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Zero decided to upgrade its S model for 2014. The new model year features a long list of improvements which help it deliver better performances in terms of power, ride and handling.

Among the modifications made for the 2014 model year you’ll find larger 43 mm forks, a redesigned chin fairing, new triple clamps and a new dashboard. Moreover, the bike’s ground clearance has been raised by an inch and the suspension is now oriented more towards comfort.

The 2014 Zero S is propelled by a Z-Force, 75-7 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux permanent magnet, brushless motor which delivers a maximum power of 54 Hp (40 KW) @ 4,300 rpm and 68 Ft-Lb (92 Nm) of torque. The engine is mated to a clutchless, one-speed transmission and can propel you to a maximum speed of 95 mph.

As far as battery packs are concerned, the Zero S gives you the possibility to choose between three versions (8.5 kWh, 11.4 kWh and 12.5 kWh).

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Benelli will launch an all-new model in Milan at the EICMA motorcycle show. The motorcycle is called the BN600R and is a sporty naked propelled by an inline four-cylinder 4 stroke, liquid cooled engine with double overhead camshaft and 4 valves for each cylinder.

In terms of power, the engine cranks out a maximum output of 82 hp @ 11,500 rpm and a peak torque of 52 Nm @ 10,500 rpm. It also comes with electronic injection and four 38mm throttle bodies. Its power is sent to the ground through a six speed transmission with wet clutch.

The stopping power is handled by Brembo brakes that include a front 320mm twin floating disk with radial calipers and a rear 240mm single disk with double piston calipers.

The motorcycle rides on a pair of 17" aluminium aloy rims wrapped in 120/70 and 180/55 tyres.

As far as suspensions are concerned, the Benelli BN600R comes with an upside-down Marzocchi front fork and a rear aluminium alloy swingarm with Sachs shock absorber.

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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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The BMW R 1200 R has received a series of modifications for 2014 and according to BMW’s press release it is no longer available in Sapphire black metallic and Magnesium beige metallic.

Apart from the color modifications, the 2014 model year has also received a few style improvements, new circular instruments, a new higher-quality fork, the new double-butted aluminum handlebars, beautiful new cast wheels and a chrome exhaust manifold. Other features that are worthy of being mentioned include ABS, ASC, tire pressure monitoring, ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), case holders and a windshield.

At the heart of the 2014 BMW R 1200 R lies a DOHC flat-twin engine that features two overhead camshafts and four radially arranged valves. The engine’s output is rated at 81 kW (110 bhp), while the maximum torque is no less than 119 Nm at 6,000 rpm.

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Triumph has revealed the 2014 Speed Triple along with its R version. The motorcycle received a series of small upgrades, but don’t expect to any big changes as most of them aimed the style department.

At the heart of the bike lies a 675 cc, liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder that delivers a maximum output of 105 bhp at 11850 rpm and 68 Nm of torque at 9750 rpm. The engine needs to deal with a wet weight of 183 kg and is fueled by a 17.4 litres.

As far as suspensions are concerned, the Triumph Speed triple is equipped with Kayaba 41mm upside down forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping and a rear Kayaba monoshock with piggy back reservoir adjustable for rebound and compression damping.

The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a stiff aluminium beam twin-spar frame.

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KTM is working hard on its new 1290 Super Duke R and the motorcycle is very close to its big debut. However, the company is still keeping its project under the code of silence and for the moment we don’t have many official details about the new motorcycle.

The good part is that the guys from KTM were kind enough to show us a small teaser of their upcoming motorcycle that was placed on a special website dedicated to the new 1290 Super Duke R (click here).

Together with the image, KTM has also released a short video with their 1290 Super Duke R which shows a rider shoot from the back while riding their new creation.

According to the counter placed on the bike’s miniwebsite there are only 11 days left until the big reveal, so stay tuned for more details.

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Meet the new 2014 Harley Davidson Forty Eight. Compared to the previous generation the new version gained a new color, stronger brakes and more comfortable hand controls. The biggest improvement is represented by the new closed loop exhaust system which enhances the engine’s performances and makes it more environmentally friendly. The new exhaust system features a twin design, new durable mufflers with exhaust shields, a catalyst and mini heated oxygen sensors.

Perhaps it goes without saying that the motorcycle continues to be propelled by the old, air-cooled 1200cc, Evolution engine which cranks out a maximum torque of 70.8 ft-lb at 3,500 rpm. The engine features electronic fuel injection and light, aluminum heads and cylinders. Its power is sent to the ground via a modern six speed transmission.

In terms of style the 2014 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight comes with black powder-coated cylinders, lots of chrome, a peanut fuel tank and a round headlight.

The bike is offered with a base price of $10,749.

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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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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 all new Yamaha FX-09 is modern naked powered by a high tech 850 cc triple cylinder engine. The engine comes with a cross-plane crank and is linked to a six speed transmission with multiplate wet clutch.

The 850 cc unit is mounted on a CF (Controlled Filling) die cast, twin spar, diamond-type, aluminum frame that offers a perfect balance at bith low and high speeds. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the engine is a stressed member of the chassis – a configuration that helps to keep the motorcycle’s weight lower than usual.

The ride quality is kept in check by an adjustable 41 inverted cartridge style fork and an adjustable link-type Monocross rear suspension.

You also get a 14-litre fuel tank that is made of steel and has a sleek design.

The 2014 Yamaha FZ-09 is offered with a starting price of $7,990 and comes with 1 year limited factory warranty.

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