The Brammo Empulse gained itself a pretty good reputation being considered by many the world’s most powerful electric motorcycle. Its electric motor cranks out 54 hp and 63 Nm of torque being one of the strongest units in its class. What’s even interesting is the fact that the bike weighs only 200 kilograms. Thanks to its sporty pedigree the motorcycle is able to ride 100 miles on a single charge and offers a top speed of up to 100 mph. It’s also worthy of being mentioned that a full charging requires only 3.5 hours. The motor is paired with an Electric Transmision (IET) especially developed for electric motorcycles.
The Brammo Empulse will be released and sold in Asia and the other countries with a starting price of US $ 16.995. There is also an Empulse R version available which is offered with a starting price of US $ 18.995.
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The MV Agusta Brutale R1090 has been at the top of the pack even since its inception. There is no wonder why, as the bike features a super-sport DNA combined with an aggressive design language and the newest technologies.
At the heart of the bike lies a four cylinder 1078cc high performance engine with radial intake and exhaust valves. This is the largest displacement engine ever built by MV Agusta and delivers a maximum power of 106 kW (144 hp) at 10.300 rpm. The 1078 cc unit is combined with an Electronic Engine Control Unit which has been programmed with a mapping and offers 8 levels of traction control that can be selected by the rider.
To offer a proper grip regardless of the road conditions, the Brutale R 1090 is equipped with front 120/70 - ZR 17 and rear 190/55 - ZR 17 tires.
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MV Agusta has fully revealed its 2012 Brutale 675 naked bike. The new bike features a sporty character which is now a common trait among all members of the Brutale family. Power comes from a 4 stroke, three cylinder, DOHC engine with a displacement of 675 cm3. The engine cranks out 115 hp at 12.500 rom and 71 Nm of torque at 10.600 rpm. The ride is kept in check by front upside-down telescopic hydraulic fork and a rear shock absorber with rebound damping and spring preload adjustment.
The bike was designed by the Bitish designer, Adrian Morton, who is also the creator of the new Brutale F4 and Benelli Tornado TNT.
The MV Agusta Brutale 675 was revealed at the EICMA 2011 and was launched on the market on March, 2012. The bike is available in three color options and gas a starting price of 8.990 euro.
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The MV Agusta Brutale family has a new member which is powered by a fresh 920 engine. Each member of the Brutale family was received with enthusiasm by the riders as all of them offer top notch build quality, reliability and performance.
The new engine is a technologically advanced 4 cylinder unit with radial intake and exhaust valves coupled with the same advanced engine control unit as the 1090RR. The new displacement of the 4 cylinder engine is obtained with a new bore and stroke ratio with a focus on optimizing the power curve. The new four cylinder engine delivers a maximum output of 129 horsepower and a broad torque curve.
The BRUTALE 920 shares its chassis configuration and geometry with the 990R and 1090RR as well as most of the chassis components. The frame is a mixture of a steel trellis structure and lateral aluminum, while the chassis dimensions are the same as on the other Brutale models.
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With a razor sharp design, a serious dose of aggressivity and a strong engine, the Yamaha FZ8 WGP looks eager to burn some rubber on the race track.
This angry looking naked was developed using technology borrowed from the advanced YZF-R supersport model. Power comes from a high-tech 779cc engine which delivers an earth shaking torque rated at 8.4 kg-m available at its peak at 8,000 rpm. The engine is mounted on a lightweight Deltabox frame specially developed to respect the supersport standards.
As far as ergonomics go, the Yamaha FZ8 WGP features specially-designed footrest/handlebar/seat layout which offers a pretty comfortable and upright riding position. Moreover the 17 litre fuel tank features a slim rear section further improving the rider’s comfort. The bike is painted in Yamaha’s latest WGP 50th Anniversary colour scheme – white red and black.
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The MV Agusta Brutale 990R has been completely redesigned and the company says that it’s 85% new compared to the previous generation. Perhaps it goes without saying that the bike features both styling and technical modifications.
For the starters the 2013 MV Agusta Brutale 990R features a new headlight which apart from looking way better than the old one is also fitted with 8 LEDs that create a "light strip" effect. The radiator protectors are now part of the bodywork, while the two exhausts, have been modified as well. Another modification is the longer rear swingarm which lengthens the wheelbase improving the bike’s riding dynamics.
Moreover, the engine size was increase up to 998 cc and the cylinder bore and stroke have gone from 79 x 50.1 mm to 76 x 55 mm improving the power delivery and acceleration.
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The Triumph Street Triple R had always a supersport DNA, but the 2013 version was deigned to reward its rider with more excitement than ever.
The bike is built on a lightweight chassis which features adjustable front forks, a high-pressure die-cast rear subframe for increased rigidity an RSU with both pre-load and damping adjustment. The sporty chassis is combined with similarly sporty Nissin radial 4-piston brakes. Not to mention about the capable ABS system which is switchable and can be easily deactivated.
You also get a low-mounted stainless steel 3 into 1 exhaust system with a low single-sided silencer which reduces the centre of gravity, thus improving the bike’s handling and ride quality.
The Triumph Street Triple R is powered by a liquid cooled 12 valve triple engine, paired with a close ratio six speed gearbox. Maximum power and torque are rated at 106 PS and 68 Nm, respectively.
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The 2013 Ducati Diavel Cromo features the sporty design language typical for any member of the Diavel family, but unlike its siblings it comes with a chrome mirror-finish tank, which contrasts with the gloss black parts. This color scheme is combined with horizontal seat stitching and classic Ducati logos.
The Ducati Diavel Cromo is built on a unique Trellis frame with light gauge tubing and two lateral die-cast aluminium sections that flow into the rear subframe.
At the heart of the Ducati Diavel Cromo lies the Ducati Testastretta 11° which comes with a revised the cam timing configuration. The engine develops a maximum output of 162hp @ 9500rpm and 94lb-ft of torque @ 8000rpm.
The bike features Ducati’s electronic Riding Modes which includes three settings namely Urban, Touring and Sport. The three modes are enabled by combining technologies such as Ride-by-Wire (RbW) and Ducati Traction Control (DTC).
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The top of the range MV Agusta Brutale 1078 RR was starting to show its age so the company decided to upgrade it.
The new 2013 model features a boost of power, a new engine and a series of other technical modifications made to improve performances. Transition from the 910R to the 1078RR involved the introduction of some new components that have given the Brutale RR 15 more HP and 2 kilos more of torque. The updates included new decals and color schemes, fresh instrument panel graphics, revised suspension calibration, a stronger 1078 cc engine, a Slipper clutch, Resized catalysers and Brembo monoblock brakes.
The bike retains the same chrome-molybdenum trellis frame as the previous model. The frame is perfectly capable to handle the reconfigured engine power output as it was initially designed to resist to huge torsion and flexing parameters. Due to the power increase and the stronger brakes, the forks have been also modified.
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The MV Augusta Brutale received a series of upgrades for 2013. The new bike features a few small tweaks designed to help it remain ahead of the pack when it comes to design and performance.
As far as styling goes, the 2013 MV Agusta Brutale 989R comes with a new headlight which incorporates a system of 8 LEDs that create a "light strip" effect, while the direction indicators are now incorporated into the rear mirror assembly.
Moreover, the bike has also received a new instrument cluster which features indicators that show which gear is engaged, fuel level, speed, hazard button, water temperature, chronometer function and traction control settings. More upgrades were made to the radiator protectors as well, which are no longer made of metal or integrated with the mechanical components, but are part of the bodywork. Other modifications were made to the tail, exhaust pipes and the taillights.
Fortunately the bike has also received a few technical upgrades. The most important modification is the increase engine size which is now rated at 998 cc.
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