The Yamaha YZF-R6 is now available with a special paint job (red white and black) developed to mark the company’s WGP 50 years anniversary. The color scheme is based on the famous ‘speedblock’ design that was made famous by Yamaha’s Grand Prix race bikes in the 60s, 70s and 80s.
The Yamaha YZF-R6 is built using a compact ‘mass-forward’ body scheme and a lightweight aluminum die-cast Deltabox frame which strengthens the major sections around the centre of gravity offering a top notch handling.
The bike is propelled by a 599cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valve engine combined with a highly advanced electronic intake (YCC-I) and throttle (YCC-T).
To keep the bike’s performances to a superlative level Yamaha equipped it with a slipper clutch, perfected on its racing bikes. This feature allows the R6’s rider to achieve smoother downshifting for more effective corner entry.
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To celebrate Yamaha’s 50 years of success in Grand Prix racing, the Japanese manufacturer created a special edition 50th Anniversary design, based on the red, white and black colour scheme featured on its MotoGP-winning factory bikes. This unique paint scheme is now offered for the Yamaha TZR50.
The unique character of the Yamaha TZR50 had always attracted a lot of interest, while its tasty design made many jaw drops. But the new WGP 50 Anniversary package makes it even more appealing to the eye.
On the technical side of things the Yamaha TZR50 WGP 50th Anniversary continues to offer the same sporty performance as the base model, featuring a responsive liquid-cooled 2-stroke 50cc engine fitted with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The bike sits on a pair of stylish 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 100/80-17 front and 130/70-17 rear tires. The wheels are combined with front and rear disc brakes and a high-specification suspension.
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Agusta decided to completely redesign the F4 for 2013. The upgrades is more than just a facelift as the company says that it was built from the scratch as a completely new bike, so it has only a few common elements with the previous generation.
Power comes from a new 4-cylinder engine, with 16 radial valves and TSS variable intake system. Moreover, MV has also integrated the new Marelli 7BM ECU which controls all of the electronic systems of the F4. After these numerous upgrades the engine cranks out a maximum power of 137 Kw (186,3 hp) at 12900 rpm.
The 2013 model is built on a new chassis which is narrower, shorter and lighter. The area of the steering stem has been completely revised and the side plates have been moved forward, offering a better weight distribution (52% front, 48% rear).
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With a razor sharp design, a serious dose of aggressivity and a strong engine, the Yamaha FZ8 WGP looks eager to burn some rubber on the race track.
This angry looking naked was developed using technology borrowed from the advanced YZF-R supersport model. Power comes from a high-tech 779cc engine which delivers an earth shaking torque rated at 8.4 kg-m available at its peak at 8,000 rpm. The engine is mounted on a lightweight Deltabox frame specially developed to respect the supersport standards.
As far as ergonomics go, the Yamaha FZ8 WGP features specially-designed footrest/handlebar/seat layout which offers a pretty comfortable and upright riding position. Moreover the 17 litre fuel tank features a slim rear section further improving the rider’s comfort. The bike is painted in Yamaha’s latest WGP 50th Anniversary colour scheme – white red and black.
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The Ducati 1199 Panigale is one of the sportiest models built by the company. For the starters it comes with a sharp design which betrays its racer spirit. Power comes from a strong Superquadro 1198 cc engine with the cylinders angled at a 90 degree angle. The unit delivers a maximum output of 195 hp @ 10,750 rpm and 132 Nm of torque @ 9,000 rpm.
The 1199 Panigale’s chassis features a monocoque structure which uses the Superquadro engine as a structural element reducing the bike’s total weight by 5 kg. The monocoque frame is fixed directly to the cylinder head, and at front are two aluminium bushings inserted with the steering tube bearings.
There are three versions available for the 1199 Panigale, namely the base, S and R models. The base model features LEDs for position lights and lamps for the headlights, while the S and R versions have full LED lighting.
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The Ducati Superbike 848 EVO is the lightest superbike ever built by Ducati. The EVO model is 6 hp stronger than the standard model, boosting the power up to 140 hp. The torque was also increased to 10 kgm resulting in a sharper acceleration and a flowing power delivery. The engine is combined with a lightweight 2-1-2 exhaust system equipped with a catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes to conform to Euro3 regulations.
The bike features a magnesium front subframe which helps to geep the overall weight to as low as possible. Moreover its construction provides secure support for the headlamp, instruments and fairing.
The stopping power is assured by radially mounted Brembo Monobloc callipers. The twin Monobloc callipers each have four 34 mm pistons that grip 320 mm discs to help generate a strong braking. The rear wheel is stopped by a Brembo two-piston calliper which bites a 245 mm disc.
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The new 2013 Triumph Daytona is offered with many fresh features which enhance its racer character and make it ready for the track. Starting with the sleek design and finishing with the new triple motor, the bike has all it needs to give you an unforgiveable rush of adrenaline every time you get behind the handlebar.
Talking about the engine, the Triumph Daytona 675R is equipped with a completely new Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder unit with a capacity of 675cc. The cylinder block is made of solid aluminium with ceramic coated liners. Thanks to this feature, it was possible to raise the engine’s power from 125ps to 128ps and the torque from 73Nm to 75Nm. The rev limit was also increased to 14,400 rpm, with a larger bore and shorter stroke, while the peak power is now achieved at 12,600rpm.
Besides the new engine, the 2013 Triumph Daytona also comes with new frame geometry, Brembo breaks, a quick shifter, carbin trim, mass centralisation and race-derived suspension.
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The 2013 Ducati Diavel Cromo features the sporty design language typical for any member of the Diavel family, but unlike its siblings it comes with a chrome mirror-finish tank, which contrasts with the gloss black parts. This color scheme is combined with horizontal seat stitching and classic Ducati logos.
The Ducati Diavel Cromo is built on a unique Trellis frame with light gauge tubing and two lateral die-cast aluminium sections that flow into the rear subframe.
At the heart of the Ducati Diavel Cromo lies the Ducati Testastretta 11° which comes with a revised the cam timing configuration. The engine develops a maximum output of 162hp @ 9500rpm and 94lb-ft of torque @ 8000rpm.
The bike features Ducati’s electronic Riding Modes which includes three settings namely Urban, Touring and Sport. The three modes are enabled by combining technologies such as Ride-by-Wire (RbW) and Ducati Traction Control (DTC).
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Since its introduction the BMW S1000RR has dominated the market. Despite the fact that the bike is around for over a decade its engine output has remained unchanged and the unit continues to develop 142 kW (193 hp) with a weight of only 204 kilograms including 90% fuel (206.5 weight with Race ABS).
However, the German engineers have constantly improved the engine by enhancing the linearity and harmoniousness of its power and torque curves. The same operation was made for 2013 and besides it the bike also comes with an upgraded suspension which boosts its riding dynamics.
The company didn’t stop to technical modifications and has also made a few design changes. The tail section now brings a considerably leaner look, while the asymmetrical side panels and the centre airbox cover are also slightly reshaped. Moreover, on the top side of the panels, a new, telling identifying feature takes the form of two winglets that enhance the aerodynamic qualities.
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The Suzuki GS500F was developed to deal great with both urban driving and long journeys. Featuring a comfortable, ergonomic and sporty design, the bike is ready to give you a unique experience every time you jump on the saddle.
Power comes from a 487cm3, DOHC, parallel-twin engine with compact and low-maintenance design, mated on a six speed constant mesh transmission. Transistorized electronic ignition and precise carburetion help keep the engine running efficiently, and deliver a generous torque at low rpm.
The engine is paired with a two-into-one exhaust system which assures a good power delivery and gives the bike a unique sound signature. Moreover, Suzuki’s Pulsed-secondary AIR-injection (PAIR) system effectively keeps emissions low.
The ride quality is assured by front telescopic forks and a rear monoshock absorber. There is also available a seven-way preload adjuster for the rear suspension.
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