The 2013 796 is one of the newest members of the Monster family and like is siblings, it offers a perfect mix between sports performances, dynamic design and daily riding pleasure. The 796 is situated between the 696 and 1100 models and combines the comfort of the first with the sportiness of the second.
The bike weighs just 167 kg and is equipped with an 803 cc L-Twin cylinder, air cooled engine, which delivers a 87hp @ 8250rpm and 58lb-ft o torque at 6250rpm. The 2013 model features a new crankshaft assembly which uses a lightweight 848-type flywheel and has a 66mm stroke instead of the 696’s 57.2mm.
The Ducati Monster 796 is built on a strong, but light tubular steel Trellis frame with aluminium rear sub-frame, combined with a 43 mm Marzocchi upside down stanchion fork, which provides 120 mm of wheel travel. Talking about the wheels, they feature a 5-spoke configuration and are fitted with front 120/70ZR and rear 180/55ZR tires.
The 20th Anniversary edition feature the original wing mirrors found at the first Monster and the original 1986 Ducati logo placed on the tank.
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Ducati revealed the official details of its new 2013 Diavel Strada. The bike is part of the touring class and comes with an aggressive design offering a perfect mix between sportiness and comfort. The bold appearance of the motorcycle is enhanced by its lateral radiators which taper down across the engine and into the belly-fairing. The sporty look is also underlined by the sharp headlight, the raked windscreen and the aerodynamic fuel tank.
The bike is equipped with Ducati’s new electronic Riding Modes system which offers three presets that can be selected by means of convenient switchgear mounted on the handlebar. Other important features include Ride-by-Wire (RbW) and Ducati’s Traction Control (DTC).
At the heart of the Ducati Diavel Strada lies the Testastretta, L-Twin cylinder, liquid cooled engine with a displacement of 1198.4cc and a maximum output of 162 hp.
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The Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC earned its strong reputation after has dominated the world superbike championship. The bike was especially developed to be used on race tracks, but also on public roads and features a sporty look and a dynamic character.
At the heart of the Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC lies a 65° V-4 engine which is the first unit of its type ever seen in a sports production bike. The engine is offered with a multimap management and cranks out 180 HP at 12,250 rpm and 115 Nm at 10,000 rpm.
Other features offered for the 2013 Aprilia RSV4 are traction control, wheelie control, launch control, Aprilia Quick Shift, new exhaust and a dual display mode for instrument panel display - ROAD and RACE.
The 2013 model is offered with the same chassis and swingarm configuration as the previous generation. The company has also kept the multi-adjustable suspension and the chassis adjustments unchanged.
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The Suzuki GSX650F is one of the most capable models in its class and deals great with both city streets and race tracks. The new GSX650F is technically a low cost middleweight bike aimed at the novice raider or the economical commuter and offers a perfect mix between comfort and sportiness.
The Suzuki GSX650F is based on the European Bandit 650 naked model and is powered by an 656 cm inline-Four, liquid cooled engine mated on a six speed constant mesh transmission. The engine comes with Suzuki’s Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) digital fuel injection system which enhances power delivery and linear response.
A modern instrument panel keeps you posted on various stats such as an analog tachometer, LCD speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge, clock , dual trip meters, reserve trip meter and gear position indicator as well as engine rpm indicator.
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The Ducati Monster Diesel is based on the sporty 1100 Evo. The bike features a sharper design language thanks to its repositioned silencers, the new lightweight rims and the sporty passenger pegs.
Compared to the Monster 1100, the new Diesel model is slightly lighter weighting 169 kg. The lower weight is combined with a strong 100 engine which rewards you with a maximum output of 100 hp @ 7500 rpm and 76 lb.ft @ 6000rpm.
The bike’s comes with 43mm upside down fully adjustable Marzocchi front forks and a rear Sachs suspension which offers adjustable spring pre-load and return damping.
To help you stop the bike in complete safety, Ducati equipped it with a strong Brembo system which feature front four-piston radial callipers and twin 320 mm discs, and a rear 2-piston calliper operating on a 245mm disc.
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Suzuki released the first details on the new 2013 GW250 model. The bike is powered by a 248cc, SOHC, twin cylinder, liquid cooled engine that offers a maximum output of 26 hp and 25.3 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheel by means of a six speed transmission.
The bike has a total weight of 182 kg and a fuel tank capacity of 3.6 gallons. The stopping power is assured by front and rear disc brakes.
As far as design goes, the new GW250 features a pretty unique style and borrows many lines form the Suzuki B-King model.
The Suspension consists of a front non-adjustable fork combined with an adjustable rear shock. The Suzuki GW250 will be available in showrooms at the beginning of 2013 with a starting price of $4099. The bike competes against models like the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Honda CBR250R.
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The Aprilia RSV4 R APRC features a lot of high tech technologies which help it stay on top on the food chain when it comes to super sport motorcycles.
The cherry from the top is the advanced APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) package, which is developed using Aprilia’s experience gathered on the race tracks.
But Aprilia RSV4 R APRC’s improvements are not limited to the electronic management system as the 65° V4 engine has also received improved lubrication and closer spaced gears for better acceleration.
To increase the Aprilia RSV4’s performances even more, Aprilia gave it a lighter exhaust which features an advanced butterfly valve management system to suit the Ride By Wire mapping for improved breathing and efficiency throughout the RPM range. The 2013 upgrades also include lighter wheels with three double-spokes.
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The Aprilia Tuono V4 APRC ruled the World Superbike Championship, so it’s one of the best naked bikes you can find on today’s market.
Power comes from a V4 engine, which delivers 167.3 hp, and is mounted on completely revised chassis architecture. The first three gear ratios are now shorter, while the maximum torque value of 111.5 Nm is on tap at 9,500 rpm, two characteristics that give the Tuono V4 R a huge power at low and mid engine speeds. The bike features triple mapping for instantly tailoring the performance and is also available with APRC.
Up front, the Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC is fitted with an upside down fork with 43 mm diameter. There are also forged aluminium calliper mountings and a completely adjustable spring preload. The front wheel travel is rated at 120 mm.
Out back, there is double braced aluminium swingarm combined with Sachs piggy back monoshock with completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. The rear wheel travels is 130 mm.
As far as design goes, the new V4 R keeps the same triple light layout found at the original Tuono.
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Honda presented its new 2013 Honda CB500F naked bike at the EICMA Motor Show. The CB500 is one of the three new bikes which will be using Honda’s new 500 cc engine. Compared with the other two models, the CB500F is slightly cheaper being priced at $5499 for the base model and $5999 for the ABS version.
Despite its cheap price, the Honda CB500F is able to make a compelling case for itself, as it comes with a sharp design, is fuel efficient and is also packed with a series of modern technologies especially developed to improve its the ride and handling abilities.
The bike weighs 420 pounds, is built on a diamond shaped 35 mm steel tube frame and is fitted with 17 inch aluminum wheels. The stopping power is assured by 320mm front and 240 mm rear wave-style disc brakes.
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Ducati has revealed its new 2013 Hypermotard at the EICMA Motor Show. The new bike is powered by a 821 cc Testastretta 11° DS v-twin engine which features a longer stroke and a smaller bore than what you’d usually find among the 848 cc bikes. The unit cranks out 110 hp and 65.8 lbs.ft of torque at 7750 rpm and needs to deal with a weight of only 436.5 lbs, so you can expect to a mind-blowing speed and a groundbreaking acceleration.
The new Ducati Hypermotard is available in two trim levels, namely the base model and the SP. The standard version features Kayaba 43 mm USD forks with 6.7 inches of travel and Sachs rear shock with preload and rebound adjustments with 5.9 inches of travel.
On the other hand, the SP model comes with fully adjustable 50mm Marzocchi forks with 7.3 inches of travel, and an Öhlins rear shock with 6.9 inches of travel. The SP also comes with forged Marchesini wheels, aluminum handlebars and a special paint job.
Both versions come with Brembo monobloc M4-32 brakes, three riding modes (Race, Sport, & Wet), ride-by-wire throttle control, ABS brakes and Ducati Traction Control (DTC).
The 2013 Ducati Hypermotard costs $11,995, while the SP version is priced at $14,695.
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