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The Ducati 1000 SS Corsa is an evolution from the Italian bike maker’s 900 SS, resulting in a bike that came powered with a 992 cc fuel-injected two-valve engine. This bike was capable of producing 84 horsepower with a top speed of 134 mph. Quite a quick runner, isn’t it?

The bike that was on bid at the 2012 RM Auctions in Monaco carried a simpler fairing, one that was based on the Supersport that ran from 1990 to 1997. It may look like a throwback to the 851/888, but the tank and seat are from an earlier SS.

The mileage on the bike is unknown, but this racing motorcycle, prepared by Carlo Saltarelli, was intended for privateers and is presented in good original condition with a Conti exhaust and presentable paintwork.

It would make for an exciting track day racer despite not carrying any racing history. The bid price for the bike was at €5,000 - €7,000, which is around $6,300 to $8,800 based on current exchange rates. Actual selling price was $3,030.

With a market that’s growing more and more competitive by the day, Honda is bringing the CBR 150R to compete against the likes of the Yamaha R15 V20 and the KTM Duke 200 . Even better, they gave this bike a special edition treatment courtesy of a unique Repsol livery.

Fitted with a 150 cc, DOHC 4-stroke, 1-cylinder engine and mated to a six-speed transmission, the CBR 150R Repsol Edition is a serious contender to the throne of the entry level sports bike. At the heart of this bike, you will find a radiator with a cooling system and the a injection system (PGFM-FI).

The bike is also available in two variants - Standard and Deluxe - with both offering a unique riding experience to the rider. For the Standard version, it will have a cost of around 116,385 Rupee whereas the Deluxe has a cost of around 117,385 Rupee.

With all of these items in tow, the CBR 150R Repsol Edition has a great chance to be the rival for the other bikes, especially for the Yamaha R15 and KTM Duke 200.

Find out more about the Honda CBR 150R Repsol Edition.

The Honda CBR 250R is returning to India with minor changes, something that should be music to the ears of a lot of people.

For the styling, this CBR 250 comes with some new color options, such as the combination of Blue-White-Red. The plastic quality has been increased and the engine is now more powerful and efficient due to the re-mapping of the ECU.

Speaking of the engine, the CBR 250R employs a 250 cc one-cylinder engine that produces 25 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 22.9 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm. Compared to the KTM Duke , the CBR 250R is heavier, weighing 167 kg compared to only 136 for the Duke. Nevertheless, the difference shouldn’t be all that significant considering the CBR 250R carries some additional features that its rival does not.

Among these features include a Combi Brake System (CBS) and a re-setting of the ECU that riders can have as an added option.

Find out more about the Honda CBR 250R after the jump.

The Honda VRF 1200F has been described as the future of Honda’s fleet of motorcycle. Coming with a complete package of style and advanced technology, the VRF 1200F is proof that a bike can be both powerful and fuel efficient.

Thanks to its 1,237cc engine that’s capable of generating 170 horsepower, there are few bikes in the world that can compete with this Japanese buzz saw. Moreover, the 6 Speed Cruise Drive Transmission that was used in this super bike and the V-4 type of engine have been accommodated to assure enhanced performance. In addition to the engine, this bike was chrome finished and the body has given an aerodynamic shape.

Honda has been known as a company that puts forth an effort in producing completely glorious products to their costumers. Honda also has a high expectation for good sales with the release of this bike in India. So, yeah, a lot is riding on the VRF 1200F to be the bike it’s claimed to be.

Helping in all that hype are a number of new technologies that have been added to the street bike, particularly a Dual-Clutch-Transmission (DCT) which can be used with separate modes for Drive, Cruising, and Sports purposes. This aggressive bike also comes with an electric start and a paddle shift which supports manual changing of gears.

To make sure that the rider and the pillion feel comfortable, this Honda VRF 1200F is fitted with a wealth of comfort and advanced features. The long and wide seat of this bike offers a painless riding experience to the rider as well as the pillion.

Find out more about the Honda VRF 1200F after the jump.

For a change, here’s one Ducati that’s went on auction at the 2012 RM Auctions in Monaco with less than 20 years of existence.

The Ducati 996 Biposto was first developed in 1999 from the 916 model, which also spurned the 955, the bike that Carl Fogarty rode on his way to World Superbike dominance in the mid 90’s.

Unlike some of the other Ducati models that were up for auction, the 996 Biposto came with relatively modern technology, beginning with a 996 cc fuel-injected, water-cooled DOHC Desmo V-twin engine that develops a powerful 122 horsepower with a top speed of 161 mph. Power from the engine courses through a six-speed transmission.

In addition to its ridiculous engine capabilities, the 996 Biposto also had the distinctive under-seat exhaust that set off a trend and is now being copied by almost every other manufacturer. The forks are upside-down Showa while the suspension - both front and rear - are adjustable. Likewise, the bike also comes with Brembo disc brakes, a single-sided rear swing-arm, and Marchesini five-spoke wheels.

The model that was auctioned off was the base 996 Biposto with CN: ZDMH200AAXB005641. The bike was expected to carry a bid price of about €3,500 - €5,000, which is around $4,500 - $6,500 based on current exchange rates. Actual selling price was $5,152.

This 1965 Ducati 250 GP is only a replica model of the iconic 250 GP super bike, but that doesn’t mean that it should be ignored. On the contrary, this bike is a living testament to what people will do to ensure that they’re replicas are as close to the real models as possible.

The bike was constructed to competition specs, including the addition of Ducati’s big-valve 250-cc SOHC engine. The engine comes with twin plugs, a single Dell’Orto PHF32CS pumper carburetor, a five-speed gearbox, straight-cut primary gears, and a competition clutch.

Quite a replica, huh?

There’s more too. The "replica" 350 GP also has a full fairing, Veglia tachometer, clip-on bars, rear sets, twin leading-shoe front brake, a left-side gear change, and last but certainly not least, a Conti megaphone exhaust, as well as a quick-release fiberglass fuel tank.

Needless to say, this red and silver 250 GP replica was built with the most laborious attention to detail as any replica we’ve seen in years. Maybe that’s why it was pegged for an auction price from €14,000 - €18,000 ($18,000 - $23,000) at the 2012 RM Auctions in Monaco. Actual selling price was $10,606.

A 200-horsepower bike is no joke and the fact that it’s a limited edition model that only carries 100 units only adds to its prestige. The MV Augusta F4CC is that kind of bike.

Based on the F4, the F4CC was built in 2007 as a limited edition model in honor of the company’s founder, Claudio Castiglioni. The bike came with a ridiculous 1,078 cc engine that produced a staggering 200 horsepower. In order to achieve the increased displacement, MV Augusta increased the bike’s bore and stroke while also adding lighter pistons, stronger connecting rods, a one-of-a-kind slipper clutch, plenty of exotic materials, and a full-titanium exhaust system, resulting in a bike that weighs 8.8 lbs less than a standard F4R model.

This particular model was in superb condition and only had 2,030 km of mileage. It’s no wonder that for a bike that cost €100,000 ($125,000) brand new, it was scooped up at a recent auction for €49,725, which is about $62,700 based on current exchange rates.

The BMW HP2 Sport has successfully made a stir in the industry, thanks to the racing dynamics it now espouses.

Of the many features of the HP2 Sport, it bears pointing out that the bike comes with an air/oil-cooled flat twin four stroke DOHC (with radial valves) engine that’s impressive by all accounts. The engine configuration also has a cylinder head cover made of carbon fiber with replaceable valve cover guards, a complete stainless steel exhaust system, a six-speed gearbox, a digital engine management with twin-spark ignition system, a double oil cooler, and a closed loop 3-way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor.

The HP2 Sport also has a slew of state-of-the-art features that will be a boon to its owners. It’s got a low beam headlamp height adjustment, an LED rear indicator, hazard warning flasher, a permanent headlamp beam, digital race instruments with 2D cluster, and an electronic immobilizer.

Last, the HP2 Sport doesn’t complete its package without the prevalent use of carbon fiber. In this case, the lightweight material is all over the bike, including the front and the rear, the self supporting body work, and the engine spoiler made of carbon fiber.

Find out more about the BMW HP2 Sport after the jump.

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


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