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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The Duke series was born back in 1994 when the original Duke model was launched on the market. During its long lifespan, the Duke has received four radical upgrades the latest two models being the R-Version and the 390 Duke.
In 2011 the Duke family gained a new member, namely the small 125 Duke and was followed by the 690 Duke and the 990 Super Duke R in 2012.
For the year 2013, KTM revealed the fresh KTM 390 Duke which made its official debut at EICMA Motor Show. The bike is built in India by Bajaj and is packed with a 373 single cylinder engine mounted on the same chassis found at the KTM 125 Duke & KTM 200 Duke.
The engine delivers a maximum output of 43 hp and 26 lbft of torque, being in the same league with the Honda CBR500R and Kawasaki Ninja 300.
The bike is fitted with a lot of premium features such as Bosch ABS, WP suspension and Brembo brakes.
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After it was previously teased, the KTM 1290 Super Duke R Prototype was finally revealed at the EICMA show.
The new model is the first functional concept ever developed by KTM and comes with a sharp design language and a strong 180 hp engine.
The bike is based on the KTM Super Duke and is powered by the same LC8 unit found at the KTM 1190 RC8 R. The two-cylinder engine is combined with a set of light steel pipes and a single-sided swing arm. As far as suspensions go, the prototype is fitted with upside-down forks with gas pressure reservoir, and a directly linked rear shock.
Perhaps it goes without saying that the KTM 1290 Super Duke R Prototype also comes with racing wheels, racing brakes and racing tires. The bike’s backbone is a trellis frame made of chrome molybdenum steel combined with a single sided aluminium swing arm.
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After has managed to solve its financial issues, Moto Morini has managed to revive from the ashes. However, the manufacturer didn’t appeared at this year’s EICMA, instead has decided to launch the 2013 Milan model.
The new generation is based on the earlier models, but it doesn’t come with any impressive technologies of upgrades. Most of the changes were made to improve the bike’s reliability and there are also a few small tweaks to help it stay on the same line with its rivals.
For the moment Morini didn’t revealed any price specifications for the 2013 Milan, but judging by the price of its current models, it shouldn’t be too high.
At the moment Morini’s lineup includes the Corsaro, Granpasso and Scrambler. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we have more info.
The Ducati 350 GTL first broke into the scene in 1975 when designer Tumidei decided that an update of his 1965 design was in order. But at that time, Ducati’s line-up of bikes only concentrated on small singles and those big, bad, and powerful V-Twins.
Undaunted, the Italian bike maker pushed forward with the release of the 350 GTL in ’75. The surprising success of the bike pushed Ducati to introduce the 500 Sport Desmo two years later in 1977, followed by the 500 Super Sport, and finally, the GTV model in 1978.
As far as the bike that was being offered at the 2012 RM Auctions in Monaco, the 350 GTL - CN: DM350B/035718 - it came in original condition, complete with a two-tone red and black paint finish, alloy rims, and a 350 cc SOHC parallel-twin engine mated to a five-speed transmission.
Expected bidding price for the Ducati 350 GTL was expected to hit anywhere from €3,000 - €4,000, which is about $3,800 - $5,200 based on current exchange rates. Actual selling price was $2,273.