mustang is either a studded or a standard Journey Bag. The bag was designed with practicality in mind and features three side compartments. It offers a volume of 3,744 cubic inches and measures 18” tall x 14” deep x 20” wide.

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BMW and Dainese have recently announced that they will work together to develop a new motorcycle suit with integrated airbags named the D-Air. The companies didn’t release too many details about their project but we found an interesting video that shows their suit in action.

We also know that the new suits will be available for both race track and street riders and promise to enhance the rider’s safety during harsh accidents.

Dainese said that its new airbags system integrated into the suit is able to deploy in only 45 ms. To prove this fact the company has released an official video from ADAC where we can see their innovative suit in action.

The idea of a motorcycle suit with integrated airbags is not new, as a similar product signed by Alpinestars is already being used in races.

Though Dainese’s model promises to be more efficient and safe than the one built by their rivals, but until we don’t see the end result we can’t give any certain verdict on the matter.

Hit the jump to see the Dainese motorcycle suit with integrated airbags in action.

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It is not an easy decision when it comes to making the purchase of an aftermarket exhaust. The smartest solution is to make a complete research before you make your final decision or to go the easiest way and choose a model that was especially developed for your bike.

If you are a BMW R1200GS rider, LeoVince USA makes your job easier, with its new LV One slip-on exhaust which is especially developed for the 2013 R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure. The exhaust promises to significantly improve the motorcycles performances by improving the medium to high end power performances.

As the R1200GS models were designed for tough and long journeys, the new Leo Vince exhaust was especially developed to suit a bike that is ridden at full throttle. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the exhaust is available with both stainless steel ($479) and carbon fiber canister ($579) options.

Compared to the stock exhaust, the LV One is slightly lighter and also comes with a removable EVO II sound insert that gives you the possibility to adjust the tone and lowers the dB levels.

The LV One slip-on exhaust comes with a two year warranty with registration and repack suggested at 30,000 mile intervals.

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Clutch Custom is a Paris based company specialized on modifying motorcycles. The man behind this company is named Willie Knoll and its latest creation is a custom BMW R75/7.

The bike looks impressive and we’ll have to admit that Mr. Knoll find the perfect balance between shapes, colors and components to give to this iconic model a fairly unique appearance.

Unlike the original model, the Clutch Custom version has a more minimalist style which makes it look more like a modern bike than a classic one.

The motorcycle benefited from a comprehensive list of upgrades and almost every component is fresh. The attention to detail is incredible and the catchiest elements are the blue fuel tank and the stylish brown leather seat.

The motorcycle’s frame was lowered at the back end with 4cm, while the fork and the rake angle were also slightly modified. These tweaks give the motorcycle a sportier appearance and work great with the rest of the modifications.

We also need to send a shout at the classy rims that have been powder coated black, with black spokes and stainless nipples. The rims are shod in Coker diamond tires - 19/400 Front and 18/450 Rear.

Hit the jump to see the complete list of upgrades and more pictures of the bike.

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Indian is building a lot of anticipation for its new 2014 Chief. But after releasing the first image teaser followed by a small video, the company didn’t leak any other detailed picture of its new model, so everyone is eager to see the new Indian in “flesh and bones”.

The good part is that we have only 10 days left until the big revealing and Indian Motorcycles has already publish event schedules.

In the latest press release Indian confirmed that the 2014 Chief will make its worldwide debut on Saturday, August 3 at 999 Main Street at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame.

The event will be spiced up with live music, the presence of Mike Wolfe, a video tribute to the company’s history and test rides.

The 2014 Indian Chief will be available with a starting price of $18,999.

Hit the jump to read the official release of the schedule.

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Volkswagen is not currently building any motorcycle, but this doesn’t mean that motorcycle riders aren’t among its concerns.

The company has recently launched a commercial video to promote its new Side Assist Safety Technology which is a smart system designed to reduce the number of crashes caused by drivers who don’t check their mirrors with maximum attention before changing lanes.

Statistics say that motorcycle riders are usually the most affected road users by this lack of attention, so there is no wonder why Volkswagen decided to use them as an example.

This new technology uses a set of small leds placed on the mirror to announce the driver that it is not safe to change the lanes. Moreover, apart from the visual signal, the system also sends an audio alarm just to be sure that the driver gets the message.

Like any safety system, this technology is welcomed and we think that it can improve dramatically the safety of riders.

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