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The Yamaha YZF-R6 is now available with a special paint job (red white and black) developed to mark the company’s WGP 50 years anniversary. The color scheme is based on the famous ‘speedblock’ design that was made famous by Yamaha’s Grand Prix race bikes in the 60s, 70s and 80s.

The Yamaha YZF-R6 is built using a compact ‘mass-forward’ body scheme and a lightweight aluminum die-cast Deltabox frame which strengthens the major sections around the centre of gravity offering a top notch handling.

The bike is propelled by a 599cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valve engine combined with a highly advanced electronic intake (YCC-I) and throttle (YCC-T).

To keep the bike’s performances to a superlative level Yamaha equipped it with a slipper clutch, perfected on its racing bikes. This feature allows the R6’s rider to achieve smoother downshifting for more effective corner entry.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Yamaha YZF-R6 WGP 50th Anniversary.

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To celebrate Yamaha’s 50 years of success in Grand Prix racing, the Japanese manufacturer created a special edition 50th Anniversary design, based on the red, white and black colour scheme featured on its MotoGP-winning factory bikes. This unique paint scheme is now offered for the Yamaha TZR50.

The unique character of the Yamaha TZR50 had always attracted a lot of interest, while its tasty design made many jaw drops. But the new WGP 50 Anniversary package makes it even more appealing to the eye.

On the technical side of things the Yamaha TZR50 WGP 50th Anniversary continues to offer the same sporty performance as the base model, featuring a responsive liquid-cooled 2-stroke 50cc engine fitted with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

The bike sits on a pair of stylish 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 100/80-17 front and 130/70-17 rear tires. The wheels are combined with front and rear disc brakes and a high-specification suspension.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Yamaha TZR50 WGP 50th Anniversary.

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The Ducati 1199 Panigale is one of the sportiest models built by the company. For the starters it comes with a sharp design which betrays its racer spirit. Power comes from a strong Superquadro 1198 cc engine with the cylinders angled at a 90 degree angle. The unit delivers a maximum output of 195 hp @ 10,750 rpm and 132 Nm of torque @ 9,000 rpm.

The 1199 Panigale’s chassis features a monocoque structure which uses the Superquadro engine as a structural element reducing the bike’s total weight by 5 kg. The monocoque frame is fixed directly to the cylinder head, and at front are two aluminium bushings inserted with the steering tube bearings.

There are three versions available for the 1199 Panigale, namely the base, S and R models. The base model features LEDs for position lights and lamps for the headlights, while the S and R versions have full LED lighting.

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

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The Ducati Superbike 848 EVO is the lightest superbike ever built by Ducati. The EVO model is 6 hp stronger than the standard model, boosting the power up to 140 hp. The torque was also increased to 10 kgm resulting in a sharper acceleration and a flowing power delivery. The engine is combined with a lightweight 2-1-2 exhaust system equipped with a catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes to conform to Euro3 regulations.

The bike features a magnesium front subframe which helps to geep the overall weight to as low as possible. Moreover its construction provides secure support for the headlamp, instruments and fairing.

The stopping power is assured by radially mounted Brembo Monobloc callipers. The twin Monobloc callipers each have four 34 mm pistons that grip 320 mm discs to help generate a strong braking. The rear wheel is stopped by a Brembo two-piston calliper which bites a 245 mm disc.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Ducati Superbike 848.

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After it was surprised in numerous spy shots during various testings, the new 2013 Triumph Daytona 675 R was finally revealed to the public at the EICMA Motor Show together with the base 675 model. The bike features a new look and fresh color schemes, a tasty red subframe and many carbon fiber (for the hugger, silencer heat shield and front mudguard).

The model comes with a standard-fit quick shifter and a strong engine that delivers a maximum output of 125 hp at 12,600 rpm and 72 Nm of torque. Other distinctive features are the dynamic arrow slip found on the silencer, the single seat cowl and the sporty CNC machine levers.

Another addition for 2013 is represented by the fresh instrument panel which now comes with a lap timer, programmable gear change indicator and a gear indicator.

We also need to send a shout at the sporty exhaust and the factory race kit. Not to mention, the front 308mm brake discs and the brembo four-piston radial monoblock calipers which are always ready to stop the bike in no time.

As far as pricing goes, the 2013 Triumph Daytona 675R starts at $13,999, while the base model costs $11,599.

Hit the jump for more information on the Triumph Daytona 675 and 675R.

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MV Agusta has taken the wraps off its all-new Brutale 800 and made public the first details. The new motorcycle is based on the Brutale 675 model, but features a stronger engine and some key modifications for improved performance.

The bike’s 12 valve three cylinder 798cc Inline Triple unit is based on the same engine that powers the F3 super sport. Compared to the 675 Brutale, the 800’s engine features a higher compression ratio at 13.3:1. The engine develops a maximum power of 125 hp at 11.600 rpm and 60 lb-ft torque at 8600 rpm. As far as electronics goes, the new Brutale 800 comes with a switchable engine mapping and eight-way switchable traction control.

The bike’s forks and shock are adjustable for rebound, compression and preload, while the stopping power is assured by Brembo radial brakes.

Another interesting fact is that the 800 and 675 share the same dry weight of 368 pounds (167 kg) with identical fuel loads at 4.39 gallons.

The bike is priced at 9900 Euros which is only 1000 Euro more than the entry-level Brutale 675 and 3000 Euro less than the stronger 1090 Brutale.

The new bike will go head to head with the likes of Triumph 675 Speed Triple, Kawasaki Z800 and Ducati 800 Monster.


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Just look at the Yamaha YZF-R125 and tell us that you’re not falling in love with it. Now, dress it up in exclusive WGP 50th Anniversary colors and you have a machine that’s certainly worth your time and money.

First, the full-sized race-developed Deltabox frame of the bike brings a superior and comfortable riding position. The uncompromisingly-styled R-series body frame looks fast even when the bike’s standing still.

In addition to that, the bike also features dynamic acceleration and a thrilling ride, thanks to a 125cc sporty liquid-cooled engine that has been complemented with a free-revving short-stroke cylinder and an efficient 4-valve head.

When you want the best, the Yamaha YZF-R125 is as good a choice as you can make. It not only offers the best riding experience, but it also comes dressed to look the part of a road warrior sports bike.

Find out more about the Yamaha YZF-R125 WGP 50th Anniversary after the jump.

The Yamaha YZF-R1 WGP 50th Anniversary bike comes with an elite new color scheme derived from Yamaha’s Assen TT-winning MotoGP bike. The WGP 50th Anniversary R1 commemorates Yamaha’s notable Grand Prix inheritance.

With the MotoGP- expanded TCS, R1 riders can now modify the performance characteristics of the 998cc in-line 4-cylinder engine in order to get more thrilling cornering on the road and reduce lap times on the circuit. On top of that, the bike also features a new front cowl for optimized high-speed performance. Stylistically, the bike has been garbed in the famous red, white, and black factory-bike color scheme of the WGP R1.

Finally, the YZF-R1 WGP 50th Anniversary’s race-bred technology and race-bred style is incomparable to anything else you can find in Yamaha’s model line-up. Nothing comes close to the look or feel of the new 50th Anniversary R1, proving that there’s some serious claim to the bike’s stature as one of the finest models in its segment today.

Find out more about the Yamaha YZFG-R1 WGP 50th Anniversary after the jump.


For all the classic Ducatis that were scheduled to be auctioned off at the 2012 RM Auctions in Monaco, it’s nice to know that there were also modern examples waiting to be had. One of them was the 2002 Ducati 998R, a bike that was developed from the 2001 996R and comes in pretty limited availability.

Only 700 models of the 998R were built, and this particular model, CN: ZDMH200AA2B021283, was one of the bikes that was homologated to race specifications, allowing it to compete in the World Superbike Championship in 2001.

The 998R is powered by a 999 cc DOHC liquid-cooled Desmo V-twin engine that has been mated to a six-speed transmission. It carries a different crankcase from the standard 998 and came with a deep oil sump. It also had a more radical cam and an even more oversquare configuration with 104x58.8 mm bore and stroke.

The particular model auctioned in Monaco was number 635 of the 700 limited edition models. It only had 144 miles on its meter, and is considered being ’as-new’ condition. Bid price for this 2002 998R was expected to fetch about €6,000 - €8,000, which is around $7,700 - $10,400 based on current exchange rates. Actual selling price was a whopping $21,212. Someone wanted this bike bad!


The Ducati 1000 SS Corsa is an evolution from the Italian bike maker’s 900 SS, resulting in a bike that came powered with a 992 cc fuel-injected two-valve engine. This bike was capable of producing 84 horsepower with a top speed of 134 mph. Quite a quick runner, isn’t it?

The bike that was on bid at the 2012 RM Auctions in Monaco carried a simpler fairing, one that was based on the Supersport that ran from 1990 to 1997. It may look like a throwback to the 851/888, but the tank and seat are from an earlier SS.

The mileage on the bike is unknown, but this racing motorcycle, prepared by Carlo Saltarelli, was intended for privateers and is presented in good original condition with a Conti exhaust and presentable paintwork.

It would make for an exciting track day racer despite not carrying any racing history. The bid price for the bike was at €5,000 - €7,000, which is around $6,300 to $8,800 based on current exchange rates. Actual selling price was $3,030.


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