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The poison used by Brazilian Indians on their arrow tips was the inspiration behind Wunderlich’s new "Poisoned Arrow", the S 1000 RR in its legendary racing colours, which comes equipped with a whole array of special components.

An absolute visual treat, boasting technical and ergonomic improvements, with significant weight reductions and well suited to long distance riding. The “Power Sportego” handlebar conversion offers a relaxed riding posture and greater ease of handling. The top yoke, weighing in at a mere 1800 g, machined out of high-tensile aluminium, TÜV certified and ideally suited for use with our strong, tapered aluminium handlebars, has a built-in connection for the brake line, thus ruling out any need for elaborate and costly conversion measures.

The easy-to-fit fairing extension and matching “DoubleBubble” sports screen give rise to optimised air flow deflection over a wider area and improved aerodynamic properties.

Triumph’s Bonneville ruled the roads during the 1960s and no modern motorcycle replicates so closely the style and experience of those golden years than the modern day Bonneville T100. With its traditional wire wheels and coachlined two-tone paintwork, the Bonneville T100 looks like
it could have been built in 1969. But look closer and you will see a modern machine dripping with authentic touches only Triumph can deliver.

The bike is powered by a 865cc parallel twin-cylinder engine that delivers 66 HP at 7500rpm, with peak torque of 69Nm delivered at 5800rpm.

The 2011 T100 features peashooter silencers, classic two-tone color options and spoked steel wheels. The two-tone color options complement the traditional Bonneville styling and have the added touch of gold or silver coachlines, painted by hand just as they always have been. Three regular options are available: Phantom Black with Fusion White, Forest Green with New England White and the new Vintage Cream and Chocolate. The popular single color Jet Black option is also available and comes with matching black-finished engine cases. The popular single colour Jet Black option is also available and comes with matching black-finished engine cases.

Aprilia has brought a new limited edition RSV4 to the US market. Called the RSV4 Factory APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) Special Edition, this special edition was developed using data from this year’s Superbike Championship and is equipped with a new electronic management system that includes traction control, wheelie control, launch control and quick shift.

The new bike is powered by a water cooled, 999cc, 65° V4 engine that develops 180 HP and 115 Nm of torque. The APRC package uses an automotive inertial platform with two turn meters and two accelerometers that enable the ECU to track dynamic conditions and adjust engine control consequently. The rider can adjust any component of the APRC system independently at will.

Also, the RSV4 Factory APRC SE is the first Aprilia bike that comes with the Aprilia Quick Shift as standard. Basically, the quick shift shortens spark advance for an instant and then gradually restores it, making for super-fast shifting with no need to close the throttle or use the clutch. The system works hand in hand with the new closer spaced gearbox to limit RPM drop during shifting for faster lap times.

Press release after the jump.

Rieju Motors brought the new RS3 Sportbike to EICMA Show. The evolution of the successful race winning RS2 range, the new RS3 Dual perimeter chassis provides the perfect balance of agility combined with strength. Advanced aerodynamic bodywork and cutting edge styling provides superior wind cheating ability and superbike looks.

Power is supplied by a well proven 50cc liquid colled Yamaha-Minarelli motor, 2 Stroke with 6 speed gearbox, the tuning potential is massive.

Precise handling is provided by Showa inverted 35 mm front forks plus the use of lightweight 17" alloy rims to reduce inertia and unsprung weight. Powerful braking comes from a 280mm disc up front with a radial mounted dual piston caliper and a 220 mm rear disc.

Dual projector headlamps are mounted in the front fairing and with its wide 17-inch alloys rims shod in Michelin tyres and well designed bodywork this bike looks and handles like any full size machine.

Triumph brought at EICMA Show the 2011 Daytona 675 R. Starting with a standard Dayton 675, Triumph engineers worked in conjunction with Swedish suspension specialists Ohlins to create a machine that would really be appreciated on the circuit by expert riders.

Ohlins contributed its revolutionary 43 mm NIX30 forks usually only found on the racetrack and ultra-exotic Italian machines ans its MotoGT developed TTX36 rear suspension unit, while radially-mounted monoblock calipers and radial master cylinder from Italian specialist Brembo were specified to ensure Dayton 675R also has class-leading stopping power.

The Daytona 675R also gets: a standard lift quickshifter and a host of carbon fiber bodywork, including hugger, silencer heat shield ad front mudguard.

Mechanically the Daytona 675R is identical to the standard Daytona 675, delivering 125 HP at 12,600 rpm with a class-leading 72 NM of torque. The sports bike also get sporty new graphics that include a unique Triumph tank script and a special color scheme: Crystal White bodywork is contrasted with a race style black belly pan and distinctive red subframe.

Next to the RC8 R superbike, KTM also brought to EICMA Show in Italy a Track version for it. The motorcycle is compatible with the FIM Superstock homologation and can therefore be used in official championships.

The "Track" directly developed and produced by the RC8 Motorsport Department is the perfect two cylinder Superbike for hobby riders - like those competing in various championships.

The motorcycle is powered by the same twin-cylinder engine that delivers an impressive 175 bhp and 127 Nm of torque. The TRack version gets the same improved gear shift linkage, new LED daytime running lights, but also a more track oriented look.

KTM now offers a street bike product that is a pure bred sports-oriented racing machine. More and more riders of super sporty bikes are now showing a preference for the race track in the form of either training sessions or races.

Press release after the ump.

The Italians from Motto Guzzi came to EICMA Show with the 2011 Norge GT 8V. The 2011 model gets revamped electronic controls, timing and cooling systems, new integrated ignition and injection ECU for claimed better throttle response and more midrange. It will also get a new, distinctly modern shapes in the bodywork, fairing and bags

The 2011 Norge GT 8V is powered by a 1151 cc 90° V-Twin, four-stroke, air cooled engine mated to a six-speed gearbox. The new 8-valve engine is complimented by a reworked stainless steel 2-int-1 exhaust system for better breathing, helping to push the horsepower rating to 102 HP at 5500 rpm.

With a weight of 566.6 lbs, the Norge’s saddle is 31.89 inches in height and has been outfitted with a wider, more padded seat. The handlebar position has been lowered and retracted slightly while its instrument panel has been moved to make it easier for riders to read.

For 2011, KTM is offering a road-legal 125 for the first time – the 125 Duke. The new model will go on sale in the spring 2011, and while KTM has yet to announce an official price, they did promise that it would be affordable. They also predicted that this may just be your "first fast love."

Like no other brand, KTM represents a highly enjoyable riding experience, generated by concepts that always have put a strong focus on the dynamism of each model: light weight by omitting all non-essential parts; precision, achieved by modern designs and the use of only the best quality components; power thanks to strong, lightweight sports engines second to none; a unique style resulting from bold looks and an unmistakable design philosophy.

These very same capabilities and features form the foundation of the 125 Duke . Building on them, and led by the very same engineers that have brought superior sports bikes like the Duke and Superduke to the tarmac, the KTM design center has now developed the future 125 cc benchmark.

Press release after the jump.

Honda Motorcycle has unveiled today the new 2011 CBR250R sport bike. It is a sporty, fun, lightweight and affordable motorcycle aimed for those entering the sport of motorcycling. "The CBR250R is specifically aimed at new riders, yet it’s packed full of high-tech features and offers great performance, all in a lightweight, affordable package. This new model expands another segment of the market for Honda buyers."

The new CBR250R is powered by an extremely efficient 249cc liquid-cooled single cylinder engine that features a sophisticated four-valve DOHC cylinder head, engine counter balancer, and fuel injection—this dependable and lightweight machine delivers nimble handling, a broad spread of easily accessible power and low operating costs all in one. The motorcycle weights only 359 lbs.

It will be offered in standard and ABS version and in Metallic Black and Red/Silver exterior colors. Sales will begin in the spring of 2011.

Press release after the jump.

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Milan, Italy may be known for its high-end clothing shops and expensive super cars, but Honda is planning something completely new for the city. The Japanese manufacturer is planning on unveiling eight new bikes, and we have our first hunch on at least one of those machines.

Here we have the VFR Adventure Concept, a 1200cc monster designed for people who like speed and long rides on the interstate highways. The new Honda is similar to the Ducati Multistrada .

It seems that the new VFR will get a higher stance over the current model with more ground clearance. Although, there isn’t much besides that, as Honda has been fairly sneaky with this new machine. We have to wonder if we will see it in the United States, but sports bike fans will just have to wait and see.

The new VFR should be going on sale around 2012 or later.


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