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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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The Kawasaki Ninja 250 is one of the most wanted compact sport bikes form the market and with the 2014 model year it just became even more desirable.

Thanks to its aerodynamic fairing, the low 374.9 lbs weigh and the strong 249cc liquid-cooled, parallel twin engine, the Kawasaki Ninja is able to cut the air with ease rewarding its rider with a unique riding experience.

The engine is fed by a 4.8 gallons fuel tank and is linked to a six speed transmission with spring-type clutch damper for enhanced smoothness and reduced hesitation at very low speeds.

Like the previous models, the 2014 model year is built on a sturdy and durable diamond-style frame which is combined with a square-tube swingarm with a 60 x 30mm cross section.

The 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 250R is offered with a base price of $4.199.

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The Kawasaki Nina 300 is considered one of the best motorcycles and there is no wonder why as is light, strong and cool. Moreover, the motorcycle has also received a set of small improvements for 2014 raising the bar even higher.

The motorcycle is equipped with a long list of amenities such as optional ABS, FCC assist slipper clutch, air management system, digital injection and an innovative frame design that offer a perfect balance between rigidity and lightness.

Once on board you are met by a newly designed seat and a premium digital instrument panel that features a modern Eco indicator, an easy-to-read speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, digital clock and warning lights.

At the heart of the bikes lies a 296cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine with Digital Fuel Injection (DFI).

The standard Kawasaki Ninja 300 is offered with a base price of $4,999 while the ABS version can be yours for $5.299

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Ducati has revealed the all-new 899 Panigale at the IAA Car Show in Frankfurt, Germany. The fresh 899 Panigale shares a lot of common features with the 1199 model so you can expect to first class riding performances.

The motorcycle weighs only 169 kg and is built on a modern monocoque frame that uses the Superquatro engine as a stressed member. In terms of power, the L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled unit delivers a maximum output of 109 kW 148 hp @ 10.750 rpm and 99 Nm (73 lb-ft) of torque at 9.000 rpm.

As far as technologies are concerned, the new Ducati 988 Panigale features triple stage ABS, Ducati Traction Control and Engine Brake Control and ride-by-wire throttle. You also get Ducati’s Quick Shift, fully-integrated riding modes that can be switched using the handlebar mounted buttons.

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The Kawasaki Ninja 650 is one of the most wanted motorcycles in its class and the 2014 model year continues to impress us with its bullet proof built quality, modern technologies and great handling.

The 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 650 is propelled by a strong and compact 649 cc, twin-cylinder engine with semi-dry sump. Its power is kept in leash by a modern six speed transmission that delivers smooth and precise shifts.

The motorcycle needed a perfect compromise between stability and the ability to swallow shocks without “killing” the rider’s back. Luckily, the company’s engineers have found the perfect balance between these two factors and fitted the motorcycle with a 41mm front fork and a preload-adjustable rear shock offer, both tuned to deliver optimum ride comfort.

The stopping power is assured by dual 300mm front petal-shaped brake rotors with twin-piston calipers and a single 220mm rear petal-shaped rotor.

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The Ninja 1000 was already one of the best bikes in its class, but this wasn’t enough for Kawasaki. Therefore the company’s engineers decided to raise the bar even higher with the 2014 version.

The new model year comes with a few style upgrades, traction control, hard panniers, more power and fresh top-spec brakes. Moreover, with a starting price of $11.999 the 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS is $100 cheaper the previous model.

In terms of power, the Ninja 1000 is propelled by the torquey 1,043cc inline-four that features a few key revisions which help it boost its low and mid-range power. The engine cranks out a maximum power of 140 bhp and 82 lb-ft. of torque and sends its power to the ground through a revised six speed transmission. The new transmission features a longer 6th gear, which helps you reduce revs at highway speeds for enhanced smoothness. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the engine comes with new selectable Power Modes that offer a choice between full power and approximately 50 percent power output to help suit changing conditions.

The brakes are also upgraded, featuring ABS and new one-piece “monobloc” radial-mount front calipers.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000.


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