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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.

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Grab your helmet, jump into your favorite riding suit and be ready to be amazed, as the KTM 1190 RC8 R has all it needs to reward you with a unique riding experience.

With its sporty character, mind-blowing handling and racy spirit, the KTM 1190 RC8 R will make you fall in love with it from the moment you touch its handlebar.

The motorcycle weighs 184 Kg and is built around an 1195 cc, 2 cylinder, 4 stroke, spark ignition, liquid cooled engine which delivers a maximum output of 173 hp. The unit transfers its power to the rear wheel through a six speed, claw shifted transmission and is fed by a 16.5 liter fuel tank.

The motorcycle’s speed is kept in leash by an advanced Brembo system which includes twin discs up front and a single disc at the back.

Hit the jump for more information on the KTM 1190 RC8 R.

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The guys from Chak Motors have released the first details of their upcoming Molot. The new motorcycle was designed with maximum safety in mind and is fitted with a comprehensive list of modern systems borrowed from the realm of cars.

The Molot is based on a stock 2013 Honda CBR 1000RR ABS, so it’s powered by a 999cc Liquid-Cooled Inline Four-Cylinder engine. Needles to say that the base model was heavily modified featuring a completely new body made of carbon fiber. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the company’s technicians used 3D printing technology for up 5 % of the parts used for the new Molot.

But what make this motorcycle truly unique are its high tech safety systems. For the starters Chak Motors ditched all the incandescent bulbs and replaced them with modern LED technology. Then, there is the Predictive Emergency Braking System (PEBS) which works together with the ABS. This system has the ability to apply automatic breaking when it detects that the motorcycle is too close from a possible obstacle thus helping you avoid a collision.

You also get blind spot monitoring, front and rear HD cameras which store information in an indestructible black box, a Departure Warning System (LDWS), and a built in gyroscope which automatically disables throttle is it detects any anomaly in vibration and control.

Hit the jump for the official details!

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Bimota came at the EICMA motorcycle show with a completely new super sport model that proves us once more that the company is determined to regain its place among the top dogs in this class.

Its new model is called the BB3 and is a super sport motorcycle powered by the same unit as the BMW S1000RR. The new bike was built with weight saving in mind, therefore the 193 hp developed by the engine need to deal with an ultra light weight rated at only 179 kg. Needles to say that the end result should be pretty impressive.

But power without control is useless; therefore the Bimota BB3 is also fitted with state of the art suspensions signed by Öhlins. You also get a modern composite trellis frame and a carbon fiber body.

As far as safety is concerned, the motorcycle comes with a set of capable Brembo brakes, ABS and traction and wheelie control.

Throw into the mix a pair o Oz rims and an Arrow racing exhaust and you’ll get a fairly unique Bimota that has all it needs be one of the most respected bikes from the streets.

According to some rumors the new Bimota BB3 will be available in a limited run of only 40 units.

Stay tuned for more details!

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The 2014 Suzuki GSX-R1000 is one of the sportiest road legal motorcycles from the streets. It is powered by a 4 Stroke, 4 Cylinder, Liquid Cooled, DOHC engine with a displacement of 999 cc. The unit sends its power to the ground through a 6 speed, constant mesh transmission which delivers smooth and precise shifts.

A lightweight and compact twin-spar frame is made of five cast sections. The frame is combined with an arched swingarm made of three castings and one-piece die cast rear subframe.

As far as suspensions are concerned, the Suzuki GSX-R1000 is equipped with lightweight, fully adjustable 43 mm Showa Big Piston Front forks (BPF) and a modern rear shock absorber that features adjustable rebound damping, spring preload, and high-speed and low-speed compression damping.

The stopping power is handled by front disc and rear disc brakes.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Suzuki GSX-R1000.

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Despite the fact that it has a relatively young age, the Suzuki Hayabusa has quickly managed to gain the icon status among super sport motorcycle lovers.

Its faultless built quality, the superb maneuverability, but also its untamed character make it one of the most savage motorcycles that the world has to offer.

The 2014 model year continues to impress us and it promises to deliver the same amount of thrills as its predecessors.

The 2014 Suzuki Hayabusa continues to be offered with the same old but ultra potent 1340cc in-line 4-cylinder fuel injected, DOHC, liquid-cooled engine with 16-valves and Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers (TSCC). The engine sends its power to the rear wheel via a 6-speed, constant mesh transmission that features oil spray to the 4th, 5th, and 6th gears to reduce wear and mechanical noise during high speed riding.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Suzuki Hayabusa.

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Ducati has prepared a nice surprise for us. Its new project has been kept under an aura of secrecy for a while, but now the first details are starting to emerge.

The Italian company has prepared a very special version of its already special Ducati 1199 Panigale R. The new model is super light and super strong and will be offered in only 500 units. The motorcycle uses materials such as magnesium, carbon fiber and titanium, which help it loose around 40 lbs (18 kg).

It is called the Ducati 1199 Panigale R Superleggera (Italian for ultra-lighweight) and will be available for a group of Ducati fans that were especially selected by the company.

Ducati has also launched a special websitededicated to its new motorcycle that has received the codename “1201”.

For the moment, we don’t have any details about the Sperleggera’s price but you can expect it to be in the $6,000 – $70,000 range.

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Brough Superior has a pretty long history behind it as they’ve started to build bikes in 1919. Luckily the company managed to survive until the present and they’ve promised to reveal an all new V-twin superbike.

The new motorcycle will make its debut in November 2013 and will be propelled by a strong 1200cc V-twin engine. This big news was revealed by the company’ CEO Mark Upham during a press conference at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, hosted by Jay Leno.

Talking about the new bike, Mr. Upham said that it won’t come alone and in the future, we can expect to an entire lineup of new motorcycles: “We will be commencing with a V-twin model range but it won’t stop there. We’re working flat-out to get the first example ready for the Milan show in November. It will be the first in a series of different model families – some with more than two cylinders. But I won’t be revealing anything more until then, other than to say that each motorcycle we construct will be fully bespoke, built to the specifications of each customer.”

The company has also said that they will race in the GPs next year with a Moto2 race bike that features a carbon fibre monocoque chassis.

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When it comes to speed, Triumph has a pretty glorious past as it used to hold the title of “World’s Fastest Motorcycle” from 1955 to 1970.

The company is now determined to reclaim this title. Therefore they’ve developed a totally fresh concept that promises to break the actual 376.156 mph land speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats. The team behind this project is made of three men namely Matt Markstaller, Bob Carpenter, and Jason DiSalvo with the latter being the Rocket’s pilot.

The new Castrol Rocket looks more like a fighter jet than a motorcycle and is propelled by two 2,300cc Rocket III engines which deliver a combined output of 1000 hp at 9000 rpm and 500 ft. lbs of torque. The 2013 edition Castrol Rocket features Carbon Kevlar monocoque construction and it is 25.5’ long, 2’ wide and 3’ tall. This rocket on two wheels is powered by methanol fuel and it engines use Castrol 4T 10W40 full synthetic oil.

Talking about the Castrol Rocket, Triumps declared: “The Castrol Rocket is unique in that it’s a 1,000-horsepower motorcycle built like a fighter jet. The project is undergoing testing this week at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah. The goal is an eventual 400-mph-plus record-breaking run. The current American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) motorcycle land speed record is 376.156 mph, set in 2010, by Rocky Robinson with the Ack Attack streamliner.”

The Rocket’s pilot Jason DiSalvo said: “Land speed racing is the purest form of motorsport. It’s about bringing all of your ingenuity, resources and determination together for a constant battle against the elements. The salt surface has little traction. The wind pushes against you from every side. But what’s really special about Bonneville Land Speed Racing is the people. The conditions are so challenging that for the past 100 years, racers with little else in common, have banded together to support and encourage each other to become the world’s fastest.”

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The Kawasaki ZX-14R is by no means a boring bike, but the guys from Icon wanted to make it even cooler.

For the starters, they’ve redesigned the motorcycle’s fairing to make it slide easier through the air. For this job they’ve collaborated with Hotbodies which did a pretty nice job with the body lines. As far as colors are concerned, the motorcycle is dominated by Kawasaki’s iconic green paint which is combined with a few white and blue accents forming a race-inspired style.

Apart from the racy livery, the Kawasaki ZX-14R has also received a Leo Vince exhaust which rewards you with a mighty roar and improved engine performances.

Needles to say that the custom Kawasaki ZX-14R is packed with a long list of custom parts and accessories. Among them you’ll find Galfer petal rotors, green Performance Machine wheels, K&N filters and a Roaring Toyz extended swingarm. Moreover, Icon’s Kawasaki ZX-14R has received a custom seat made by Saddlemen and PIAA lights.

It is also worthy of being mentioned that the ride quality is kept in check by Ohlis suspensions and the stock OEM controls were ditched in favor of PSR units.

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