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The 2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale is one of the strongest motorcycles developed by the Italian manufacturer. Its performances are nothing short of excellent and is hard to find it any serious faults. The built quality is top notch, the ergonomics are faultless and the technologies hidden under its skin will make your jaw drop.

The motorcycle’s architecture is also pretty unique as its engine has been designed as the structural element of the frame - a modern layout that offers a great weight distribution. The 1198 cc, Superquadro, L-Twin cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled unit delivers a maximum output of 143 KW (195 Hp) at 10,750 Rpm and 132 Nm (98.1 Lb-Ft) of torque at 9,000 Rpm. The engine needs to deal with a wet weight of only 190,5 kg and is fed by a 17 liters fuel tank.

Priced at $20,995, the 1199 Panigale doesn’t come cheap, but it certainly deserves every penny.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale.

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“She was an accident waiting to happen. 600 pounds of American coke fired iron, riding on weather-checked English rubber. Cracking femurs or rupturing internal organs were her specialties, and she had done so on more than one occasion. The Iron Lung, a 1991 Harley Sportster roadracer, was a vision of what never was, in response to a question that was never asked.” – This is how Icon presents its new creation, the epic Iron Lung.

This new mechanical beast was born from Icon’s desire to create a truly special motorcycle that has the look of the legendary Harley-Davidson endurance and circuit racers from the 1970s, but is mixed with modern technologies and contemporary lines.

Like you’ve probably guessed, the Iron lung is based on a standard 1991 Harley Davidson Sportster. Luckily, Icon doesn’t play when it comes to modifying motorcycles, so they’ve started their work by boosting the engine’s power. Therefore, the Sportster’s 883cc unit was upgraded using a big bore kit up to no less than 1200cc. The increased capacity was combined with a Supertrapp exhaust system so the end result should be fairly impressive.

For enhanced performances, the Iron Lung’s front end had to receive some attention to. So, apart from the custom front fairing built in house, the guys from Icon have also decided to make the entire front lower and wider. They’ve also added a new sub frame, progressive 970 shocks, fresh forks (borrowed from a Harley Davidson Wide Glide) and custom triple clamps.

If you like those tasty wheels you should know that they come from a V-Rrod, while the custom seat was created by New Church Moto and the paint job is signed by the Garage 31 team.

All in one, the bike’s design and specs are fairly catchy and if you want to see it in action hit the jump for the official video released by Icon.

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Confederate is known for the radical design of its bikes and every product that rolled out from the company’s garage looks drop dead gorgeous.

Recently, the Confederate team has gained an important new member namely the famous designer Pierre Terblanche. Shortly after has joined the team, Mr. Terblanche has started to work on a pretty awesome project. The new motorcycle bears the name C2 P-51 Fighter and features an outrageous design language that will certainly break a lot of hearts.

The C2 P-51 Fighter is technically the second generation of Confederate Fighters and received a series of important modifications which not only make it look a lot cooler, but also boost its performances to a higher level.

At the heart of this metallic piece of art sits a much lighter engine which features a completely new architecture that helps it deliver more power and torque. The new generation also gets a lighter crankcase and a downstream fuel injection.

The new Confederate C2 P-51 Fighter will cost around $100,000 and will be available in only 31 units from June or July 2014.

Stay tuned for more details.

Hit the jump for the video presentation.

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The new Energica Ego will be available for orders in 2015, but the company has released a preproduction model which is pretty close to the final version.

The new sports motorcycle represents a step into the future of electric two wheelers and is packed with a comprehensive list of modern technologies.

On paper, the Energica Ego’s specs look pretty cool. At its heart lies a permanent magnet ac (pmac), oil cooled motor that cranks out 100 kW available from 4900 rpm to 10500 rpm and 195 Nm of electric torque available at its peak from 0 to 4700 rpm. The engine can propel you to a top speed of 240 kmph and is powered by a set of 11.7 kWh batteries which offer a range of 150 km at a constant speed of 80 km/h or 50 km at maximum speeds.

For the moment, we don’t have the exact price of the motorcycle, but we can expect it to be somewhere around the $23,000 mark, which is a pretty decent number.

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The Hesketh Motorcycles brand has been revived under the ownership of Paul Sleeman and the first new model produced by the company is called the Hesketh 24. The new model will be available from February 2014 and is a sports motorcycle that draws inspiration from the world of Formula 1. Its style is based on James Hunt’s F1 Grand Prix winning ‘24’ car.

Unfortunately, the bike will be available in a limited run of only 24 units but mr. Sleeman said that in the near future they will launch a 2 seat version of the same model.

At the heart of this beautiful beast sits a 1950cc, 56 degree, V-Twin engine that cranks out a maximum power of 120 hp. The engine is kept in leash by a 6 speed transmission.

You also get a set of 19 x 120 front and 19 x 180 rear carbon fibre wheels , a stainless steel 2 into 1 into 3 exhaust system and Ohlins suspensions.

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For many riders, the Suzuki Hayabusa represents the epitome of sport motorcycles. And there is no wonder why, as it offers a pretty impressive package that includes a super strong engine, top notch suspensions and a comprehensive list of high end technologies that are all working together for a single purpose: mindblowing speeds.

To spice things up even more, Suzuki unveiled a limited edition of its epic motorcycle at the inaugural American International Motorcycle Expo in Orlando, Florida. The new GSX1300R Hayabusa 50th Anniversary Edition was created to celebrate Suzuki’s five decades in the U.S. market.

The special edition can be easily recognized after its Candy Daring Red/Glass Sparkle Black paint job and the red-striped black wheels.

The GSX1300R Hayabusa 50th Anniversary Edition is propelled by a 1340cc in-line 4-cylinder fuel injected, DOHC liquid-cooled engine with 16-valves and Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers (TSCC) that cranks out a maximum power of 173 horsepower and 104 pound-feet of peak torque. This power is more than enough to propel you to 60 mph in only 2.5 seconds. The maximum speed is rated at 186 mph.

Hit the jump for more information on the GSX1300R Hayabusa 50th Anniversary Edition.

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The 2014 Suzuki GSX-R1000 SE is available in only 100 units and comes with a series of special features that give it a fairly unique character.

At the heart of the motorcycle lies a 4 stroke, 4 cylinder, liquid cooled, DOHC engine with a displacement of 999 Cc.

With new telescopic forks, matched by a stunning aluminium swinging arm and a rear shock, the handling package represented by the new Suzuki GSX-R1000 SE will reward riders with first class handling performances.

As far as the stopping power is concerned, the Suzuki GSX-R1000 SE is fitted with front and rear Brembo discs.

The Suzuki GSX-R1000 SE adds a new level of handling and braking sophistication to the class and has all it needs to make you fall in love with it from the moment you fire you its engine.

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After has disappeared for a good number of years, Voxan has decided to reenter in the “race” of motorcycle manufacturers. Therefore it developed an entire new motorcycle which has all it needs to take your breath away.

The new bike was designed by Sasha Lakic, is entirely electric and has managed to take everybody by surprise when it made its debut at the Paris Motorcycle Show on December 2nd.

It is called the Wattman and currently is the fastest electric motorcycle available on the open market.

This electric beauty weighs 350 kg and at its heart lies an electric motor with permanent magnets and liquid cooling, that puts out a maximum power of 200 HP with 200 Nm of instant torque up to 10,500 rpm. This power is enough to send you to 100 kmph in only 3.4 seconds which is fairly impressive for an electric motorcycle.

Another impressive thing is the motorcycle’s architecture, as the new Wattman features an innovative exoskeleton which contains the battery, motor and cooling systems. You also get carbon wheels, a 240mm Pirelli Commander II rear tire and a 12.8kWh battery that can be charged to 80% in 30 minutes.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Voxan Wattman.

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The iconic Honda CBR1000RR has received a series of modifications for 2014. The new model year comes with a fresh windscreen, a revised riding position and more power.

The motorcycle continues to be propelled by the same 999cc, liquid-cooled, inline four-cylinder, DOHC engine. However, the unit is now able to deliver more power and torque due to the revised cylinder head, exhaust and air intake. Its power is kept in leash by a close ratio six speed transmission.

The engine is mounted on a four-piece aluminum frame which offers a perfect balance between strength, rigidity and lightness.

For enhanced safety, the Honda CBR1000RR is available with a Combined Anti-Lock Braking System (C-ABS) which is the first of its kind offered for a Superbike.

For 2014 the Honda CBR1000RR has also received a new Pearl White finish which is available both for the standard and ABS models.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Honda CBR1000RR.

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Everybody knows that if you want to mix the adrenaline of a high speed race with the experience of normal traffic, then you should visit Germany’s famous Autobahn – a speed-lover’s paradise where there aren’t any speed limits imposed by the law.

Naturally, in a place like this happen a lot of interesting things, as regardless how fast you drive or ride, you have to keep in mind that there is always someone faster than you… even when you ride with 300 kmph on a motorcycle.

It may be hard to believe, but the whole action was caught on camera so the video bellow could make you change your perspective about what “fast” truly means.

The video shows a very skilled Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R rider that rolls on the Autobahn with 300 kmph when it is passed effortless by what seems to be an Audi RS6.

Hit the jump to see the entire action!


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