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When it comes to the perfect mix between power and weight, there aren’t many motorcycles that are able to compete with success against the KTM 250 SX.

The motorcycle is powered by a 1-cylinder 2-stroke engine, water-cooled, with reed intake and exhaust control. The engine has a displacement of 249 cc and its power is sent to the rear wheel through a five speed gearbox.

The engine is mounted on a modern frame made of lightweight, high strength, chrome-molybdenum steel section tubes which is stiff enough to assure a good handling and precise steering. The frames bear a new colour for the 2013 model year.

Each wheel is fitted with Brembo brakes which are offered as standard equipment. They consist of front and rear lightweight wave discs (260 mm front and 220 mm rear) combined with strong brake calipers.

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The KTM 65 SX was especially developed for those young riders who want to learn the secrets of dirt bikes. Thereby the bike is perfectly suited for all up-and-coming riders from 8 to 12 years of age and up to a height of about 1.60 m.

The motorcycle is equipped with a 1-cylinder 2-stroke, 64.85 cc, water-cooled engine with reed intake and exhaust control. Power is sent to the rear wheel through a six-speed transmission which offers smooth shifts.

As far as suspensions are concerned both the WP upside-down telescopic fork and the WP shock absorber have adjustable rebound and compression damping.

The motorcycle’s speed is handled by a capable brake system that has been developed by the brake specialist FORMULA. The system includes front and rear heavy-duty 4-piston brake callipers and lightweight 198 mm and 160 mm Wave brake discs.

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The KTM 450 SX-F has received a series of modifications for 2013. One of the most significant upgrades it the completely new, engine which is lighter and stronger than the old one. The engine features groundbreaking injection technology and guarantees brutal yet controllable power.

The engine is not the only new feature offered for the 2013 KTM 450 SX-F, as the bike has also received improved suspensions a new body and a better frame.

Talking about the frame, it features a lightweight design and is made of high strength, chrome-molybdenum steel section tubes which guarantee an ideal mix of longitudinal and torsional stiffness. This results in improved handling and steering characteristics.

The improved 48 mm upside-down fork features closed-cartridge technology and has been optimized with revamped settings. On the other hand, the cast aluminum swingarm features a completely redesigned rear section which now allows installation of a thicker rear wheel axle (25 mm instead of 20 mm).

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With its unstoppable character the Kawasaki KX 250 is ready to deal with any type of terrain with poise. The bike is propelled by a fuel injected, liquid cooled, 4 stroke, 249 cc engine which sends power to the rear wheel through a five speed gear box. The sound of the new 30mm shorter muffler is pretty impressive because it was designed with a 7mm wider outlet than the previous one. On the other hand, the stainless header now uses an acoustic resonator to decrease sound output and boost low-end power. The 2013 Kawasaki KX 250F is now offered with DFI map selector couplers to make the power change much faster than before.

As far as style goes, the bike comes with Factory-style graphics, black alumite rims, black front guard and rear fender, blue alumite finish on the suspension adjusters, and a blue finish on some of the engine.

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The KTM 300 EXC Six Days was especially designed to compete in the "International Six Days Enduro". This competition is a tough test as it means that the bike needs to withstand the punishment of off-road track for six days in a raw covering over a thousand kilometers. A whole package of high-quality special options makes the 300 EXC fit for this ruthless contest, in which more than half the starters bank on KTM every year.

One of the most important features of the 300 EXC is the latest WP upside-down fork which comes with wider adjustment ranges and a new setting. The sensitive responsiveness and outstanding damping of the open-cartridge fork with 48 mm (1.89 in) outer tubes are a perfect complement for the 300 EXC’s playful handling and precision.

Other modifications include the new wheels with CNC-machined hubs, new black-anodised rims from Giant, black zinc/nickel-coated spokes and ultra-light aluminum nipples.

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The 2012 Ducati Hypermotard 796 was created to dominate the road. The bike features an aggressive design which is combined with a host of modern technologies and a fairly capable engine. All these features make it one of the most attractive naked bikes in its segment.

Its engine has na 803cc displacement, is air cooled and delivers a maximum power of 81hp (59.6kW) @ 8000rpm and 55.7lb-ft (7.7kgm) of torque at 6250rpm. This massive power is sent to the rear wheel through a six speed gearbox which is combined with the APTC ‘wet’ clutch. This advanced clutch prevents destabilizing of the rear-end under aggressive down-shifting and also gives the extra benefit of a super-light feel at the lever.

The motorcycle is also fitted with a modern 2-1-2 catalytic exhaust system which uses an efficient pre-silencer configuration with twin lambda probes which help the bike conform to the Euro 3 emission standards.

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The Aprilia RXV and SXV were the first bikes in the world to break the ‘single cylinder’ taboo and install a high performance twin in enduro and supermotard motorcycles. At the time it was seen as an almost impossible challenge to develop an off-road twin that would still be accessible to the riding public. But Aprilia’s R&D had the conviction, determination and experience for the job, and victories in top level competitions soon came flooding in, followed by the world supermotard championship title.

The new babies in the Aprilia range, the RX and the SX, are inspired by Aprilia’s world-beating off road twins. The RX 50 and SX 50 are clearly dedicated to young riders seeking the best technology around plus head-turning good looks.

The motorcycles are powered by a 49.9 cc liquid cooled, single cylinder two stroke with light alloy cylinder. The engine is combined with a 7 liters fuel tank and is mated on a six speed gearbox.

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The 2012 model Husqvarna TE250 is fitted with a single cylinder, twin cam, 4 valve titanium engine. The engine weighs only 22 kg which makes it the lightest unit in its class. Among the most important features offered by the engine we note the Mikuni fuel injection that feeds the cylinder head through a 42 mm throttle body, double mapping and the electric starting backed up by the classic kickstarter.

The 2012 model comes with a completely redesigned exhaust system, which further improves the engine’s performance.

Power is sent to the rear wheel through a 6 speed gearbox which is paired with a hydraulically controlled clutch.

The 2013 Husqvarna TE250 rides on 48 mm forks and a new rear Kayaba monoshock which is externally adjustable for low/high speeds in compression and rebound. The setting of the fork has been completely redesigned to match the new shock, with new springs and internal settings.

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In its 108 years of history Husqvarna proved us countless times that is able to construct strong motorcycles that have the potential to win races and to receive many prizes. Husqvarna won its first world championship in the class up to 250 cc in 1959, collecting the same title in the 500 cc category just two years later. Ongoing success in racing made Husqvarna a sought-after brand with increasing sales figures not just in Europe but also in the USA.

Since then, the company’s success skyrocked and today sits proud among the most appreciated brands of its type.

The 2012 WR250 is one the newest Husqvarna bikes powered by a 250 cc engine. The motorcycle benefits from the same styling updates common to the 2012 range: chassis painted black, anodised silver Excel hubs and redesigned graphics. There aren’t any significant technical upgrades worthy of being noted.

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The 350 EXC-F was unleashed and is ready to race in the famous enduro competition the "International Six Days Enduro". This competition is a tough test for both the bike and its rider as is translated in thousands off road kilometers and over 40 hours spent in the saddle.

Needles to say, that both the rider and bike need a very tough character to be able to finish this race successfully. Thereby, KTM’s technicians gave their best to arm the 350 EXC-F Six Days with all it needs to be able to endure harsh riding conditions.

To help it stand out from the crowd, the 350 EXC-F Six Days received an orange powder-coated frame and a newly developed clutch with a robust steel cage and transmission-friendly back-damping. The bike also features a hydraulic actuation mechanism from Brembo which facilitates sensitive modulation of the clutch.

Power comes from a rugged 350cc engine paired with a specially tuned six-gear transmission.

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