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Since MV Agusta is synonymous with excellence, style, and technology, the new F3 will apply these principles to the middle weight super sport category.

The new F3 has exceeded previous expectations of what a supersport motorcycle should be, so much so that it’s redefining an entirely new category. Its light weight frame, unmatched power, and state-of-the-art electronics all work together on this bike to push the concept of supersport to the extreme and provide a powerful, hyper-light, and more compact motorcycle than any other in existence.

This bike is a true MV Agusta that boasts an ultra-advance chassis, vehicle dynamics control, and the new MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System).

When judged and compared to the rest of its competitors, the F3 is setting the new standard by which all other supersport motorcycles will be measured against. True to its looks and capabilities, this sports bike is truly in a class of its own.

Find out more about the MV Augusta F3 675 after the jump.


Not everybody in India’s growing motorcycle market wants a bike that’s more powerful than they can handle. That’s good because TVS’ new bike, the Sport, isn’t cut out for the extreme mongers. Where it lies is in the hearts of those that enjoy a stylish motorbike with enough power to impress your peers.

As far as its looks are concerned, the TVS Sport has been dressed in dual tone color graphics. Meanwhile, the fuel tank of the TVS Sport is slight and the dual toned-side panel offers an attractive look. Moving on to the lights, the TVS Sport has been fitted with a multi-reflector clear headlamp and taillights that come with a clearer profile. The all-black style of the Sport also adds a look of aggression, and when combined with the graphics, makes for a bike that’s as eye-catching as it is mechanically capable.

Speaking of its performance, the TVS Sport is powered by 100cc, four-stroke engine that produces 7.8 horsepower at 7,500 RPM and 7.5 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 RPM. Combine that with a 4-speed constant mesh transmission, a front telescopic hydraulic fork, a rear suspension with 5 stage adjustable shockers, and standard drum type brakes with alloy wheels and you have a motorbike that not only looks the part of winner, but performs like one too.

Find out more about the TVS Sport after the jump


Indian bike maker TVS knows the value of introducing new models, especially in a market as big as India. That’s why for their 2012 line-up, TVS has developed a new variant of their sports bike range, called the Star City.

Don’t mistake it for a Honda or a Yamaha , despite what the overall look of the bike shows you. The Star City stands proud, thanks to a dual tone body color, a new headlamp, new indicators, and a choice of six different color options, ranging from Blue, Green, Red, Crimson, Gold, and Silver.

More than just its distinctive looks, the Star City also packs an impressive powertrain that features a 110cc CVTi engine and produces 8.2 horsepower at 7,500 RPM and 8.1 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 RPM. Power from the engine courses through a four-speed transmission, with the fuel consumption rated at an impressive 83.9km/liter. Rounding out the features for the TVS Star City is an econometer, which gives the riders information about the fuel consumption, enabling them to be aware of how much gas is left on the tank.

Find out more about the TVS Star City after the jump.


Nothing evokes images of hotness more than anything associated with the word ’fire.’ So when TVS introduced the Flame SR 125, it did so knowing that it was going to generate some serious heat in the Indian market.

The futuristic styling of the Flame SR 125 is complemented by a special headlamp set-up that produces clear and powerful lighting. Add that to a body that’s beset with stunning graphics and you have a bike that totally makes a new style statement.

On top of that, the Flame SR 125 is also as light as a feather, boasting a weight of just 123 kg/271 lbs. Combine that with a 3 valve CCVTI engine that was co-developed with AVL Austria and you have a powertrain that not only produces ample power, but has also been tuned to the ideal tumble-swirl port combination. Hi-tumble gives you a smooth city ride with lesser gear shifting while the swirl port returns stunning mileage in any riding condition.

Find out more about the TVS Flame SR 125 after the jump.

Before the 750 Super Sport V-twin and Paul Smart and Bruno Spaggiari’s amazing 1-2 at Imola in 1972, no Ducati bike could go as fast as the 450-cc Desmo Corsa .

The 450 Desmo Coras first appeared at Rimini in 1968, where it amazingly pulled 50 horsepower at 9,000 rpm. The 450 had twin plug ignition, larger valves, a 42-mm Dell’Orto carburetor, and a 10-to-1 compression ratio, reinforced swing arm and Fontana twin leading shoe front brake.

The rich racing history of the 450 Desmo Corsa is a true testament to its reputation as one of the fastest era bikes in the Italian bike maker’s history.

The bike that’s being offered is a well-prepared and unrestored Italian series racer that was once ridden by Nencioni. It’s been finished in red and white and features Borrani alloy rims, Dell’Orto SS1 carburettor, Marzocchi forks with a Fontana front brake, Veglia tachometer, and Menani handlebars.

This particular machine was also displayed at the Ducati factory museum and prominently featured in the official Ducati museum book. It comes with an attestation from NCR confirming it was race-prepared by Ducati with special racing components.

The bike was sold at the RM Auctions in Monaco for a price of €29,250, which is around $36,400 based on current exchange rates.


If you said that the Yamaha YZF R15 is the best looking bike in India, you wouldn’t be entirely wrong. Taken from the DNA of the global Yamaha YZF R1 series, the YZF R15 looks the part of a beast on two wheels. The front portion of the bike is exactly fully-covered while the rear portion continues to be naked.

The cowl on the bike looks stylish with two eyes serving the purpose of twin headlamps. Furthermore, the windscreen on the top of the cowl also looks impressive while the black rear view mirrors are accompanied by the large airscoops. A nice long shape and a sparking body color really catch our attention.

The bike’s design was also done to provide enough space for the rider and contribute a lot to the looks of the machine. The only visible part of the engine’s exterior can be seen from the side view while the other parts are covered in front fairing. Enough space for seating is left for one person. On the other hand, the nice rear grab bars are placed at the top of the rear portion.

The YZF-R15 also comes with five spoke alloy wheels and a nice shaped muffler. The latter is also painted black while the rear end is in white. Both disc brakes at the tires not only ensures good braking, but also guarantees a good looking bike that you can take out on the road with pride.

Find out more about the Yamaha YZF-R15 after the jump.

When Ducati launched the the first-generation Monster bikes - the M900 in 1993, the M600 in 1994, and the M750 in 1995 - it paved way to a new line of naked street fighters that was to become a Ducati staple in the coming years.

The Monster was designed by Miguel Angel Galluzzi, who built the bike at the behest of Massimo Bordi. He once said that this bike was what Marlon Brando would have ridden in The Wild One, had he been able to get one.

The Ducati Monster then paved the way for this particular bike, the Monster S4R, which made its debut in 2001 packing a 916 cc liquid-cooled DOHC Desmo V-twin engine with a six-speed transmission, semi-floating Brembo disc brakes, light wheels, and Showa inverted forks.

This particular bike is the actual test mule in which the 916 motor was fitted, when the project was being developed. It’s extremely rare for a developmental bike to come to market, especially one with such an obviously low set of matching numbers.

At the 2012 RM Auctions in Monaco, the bike was sold at a price of €2,340, which is about $2,900 based on current exchange rates.

Yamaha wants us to believe that the MT-03 is an ideal choice for you to enjoy some of the best riding experiences in its bike segment. Really, who are we to disagree with these guys?

The MT-03 is more than just a light and compact bike with a short wheelbase; its also a powerful and versatile machine that boasts of remarkable control, excellent traction, and unrivaled power.

Speaking of its power, the MT-03 comes with a high-torque, 660cc single-cylinder engine that was based closely on the highly-acclaimed XT660 powerplant. With high levels of low to mid-range torque, the liquid-cooled engine powering the Mt-03 is ideally suited for the bike’s overall design and performance characteristics.

It’s no wonder why Yamaha has been singing the praises for this bike for as long as anyone of us can remember. When you’re looking for a comfortable, safe, and powerful bike that will definitely turn some heads, you need not look further than the MT-03.

More details of the Yamaha MT-03 after the jump.

When Ducati began using carbon fiber on their bikes, they predictably used it on a limited edition, single-seat Ducati 900 Super Sport . Built from 1992 to 1996 as the Ducati 900 Superlight, the bike used the aforementioned carbon fiber material on a number of its components, particularly the mudguards and the clutch cover.

Initially, the Italian bike maker wanted to build 500 models of the bike, but bumped that up to 900 pieces after incessant public demand. After the 900 Superlight enjoyed success in the market, Ducati built the Superlight II in 1993, replacing the composite wheels with Brembo units and adding a floating rear disc brakes setup. They also fitted in a powerful 904 cc V-twin SOHC Desmo engine that produced 73 horsepower and was mated to a six-speed transmission.

The Superlight II that was auctioned off at the 2012 RM Auctions in Monaco was model no. 34 of the 1993 series. It came in original condition, had good paint, and is considered one of the rare super bikes that would find a nice home in a motorcycle collector’s garage.

The bike sold for €4,095 ($5,260), below the estimated auction price of €4,500 - €6,000 ($5,800 - $7,700).


Despite carrying a rather long name, the TVS Apache RTR 160 Hyper Edge performs just like its name - with an edge.

First released in 2007, the Apache RTR 160 has received a number of upgrades leading up to its current state. And in the five years that it’s been in existence, it’s chalked an impressive list of features that certainly bears noticing.

In terms of styling, the Apache RTR 160 Hyper Edge was designed to reek of attitude, thanks in large part to the fluid racing stripes, the luminous rims, and the race crouch mirrors that epitomize its RTR racing pedigree. Smart-looking aluminum foot pegs also add a touch of class to the bike while the new look silencer canister makes a bold statement to anyone who sees it out on the road. The clip-on handlebars also allows you to be able to bank the bike better, allowing you to play with the curves like nobody’s business.

As far as the engine is concerned, the Apache RTR 160 Hyper Edge comes powered by a 4 stroke, 159.7 cc, single that produces 15.2 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 13.1 Nm at 6,000 rpm. It may not look like much, but those numbers are more than enough to get you where you need to go in style.

Find out more about the TVS Apache RTR 160 Hyper Edge after the jump.


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