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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.

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Meet the new ICON Spec 32 Eboz Edition - a special model that was created to mark the company’s entrance in the 2013 TTXGP series. This Special Edition also celebrates the inclusion of Eric Bostrom on Team ICON Brammo.

The new model is offered in a limited run of only 32 units and comes with an orange/blue livery. The 32 number represents the Eric Bostrom’s race number and can be also seen on the motorcycle’s body.

Talking about the body, the 2013 Brammo / ICON Spec 32 comes with color coded wheel trim, a stainless steel plaque with the unique bike number and a laser cut EBoz signature. You also get a Bostrom Icon Airmada signature helmet painted in the same colors as the motorcycle.

The company says that apart from the style modifications, the special edition also features a slightly tweaked motor which offers “crisper throttle response and sharper regenerative braking as well as a bit more power.”

Icon’s Media Coordinator Joe Gustafson said: “As title sponsor, of Team Icon Brammo, we have the ability to design a great graphic instead of a great compromise. If this was traditional motorsports, there would be just too many variables to design a truly striking piece of artwork.”

Mr. Gustafson added: “There is no playbook for electric motorcycling, so both organizations are completely uninhibited to try a variety of different things. With Brammo, this is shown by their design leadership in the industry by creating world- beating electric motorcycles, and then racing them against their gasoline counterparts – which no other electric brand is doing. On our end, it’s in offering gear that is industry leading in both design and function, and bringing that into the racing atmosphere.”

The Brammo / ICON Spec 32 Eboz Edition is offered with a price tag of $19,995.

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If the performances of your Honda CBR1000RR are no longer keeping your adrenaline levels go crazy, than you should take into consideration a small power upgrade.

Two Brothers Racing is making your job easier with their new Power Plus kit that was especially developed for the 2012 Honda CBR1000RR.

The kit promises to improve the motorcycle’s output with up to 8 hp and 11 ft.lbs of torque. For the power upgrade we have to give credit to the Black Series Slip-on exhaust which is available with aluminum, titanium or high-temp carbon fiber canisters.

The kit also contains a P1X Power Tip, a igh-performance repack kit, an aluminium anodized red bolt kit and the Juice Box Pro fuel management system. Other items included in the kit are a TBR Red Shield t-shirt, decal stickers and a black side cover.

It is also worthy of being mentioned that the TBR Power Plus Kit is intended for closed-course competition use only, so in some state you may not be able to use on the public roads.

The kit is offered with a promotional price rated at $842.

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The Kymco Pulsar 125 was initially launched in 2003 and since then has been constantly upgraded. The idea behind the motorcycle was to create an affordable naked that can suit a wide variety of riders and puts comfort practicality and efficiency on the top of the priorities list.

The 2013 Pulsar is powered by a modern, fuel efficient, 4-stroke, air cooled engine, which puts out a maximum power of 10.73 HP (7.8 kW) at 8500 rpm. The engine speed is kept under control by a five speeds transmission which returns a fuel consumption of 100 miles per gallon. Step on the gas, and the Kymco Pulsar will propel you to maximum speeds of up to 104.6 km/h (65.0 mph) which is pretty impressive for a bike of its type.

The motorcycle’s speed is kept in leash by a capable braking system which includes a single disc up front and a rear drum at the rear.

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With its sporty stance, the aerodynamic fairing and the lively engine, the Kymco Quannon 125 is the perfect motorcycle for any beginner that wants to take the safe way and step into the world of port motorcycles.

The bike’s backbone is represented by a lightweight steel frame which hosts a 4 stroke, 4 valve, 125 cc, single cylinder engine which sends its power to the ground through a five speed transmission.

The engine is fed by a 13.5 liter fuel tank and puts out a maximum power of 13 ps at 9500 rpm and 9.8 Nm of torque at 8500 rpm.

The bike rides on relatively big 17 inch wheels that are combined with a non-adjustable 33mm telescopic fork and a rear monoshock.

The Kymco QUannon 125 is offered with a base price of $ 3590.

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Meet the Honda Dream Yuga, a versatile bike built for the emerging markets. The motorcycle comes with a spacious saddle, a relatively high ground clearance and a dynamic design language.

It is built around a 109.00 ccm (6.65 cubic inches), single cylinder, four stroke engine that develops a maximum power of 8.50 HP (6.2 kW) at 7500 RPM and 8.91 Nm (6.6 ft.lbs) at 5500 RPM. All this power is kept in leash by a four speed transmission that offers smooth and precise shifts. You also need to know that the engine is fed by a 8.00 liters fuel tank.

The stopping power is assured by front and rear drum brakes and the motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a diamond type frame.

As far as suspensions are concerned, the bike rides on front telescopic forks and a rear monoshock absorber.

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With its smart design language and the modern technologies, the Honda CBF Stunner is ready to reward you with a thrilling riding experience every time you jump on its back.

The bike was designed with practicality in mind, therefore it features a spacious seat and an ergonomically designed handlebar that combine to offer a fairly relaxed riding position.

The motorcycle weighs 110 kg and at its heart sits a single cylinder, four-stroke, 124.70 ccm, PGM-FI engine which rewards you with a maximum output of 11.60 HP (8.5 kW) at 8000 RPM and 11.20 Nm of torque at 6250 RPM. All this power is kept in check by a five speed transmission that ensures excellent power at all speeds.

The Honda CBF Stunner is fitted with a 13 liters fuel tank and comes with front disc and rear drum brakes.

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KTM has revealed its all new 2014 RC390. The motorcycle is taking design cues straight from the RC8 and was developed as a GP racing model for the Moto3 World Championship.

The bike weighs only 130 kg and is built around a 373.2 cc, 4-stroke, EFI, DOHC engine which cranks out a maximum power of 38 hp. It is fed by a 9.5 liters fuel tank and is mounted on a powder coated, tubular steel trellis frame.

The motorcycle is fitted with a set of high quality suspensions signed by WP Suspension. They include a front WP-USD Ø 43 mm fork and a rear WP-Monoshock.

The motorcycle’s speed is kept in check by a performance-oriented four piston caliper braking system which uses 300 mm discs up front and 230 discs out back.

For the moment KTM didn’t reveal the price of its new RC390, but given the excellent pricing of the new D390 we can expect to a decent number.

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The Yamaha MT-09 is a completely new bike built around an all-new engine so it has a fairly modern pedigree.

The bikes was designed with versatility in mind so you get an ergonomic riding position combined with a set of high tech suspensions and a strong engine that feels very comfortable in the city but also on the highway.

Unlike many motorcycles from today’s roads, the Yamaha MT-09 is totally fresh and was created for the modern rider.

The bike is built around a liquid cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, in-line, 3-cylinder unit with a displacement of 847cm3. In terms of power, the engine cranks out a maximum output of 84.6 kW (115hp) at 10000 rpm and 87.5Nm (8.9kgf.m) of torque at 8500 rpm. You can keep all this power in check with a constant mesh, 6-speed transmission with wet, multiple clutch.

As far as prices are concerned, the Yamaha MT-09 can be yours for no less than £ 6,799.00.

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The 2013 Honda NC700X is an aggressive motorcycle created for adventures riders. Thanks to its versatile character, the Honda NC700X can deal with any type of road effortless.

The Honda NC700X is equipped with a 670cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin, SOHC engine with four valves per cylinder. The motorcycle is offered in two versions namely one with a conventional six-speed, manual-clutch transmission, and the other with automatic transmission. The Honda NC700X offers an average fuel consumption of 64 mpg.

The motorcycle’s stopping power is offered by a single 320mm disc with two-piston caliper which is paired with a rear single 240mm disc with single-piston caliper.

The Honda NC700X comes with a 3.7 gallons fuel tank and rides on 120/70ZR17 front and 160/60ZR17 rear radial tyres.

As far as prices are concerned the Honda NC700X can be yours for no less than $7,499.

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