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Yamaha continues to expand its range of sport bikes and the main proof for this statement is the fact that the company has trademarked 4 new names – two for the US and Australia, and two for Europe. Judging by all the cues that where leaked until now by the Japanese manufacturer we can expect to all-new, higher-spec models based on the Yamaha’s sporty R1 motorcycle.

Even if the company registered four names, we can expect to only two new models which will have different names for each of the markets mentioned above. The new US trademarks registered by Yamaha are the R1S and R1M, while their European counterparts are the YZF-R1S and YZF-R1M.

For the moment, we don’t have any other details about the upcoming models, but we can expect them to be absolutely mind-blowing, at least as far as high-speed performances and technologies are concerned.

Stay tuned for more details on Yamaha’s upcoming superbikes.

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The MV Agusta F4 is one of the best sport bikes available on today’s market. It is equipped with a four cylinder, 4 stroke, 16 valve timing system “d.o.h.c”, radial valve, 998 cm3 (60.9 cu. in.) engine which develops a maximum power of 143.5 KW (195 Hp) at 13400 rpm and 110.8 Nm (11.3 Kgm) of torque at 9600 rpm. The four stroke unit is mated to a cassette style, six speed, constant mesh transmission with wet, multi-disc clutch with back torque limiting device.

The motorcycle’s speed is kept under control by a two 320 mm diameter front discs with steel flanges gripped by the new Brembo Monobloc M50. At the rear there is a 210 mm diameter disc brake paired with a four piston caliper.

The MV Agusta F4 is offered with a base price of € 18.140.

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The Triumph Daytona 675 is a fast motorcycle that was created with sporty performances in mind. The motorcycle is propelled by a fresh 675 cc, liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder engine which features twin injectors per cylinder, titanium valves and a 14,400 red line.

The motorcycle’s engine generates a maximum power of 128 PS at 12500 rpm and 74 Nm of torque at 11900 rpm. All this power is kept under control by a six speed transmission with wet, multi-plate, slipper clutch. In terms of efficiency the new Triumph Daytona 657 offers an average a fuel consumption of 68.36mpg.

The motorcycle rides on cast aluminium alloy 5-Spoke 17 inch wheels which are shod in 120/70 ZR 17 front and 180/55 ZR 17 rear tires.

The Triumph Daytona 675 can be yours for no less than $ 11,599.

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The R version of the Triumph Daytona 675 was specially developed for the track. The bike features a pretty aggressive character and is equipped with technologies developed using the experience gained by Triumph on the race track.

The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a new frame with revised geometry which is paired with a new rigid aluminium swingarm. The Triumph Daytona 675R is also fitted with Öhlins suspensions, Brembo brakes, a quickshifter and a 4.6us Gallon fuel tank.

The motorcycle weighs 184 kg (wet) and is built around a 675cc, liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder engine which delivers a maximum output of 128PS at 12500 rpm and 74NM of torque at 11900 rpm. The unit is mated to a six speed close ratio transmission which returns a fuel consumption of 68.36mpg.

As far as prices are concerned, the Triumph Daytona 675R can be yours for no less than $13,499.

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Lotus has just released the official images of its all-new motorcycle. The new bike needed two years to be developed, but we’ll have to admit that the end result looks quite stunning. The new Lotus C-01 represents the fruit of collaboration between Group Lotus, Kodewa (a racing team based in Greding, Germany) and the tuners from Holzer Group.

The body of the new Lotus C-01, was designed by Daniel Simon and was created using a lot of carbon fiber.

Designer Daniel Simon said: “The design process of the C-01 was a labour of love - there were many challenges - ensuring that the bike not only touches your visual senses with its timeless blend of classic appeal and modern execution, but that is safe and ergonomically sound was critical to me. We have worked hard to create a motorcycle with very distinctive features such as a clean main body, an extremely low side profile, a bold stance, a unique air intake, logical partline solutions and clean graphics.”

The motorcycle weighs only 189 kg and its frame was created using high tech materials such as aerospace quality steel and titanium.

Talking about the new Lotus C-01, Kodewa’s Dr Colin Kolles stated: “We set out to create a bike that isn’t just great to ride but also represents a piece of art in motion. Over the years I have seen my fair share of style over substance, what this bike brings to the market is a unique combination of both - state of the art technology with a truly jaw-dropping aesthetic.”

The company says that its new C-01 will be available in a limited run of only 100 units and the customers will have the possibility to choose from a wide range of liveries.

Stay tuned for more details on the new Lotus C-01.

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The Ducati 1199 Panigale is already a fairly aggressive motorcycle, but the S version raises the bar even higher.

On the long list of features available for the Ducati 1199 Panigale S you’ll find full LED headlights, a front carbon fibre mudguard, Marchesini machine-finished wheels, electronically controlled suspension and adjustable Ohlins steering damper.

The motorcycle sports an 1198cc, Superquadro, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine that 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 unit was designed to be the structural element of the frame as this architecture ensures the best weight distribution and robustness.

Other features worthy of being mentioned include a Full TFT instrument panel, Riding Modes, Ducati’s Quick Shift (DQS) and the Ducati Traction Control (DTC) system.

The Ducati 1199 Panigale S is offered with a base price of $24,495.

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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.

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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.

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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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