Developed to deal effortless even with the harshest terrains, the Hero impulse is the first motorcycle which wears a Hero Motor Corp badge.
The new bike has a sporty design with a black mudguard and a high headlamp. Additionally the wide handlebars come with knuckle-guards to keep mud off your hands.
The Hero Impulse is powered by a 149.2 cc, air cooled, 4- stroke single cylinder OHC which offers a maximum power of 9.7 kW (13.2 Ps) @ 7500 rpm and 13.4 Nm of torque @ 5000 rpm.
The bike is equipped with the new ATFT- Advanced Tumble Flow Induction Technology. This technology offers a better balance of power and full efficiency, improving the mileage and reducing noxes. The ride quality is assured by a long stroke front suspension and a Nitrox gas-filled mono shock rear suspension.
The Hero Motor Corp Impulse has a starting price of Rs 66,800 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Bimota showcased its 2013 lineup at the EICMA Motor Show which consists of 19 models. However, most of the bikes remained unchanged and are basically the same models presented in 2011.
Fortunately, the company has also come with a fresh model. To be honest it’s not 100% fresh as is technically a modified version of the 2011 Bimota DB10 B-Motorad.
The DBx is a rugged dual sport bike fitted with Öhlins TTX forks and four-way adjustable shock, Brembo monoblocs (2 x 300mm discs up front, 200mm in the back) and a lot of carbon fiber. Weighting only 385 lbs and powered by a 95 hp engine the new DBx is the lightest and most powerful bike in its class. With 19 inch front and 17 inch (18 inch optional ) rear wheels wrapped in Pirelli tires the Bimota DBx seems ready to conquer any terrain with poise.
Unfortunately, the new bike is only a concept developed to see test the public’s response. Judging by the way it looks and its sporty specs, the new bike could have a pretty bright future and we sincerely hope that Bimota will decide to launch it into production.
The first BMW G450X modified by Speedbrain was carefully tweaked to be ready to conquer the dunes of the 2011 Rally Dakar race. Fortunately, Speedbrain didn’t stop there and started to work on a new BMW based rally bike, namely the Husqvarna TE449.
The new Husqvarna TE449 by Speedbrain is a race ready motorcycle packed with state of the art technologies designed to improve its handling, stability and maneuverability on difficult terrains.
Naturally, the center piece of the bike is a modified 350 cc engine which received a few key upgrades to be able to withstand the punishment of the 2013 Rally Dakar. The bike is also fitted with a series of modern electronics including numerous navigational and safety components.
To improve the rider comfort and freedom of movement, Speedbrain integrated the two-part central/rear tank in the bike. The company’s engineers have also spent a lot of time to find solutions for keeping the bike’s weight low. Thereby the Husqvarna TE449 RR by Speedbrain comes with aerodynamically optimized Carbon Kevlar fairing and a special rear part.
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Husqvarna showed its new 2013 Baja concept at the 2012 EICMA Motor Show. The new concept combines the old school design of the 70’s bikes with modern technologies and offers ground breaking off road performance.
In its off road adventures, the 2013 Husqvarna Concept BAJA is helped by a strong steel frame with an upside down fork and a rear central spring strut on a lever system, hinged to the dual swingarm. The bike is perfectly suited for off road riding and comes with a high ground clearance and a pair of 19 inch front and 17 inch rear wheels.
The 2013 Husqvarna Concept BAJA is kept in check by a set of front and rear Brembo hydraulic brakes and is propelled by a liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine which sends power to the rear wheel by means of a 5-speed gearbox.
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The Adventure Touring segment had a pretty nice evolution in the latest years and there is also no secret that the entire segment was always dominated by the legendary BMW R 1200 GS.
Yamaha has decided to enter this segment very late its first Adventure Tourer being launched in 2012.
To be able to stand a chance in front of its main rival, the Yamaha Super Tenere needed a competent engine, so the Japanese manufacturer developed a new 1199cc parallel twin engine with a unique 270° crank for proper torque and traction. The same crossplane crankshaft can be found at the Yamaha R1 so you can expect to impressive performance figures. To give the bike a proper weight distribution, the radiator is side mounted.
Another useful feature is the traction control which regulates ignition timing and fuel injection based on wheel spin. The bike features two driving modes namely Sport and Touring. The first offers an extra grunt while the latter has a more serene character.
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Compared to the old model, the new generation Yamaha WR450F was completely redesigned. While the old model was built with speed and casual off roading in mind, the new model is more focused on crossed country and enduro rides. Thereby the new bike is a better racer than the old one and also features a tougher character.
One of the most important upgrades is the improved chassis. Technically the new chassis consists of an YZ250F frame fitted with a strong 449cc engine. Compared to the old frame, the new one has a better torsional rigidity and is made of a combination of forged and extruded aluminium pieces.
The bike is also equipped with a digital enduro computer which offers speedometer, clock, tripmeter or or pace management functions such as timer, distance-compensating tripmeter, average speed when switched to race mode.
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When it replaced the old TT-R225, the Yamaha TT-R230 was seen by many riders as one of the best dirt bikes in its class. Even after a few years since its debut the bike is still considered one of the most practical and rugged models in the segment, being perfectly suited for a wide range of applications.
At the heart of the Yamaha TT-R230 lies an electric start, 223cc air-cooled, SOHC four-stroke engine which rewards you a smooth response and a widespread power band perfectly suited for all kinds of trails and riders. The engine is much stronger than expected for an entry level youth bike and you’ll also like the smooth-shifting, six-speed transmission which features a heavy-duty clutch.
Additionally the Yamaha TT-R230 is fitted with a reliable CDI magneto ignition system and a lightweight exhaust with quiet muffler and USFS-approved spark arrestor.
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On the long list of beginners’ bikes you’ll also find the Yamaha TT-R125LE, a four-four-stroke-powered model that offers a pretty exciting riding experience. What makes the bike interesting it’s not its engine power - which is pretty limited- , but its lightweight nature and the superior maneuverability.
To make the bike more versatile, Yamaha gave it a relativelly high seat height which is rated at less than 32 inches. The bike comes with more than 11 inches of ground clearance combined with a long travel suspension at both ends which help it deal reasonably with harsh tracks. Though, don’t expect to any wonders, as the TT-R125LE’s suspensions have their limitations and due to their choppy character will keep you from going very fast.
Like the previous model, the 2013 Yamaha TT-R125LE features push-button electric start, 19 and 16-inch wheels, an aluminum swingarm and a 220mm front disc brake. The MSRP of the 2013 Yamaha TT-R125LE is $3,290.
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The Yamaha TT-R110E was especially designed for the young dirt bike raiders, but thanks to its practical character it can also be used by the older family members.
Like the previous generation the 2013 version features a convenient seat height of only 26.4 inches which makes the bike accessible for a wide range of riders. To make the young rider’s life easier, Yamaha equipped the TT-R110E with an electric starter and an automatic clutch which eases the process of learning.
The bike is fitted with a torquey 110cc air-cooled SOHC four-stroke powerplant which is tuned for maximum off-road performance in a wide range of trail conditions.
The engine is mounted on a steel frame which ties the steering head and swingarm pivot together via a straight line. Featuring about four-and-a-half inches of wheel travel at both ends-non-adjustable damping, the TT-R110E’s suspension is perfectly suited for the compact engine and simple design of the bike.
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With the KX85, you’ll not only carry Kawasaki’s motocross heritage, but you’ll also carry a serious riding experience, one that few bikes in its class can replicate. Combining style with performance, the KX85 is really in a class of its own.
At the heart of the KX85, you’ll find a two-stroke, 84cc engine that is useful enough to produce high power. It comes complemented with a superior chassis package along with a 36mm cartridge fork that has 18-way compression damping adjustability. Furthermore, the Uni-Trak shock system, the adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping offers superior rear wheel control that you won’t find anywhere else.
To provide smooth shifting and advanced durability, the KX85’s six-speed transmission is helped by hard chrome-finished shift fork ends, a thick base on the clutch basket housing and an additional bushing on the input shaft.
The Kawasaki KX85 offers tremendous support from the company’s very own Team Green racing outfit and on top of that, you’re offered a comprehensive contingency program for amateur and professional riders who place well at designated events.
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