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The new Ninja 300 SE represents Kawasaki’s offensive against its 250cc rivals. The new model is the strongest model in its class and comes with a comprehensive list of new features which help it dominate the entire segment.

In terms of power, the motorcycle sports a new 296cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin engine which transfers its power to the rear wheel through a six-speed transmission with F.C.C. assist clutch.

The engine is housed by a new frame made of high-tensile steel tubing that is 150% stiffer than the old frame used by the Ninja 250R.

Jump on board and you’ll be welcomed by a new seat, high-tech instrumentation and a comfy handlebar.

Other features worthy of being mentioned include new wheels and tires, a fresh bodywork and a two-stage under-seat storage compartment.

The 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE comes with a base price of $5,199.

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Suzuki is one of the best motorcycle manufacturers from the market and with every year that passes the Japanese company struggles to come up with new technologies and top notch motorcycles.

Its latest creation is called the Recursion and is a concept motorcycle that will made its official debut at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show on November 23.

The Recursion will be a compact roadster that promises to offer a perfect compromise between power, comfort, handling and efficiency.

At the heart of the motorcycle we’ll find a liquid-cooled 588cc, parallel-twin engine that puts out a maximum power of 100 hp at 8,000 rpm and a peak torque of 74 pound-feet at 4,500 rpm. The engine is paired with a light weight, a cast chassis and a single sided swingarm.

We also know that the stopping power will be handled by a front disc brake.

Stay tuned for more information.

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The Suzuki GSX-R750 is a sporty motorcycle designed for those who love to mix speed with two wheels.

The motorcycle’s center piece is a 750 cc, four cylinder, liquid cooled, DOHC engine that comes with forged pistons, shot-peened conrods, chrome-nitride-coated upper compression and oil control rings, and pentagonal ventilation holes.

The engine is paired with a six-speed close-ratio transmission with “race-proven” back-torque-limiting clutch.

The bike’s backbone is represented by a lightweight and compact twin-spar aluminum cradle frame which is made of five cast sections and comes with a cast swingarm.

The 2014 Suzuki GSX-R750 rides on a lightweight 41 mm Showa Big Piston front-Fork (BPF) and a single Showa rear shock that features externally adjustable rebound and compression damping, as well as adjustable ride height.

You also get a pair of racy 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) front and 180/55ZR17M/C (73W) rear tubeless tires.

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The Suzuki GSX-R600 has already proven its value and in at the moment is considered one of the best models in its class.

At the heart of the motorcycle lies a 599 cc, four cylinder engine which breaths through a 4-into-1 stainless-steel exhaust system. The engine is kept in leash by a six-speed close-ratio transmission that features vertically staggered shafts to reduce overall engine length.

The motorcycle is built on a lightweight and compact twin-spar aluminum cradle frame which is made of five cast sections and features a cast swingarm.

Other features that are worthy of being mentioned include 3-way adjustable footpegs, an adjustable shift lever, a modern instrument cluster that features an analog tachometer with LCD readouts of the speedometer, odometer, dual trip meter, reserve trip meter, clock, coolant temperature/oil pressure indicator, S-DMS and gear position indicators.

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When Kawasaki launched its new Ninja 300 we were very curious to see who will be the first manufacturer that will launch a counter attack.

It seems like Honda is the first rival that managed to develop a weapon that can go against the Ninja as they’ve announced their all new CBR300R - a compact middleweight sport bike that should have the potential to compete with success against the Ninja 300.

For the moment we don’t have too many details about the new Honda CBR300R but we can expect it to deliver a maximum output of around 30 HP and 25 Nm (ft-lbs) of torque. It could also be a bit lighter than the actual CBR250R, so in terms of performances, we can expect to see clear differences between the two models.

The new Honda CBR300R was presented at the 12th China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition and shows a completely fresh style that puts a lot of accent on aggressive lines.

At the press conference, Seiji Kuraishi, Chief Operating Officer for Honda’s regional operations in China, made the following announcement:

"The motorcycle market in China, which is the largest in the world, has been increasingly diversifying in recent years, and the number of customers who enjoy motorcycles for recreation also is increasing. Against this backdrop, Honda will begin full-fledged business in the area of large-sized motorcycles which provide the joy of riding.

To be more precise, in 2014, Honda will open stores which will specialize in large-sized motorcycles in Shanghai and Beijing. During this exhibition, Honda is exhibiting the CBR500R, which will be the first model to be sold at the specialized stores.

Moreover, Honda is exhibiting the world premiere of the CBR300R, a global motorcycle model for which Honda is planning to begin production in Thailand in the future. The market introduction of this model in China will be discussed in the future.

For the motorcycle market in China, Honda will continue proposing products that offer the highest level of environmental performance, convenience, the joy of mobility and fun of riding."

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After all those countless discussions and teasers, the all new KTM 1290 Super Duke R has been finally revealed. The bike looks certainly better than we’ve expected and it is also more potent than that you might guess.

At the heart of this naked beauty lies a 75-degree 108x71mm bore/stroke 1,301cc v-twin engine that puts out an impressive power of 180 HP at 8,870 rpm and 144 Nm of torque. All this power is kept under control by a six speed gearbox and a PASC slipper clutch. Fire up the engine and you’ll hit the 200 kmph mark in no less than 7,2 seconds.

The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a powder coated, chromium-molybdenum-steel trellis frame which is paired with a 48mm WP USD fork and a WP rear shock.

The KTM 1290 Super Duke R weighs 189 kg and its speed is kept under control by Brembo M50 monoblock calipers and 320 mm brake discs combined with a modern Bosch ABS.

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Until now, Mitas was mostly known for its off road tires, but with their latest product the company is entering in the competition of sports tires.

Their new Sport Force Radial Tire was developed in 4 years and respects the highest standards of quality and reliability. Like any respectable sport tire, the Mitas Sport Force Radial tire promises to reward you with a sticky grip, resistance to deformation and even tire wear. It can be used for sport, naked, supermoto and sport touring motorcycles and is available in three front and five rear sizes.

The new tyres are manufactured in Slovenia by Savatech, the former Sava rubber manufacturing division acquired by Mitas’ parent company CGS Holdings in October 2012.

Bojan Rupar, head of the motorcycle R&D department, said: “The Sport Force radial tire is the result of an intensive four years of complete in-house development work. It is based on our long-term experience in…motorcycle tire development, which together with the most modern materials and some innovative technical solutions has resulted in a very competitive product.”

The new sport tires were developed using modern technologies such as OGT 3D (3-D Optimum Groove Technology), SCT (Strong Carcass Technology) and FEA Finite Element Analyses / Optimized Footprint).

Hit the jump to see the dimensions available fro the new Mitas Sport Force radial tires.

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Kawasaki has developed a new version of its already impressive Z100 which will certainly attract a lot of discussions. To draw the public’s attention to its new project even more, the Japanese manufacturer has launched a special website (click here) dedicated to its all new Z1000.

This is the first time when Kawasaki makes any official announcement regarding its new motorcycle which is expected to be equipped with a new 998 cc, 200 hp engine that.

On the website is posted a teaser video of the upcoming motorcycle that doesn’t show too many details except for a few elements like the front headlight with quad lamps, the Z1000-signature quad exhaust pipes and wheels.

The new motorcycle will certainly have all it needs to make us fall in love with it and will have the necessary pedigree to compete with models like the Aprilia V4 Tuono, BMW S1000 or the fresh KTM Super Duke 1290 (which will be released in 6 days).

The 2014 Kawasaki Z100 will be fully revealed on 5th of November.

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If you want to mix sporty riding with the comfort of a modern tourer than you should take a closer look at the 2014 Kawasaki Concours 14.

This Japanese beast has all it needs to make your adrenaline level go crazy and at the same time, it’s able to reward you with a comfortable riding position and lots of storage places.
The motorcycle’s center piece is the Ninja ZX-14 based 1,352cc inline-four with variable valve timing. The engine was tuned to provide smooth power across an extremely wide rev range and delivers a maximum torque of 102.0 lb-ft at 6,200 rpm.

Needles to say that the motorcycle is also equipped with a long list of technological features like the K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology) braking system, a high-tech traction control system (KTRC: Kawasaki Traction Control) or Kawasaki’s Intelligent Proximity Activation Starting System.

The standard 2014 Kawasaki Concours 14 is offered with a price of $16.199.

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Sleek, agile and aerodynamic the 2014 Kawasaki Ninja is ready to dominate any road or racetrack.

Its aggressive design language screams “Speed”, while its 636 cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four is ready to reward you with top notch performances in terms of power, torque and smoothens. The engine is linked to a six speeds transmission and is fed by a 4.5 gallons fuel tank.

For enhanced versatility, the motorcycle features a convenient Power mode selector that can be found on the left clip-on and gives you the option to choose between “Full” and “Low” engine power delivery modes. There is also a three-mode KTRC traction control that helps you ride safe regardless of what road conditions lie under your wheels. The 2014 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R is offered with a base price of $11.699, while the ABS version can be yours for no less than $12.699.

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