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With a long list of technical and esthetic upgrades, the 2013 Aprilia Dorsoduro is finally prepared to go head to head with the best bikes in its class including the BMW R1200GS.

At the heart of the bike lies a two cylinder unit which cranks out a maximum power of 130 hp. The engine is placed in a lightweight chassis which is carefully forged to offer superior driving dynamics.

Other technical highlights include radial Brembo callipers, hydraulic clutch, Ride by Wire with 3 different engine maps and the Matrix instrument panel with on board computer. Moreover, the Dorsoduro is also available with ABS and Aprilia Traction Control (ATC).

Also new for the 2013 model, are the fresh three split spoke wheel rims which are 2.3 kg lighter than the old 5 spoke model. Because the new rims decreased the total weight, it was possible to fully revamp the shock absorbers and suspension which are now tuned for more agility and reduce the overall height of the bike’s centre of gravity.

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The Aprilia Tuono V4 APRC ruled the World Superbike Championship, so it’s one of the best naked bikes you can find on today’s market.

Power comes from a V4 engine, which delivers 167.3 hp, and is mounted on completely revised chassis architecture. The first three gear ratios are now shorter, while the maximum torque value of 111.5 Nm is on tap at 9,500 rpm, two characteristics that give the Tuono V4 R a huge power at low and mid engine speeds. The bike features triple mapping for instantly tailoring the performance and is also available with APRC.

Up front, the Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC is fitted with an upside down fork with 43 mm diameter. There are also forged aluminium calliper mountings and a completely adjustable spring preload. The front wheel travel is rated at 120 mm.

Out back, there is double braced aluminium swingarm combined with Sachs piggy back monoshock with completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. The rear wheel travels is 130 mm.

As far as design goes, the new V4 R keeps the same triple light layout found at the original Tuono.

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The Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 ABS received a new engine for 2013. The new generation has also received other few upgrades which make it more agile and pleasurable.

The 2013 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 is fitted with a 750 cc 90° V-twin engine which delivers a maximum power of 92 hp at 8750 rpm and 82 Nm of torque at 4500 rpm. The engine is mounted on Aprilia’s unique mixed trellis and aluminium frame which gives it superior handling abilities.

The front breaks consist of advanced 4-piston radial calipers which bite 320 mm floating wave discs offering a short stopping time. For extra safety, the bike is also fitted with a sophisticated 2 channel Continental ABS system. Both front and rear systems features metal braided braking pipes, borrowed from the aeronautic sector. Thanks to this advanced technology, the pressure fluctuations of conventional pipes are eliminated, maximizing the breaking efficiency.

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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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The Aprilia Shiver 750 was launched in 2007 but has never been a success. Though, this doesn’t mean that the bike is less capable.

Designed for long journeys, but also for the race track, the Aprilia Shiver 750 rewards you with a pleasurable and relativelly comfortable ride.

The bike features a lightweight mixed steel trellis and aluminium side plate frame which is combined with a compact 90° V2 engine. The engine develops a peak power of 95 HP at 9000 rpm and features an advanced electronic management system which adjusts the throttle response to be suited for any type of routes.

Up front, the bike is fitted with a 43 mm upside down fork with forged feet to support the radial calipers, while a 120 mm wheel travel helps the bike absorb road bumps. The side shock absorber sits on the swingarm, and provides adjustments for spring preload and hydraulic rebound offering a rear wheel travel of 130 mm.

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We’re glad to see that in the last decade, the middleweight motorcycles have grown pretty nicely and the segment is just doing better and better. One of the bikes than played a major role in raising the segment’s standards is the Star Motorcycle V Star 1300 Tourer.

The bike offers a comfortable riding position, plush suspensions and comes at a bargain price, so what more do you want? To make the V Star 1300 Tourer even more appealing the company gave it standard hard leather-wrapped sidebags, passenger backrest and a classy windshield.

Star Motorcycle V Star 1300 Tourer is equipped with a 1304cc (80 cubic inches), 60-degree, SOHC, V-twin engine with four valves per cylinder. The engine has a 9.5:1 compression ratio and aggressive cam timing which produce plenty of power across the board and a distinctive exhaust note.

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Developed for those looking for a well polished cruiser which is able to deal great with both long and short journeys, the Star Motorcycle V Star Custom rewards its riders with a great handling and a classic look.

The V Star Custom is the lightest model in the Star lineup and features dual exhausts, custom-looking clear turn signals and of course lots of chrome. Moreover, thanks to the 27.4-inch seat height you can stay with your both feet on the pavement.

Power comes from chromed 40-cubic-inch (649cc) air-cooled, SOHC 70-degree V-twin which delivers an estimated fuel consumption of 49 mpg. The engine is married to a wide-ratio five-speed transmission which offers a smooth power delivery to the pavement. The bike also comes with dual, heated Mikuni 28mm carburetors with a throttle position sensor (TPS) and two-into-two chrome exhaust pipes.

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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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BMW has taken the wraps off its new BMW F800 GT mid-range model. The new bike is based on the old F 800 ST and is equipped with a water cooled 2 cylinder in line, 798 cc powerplant. The engine is slightly stronger than the one found on the old F 800 ST and develops a maximum output of 90 hp at 8000 rpm.

The bike comes with improved ergonomics, optimised wind and weather protection and a useful luggage system. It’s also worthy of being mentioned that the load capacity was increased by 11 kg to 207 kg.

The bike’s cockpit features fresh dial faces for speedometer and engine display, while the handlebar switch panels and front brake fluid expansion tank are also new.

On the equipments list you’ll find Automatic Stability Control ASC, Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA, ABS and an Akrapovič sports silencer. For the new year there are also offered new paint schemes and lighter wheels.

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The Adventure Touring segment had a pretty nice evolution in the latest years and there is also no secret that the entire segment was always dominated by the legendary BMW R 1200 GS.

Yamaha has decided to enter this segment very late its first Adventure Tourer being launched in 2012.

To be able to stand a chance in front of its main rival, the Yamaha Super Tenere needed a competent engine, so the Japanese manufacturer developed a new 1199cc parallel twin engine with a unique 270° crank for proper torque and traction. The same crossplane crankshaft can be found at the Yamaha R1 so you can expect to impressive performance figures. To give the bike a proper weight distribution, the radiator is side mounted.

Another useful feature is the traction control which regulates ignition timing and fuel injection based on wheel spin. The bike features two driving modes namely Sport and Touring. The first offers an extra grunt while the latter has a more serene character.

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