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Suzuki has officially announced that its 50th anniversary 2014 GSX-R1000 SE will be available on the US market. The special edition GSX-R1000 is produced in a limited number of only 100 units and 50% of them will be sold in the US dealerships.

The motorcycle comes with a comprehensive list of special features which give it a pretty unique character. Among them you’ll find a polished chrome-plated frame, anodized blue accents and two-tone chrome rims with blue spokes. You also get a blue anodized outer fork tubes and a blue colored fuel cap.

More blue can be found on the clutch cover, rear shock spring, the generator cover and engine sprocket cover. Moreover, the drive chain, the headlight inner and seat are also blue coated.

To give the motorcycle an even more exclusivist character, Suzuki equipped it with a special speedometer panel design, a serial number plate and a special key fob.

For the moment Suzuki didn’t revealed the motorcycle’s price.

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If you like the sporty character of the Daytona 675R, but you crave for a more relaxed riding experience then you should take a closer look at the standard Daytona 675.

The Daytona 675 comes with the same sporty design and fresh engine as the R version, but it has a more serene character which is oriented more toward comfort and les toward sport riding.

Compared to the previous versions, the 2013 Triumph Daytona 675 comes with re-designed frame which is significantly smaller, lighter and narrower than before. You also get a bigger airbox, new swingarm, lighter wheels and a few design modifications which help the motorcycle to “cut” the air easier.

Power comes from a liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder engine with a capacity of 675cc. The unit delivers a maximum output of 126 bhp at 12500rpm and 74Nm of torque at 11900 rpm.

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The Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R is the fastest bike available on sale today. This makes it a pretty unique beast than can be held in leash only by the best riders. So there is no wonder why, the motorcycle is considered the queen of sports bikes rewarding its rider with groundbreaking performances, a sporty handling and a tasty design language.

The motorcycle’s core is a booming 1340 cc in line 4 cylinder fuel injected engine with 16-valves and Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers (TSCC). The engine features Suzuki’s SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve) fuel injection system with dual 12-hole, fine-spray injectors per cylinder and a ram air intake with large volume air box. The engine’s power is kept under control by a similarly capable six-speed transmission.

The motorcycle is built on a light yet rigid twin-spar aluminum frame. The stiff frame is combined with a set of sporty suspensions which consist of a fully adjustable inverted front fork and a rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped suspension.

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The Honda CBR1000RR is one of the sportiest models developed by the Japanese manufacturer. Though, even if the bike is one of the most capable models in its class, Honda still wanted to make a few upgrades.

Honda’s engineers wanted to obtain a perfect mix between power, handling, riding quality, and overall build quality, and we’ll have to admit that the result is quite fascinating.

The 2013 Honda CBR100RR is propelled by a 999cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder mated on a six speed transmission. For first class performances the Honda CBR100 RR is also packed with a modern slipper clutch which assures full power transmission with smooth shifting and a light clutch pull at the lever.

Honda offers the motorcycle in two versions, one with Combined Anti-Lock Braking System (C-ABS), the first ever on a production Superbike. The 2013 Honda CBR1000RR is offered with a starting price of $13,800.

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The new Honda VFR1200F is one of the most modern motorcycles developed by the Japanese manufacturer. The bike showcases a long list of revolutionary technologies developed to improve its handling, efficiency and overall performances.

At the heart of the motorcycle lies a super-compact Unicam-head 1237 cc V4 engine combined with Honda’s first-ever Throttle By Wire system. Moreover, you also get traction control and ABS brakes as standard equipment.

The engine is mated on Honda’s six speed automatic transmission with two clutches. The motorcycle is also available with a conventional six-speed gearbox and a slipper clutch.

For improved performances the 2013 Honda VFR1200F features a modern exhaust system with two outlets in the silencer.

Perhaps it goes without saying that the Honda VFR1200F has received maximum attention in the ergonomy department. Thereby you are greeted by a supportive, vacuum-molded dual-seat, a perfectly angled handlebar and a modern trip computer.

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It is pretty safe to say that the 2013 KTM 1190 EC8 R is a true piece of engineering art. The motorcycle has all it needs to be considered one of the most capable super sports in its segment and is also powered by one of the most powerful V2 engines of our times.

Talking about the engine, is a 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition, liquid-cooled unit with a displacement of 1,195 cc. Fire it up and will reward you with a maximum output of 129 kW (173 hp). The engine is kept in leash by a 6-speed, claw shifted gear box.

The bike rides on a front high-quality upside-down fork from WP Suspension which can be adjusted separately for preload as well as for compression and rebound damping. Out back there is a modern WP shock absorber which completely isolates the rebound damping from the compression stage, so that they can each be adjusted independently of one another.

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The KTM 1190 RC8 R Track was especially developed to ride on the race track. This model is factory-homologated for Superstock and built to be "ready to race" by the KTM Racing Division. Needless to say that it is equipped with all the features expected from a high performance race bike.

For the starters, it is built on a thin-walled, 7.3 kg lightweight tubular space frame, made from high-strength chrome-molybdenum steel, which assures perfect stability and optimal stiffness distribution. The frame’s center piece is a 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled engine. The unit has a 1,195 cc displacement and cranks out an impressive 132 kW (177 hp) of power.

To keep the motorcycle’s performances to a high level, KTM added the electronic Keihin engine management system which focuses on maximum power with predictable engine characteristics and spontaneous responsiveness with controllable throttle response.

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A classic 1993 Ducati Troll Supertwin was auctioned with an estimated price of €10.000-€15.000. After it was launched on the market, the motorcycle managed to gain pretty fast the “icon” status and conquered the heart of many riders. It is powered by a 904 cc SOHC Desmo V-twin unit mated on a six speeds transmission.

Built for the Sound of Singles series in Europe, only 67 were constructed from 1993-97, and Robert Holden placed 2nd in the Isle of Man TT on one. The “look” was so striking that Dutch company Troll offered a Supertwin Troll kit for your 900 SS—you provided the engine, and Troll came up with a rolling chassis, stylish body work and frame. However, it was very expensive, and only 13 were built. The bike on offer is No. 1 and the only one constructed with Ohlins suspension. In bright yellow, it is as new and an unrepeatable opportunity for the serious collector.

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An old Ducati 748 Biposto was auctioned with an estimated price of €3.000-€4.000 (the bike was sold at a final price of €2.925). The motorcycle’s specifications included a 748 cc DOHC liquid-cooled Desmo V-twin paired with a six speeds transmission. The bike on offer was an original example in red with gold wheels.

The Ducati 748 was launched in 1995 as the smaller sister to the 916 and eligible to compete in the 600 Supersport class against the 600-cc four-cylinder Japanese racers. It was available as an SP and a dual seat Biposto; the SP generated 104 horsepower at 11,000 rpm, while the Biposto used milder Strada cams and produced 98 horsepower. The SP topped out at 154 mph, the Biposto at 151 mph. A number of riders have observed that the 748 engine is actually sweeter and likes to rev more freely than the torquier 916, which probably accounted for the model’s popularity.

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The Ducati 916 was launched at the Milan Show in October 1993 and made even more of a splash than the Supermono did the year before. While the engine wasn’t significantly different from the 851, it was designed to be easier to service—which was a huge advance—and observers commented on the beautifully detailed workmanship. The engine developed 104.3 horsepower at 9,000 rpm, according to Cycle World, but improved aerodynamics made the 916 significantly faster, clocking 10.72 seconds for the quarter-mile at 130.62 mph and a top speed of 159 mph. The 916 won every magazine’s Bike of the Year award for 1994. The example on offer is a totally original and well-maintained example, in the less common and more attractive bright yellow colour, with gold wheels.

It is powered by a 916 cc liquid cooled DOHC Desmo V-twin engine which is paired with a six speed transmission and has an estimated price of 3.500-€5.000.

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