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The Suzuki GSX650F is one of the most capable models in its class and deals great with both city streets and race tracks. The new GSX650F is technically a low cost middleweight bike aimed at the novice raider or the economical commuter and offers a perfect mix between comfort and sportiness.

The Suzuki GSX650F is based on the European Bandit 650 naked model and is powered by an 656 cm inline-Four, liquid cooled engine mated on a six speed constant mesh transmission. The engine comes with Suzuki’s Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) digital fuel injection system which enhances power delivery and linear response.

A modern instrument panel keeps you posted on various stats such as an analog tachometer, LCD speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge, clock , dual trip meters, reserve trip meter and gear position indicator as well as engine rpm indicator.

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The Honda CBR600RR has already proved its value in its long life span, but in the latest years the bike was starting to show its age. Thankfully the Japanese manufacturer has finally decided to give it a few upgrades for 2013. Though, don’t expect to any wonders as the modifications are small, the 2013 model featuring only new color schemes, front suspension, wheels, ram-air intake system and revised fuel injection settings.

The new front suspensions are similar with the ones found on the Honda CBR1000RR featuring a bigger piston surface to improve the damping pressure. Like the previous model, the new fork offers three-way adjustability for spring preload, compression and rebound.

Apart from the technical upgrades, the 2013 Honda CBR600RR also comes with a fresh nose which is flatter and features new headlamps. Other modifications were made to the windscreen, fuel tank and taillights which are now fitted with LEDs.

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The Aprilia Mana has a pretty mixed personality and is hard to tell with if it is a powerful scooter, a city bike or an all-rounder. It seems that Aprilia doesn’t know either and names it only a “completely new motorcycle concept”.

What’s clear however is the fact that we are looking at a pretty versatile bike that has a few things to be loved for. It’s comfortable, practical and has also has enough punch to make the ride interesting.

The Aprilia Mana 850 is fitted with sequential/automatic transmission, ABS, radial brake calipers, helmet compartment and upside-down forks. You’ll also find a half-fairing which protects the rider and passenger on long journeys as well as in daily commuting making the bike suited for touring. You’ll also get an adjustable windshield and a V2 850 cc two cylinder engine that cranks out 75 hp.

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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.

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Since it made its 2003 debut, the Yamaha FJR300A was continuously improved and the latest upgrades were made for the year 2013.

The body was slightly tweaked and the bike features new upper and lower crawls. Moreover, the under crow’s adjustable panel can now be adjusted without tools.

The upper cowl is redesigned while the under-cowl has a new shape for increased wind protection. The under-cowl’s adjustable panel has a new design for rider convenience and can be adjusted without tools. Other modifications were made to the throttle, the shape of the funnel and the exhaust pipe.

On the list of 2013 updates you’ll also find a new cruise control, fresh handlebar switches, a new instrument cluster and a tweaked fork.

The bike continues to be powered by the same, lightweight 1298cc, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine.

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The new Yamaha FZ8 replaces the old and affordable FZS600 workhorse, but it keeps the same rugged character as its old sibling. However, the new FZ8 features increased performances a cast alloy frame and… a higher price tag.

The bike was designed with European riders in mind and it needs to face a strong opponent, namely the Kawasaki Z750 which for the moment is the segment leader.

Unfortunately the Yamaha FZ8 doesn’t have what it needs to beat its strong compatriot, but this doesn’t mean that is a bad motorcycle. For the starters, is less aggressive than the Kawasaki, but that’s not always a bad thing, as it can be used without problems by nearly anybody who wants to have some fun. The second disadvantage is the £7.920 price tag which is slightly bigger than what you usually find in this segment including the Kawasaki Z750.

At least, Yamaha added a few upgrades for 2013 to make its bike more appealing to buyers. The modifications include new muffler shape, rebound damping adjustability, rebound and compression damping adjustability added to forks and dual-textured seat material.

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The Yamaha FZ1 received its last major upgrade back in 2006. Since then, the bike was slightly modified but the manufacturer has never gone too far and chose to make only small upgrades and generally kept the structure unchanged. Thereby, the Yamaha FZ1 remained a traditional sport bike which comes without the bells and whistles of it more upscale counterparts, but it rewards you a pure riding experience.

The bike is propelled by a capable 998cc DOHC 20-valve engine which is especially tuned for adequate mid-range punch and generous top-end power. The engine features fuel injection with computer-controlled sub-throttle valves and a closed-deck cylinder. There is also a race-inspired curved radiator with twin ring-style fans to keep everything cool.

As far as stopping power goes the bike features 320mm front discs squeezed by monoblock four-piston calipers up front and a single 245mm rear disc.

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The MV Agusta F4 R was designed from the ground up to deliver sporty performances. The key feature of the F4 R is the new “Corsa Corta” engine which is also offered for the F4 RR super bike. The engine delivers a maximum output of 195.2 hp at 13000 rpm and features a series of upgrades which improve its power delivery and the overall performance. For the starters the cylinder head uses completely new ports and employs larger valves both on the inlet and exhaust, while the valves are made of titanium. The bike also uses a new 4-2-1-4 primary section for the exhaust system which helps the engine breathe easier.

The engine is mounted on a steel tubular trellis frame with the steering head angled at 23.5°, to offer perfect control, maneuverability, and stability. The frame is combined with a lightweight rear single-sided swingarm that weighs only 5 kg.

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Despite its sporty character, the Kawasaki Ninja 650 can be used without problems as a daily commuter but also for long journeys. The Ninja 650 has a long history behind it and every generation was among the most wanted bikes of its time.

During its long life, the middleweight motorcycle was continuously improved and today is still considered one of the best models in its class. The 2013 comes with the same powerplant and design as the 2012 model, but it received an optional antilock breaking system ($500) and new colors. The new ABS system was designed to be ultra light and works in conjunction with the front dual 300 mm, petal disc brakes and the rear 220 mm petal discs.

The bike continues to be powered by the same 649cc engine which churns out 72 hp and 64 Nm of torque.

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Not long ago, the Japanese motorcycles were considered the uncontested leaders of sport motorcycles and nobody had the guts to challenge them. However, this situation has changed after BMW entered the battle. Its first super sport bike, the S 1000RR was not only a completely newcomer, but it was also so strong and technological advanced that it made any other bike look like defenseless scooter.

Needless to say that the Japanese manufacturers were highly intrigued and the first samurai who challenged the Germans to a duel was Kawasaki.

Kawasaki’s anti S 1000RR weapon is the Ninja ZX - 10R. Packing a lot of advanced features and modern technologies, the bike is fast enough to compete with success against the German oppressor.

Despite the fact that nothing changed for the 2013 model year, except for some color schemes, the Ninja continues to be ahead of the pack when it comes to sporty performances.

Build on a nimble, lightweight chassis, The Kawasaki Ninja ZX - 10R ABS is “blessed” with a powerful 998cc inline four engine which cranks out 197 hp at 11500 rpm.

Among the most important features offered by the Ninja ZX - 10R, you’ll find the advanced Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC) and an intelligent ABS system which comes as an option ($1000).

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