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When it comes to unique works of art on two wheels, Confederate Motorcycles is considered one of the most important “artists” from the streets and it is pretty safe to say that its creations are true masterpieces. And there is no wonder why, because the company’s motorcycles have always impressed us in terms of looks, performances and ride and handling abilities.

The latest model launched by the company is called the X132 Hellcat Speedster and was designed by Pierre Terblanche. The motorcycle is hand built, weighs only 500 lbs and is propelled by a potent 2,163 cc, 56° fuel injected V-Twin engine with 4.4” Bore x 4.4” Stroke. The engine puts out a maximum power of 121 hp and 140 foot pounds of torque. All this power is routed to the rear wheel by means of a five speed drag racing transmission.

The new model shares many elements with the initial Hellcat roadster, but it comes with a completely fresh design and plenty of other unique features.

The bike rides on a pair of tasty looking, 18 inch, carbon fiber wheels which are wrapped in front Metzeler ME 880 Marathon 120/70 ZR18 and rear Metzeler Marathon 240/40 VR18 tires.

You also get a stylish solo seat wrapped in leather, carbon fiber fenders and LED lights.

The stopping power is handled by front dual Beringer 4 piston machined monobloc Aerotec radial calipers and rear single Beringer 4 piston machined monobloc Aerotec radial calipers.

The Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster can be yours for no less than 65,000 USD.

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Yamaha prepared a big surprise for the fans of supersport bikes, as it will completely revamp its iconic YZF-R1 model. The new motorcycle will go head on with rivals such as the Aprilia RSV4, the Ducati 1199 Panigale S and the BMW HP4.

The upgraded version of the Yamaha YZF-R1 will make its official debut at the EICMA 2014 in November and promises to set new standards in the world of superbikes being fitted with an upgraded engine and a comprehensive list of fresh technologies.

For the moment, the details about the new model remain limited to only a few spy shots and some rumors. Word on the street says that the new Yamaha YZF-R1 will be available in two versions namely an aggressive race oriented model which could boost up to 230 hp and a more serene version which is aimed for a more domestic ride.

As far as style is concerned, the new Yamaha YZF-R1 won’t benefit of any mind-blowing upgrades so its already cool body won’t suffer major makeovers.

Stay tuned for more details!

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The Bimota DB8 Oronero is a true masterpiece on two wheels. It features a fairly attractive body that was especially forged to help it cut the air like a blade and is fitted with a wide range of state of the art technologies that help it deliver first class high speed performances.

Featuring a seat height of only 80 cm, a sculpted fuel tank and ergonomically designed handlebars, the Bimota DB8 Oronero is also pretty comfortable to ride.

With a dry weight of just 159 Kg, the DB8 Oronero is one of the lightest models in its class. This light weight was achieved by giving the bike a handmade carbon fibre frame and swingarm.

At the heart of the motorcycle sits a 1198 Cc, Ducati liquid cooled, twin cylinder, 4 stroke 90°, 4 valves per cylinder, Desmodromic engine which generates a maximum power of 170 HP at 9750 Rpm and 127 Nm of torque at 8000 Rpm. The engine’s power id kept in leash by a six speed transmission with dry, multi disc clutch.

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Each part of the Bimota SB8 SP was designed to enhance its high speed performances. Starting with the sturdy frame and finishing with the aerodynamic fairing, this aggressive motorcycle was especially created to fill your veins with adrenaline each time you fire up its engine.

Talking about the engine, the Bimota DB8 SP is equipped with an 1198 cc, Ducati liquid cooled twin cylinder, 4 stroke L twin, Desmodronic unit. The engine cranks out a maximum output of 170 HP at 9750 rpm and 127 Nm of torque at 8000 rpm and is mated to a six speed transmission with dry multi disc clutch.

The bike’s ride quality is assured by a front Marzocchi upside down 43 Mm DLC, fully adjustable fork and a rear extreme tech adjustable traction and compression unit.

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The Bimota DB9 Brivido has all it needs to offer a unique riding experience every time you jump on its saddle.

This tasty, hand built roadster is powered by a Ducati 1198 Testastretta 11°, L-twin cylinder, Desomodronic, liquid cooled engine with 4 valves per cylinder.

Fire it up and it will reward you with a maximum power of 162Hp at 9500 rpm and 128 Nm of torque at 8000 rpm. All this power is transferred to the rear wheel by means of a six speed transmission with wet multi-plate clutch. The engine is fueled by an 18 liters fuel tank.

As far as wheels are concerned, the Bimota DB9 Brivido rides on 17 inch rimes wrapped in 120/70-17 front and 190/55-17 rear tires.

You also get a sporty suspension system which includes Marzocchi USD forks up front and Extreme Tech suspensions at the back.

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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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