KTM makes a great new addition to the 2008 lineup. By its name, 690 Duke, the bike is best characterized with the help of its engine which sets the record as the most powerful single-cylinder to ever see the streets (65 HP). Additional equipment is also great and the overall bike doesn’t look like a disappointment either.
Aprilia launched the new 2008 SXV, a motorcycle which had already made a name for itself as the first twin cylinder supermotard in the world. So it is understandable why designers and engineers constantly kept improving this motorcycle, delivering a leader for the class.
This supermoto-inspired bike is built for riders who spend more time on pavement surfaces, not that the occasional dirt road is going to slow anybody down much. Directly descended from Yamaha’s YZ and WR off-road machines, the WR250X makes Yamaha’s off-road prowess street accessible.
How’s this for a red-hot combination? Take the incredible versatility and performance of Suzuki’s renowned DR-Z400. Mix in street-legal capabilities and unmatched handling. Then add a double shot of aggressive Suzuki styling and attitude. The result is the 2008 Suzuki DR-Z400SM.
Following the tremendous success of the RXV and SXv, here come the brand new RX 50 and SX 50, two small bikes that are big on technology. Both deliver blistering performance to match their ectreme good looks, and provide the perfect introduction to performance off-road and motard riding.