With its big dimensions, the muscular design and the classic cruiser attitude, the 2013 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 demands instant respect every time it passes down the street.
As far as ergonomics are concerned the motorcycle was carefully designed to reward its rider with a relaxed riding position. Therefore, once on board, you are greeted by a pretty sporty handlebar, a tank-mounted gauge and a low 25.7-inch seat height.
The bike is built around a 745cc, liquid-cooled, 52-degree, V-twin, engine with PGM-FI induction. The engine’s power is sent to the rear wheel through a wide-ratio, five-speed transmission.
The ride quality is kept under control by a 41.0mm front fork (4.5-inch travel) and rear dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability (3.5-inch travel).
The Honda Shadow Spirit comes with a price tag of $8,240.
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The Honda CB500X comes with a whole new range of features for 2013. For the starters, the motorcycle is fitted with a modern 500 cc, parallel twin DOHC engine which offers enough punch to fill your body with adrenaline.
For increased performances the engine is combined with a Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system which keeps the fuel mixture in check to offer a crisp throttle response at any time. The engine is mounted on a light but rigid diamond-shaped steel-tube frame.
The motorcycle offers perfect ergonomics and you’ll especially like the step seat with a low height, the adjustable windscreen and the comfortable handlebars. Not to mention about the new, larger-capacity fuel tank which has been carefully shaped to give the rider an unrestricted riding position.
The stopping power is assured by a set of wave disc brakes combined with ABS.
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Compact yet strong and fun to ride, the Triumph Speedmaster is a small cruiser designed to deliver sporty performances without sacrificing comfort.
The Speedmaster features a pretty dynamic look and you’ll especially like its 19 inch cast aluminum front wheel wrapped in a “skinny” tire which gives the whole bike a chopped hot rod look. Needless to say, that the bike features a low slung profile with a low 27.1 inch seat height which offers a laid back riding position. The finishing touch is given by the blacked-out engine cases, a carefully crafted teardrop tank, minimalist fenders, a 15" cast rear wheel and a compact headlight.
The motorcycle is propelled by an 865cc parallel-twin engine with 270-degree firing order and twin slash-cut pipes. The fuel-injected unit delivers a maximum output of 60bhp and 53 lb-ft. of torque at 3300 rpm.
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The BMW R1200R is known as the world’s first motorcycle equipped with "Automatic Stability Control". Since then, the model’s reputation has become better and better and today stays among the top dogs in its segment.
The BMW R1200R offers a perfect combination between classic and modern, and its unique design helps it get noticed every time is passes down the street.
But everybody knows that the design is only an exterior shell and what’s more important is what lies underneath it. Perhaps it goes without saying that the BMW R1200R is packed with all the modern features expected from a top manufacturer.
For the starters, it sports a strong 1200 cc engine which cranks out 110 hp and 88 lb.ft of torque. Secondly, the engine is combined with a set of capable brakes which include ABS. Then there is the strong frame, the sporty suspension and the various electronic systems which work together to maximize performance and safety.
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The Triumph Bonneville is around for over 50 years now and during its long lifespan it was constantly upgraded. Though, despite its numerous modifications the bike kept its old-school style and continues to be considered a classic icon.
The modern wire-wheeled Bonneville T100 features a unique design which draws inspiration from the original Bonneville that ruled the streets in the 1960s. The retro style of the 2013 Bonneville T100 meets a series of modern technologies and a strong 856 cc parallel twin engine that delivers 67 bhp @ 7500rpm and 68Nm @ 5800rpm.
Other features offered by the Triumph Bonneville T100 are the chromed engine covers, a black instrument surround with tacho, spoked wheels and fork gaiters.
On the technical side of things, the Bonneville T100 is packed with modern disc brakes, refined suspensions and a steel cradle frame. The bike is available in black or traditional two-tone colour schemes with hand finished coachlines.
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Triumph revealed the 2013 version of the Rocket III Roadster model. The bike is powered by a 2.294 cc water cooled engine which delivers 146 hp at 4750 rpm and 163 lbs of torque. The engine is mounted on a high quality chassis which includes a 43 mm upside down fork, twin rear shock absorbers and standard anti lock brakes.
The 2013 Triumph Rocket III Roadster sports a classic design and is available in black finish. The aggressive design of the bike is enhanced by the twin headlights, the low slung stature and the elongated pipes. The Triumph Rocket III Roadster also features a comprehensive instrumentation package, delivered neatly in the classic twin clock design.
The company says that its 2013 Triumph Rocket III Roadster offers an average fuel consumption of 29 MPG city and 45 MPG highway. The bike’s price tag is set at $14.999.
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The new 2013 Triumph Boneville moves the Boneville heritage further, continuing a successful story that began 50 years ago in the 1960s. The modern Bonneville offers a perfect mix between the classic lines of its ancestors and a series of modern technologies designed to increase the bike’s performances and safety.
The 2013 Bonneville family includes two versions. The first features a late Seventies look (the Bonneville and Bonneville SE), while the second puts more accent on the pure 1960s style (the T100). All models are powered by the same 865cc fuel-injected parallel-twin unit that cranks out 67bhp @ 7500rpm and 68Nm of torque at 5800rpm. The fuel consumption is rated at 43 MPG city and 57 MPG highway.
The 2013 Triumph Bonneville SE sits on light, 17” five-spoke alloy wheels wrapped in front 110/70 R17 and rear 130/80 R17 tires.
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The new 2013 BMW F800R is one of the most appreciated naked models in its class. The bike is powered by a capable 798cc, liquid-cooled, four-valve parallel twin engine which cranks out 87 horsepower at 8,000 rpm, and 63 ft. lbs. of torque at 6,000 rpm. The motor features 12:1 compression ratio, and is mated on a six-speed transmission.
The engine is mounted on a strong yet light, aluminum frame which is combined with a dual swing arm and a 59.8-inch wheelbase. Thanks to the low weight and the firm, stable chassis the bike has a perfectly balanced geometry and rewards its rider with superior agility.
The motorcycle is kept in check by dual 320mm Brembo discs up front squeezed by four-piston calipers, and a single 265mm disc out back. Needless to say that you also get standard ABS.
Other upgrades for 2013 include a new radiator side trim, white turn indicators, a sports windshield and a wheel cover in the same color as the body. The bike is offered with starting price of $10.840.
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In case you didn’t know, the Triumph Bonneville, considered the most iconic Triumph motorcycle of all time, was named after the Bonneville Salt Flats, the site where Triumph broke numerous land speed records in the 1950s. As a tribute to their achievements, Triumph introduced the Bonneville back in 1959 and since then, the model has been considered one of the most famous and most popular bikes on the planet.
Today, the Bonneville is alive and well and it combines the style and spirit of those famous bikes of the 1970s with modern engineering to create a classic British twin for the 21st century rider.
The 2012 Bonneville comes with a low 29.1" seat height that makes it accessible to motorcyclists of all ages and experience. Short fenders and stylish chrome megaphone exhausts are also part of the old-school look, as are the lightweight 17" cast alloy wheels that make the bike agile and easy to ride. For the Bonneville SE model, riders will get an added tachometer, chromed tank badge, and brushed alloy engine cases for added practicality and an even more classic look. As far as color options are concerned, the standard model features metallic paint with Phantom Black and Aurum Gold options. The Bonneville SE is available in Phantom Black or two dual-color alternatives: Intense Orange with Phantom Black or Pacific Blue with Fusion White.
Beneath the retro looks lies a very current and usable motorcycle that features an 865cc air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval engine that produces a healthy 67 brake horsepower and 50 lb/ft of torque, giving the modern-day Bonneville a peppy performance that is at home both in the city and on the open road.
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There once was a time when the Triumph Bonneville ruled the roads. Though those days have long passed, the tradition continues on with the newest member of the family, the 2012 Bonneville T100.
The design of the Bonneville T100 is as traditional and contemporary as it gets. With its wire wheels and traditionally coachlined two-tone paintwork, the Bonneville T100 looks like a bike that was transported straight from the 60’s with real detailing straight from the pipeline. The peashooter exhausts, the classic two-tone color options, and spoked steel wheels are all retro-styled. In particular are the two-tone color options, which have been touched of gold or silver coachlines and painted by hand just as they always have been. For the 2012 model, Triumph is offering three regular options: Cranberry Red with New England White and Graphite and Metallic Phantom Black are the two-tone options, while the popular single-color Jet Black option is also available and comes with matching black-finished engine cases.
Powering the Trumph Bonneville T100 is an 865cc parallel-twin engine that resembles the classic 650cc pushrod motors of its heyday, except that this modern-day maverick ride comes with a double overhead camshaft engine that’s fully up to date with modern fuel injection for clean running and modern levels of performance and reliability. Twist the throttle and that 67 brake horsepower engine delivers real world performance, with the 41mm front forks and traditional chromed rear shocks providing poised handling and a comfortable ride.
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