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By 1991, the Ducati 888 had won 23 World Superbike races and had only been beaten once. Doug Polen on his Fast by Ferracci bike won 17 races and even held the outright lap record at Jarama for a significant period. World Super Bike had become a huge spectator sport, with recognisable machines that riding fans could relate to, and the 888-cc V-twin Ducatis were dominating the 750-cc four-cylinder Kawasakis, Hondas and Suzukis.

Giancarlo Falappa joined the Ducati team in 1990 after a year with Bimota where he finished 6th in the WSB series, scoring three wins. Known as the “Lion of Jesi” (pronounced “Lesi”) for his hometown, Falappa was a bold and charismatic rider, and 1992 would be his best year in WSBK.

Falappa won four of the 26 WSB races in 1992, in a fearsome riding style developed in motocross, where he got his start. Many of Falappa’s best performances can be seen on video, including leaning on Scott Russell in a corner towards the end of the first race at Spa as well as the close-run battle with future champion Carl Fogarty at Assen, which he followed with a wheelie victory lap.

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Last year, the new MV Agusta F3 675 was elected the “Most beautiful 600 in the world”. And there is no wonder why, as the motorcycle is indeed among the most attractive models in its class. But there is more to it than just looks. The MV Agusta F3 675 is packed with a series of high tech features which help it deliver first class performance on the road but also on the race track.

Its three cylinder engine utilizes a revolutionary counter-rotating crankshaft, a solution that has only been previously seen on MotoGP motorcycles, together with the most compact and light weight layout ever seen on a Supersport bike.

The MV Agusta F3 675 is the first motorcycle in its class with Full Ride By Wire engine controls including 4 pre-set maps and one personally tunable map including traction control that can be selected between 8 different levels.

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The 2013 MV Agusta F4-RR has a lot to love. For the starters it features a tasty design language which not only looks great, but was also created to maximize the bike’s ability to cut through the air. In terms of style we especially like the he front headlight which is flanked by two distinctive light guides positioned on the leading edge of the spoiler. Then there are the tasty tail lights, the light wheels and the unique style of the exhaust tailpipes.

The 2013 MV Agusta F4RR is powered by a 998 cc, four-cylinder "short stroke" engine which has the peak rev limit raised to 14,000 RPM. Power is sent to the rear wheel through a six speed gearbox.

The F4 RR features a host of advanced engineering solutions, which include chassis control with vehicle inertia sensors, a unique engine control with Ride-By-Wire system, Öhlins electronic control suspension and steering damper as well as GP spec titanium connecting rods.

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The MV Agusta was built with speed and adrenaline in mind, thereby it comes with a sporty design language which helps it cut through the air effortless and a wide range of modern technologies especially developed to maximize its agility at high speeds.

Among the unique features offered by the 2012 MV Agusta F4 you’ll find the advanced chassis control which utilizes vehicle inertia sensors, a modern engine control with Ride-By-Wire system, Öhlins electronic control suspension and steering damper, as well as GP spec titanium connecting rods.

The style upgrades made for 2013 include a re-proportioned and lighter "signature" four exit silencer, new lightweight forged wheels and a new front spoiler integrated into the front fairing with DRL (Daylight Running Lights), and the new tail light incorporating light guide technology.

The 2013 model is considered by the company the most advanced hypersport bike on the market.

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Aprilia launched the 2012 Tuono V4 R APRC, a bike that’s able to deal effortless with the demands of the most hardcore enthusiasts.

The motorcycle features a dynamic body that cuts through the air with ease and is powered by Aprilia’s longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled engine with double overhead camshafts (DOHC) and four valves per cylinder. The modern engine rewards you with a maximum output of 167.3 CV (123 kW) at 11.500 rpm and 111.5 Nm of torque at 9.500 rpm.

The engine is mounted on a strong yet light aluminum frame. The company says that the Tuono’s frame “ exploits the strength and flexibility of cast and pressed elements in a structure that sets new benchmarks in terms of balance and dynamic efficiency.” Shortly, that is translated into maximum torsional stiffness and flexional stiffness.

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The 2012 Aprilia Tuono V4 R is one of the newest motorcycles developed by the Italian manufacturer. The motorcycle features a sharp design which underlines its sporty character. You’ll especially like the imposing headlights and the sporty exhaust pipes. Like the original Tuono, the new V4 R is immediately recognisable with its triple headlight fixed top fairing.

The Aprilia Tuono V4 is powered by Aprilia’s longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder engine which has a 999.9 cc displacement. The engine cranks out a maximum power of 167.3 CV (123 kW) at 11.500 rpm and 111.5 Nm of torque at 9.500 rpm.

The motorcycle is available in two different configurations namely Tuono V4 R and Tuono V4 R APRC and in a choice of three colours: competition black, sunlit yellow and wing grey.

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This is the overview of the overall specification from the amazing 2012 Ducati Superbike 848 EVO. The 140 hp of the Testastretta Evoluzione engine and the awesome braking power of Brembo monobloc calipers take the performance level of the 848EVO - Ducati’s lightest ever Superbike - to the extreme. Joining the Ducati Superbike world has never been so thrilling. The 848EVO now further enhances Ducati’s most impressive lightweight Superbike ever with more power from the Testastretta engine and more braking power from Brembo’s incredible Monobloc brake technology combining to provide an even more exciting way to enter the world of Ducati Superbikes.

The 2012 Ducati Superbike 848 EVO is equipped with the super-efficient power unit exhausts. This 848EVO engine is fed by MotoGP-derived elliptical large section throttle bodies which are now increased from an equivalent diameter of 56mm to 60 mm. This magnificent motorcycle has a good compression ratio, the new camshafts provide 13mm of valve-lift compared with 11.5mm and an inlet duration increase from 253° to 257° to provide enhanced performance. This highly advanced Superbike 848EVO engine is featured vacuum die-cast crankcases, magnesium alloy covers, power and torque curves, and the lightweight clutch.

The dual construction technique used for the single-sided swingarm allows the main operational components to use individual aluminium castings so as to ensure strength around the pivot points, wheel hub and suspension links, while lightweight, fabricated aluminium sections are used to complete the construction into a single, beautifully engineered component. The 848EVO swingarm is colour finished in black anodized.
This Ducati’s product also equipped with the horizontal twin headlamps, a signature Ducati style from the iconic 916, are modernised with the latest lighting technology, the stopwatch, and the instrument display also doubles as a control panel for the activation of the Ducati Data Analyser (DDA) system, which is available as an accessory from Ducati Performance.

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The 2013 Ducati 848 EVO has received a series of upgrades to keep it up with today’s standards. The EVO’s engine power was increased with 6 hp to 140 hp, while the torque was also increased to 72.3 lbft and is achieved at 9,750 rpm. The 2013 EVO model is offered with a sophisticated wet clutch that weighs 1kg less than its dry counterpart. You also get a state of the art 2-1-2 exhausts system equipped with a catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes.

The bike features a sporty design language that was forged with aerodynamics and ergonomy in mind. Its race-developed fairing design ensures perfect integration with the cooling system by providing efficient flow. The ducts further improve the aerodynamics and are positioned just below the headlamps being seamlessly integrated into the overall design.

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The Ducati Superbike 848 EVO Corse SE is a sporty motorcycle developed to reward its rider with a rush of adrenaline and racing performances.

The motorcycle’s performances are enhanced by the sophisticated Ducati-developed electronics housed in the DTC (Ducati Traction Control) and quick shifter (DQS) units. Moreover, the 848 Evo Corse SE is built on a strong Trellis frame which is combined with an Öhlins rear shock absorber and 330 mm Brembo brake discs.

At the heart of the bike lies Ducati’s Testastretta L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine with a displacement of 849.4cc. The engine cranks out 140hp (103kw) @ 10,500rpm and 72.3lb-ft (98Nm) of torque @ 9,750rpm. The engine is paired with a super-efficient power unit exhausts equipped with a catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes to conform to Euro3 regulations.

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Honda decided to add a few upgrades to its sporty VFR1200F. The 2013 version keeps the same big capacity, 1236cc 4-cilinder OHC 4-stroke, liquid cooled engine, but Honda added a few tweaks to improve its performance and make it more efficient and refined. After the upgrades, the engine is able to deliver a maximum output of 111 hp at 7500 rpm and 11 Nm of torque at 5500rpm.

Apart from the improved engine, the fuel tank capacity has also received some attention and its capacity been increased from 18 liter to 19 liter. The new bike is also fitted with a fresh instrument panel which displays information about the distance, fuel, efficiency and speed.

The 2013 Honda VFR1200F is offered in two variants, namely the VFR standard and VFR DCH (Dual Clutch Transmission). The most important difference between these two models is their efficiency. The VFR model, can ride a distance of 22, 5 km using one liter of fuel, while the VFR DCH travels 24 km using the same amount of fuel.

As far as pricing goes, the VFR1200F costs $20.000 and the VFR1200F Dual Clutch Transmission is priced at $23.000.


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