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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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.
The Ducati 748R palys play a pretty important role in Ducati’s history. This model bowed in 1995. The company built the 748SP with which they intended to win the 600 Supersport title, since twins were allowed a 750-cc displacement to compete with the 600-cc four-cylinder machines.
The liquid-cooled Desmo Quattro was similar to the 916 and, in SP form, produced 108 horsepower at 11,500 rpm. Cylinder heads were similar to the 888 SP2, and the 748 used the close-ratio six-speed gearbox of the 888SP. Only available in yellow, it was a brisk performer, and Motorrad magazine managed a top speed of 154 mph in April 1995. Ridden by Michael Paquay, the 748SP won the 600 Supersport class, as was intended, Fabrizio Pirovano winning in 1996. In 1997 the Supersport World Cup was established, and the Gio.Ca.Moto team were victorious, with the win scored by Paolo Casoli on this machine.
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Next to the F4 and F4 RR the F4 R completes Agusta’s F4 range. Like its siblings, the 2013 MV Agusta F4 R boosts new design language which includes 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). Not to mention about the new tail lights which use light guide technology.
Compared to the F4, the F4 R is fitted with lighter wheels and other key modifications which have the role to improve performance.
The motorcycle is powered by a short-stroke inline four-cylinder engine which cranks out 195 hp. The engine is mated on a capable six speed transmission with an advanced clutch which features a mechanical slipper device. It’s also worthy of being mentioned that four engine maps are available: three default and to customizable by the pilot.
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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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