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The TR 650 Strada is one of the newest single cylinder models in Husqvarna’s lineup. It features a sporty design language which inspires dynamism and power.

The bike is built on a reliable chassis which uses a tubular steel frame as a backbone. For increased rigidity the bike comes with a remove-able rear frame, while the front beam is bolted to the engine.

The suspension consists of a torsionally-stiff 46 millimeter upside-down telescopic fork and a rear dual swing arm made of pentagonal steel tubing in conjunction with a centrally-mounted rear shock with progressive linkage.

At the heart of the bike lies a water cooled 4-stroke single-cylinder, DOHC, four valves engine with a displacement of 652 cc. The engine develops a maximum power of 43 kW (58 hp) at 7,250 rpm and 60 Nm of torque at 5,750 rpm.

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The Husqvarna SMR 511 is one of the most capable supermotard models in its class. The motorcycle features a sporty design language underlined by its single piece side panel which runs along the bike and the long seat which offers a comfortable riding position. The new design not only puts ergonomics on the first place, but it also makes maintenance easier because you can access much easier components like the air filter or the rear shock.

All components are mounted on a perimetrical chassis made of high strength steel tubing. You also get an innovative suspension configuration which comes with a new linkage mounted on the upper side of the aluminium alloy swing arm.

The stopping power is assured by front Brembo 320 mm fixed disc with hydraulic control and four pistons radial caliper, and a rear 240 mm disc with single piston floating caliper.

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The Husqvarna SMR is an agile dirt bike which features a svelte silhouette and is packed with a long list of modern technologies. The motorcycle comes with a single piece side panel which runs from where traditionally the fuel tank would be, all the way through to the rear mudguard. The company says that it was carefully designed to offer a lower center of gravity, so you can expect to top notch steering and handling abilities.

Power comes from a 449.6 cc, liquid cooled single cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valve engine which is paired with an 8.5 liter fuel tank.

The Husqvarna SMR sits on 17 inch wheels shod in 120/70-17" Pirelli M/C 58H TL Diablo front and 50/60-17" Pirelli M/C 66H TL Diablo rear tyres. The front wheel is kept in check by a MARZOCCHI USD telescopic hydraulic fork with advanced axle, compression and rebound stroke adjustment while the rear suspension consist of a SACHS Progressive link with single hydraulic shock absorber and features spring preload adjustment, compression and rebound adjustment.

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Benelli launched the new Motard 250, a rugged dirt bike especially designed for young riders. The bike is lightweight, has good handling and is also offered at a pretty reasonable price - tag three attributes that make it a pretty interesting proposition.

Power comes from a compact single-cylinder engine with electronic fuel injection and timing system with overhead, double camshaft and 4 valves. The engine delivers a maximum power of 25 HP (18 kW) at 9000 rpm, and 21 Nm (2.1 kgm) of torque at 7000 rpm. Other technical highlights include a six speed transmission, wet sump lubrication and oil bath clutch.

The bike features a pretty ergonomic design, with a compact tank, simple fairing and an aggressive mudguard. Out back, there is a sleek tail that houses a small tail light unit and the high exhaust end piece.

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What makes the Star Motorcycle Raider SCL so special is the fact that is a limited production model, being available in only 500 units. As most limited production models, the Raider SCL is offered with a long list of premium features.

The 2013 Raider SCL features a catchy Crimson Red paint job combined with a few Intense Black inserts. The fancy look is also enhanced by the stainless steel mesh throttle cables, clutch and brake lines as well as the custom 5-spoke chrome wheels co-developed by Star and Performance Machine.

We also need to send a shout at the custom seat which is wrapped in two tonne leather with embroidered SCL logo, and matching beige stitching. Moreover, the top panels of the seat have crocodile-pattern embossing on the leather for 2013.

There are no technical upgrades for 2013 and the bike continues to be powered by the same 113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled, OHV with 4 valves per cylinder, pushrod 48-degree V-twin which pumps out max torque at 2500 rpm and max power at 4500.

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The Yamaha WR250R is a direct descendent of the WR250F – a rugged motorbike designed only for off road. Unlike its sibling the WR250R has a more serene character and can be used without problems for both street and dirt riding.

The first street legal Yamaha WR250R was launched in 2008 and since then it continued to impress the dual purpose bike lovers with its superior performances.

After four years, the WR250R’s design remained almost unchanged and all you get for 2013 is a new set of graphics.

The bike features a competent alloy chassis which is combined with a reliable 250 cc liquid-cooled DOHC engine. The engine is combined with two titanium intake valves and two steel exhausts.

To help the bike deal with harsh terrains with poise, Yamaha gave it a special asymmetrical swingarm which comes with cast aluminum crossmembers, extruded arms and a 22mm rear axle. Furthermore a fully adjustable 46mm fork provides 10.6 inches of wheel travel.

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The dual sport character of the Yamaha XT250 has conquered a lot of fans. To keep its fans loyal, Yamaha came up with a series of small upgrades for the 2013 model year. The biggest change is represented by the new fuel injection system which replaces the earlier model’s 33mm Teikei carburetor. Yamaha claims that thanks to the new fuel injection system the bike offers an improved fuel economy of 76 mpg - a 3 mph improvement when compared to the old 73 mpg rating.

The bike is propelled by a 249cc air-cooled SOHC engine married to a five speed transmission. The engine remained unchanged, but it received a larger gas tank to improve the bike’s range (2.6 gallons versus 2.4 gallons on last year’s model). Another important modification was the replacement of the old CDI (Capacitive Discharge Ignition) ignition system with a new TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition) technology.

The suspensions remained unchanged and the bike continues to sit on a 35mm telescopic fork with 8.9-inches of travel and a swingarm with rebound-adjustable monoshock with 7.1-inches of travel.

As far as breaking power goes, the 2013 Yamaha XT250 is equipped with 245mm front and 203mm rear disc brakes.

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If you’re sick and tired of the not-so-comfortable sport bikes and you’re searching for a bike that offers a higher level of comfort without compromising all the fun, you should take a closer look at the Kawasaki KLR 650. Thanks to its split personality, the Kawasaki KLR 650 feels comfortable around town but also on the savage, muddy terrains. It’s tough, but flexible character helped the KLR 650 gain a pretty good reputation in the dual sports segment.

The bike is powered by a liquid-cooled DOHC 651cc engine which is easy to control across the power band and smoother than expected. Needles to say, that the wide power band and the smart gear ratios will help you deal well with both low and high speed driving.

The stopping power is assured by a dual-piston caliper gripping a 280mm petal-style disc in the front, and a 240mm petal-style disc squeezed by a single-piston caliper in the rear.

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Looking at the svelte frame of the Kawasaki D-Tracker 125 , you would think that its interactive street style is all style with minimal substance. But that’s not how the D-Tracker 125 works.

This sports bike is all kinds of business; it comes with a big-bike style FI system with a separate injector and throttle body. With this type of system, the D-Tracker 125 is able to lessen the chance of air ingestion to make it perfect for the sports riding.

On top of that, the bike has chassis components that has been specifically prepared for the 125 cm³ class. The D-Tracker 125 also has advanced proportions that adds a positive value to its sharp appearance.

Suffice to say, due to the chassis components that were specifically designed for the 125 cm3 class, the D-TRACKER 125 brings a lightweight and compact package with a ride experience that befits the Kawasaki name. Enjoy your riding with this interactive and impressive style D-Tracker 125.

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The Yamaha TDM900/A is a universal performer, a bike that was created to allow riders to handle whatever you throw at it. Whether its the long distance touring trips with a passenger or just your everyday commute through city streets, the TDM900/A is as versatile a bike as anything in Yamaha’s line-up.

In terms of style, the bike’s aggressive styling is typical of Yamaha street bikes: sporty, aggressive, and oozing with attitude. On top of that, comfort was also taken into consideration, particularly the weather-beating upper fairing and the built-in luggage rack.

At the heart of the TDM900/A is a powerful 897cc forward-inclined parallel 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC engine. The flexible, big-twin engine is a testament to the kind of power it boasts. Add in superb traction due to the 270-degree crankshaft, a wonderfully responsive and forgiving suspension, and a high-tech braking system, and you have a bike that’s ready for whatever you throw at it.

Find out more about the Yamaha TDM900/A after the jump.


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