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KTM prepares a nice surprise for the fans of sport motorcycles, as according to Autocar India, the company will launch its new RC390 in the second half of 2014.

The new sport motorcycle is based on the 390 Duke but it comes with a comprehensive list of modifications that were specially made to make it better suited for the track.

Apart from the full fairing, the stiffer suspension, shorter wheelsbase and the revised rake, the new RC 390 will also come with a 178.5 mm ground clearance and an 820 mm seat height which is slightly taller than the one of the 390 Duke.

Even if both motorcycles share the same engine, the RC390’s unit will feature altered final drive ratios and ECU modifications which should translate directly into a more linear power delivery. Theoretically the power output should remain in the 43.5 hp range. As far as performances are concerned, the new RC 390’s maximum speed should be similar with the one offered by its sibling – 162 kpmh.

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There aren’t many motorcycles that can compete with success against the new KTM 1290 Super Duke R, as this bike has all it needs to deliver first class performances in terms of ride, handling and power. Needles to say, its brutal character helped it gain a fairly good reputation among the adrenaline-hungry riders.

KTM decided to release a short video to present the born of its new mechanical beast which was created by a very passionate team.

The idea behind the new KTM 1290 Super Duke R was to create the ultimate naked which will be the lighters and strongest model in its class.

To achieve this goal, KTM’s engineers decided to use their strongest engine namely the 1290cc version of the RC8 unit. The unit and the chassis were finally tuned to make to the motorcycle easy to ride and to help the rider keep all that power (up to 180 hp) under control in any situation.

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The new Honda CBR650F offers a perfect mix between practicality, sporty performances and comfort. It is powered by a 649 cc, liquid cooled inline four cylinder, DOHC engine which is mated to a six speed transmission. The engine is housed by a Twin Spar style steel frame which was specially developed to deliver first class ride and handling performances.

You also get a generous 4.5 gallon fuel tank, a four into one exhaust system, an LCD Multi Meter and dual disc brakes.

The motorcycle rides on a 41mm Fork (4.3 inches of wheel travel) and a rear single shock with spring-preload adjustability (5.0 inches travel).

As far as wheels are concerned, the motorcycle rides on light 17 inch wheels shod in 120/70ZR-17 front and 180/55ZR-17 rear radial tires.

The Honda CBR650F is offered with a starting price of $ 8,499.

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The Honda Interceptor is a versatile motorcycle that provides a high level of performance. The motorcycle was specially developed to be able to deal great in the curves, but also on the open road. Its 782, liquid-cooled 90° V-4, engine delivers a generous amount of power and features new fuel-injection mapping which helps it deliver a stronger low-end torque.

Other features worthy of being mentioned include an adjustable seat height, a new front-mount radiator, radial-mount front brakes, and a Pro-Arm swingarm. The top of the range Deluxe model features traction control, Anti-Lock Brakes, self-cancelling turn signals, a centerstand and heated grips.

The Honda Interceptor rides on 17 inch front and rear wheels wrapped in 120/70ZR-17 front and 180/55ZR-17 rear radial tires.

Other features wirthy of being mentioned include a LED Headlight, new digital instruments, ABS, radial-mount front brakes and heated grips.

The Honda Interceptor is offered with a starting price of $12,499.

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The Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC is the naked version of the sporty RSV4. It is priced at $14,499 and comes with a long list of state of the art technologies which help it deliver first class riding performances.

At the heart of the new Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC lies a 999.6 cc, V4 Longitudinal 65°, 4-Strokes, liquid cooled engine with double overhead camshaft (DOHC) and four valves per cylinder. The engine is paired with a six speed cassette type gearbox and delivers a maximum power of 167 HP (123 KW) at 11,500 Rpm and 82 Lb-Ft (111.5 Nm) o torque at 9,500 Rpm.

For enhanced versatility, the engine features triple mapping which enables you to modify the character of the bike using three differed setups namely: T-TRACK, S-SPORT and R-ROAD.

The motorcycle rides on 17 inch wheels wrapped in 120/70 ZR 17 front and rear 190/55 ZR 17 tubeless tires.

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Compact, comfortable and versatile, the Hero Ignitor is a small displacement motorcycle powered by a 124,7 cc, air cooled , 4 - stroke single cylinder OHC, engine which delivers a maximum output of 8.20 kW ( 11 bhp ) at 8000 rpm and 11 Nm of torque at 5000 rpm. The new generation 125cc ATFT engine offers a high level of efficiency and is linked to a 5 Speed constant mesh transmission with multiplate wet clutch.

The motorcycle rides on 17 inch wheels wrapped in 80/100 x 17 - M/C 46 P front and 100/90 x 17 - M/C 55P rear Tubeless Tyres. The stopping power is handed by front and rear disc brakes that measure 240 mm and 130 mm, respectively.

Other features worthy of being mentioned include a tubular frame, a 9.0 liter fuel tank and a 175 mm ground clearance.

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MV Agusta has fully revealed its all-new Brutale 800 Dragster which comes with a base price of €13.490 (VAT included).

The new motorcycle is one of the sportiest nakeds designed by the Italian manufacturer and features an aggressive design language and a comprehensive list of state of the art technologies. Its seat can accommodate only one person and the entire bike weighs only 167 kg (dry).

At the heart o this mechanical beast lies a 798 cc, three cylinder, 4 stroke, 12 valve, D.O.H.C engine with a total displacement of 798 cm3 (48.68 cu. in.). The unit is paired with a six speed constant mesh transmission and delivers a maximum output of 92 kW (125 hp) at 11600 rpm and 81 Nm (8.25 kgm) of torque at 8600 rpm.

The MV Agusta Dragster rides on a pair of sporty Pirelli DIABLO Rosso tyres that measure II 120/70 - ZR 17 up front and 200/50 – ZR 17 at the rear.

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There is no secret that MV Agusta has prepared a big surprise for its fans. The new Dragster 800 is already finished and the company revealed a teaser video which shows a few details of the upcoming motorcycle.

The new Dragster 800 shares many elements with the MV Agusta Brutale but is oriented more toward speed than its sibling.

From the details seen in the video, we can presume that the new Dragster 800 will be equipped with a solo seat, LED lights and a digital display. Also, the handlebar is pretty high and the rear end is fitted with a wide sport tyre.

It is also highly probable, that the new motorcycle will be equipped with ABS, traction control the MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) electronics package.

The motorcycle will be powered by the same unit as the Brutale, Rivale and Turismo Veloce, so it will crank out around 125 hp.

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We have good news for Yamaha’s fans, because it appears that the YZF-R3 and R3 names have been registered as a trademark on Jan. 6.

Given the fact that both Kawasaki and Honda designed 300cc sport bikes the bar has been already raised, so Yamaha has to come with a matching new model that has what it needs to fight against these new rivals.

So, even if we don’t have many details about the upcoming YZF-R3, most of the cues left behind by the Japanese manufacturer indicate that it will be a 300cc sport motorcycle that will go head to head with the new 300 cc motorcycles presented by Kawasaki and Honda. It is also highly probable that the new YZF-R3 will be basically the production version of the YZF-R25 prototype shown last year at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Another important detail is that the trademark application was made for both the US and the European Union. This could mean only one thing, that Yamaha’s newcomer will aim both of these two markets.

Stay tuned for more details!

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MV Agusta is determined o keep its place among the world’s top motorcycle manufacturers. Therefore besides the fact that it constantly upgrades its motorcycles, the Italian manufacturer is also planning to expand its lineup.

The news came from MV Agusta’s CEO who revealed that they are working on a new motorcycle named the Dragster.

For the moment we don’t have too many details about the upcoming model, but according to some rumors, it could be packed with the same unit found in the Brutale, Rivale and Turismo Veloce models. We also know that the new Dragster will share the same platform with the Rival but it still features a sportier stance and a more aggressive riding position.

Therefore, we will have a lightweight sport bike propelled by at least 125 hp and packed with the latest technologies developed by Agusta.

The expected price shouldn’t go above the $19.000 mark.

Stay tuned for more details on the new MV Agusta Dragster.


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