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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.

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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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The 2013 Honda NC700S is based on the Honda’s ‘New Concept Fun Naked’ concept which is a relatively new approach in this segment.

As most of Honda’s nakeds the BC700S features a modern design language with sharp lines, dynamic shapes and clear cut surfaces. Not to mention about the wide range of paint schemes available which further enhance the modern look of the motorcycle.

The 2013 Honda NC700S is equipped with a 670 cc, 2-cylinder, SOHC, PGM-FI engine that develops a maximum speed of 47 horsepower at 6,250 rpm and a peak torque of 60 Nm at 4,750 rpm. The engine is paired with a dual clutch transmission which delivers a pretty good fuel efficiency, as can hit 27 kilometers on a liter.

The 2013 Honda NC700S is kept in check by a set of front and rear disc brakes combined with an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).

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The MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR has received a set of upgrades for 2013. The improvements include both style and technical modifications. The 2013 model is available in three variants, namely the Brutale 1090, Brutale 1090 R and Brutale 1090 RR.

The latter is the most capable version, featuring a range of features designed to make it the ultimate naked bike.

The motorcycle continues to be the benchmark for handling thanks to the continually refined and improved suspension. The 50 mm diameter front forks are fully adjustable by means of special external adjusters: compression on one leg, rebound on the other and spring preload on both legs.

The shock absorber is similarly capable, as is completely tunable featuring spring preload, rebound damping and also offering the possibility to vary the low and high speed hydraulic compression damping.

At the heart of the motorcycle lies the strong 1078 cc, four cylinder engine which is paired with a six speed transmission.

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MV Agusta’s Brutale range is considered a bench mark in the naked category as all models are packed with state of the art technologies, come with a modern design language and reward you with first class performances.

In 2013 the Brutale family has become even bigger, as the company launched a fresh model, namely the Brutale 675.

The bike features a refined mechanical design that has been matched with an ultra-technological chassis to deliver top notch performances.

The 2013 MV Agusta Brutale 675 is fitted with a light, agile and powerful engine that is currently the most advanced in the middle-weight segment. The new in-line three cylinder is based on the F3 unit and features a long list of advanced technologies. The engine’s output is rated at 108,5 hp at 12.500 rpm and 65 Nm of torque.

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The MV Agusta Brutale is the strongest motorcycle in Agusta’s lineup. The motorcycle is not only the strongest as it’s also one of the best looking models designed by the Italian manufacturer.

Among the most attractive visual details you’ll find the modern lighting elements which include day running lights arranged symmetrically on either side of the dashboard cover. We also like the aggressive frame, the sculpted fuel tank and the dynamic tail. Compared to the previous generation, the 2012 model comes with a new pair of wheels which are about 1.500 grams lighter than the old ones.

The two new double exhaust silencers, now come with tapered ends, featuring a tasty diagonal cut reminiscent of American dragsters.

In terms of power, the motorcycle is equipped with a strong 1,078 cc, four cylinder engine paired with a six speed transmission.

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The VanVan125 is the epitome and the personification of a retro bike that has been admirably packaged with new-school technology. The Suzuki VanVan 125’s low and long styling will certainly catch a lot of attention in the parking lot. Not to mention about the wide, low seat and wide handlebars which further enhance its unique look. Fortunately the motorcycle’s unusual design didn’t affect the rider’s comfort and you won’t have any complains about the long seat or the slightly raised handlebar.

The 2102 Suzuki VanVan 125 is equipped with a single cylinder 125cc engine which is paired with a 6-speed constant mesh gear box.

Suzuki VanVan 125’s most notable features include the push-button electrics starter for easy starting, fuel injection and catalyzer for reduced emissions, a slim shaped 6.5-liter fuel tank, 33mm-inner-tube telescopic front forks and a single-shock absorber.

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