The Zero S is a sporty model developed for those who are searching for a fast yet efficient bike. The motorcycle has received a set of pretty significant upgrades for 2013 and the most important is the new electric motor.
The new unit is 93% more powerful, generates 62% more torque and yields 20% greater city range compared to the old one. As far as the autonomy is concerned the Zero S is able to travel 137 mi (city), or 85 mi (highway), on a single charge which makes it the most capable motorcycle in its class.
You won’t complain about the bike’s acceleration either, while the maximum speed is also pretty good being rated at 95 Mph.
Other notable features include Nissin brakes, passenger pegs and a customizable dashboard.
The Zero S is available at a starting price of $13,995.00.
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Honda presented the 2013 version of its sporty CB1000R. Technically the motorcycle is basically the same as the previous model’s year. Though the bike is now offered with a new Cool Pearl White color option and fresh graphics.
The Honda CB1000R features a special chassis which puts the 998cc engine out front and center. This position not only improves the bike’s weight distribution but it also gives a more upright and comfortable riding position.
Talking about the engine, it is a 998cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, inline four-cylinder unit with computer-controlled digital transistorized ignition with 3-D mapping. The engine’s power is sent to the ground via a Close-ratio six-speed transmission. Among the features offered by the CB1000R you’ll also find the adjustable brake and clutch levers which let you fine tune for the riding environment, and tailor fit the controls to your riding style.
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The original Duke was one of the most iconic motorcycles in its class and its sporty character made KTM famous. The Duke’s success story continues even today when the bike keeps the unstoppable character of its ancestor, but is equipped with new technologies and features which make it more versatile and capable than ever.
The 2013 KTM 690 Duke is powered by most cutting-edge series production single-cylinder of our times – a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition liquid-cooled engine that cranks out 67 hp. The engine features plug-selective mapping for the best and most effective combustion, plus extended service intervals of 10,000 km.
As far as ergonomics go, the new 690 Duke comes with a comfortable two piece seat which offers freedom of movement and an ideally angled aluminium handlebar which helps you maneuver the bike with agility.
For a sharp stopping power the motorcycle is equipped with a disconnectable dual-circuit ABS system with 9M+ modulator tuned in cooperation with Bosch.
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The KTM 390 Duke was built with agility in mind and thanks to its lightweight construction, the capable engine and first class ergonomics offers a nimble handling and a comfortable ride.
Talking about ergonomics, the KTM 390 Duke was designed to offer enough freedom of movement to make you feel relaxed while riding.
The motorcycle’s center piece is a modern single-cylinder engine which uses the latest technologies and materials to reward you with plenty of power (44 hp). Moreover, the engine weighs only 36 kg is its low fuel consumption make it perfect for every day urban use. The 373.2 cc unit is brought to life by an electric starter and its power is sent to the ground via a six speed, claw shifted transmission.
The motorcycle sits on lightweight 17 in cast light alloy wheels wrapped in grippy Metzeler tyres which measure 110 mm wide at the front and 150 mm at the rear.
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The KTM 690 Duke R is based on the lightweight 690 Duke. The base 690 Duke was already a sporty and very capable motorcycle, but the R version raises the bar even higher and is still amazingly suitable for everyday use.
The bike’s backbone is a lightweight 9 kg tubular space frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel paired with a 4 kg lightweight, high-quality, pin-jointed, die-cast swingarm.
As the KTM 690 Duke R is more aggressive than the standard 690 Duke, its ergonomics were designed to put the rider into the perfect position required for hitting the gas. You’ll especially like the sporty angled handlebar, the convenient instrument panel and the sculpted seat.
At the heart of the motorcycle lies a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition, liquid-cooled engine with a displacement of 690 cc. The engine delivers a peak power of 51.5 kW (69.1 hp) and is mated on a six speed gear box. The breaking is handled by a set of Brembo brakes which include front 320 mm and rear 240 mm discs.
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The KTM 990 Super Duke R can be easily compared with an unchained beast that is ready to attack the asphalt with poise. The motorcycle is propelled by a 999 cc, 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition, liquid cooled engine which puts out 92 kW (123 hp). The 999cc unit is equipped with the electronic Keihin engine management system which improves responsiveness.
The ride is kept in check by a set of capable suspensions which come with a generous variety of setting options. The suspensions consist of a front upside-down telescopic fork with TiAlN-coated sliding surfaces and a shock absorber from WP Suspension with a TiAlN-coated piston rod.
You also get a stiff and light orange, powder-coated tubular space frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel with a bolted-on, light alloy subframe.
The breaking system consists of a front twin-disc brake with radially mounted four-piston brake calipers and a rear single-disc brake with one-piston brake caliper.
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When it comes to motorcycles, KTM was always among the most innovative manufacturers in its segment. Now, the company proves once more its daring character and offers the first 125 cc motorcycle fitted with ABS.
At the heart of the bike lies a 1-cylinder 4-stroke, water-cooled engine with a displacement of 125 cc. The liquid-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke engine features twin overhead camshafts, four valves and electronic fuel injection. Its maximum output is rated at 11 kW (15 hp) and power is sent to the rear wheel via a six speed, claw shifted transmission. Talking about wheels, the motorcycle sits on a pair of lightweight 17 in cast light alloy wheels wrapped in 110 mm front and 150 mm rear tires.
The motorcycle’s backbone is a lightweight tubular space frame which keeps the weight grouped close to the centre of gravity to maximize handling.
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The KTM 200 Duke is equipped with a wide range of features which make it perfectly suited for off road riding. However, the bike’s main attribute is its extremely low weight which is rated at only 129.5 kg, without fuel.
The low weight is combined with a pretty agile 200 cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine which is mated on a six speed, claw shifted transmission. The unit is based on the single-cylinder four-stroke engine of the 125 Duke. For increased performances, the 2013 power unit features new camshafts, larger valves, a larger piston with a completely new crank drive, new airbox and a new exhaust layout. The end result is a maximum output of 25 hp and more than enough torque to keep the bike ahead of many of its competitors.
The motorcycle is kept in leash by a capable ABS from Bosch. To improve the stopping power, the 2013 KTM 200 Duke has received larger brake discs (increased from 280 to 300 mm diameter).
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By the early 1990s, Ducati was completely involved in building sport bikes, so the launch of the M900 Monster at the Cologne show in October 1992 was quite a surprise. Yet its pedigree was unimpeachable; it was the first “naked” bike or “street fighter,” as they are now known. The frame was adapted from the 851/888 design, with an upright seating position and no fairing. It was an immediate success, and a 600-cc version was launched in 1994 in red or yellow. Testers managed a top speed of 109 mph, with a quarter-mile in 13.6 seconds at 97 mph. This iconic design has evolved in the past 17 years, but its basic simplicity is much admired. This is a solid example of an early 600-cc Monster, few of which come to market, as owners tend to keep them and just buy a bigger one. This bike has custom paint, a fly screen and carbon-fibre mudguards.
The Honda NC700X has a lot to love. The bike was created for those who put fun and functionality on the first place and is packed with a long list of features which help it offer first class performances and top notch agility.
At the heart of the 2012 Honda NC700X lies Honda’s new 670cc parallel-twin engine which rewards with enough power and torque to fill your brain with a tasty mix of dopamine and adrenaline.
The liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine features a single overhead cam, four valves per cylinder and a counterbalancer along with a PGM-FI fuel-injection system and Honda’s second-generation DCT transmission - a technological mix that guarantees advanced performances. In terms of power, the engine is rated at 51 hp at a modest 6250 rpm and 45.7 ft-lb. at a low 4750 rpm.
On top of that, the bike carries a slew of new features, including a watertight, locking compartment, a 41mm fork that provides 6" of travel, a Pro-Link shock that delivers 5.9" at the rear wheel, and a single 320mm brake disc squeezed by a two-piston caliper - three pistons on the C-ABS model - up front and a 240mm disc/single-piston-caliper combo out back.
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