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Ducati has celebrated its partnership with AMG by producing the Diavel AMG Special Edition, inspired by the German maker’s unmistakeable styling. Combining exclusivity with high performance, the Diavel AMG Special Edition is the perfect synthesis of two unequalled brands with a shared passion for exceptional achievement, unique design and conscientious attention to detail.

The unmistakeable design of the Diavel Carbon is enhanced by refined AMG-inspired, branded sport features. The Diavel AMG Special Edition features: splendid forged 5-spoke wheels, carbon fibre air vents with aluminium trimming, an all-new sports exhaust and a seat with horizontally ribbed seat upholstered in Alcantara®. Frame, tank and passenger seat cover are in the AMG’s Diamond White, contrasting assertively with the opaque black of the carbon fibre. Further underlining the model’s exclusivity, each bike is numbered and will have a plate mounted on the engine carrying the signature of the worker who manually calibrated the Desmodromic system timing.

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Ducati’s engineers wanted to develop a bike that’s able to offer first class performances but is also comfortable, good looking and practical. The result is Ducati Diavel, a motorcycle that’s able to do reward you a thrilling riding experience without sacrificing comfort and practicality.

“The challenge of building a muscular silhouette over a pure-bred competition motor had to be met with determination and a delicate touch, and the result is a frontal area that looks like a power athlete on the starting blocks,” explains the team at Ducati Design responsible for the project. “With the front wheel kept close to the Diavel’s body and using the short tail of a sport bike, we were able to blend this muscular design with a chassis that matched.”

The bike’s chassis uses a black-bodied 50mm Marzocchi front forks which are fully adjustable for spring pre-load, compression and rebound damping. Out back you’ll find the die-cast aluminum, single-sided swingarm.

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The 2012 Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale S Tricolore is offered with a Tricolor paintjob to celebrate "Made in Borgo Panigale" technological excellence.

Among the modern features offered by the motorcycle you’ll find a modern exhaust, LEDs, ABS and the all new telemetry housed in the latest-generation DDA+, which also utilizes GPS signals.

Compared to the previous generation, the 2012 Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale S Tricolore is 10 kg lighter and 25 hp stronger. Needless to say that this results in improved handling and increased overall performances.

The motorcycle is powered by the Superquadro unit which is the most powerful twin-cylinder engine on the planet. Its power has been increased up to 195 HP@10,750 rpm, while torque has been increased to 13.5 kgm@9,000 rpm. You also get the Riding Mode options, which helps you modulate power delivery based on riding style and road conditions.

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The 2013 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle is one of the strongest players in its segment as its classy design language, modern technologies and the capable engine help it deliver first class performances.

The motorcycle can be easily recognized thanks to its drag-style handle bars, dual exhaust with satin chrome finish, fat rear tyre and the unique radiator design.

Power comes from a 1.247 cc Liquid-cooled, Revolution, 60° V-Twin engine which develops a peak torque of 115 Nm at 6,500 rpm and offers an average fuel consumption of 6.3 l/100 km.

The capable engine is paired with a modern ’slipper’ clutch which provides smooth, high-power handling in turns or whenever you downshift by reducing clutch friction.

As far as technologies go, the Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle is equipped with H-D Smart Security System, Brembo Brakes with Standard ABS and a dual side exhaust system.

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Since its introduction the BMW S1000RR has dominated the market. Despite the fact that the bike is around for over a decade its engine output has remained unchanged and the unit continues to develop 142 kW (193 hp) with a weight of only 204 kilograms including 90% fuel (206.5 weight with Race ABS).

However, the German engineers have constantly improved the engine by enhancing the linearity and harmoniousness of its power and torque curves. The same operation was made for 2013 and besides it the bike also comes with an upgraded suspension which boosts its riding dynamics.

The company didn’t stop to technical modifications and has also made a few design changes. The tail section now brings a considerably leaner look, while the asymmetrical side panels and the centre airbox cover are also slightly reshaped. Moreover, on the top side of the panels, a new, telling identifying feature takes the form of two winglets that enhance the aerodynamic qualities.

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BMW revealed complete details about its HP and Dynamic Packages available for the BMW K1300S. The HP Package includes a tasty paint job which combines three contrasting hues namely Alpine White, Night Black and Lupine Blue to offer a unique appearance. This 2013 HP limited edition is equipped with extra HP Series parts like high-quality HP Carbon parts for the front wheel cover, battery cover and rear seat cowling, HP rearsets for the rider and passenger, a beautiful Akrapovic sports silencer and a paddock stand. There are only 750 units available in HP guise and every model is also offered with a unique, numbered plaque.

On the other hand the Dynamic Package can be combined with any color option and is offered with HP gearshift assistant, Akrapovic sports silencer, electronic suspension adjustment ESA II, automatic stability control ASC, tire pressure control RDC, heated grips and an onboard computer.

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The Honda CBR600RR has already proved its value in its long life span, but in the latest years the bike was starting to show its age. Thankfully the Japanese manufacturer has finally decided to give it a few upgrades for 2013. Though, don’t expect to any wonders as the modifications are small, the 2013 model featuring only new color schemes, front suspension, wheels, ram-air intake system and revised fuel injection settings.

The new front suspensions are similar with the ones found on the Honda CBR1000RR featuring a bigger piston surface to improve the damping pressure. Like the previous model, the new fork offers three-way adjustability for spring preload, compression and rebound.

Apart from the technical upgrades, the 2013 Honda CBR600RR also comes with a fresh nose which is flatter and features new headlamps. Other modifications were made to the windscreen, fuel tank and taillights which are now fitted with LEDs.

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The new MV Augusta Rivale was fully revealed to the public at the EICMA Motor Show this week. The bike features a modern design which puts accent on aggressivity and sportiness and competes directly against the Ducati Hypermotorad.

The bike is equipped with a 124 hp engine which reaches its peak power at 11600 rpm. The engine is basically the same used in the 675 model but it gained 12 ponies more and also offers a bigger torque, rated at 60 ft. lbs @ 8600. To give the bike a better balance, the engine received a counter rotating crankshaft, a technology usually found in MotoGP. The bike also comes with Ride-By-Wire throttle control and Augusta’s MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) system which offers three engine maps.

The engine is mounted on a steel-trellis frame with single sided swingarm and aluminum alloy plates which help to keep the bike’s weight to as low as 375 lbs.

The MV Augusta Rivale 800 features Marzocchi and Sachs suspension with adjustable spring preload, hydraulic compression and rebound damping. As far as stopping power goes, the bike comes with dual 320mm discs and four-piston radial calipers up front, and a 220mm disc combined with a twin-piston Brembo caliper at the back.

The 2013 MV Augusta Rivale 800 has a starting price of $13,970 and will be available in 2013.

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The 2013 KTM 690 Duke R made its official debut at the EICMA Motor Show. The new bike has received a series of significant upgrades for 2013 and features fully adjustable suspension, Brembo M50 monoblocks and a dual channel Bosch ABS system with anti roll over mode. Additionally, the ABS system comes with a “supermoto” mode, which lets a rider lock-up the rear wheel. Compared to the base model the “R” chassis is higher, with stiffer springs and more damping. The 2013 KTM 690 Duke R also features new footpegs, fresh handlebars and standard crash bars.

At the heart of the 2013 KTM 690 Duke R lies a powerful single cylinder engine which delivers a maximum output of 69 hp. It’s worthy of being mentioned that this is the same engine used in the 2012 edition of the European Junior Cup. The engine needs to deal with a total weight of only and 331 lbs, so you can expect to a pretty lively acceleration.

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BMW has taken the wraps off its new BMW F800 GT mid-range model. The new bike is based on the old F 800 ST and is equipped with a water cooled 2 cylinder in line, 798 cc powerplant. The engine is slightly stronger than the one found on the old F 800 ST and develops a maximum output of 90 hp at 8000 rpm.

The bike comes with improved ergonomics, optimised wind and weather protection and a useful luggage system. It’s also worthy of being mentioned that the load capacity was increased by 11 kg to 207 kg.

The bike’s cockpit features fresh dial faces for speedometer and engine display, while the handlebar switch panels and front brake fluid expansion tank are also new.

On the equipments list you’ll find Automatic Stability Control ASC, Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA, ABS and an Akrapovič sports silencer. For the new year there are also offered new paint schemes and lighter wheels.

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