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Japanese maker, Suzuki, has revealed the first teaser images of their new motorcycle that, according to the first details, is being referred to as the "Middle-class New Motorcycle." While most of the rumors suggest the new bike will be making its debut at the EICMA show in Milan this November, Suzuki has promised to offer more details on June 11.

This is all Suzuki is revealing at this point, but recent rumors have suggested that the teaser images actually preview the next generation V-Storm. The first teasers said it was "Time For Real Adventures", so this might suggest an off-road version of the V-Storm. However, no matter what are we looking at, the teaser images sure look promising with the motorcycle’s tall windscreen and cat-eye headlamp, as well as the tall handlebars, electronically adjustable windscreen, single rear exhaust, passenger grab-handles on the sides, and a shroud for the muffler.

CR&S (Cafe Racing and Sport) is saying Happy Birthday to Italy with the unveiling of the VUN Tricolore. The model will be put on display at the "Esperienza Italia" exhibition in Turin from now until November 20, 2011.

The name VUN comes from the Milanese word for one which is perfect for this single cylinder, single seater sports bike. The tribute to Italy comes in the bike’s Italian tricolore paint job and the "1802-1805" logo - the time span for the First Italian Republic.

"The Italian leadership of today seems blithely out of step with current world events: The Italian premiere fawns over and publicly kisses the hand of Muammar Gaddafi, who upon returning to his kingdom of Libya, begins to brutally repress and murder his people; Japan struggles to prevent a major nuclear disaster, while Italy prepares to hold a referendum on whether to allow the construction of nuclear reactors on Italy’s earthquake-prone territory (the referendum is worded in such a way that if you are against changing the law to allow nuclear reactors you must answer "yes" - ’furbo’)."

Yesterday, MV Agusta announced the Brutale 990R Italy 150 Special Edition , and today the company has launched the first teaser video for the 2012 F4 RR Corsacorta super bike. The new bike will make its world debut at the EICMA show in Milan in November 2011.

Compared to the standard F4 model, the new RR version will add an extra 18 HP and will be equipped with Brembo brakes, an Ohlins TTX, and carbon fiber components. The video also reveals a new paint scheme and various sport components making the RR model even more sportier than its previous version. The bike in the video features a new matte white exterior paint, but we expect more options to be offered when the bike goes on sale at the beginning of 2012. Expect prices to be in the $30K area.

UPDATE 05/11/2011: MV Agusta has revealed the official details on the 2012 F4 RR - "the most advanced and powerful superbike in the world." The new bike will be put on sale at a starting price of 22,900 euro, or about $32,900 at the current exchange rates. The F4 RR is powered by a short-stroke radial valve engine that delivers 201 HP at 13,400 rpm and will be offered with even more exotic materials and reduced weight. For 2012, the model will also get two new color schemes: pastel red/white and matte pearl white.

Hit the jump for the press release.

Italian motorcycle company,MV Agusta , is celebrating Italy’s 150th anniversary with the unveiling of a special edition Brutale 990R. The new model will be limited to only 150 units, one for every year of the country’s history. The company has said that the bike is the perfect union of technology and style.

MV Agusta’s latest special edition will be distinguished by exclusive livery highlighted by the dashboard cover which matches the color of the bodywork. The tail end has been turned into a single seater just for this version of the bike and the spoiler sports the Italian flag with the number 150. There is also an inscribed plate on the upper steering brace.

The 150 units of the MV Agusta Brutale 990R Italy Special Edition will be offered in three color schemes: white, red, and black. So if you are from Italy, this is the perfect occasion to buy an MV Agusta bike.

The Saline Bird Concept is a concept bike designed by five design students - Charles-Edouard Berche, Ugo Spagnolo, Adrien Fuinel, Frederic Dobbelstein and Jean-Philippe Paries - at the ISD of Valenciennes (France) as a design exercise for their 2010-2011 final project. The bike has been designed as a race bike for the "Les Triplettes de Bonneville" and get sits inspiration from the shape of a skier as he flies down the slope.

The Saline Bird Concept is powered by a compressed air engine fed by three air tanks with a total capacity of 27 liters. It sits on a carbon fiber frame with leather skin parts in place of the conventional body panels. This leather skin can be slipped on and off "like a sock" in order to switch between body panels or no body panels. The bike can be turned into a road model by replacing the handlebar.

Technical partners of the project include MDI (engine), LUXFER (air tank), and BRM.

Ducati is widely considered as one of the – if not the most – popular Italian motorcycle manufacturers in the world and when they release a special edition bike, a lot of people stand up and take notice.

Take the Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak, for example. As a special edition model of Ducati’s Multistrada line that was built to celebrate Greg Tracy’s triumph at the world famous International Hill Climb race in 2010, the Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak is yet another example of Ducati’s penchant for building high-quality motorcycles.

Among the features that are found in this special edition bike include a Corse style exterior finish, passenger foot-peg hangers, a black engine guard, red pin-striped wheels, a carbon fiber silencer, and a race inspired low screen that’s likewise made from carbon.

The special edition Ducati will become available in the UK beginning in May at a price tag of £16,750, or $27,085 based on current exchange rates.

Start planning on ordering one now because knowing Ducati and special edition bikes, the Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak won’t be available after it hits dealerships.

Chanel’s new marketing campaign for the Coco Mademoiselle perfume just got that much hotter with the addition of a suited up Keira Knightley mounted atop a Ducati 750 Sport. This video is just a ’teaser’ of the new Coco Mademoiselle film ’Gabrielle’ directed by Joe Wright. The full length version will debut on March 21st, 2011 on the Chanel website.

TheDucati 750 Sport is powered by a V2, four-stroke engine that delivers a total of 72 HP and sprints the bike all the way to 128.6 mph. Typically, we like our Ducati bikes in red, but the model used in this commercial is covered in a drab beige, no doubt to promote Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle perfume. Keira Knightley is even wearing a smoking hot beige leather catsuit to match. All we can say is that we can’t wait for the full video to be released!

The Motus MST Series was presented at the Daytona Bike Week on March 13, 2011. The bike will go into production in late 2011 in two different versions: a standard MST and a more powerful MST-R.

Motus MST is powered by a liquid cooled, 1650cc V4 engine light weight nimble chassis and massive brakes. Before the bike actually makes it to production, Motus will send two MST prototypes on an "American Sport Tour" to ensure the pre-production machines are durable: "There is just no better way to make sure the MST’s meet our standards of durability, comfort, and performance than to personally ride the machines and iterate them as we identify issues. Along the way, we are meeting with friends, supporters and high quality dealers that have inquired about carrying Motus in their area."

More details will be revealed on March 13, 2011.

Hit the jump to see the Motus MST V4 in action.

When we hear the name Mansory , we typically think of the German tuning firm known for their amazing packages for high end luxury vehicles from Bugatti , Ferrari , Aston Martin , and many others. Not once did we ever think that a motorcycle would fit into any part of Mansory’s lineup, so you can imagine our surprise when we came across the Mansory Zapico. The Zapico is Mansory’s first custom bike creation developed with bike customizer Thomas M. George.

George was responsible for the motorcycle itself, then Mansory moved in with the front mask, bug spoiler, seat module, primary shield, and silencer, as well as the applications on the fuel tank, the frame, fork, wheel rims, and airbox all being part of their contribution. Mansory was also responsible for the use of carbon, as is customary with them, and all of the leather work.

The Mansory Zapico is powered by a powerful 124 cubic inch (around 2,080 cm³) V2 engine made by the well-known American engine manufacturer, S&S. This engine produces 160 HP and, with the low curb weight of the motorcycle - it comes in at 340 kilos -, sprints the bike from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds.

We would have to say that the Mansory Zapico is extremely impressive, especially being the first motorcycle ever worked on by Mansory. Job well done!

MV Agusta has released a special edition F4 in order to celebrate the end of a beautiful and very successful model. Called F4 1078 RR 312 Edizione Finale, this special edition will be limited to only 30 units, each of them marked by their custom quilted leather saddle and special identification plaque.

This special edition is built on the 1078 RR 312 version and comes equipped with a 1078cc engine that delivers an impressive 190 HP and 91.4lb/ft of torque. The motorcycle comes equipped with Brembo Monoblock radial calipers; after all you’ll be needing them as the bike can hit an impressive top speed of 194 mph.

Just as a reminder, back in 2010 MV Agusta revealed another special edition F4. This time is was called "Frecce Tricolori" and was limited to only 11 units.

Its true the bike in incredible beautiful, but it has one big problem: it comes in limited numbers!


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