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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.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 BMW F 800 GT.

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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.

Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha Super Tenere.

With the KX85 , you’ll not only carry Kawasaki’s motocross heritage, but you’ll also carry a serious riding experience, one that few bikes in its class can replicate. Combining style with performance, the KX85 is really in a class of its own.

At the heart of the KX85, you’ll find a two-stroke, 84cc engine that is useful enough to produce high power. It comes complemented with a superior chassis package along with a 36mm cartridge fork that has 18-way compression damping adjustability. Furthermore, the Uni-Trak shock system, the adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping offers superior rear wheel control that you won’t find anywhere else.

To provide smooth shifting and advanced durability, the KX85’s six-speed transmission is helped by hard chrome-finished shift fork ends, a thick base on the clutch basket housing and an additional bushing on the input shaft.

The Kawasaki KX85 offers tremendous support from the company’s very own Team Green racing outfit and on top of that, you’re offered a comprehensive contingency program for amateur and professional riders who place well at designated events.

Find out more about the Kawasaki KX85 after the jump.

The Yamaha TDM900/A is a universal performer, a bike that was created to allow riders to handle whatever you throw at it. Whether its the long distance touring trips with a passenger or just your everyday commute through city streets, the TDM900/A is as versatile a bike as anything in Yamaha’s line-up.

In terms of style, the bike’s aggressive styling is typical of Yamaha street bikes: sporty, aggressive, and oozing with attitude. On top of that, comfort was also taken into consideration, particularly the weather-beating upper fairing and the built-in luggage rack.

At the heart of the TDM900/A is a powerful 897cc forward-inclined parallel 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC engine. The flexible, big-twin engine is a testament to the kind of power it boasts. Add in superb traction due to the 270-degree crankshaft, a wonderfully responsive and forgiving suspension, and a high-tech braking system, and you have a bike that’s ready for whatever you throw at it.

Find out more about the Yamaha TDM900/A after the jump.

The Yamaha XT660X has a history very few bikes in its range can boast. Inspired by the legendary XT bikes that ran the Paris-Dakar desert rally, the street version XT660X offers the kind of performance that lets you conquer the urban jungle like no other bike.

The XT660 has been fitted with Supermotard technology, complete with a 660cc single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC engine that offers throaty performance. With the performance theme, the new bike benefits from a changed cylinder head. The strengthening measures include a new anodized forged aluminum piston which dropped in a ceramic composite plated cylinder.

Furthermore, the fuel injection system derives its supply from a 15 liter tank while a pair of stainless steel mufflers expels the gases.

More than just being a road warrior, the Yamaha XT660X was built with a new diamond style frame that offers reduced trail. Moreover, a stiffer swingarm helps cope with the side loadings and can be achieved with the fitment of the sticky Pirelli 160/60-17 rear hoop.

All told, the Yamaha XT660X is a true Yamaha street fighter, one that boasts enough power and performance capabilities to make it worth buying.

Find out more about the Yamaha XT660X after the jump.

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In the latest years Start Motorcycles - which is in fact a Yamaha sub-brand - managed to become the most recommended brand after Harley Davidson which is today’s segment leader.

One of the models that helped Star build its strong reputation among the American bikers was the custom-style Raider.

Using the favorable wind produced by the Raider’s ascension, Star grabbed the opportunity to introduce a new model which also happens to fill a pretty big gap in its mid-size cruiser lineup.

For the newborn Stryker, Star Motorcycle forged an all-new cradle-type steel frame. The new frame houses a 1304-cc v-twin engine which is liquid-cooled via a tasty radiator mounted between the frame’s front downtubes. It’s the same powerplant used by the V-Star 1300 but it received a few tweaks which give it a higher lifter ratios for extra punch. The result is a more responsive unit which delivers a stronger midrange power, being perfectly suited for Stryker’s needs.

Hit the jump for more information on the Star Motorcycle Stryker

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The 950 keeps the good old principles of a great tourer. It continues to be fitted with a strong air-cooled, wet-sump, 60-degree V-twin which sports a capacity of 942 cc. This beauty is mated on a five speed gearbox linked to a cable actuated clutch.

Put on your helmet, jump on the saddle and fire up the engine. You’re welcomed by a moderate roar, not too loud, but not too weak either. Then you’re ready to hit the road and leave any worry behind as the Star Motorcycle V Star 950 Tourer is the perfect partner for any type of journeys.

Apart from its practical nature, the bike looks good too, and you can see from a mile away that the company’s designers worked hard to mix its classy style with some key modern touches.

The base price is rated at $9.690 which is pretty competitive, helping the bike gain some nice bonus points.

Hit the jump for more information on the Star Motorcycle V Star 950 Tourer

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You won’t find many mean looking street bikes in the 250 cc segment. Most of them are unintimidating and small and due to this fact many beginners aren’t eager of buying one and find it hard to follow the friendly advices of more experienced bikers. However there are a few interesting options that worth to be taken into consideration.

At the front of the pack sits the sporty Kawasaki Ninja 250R, followed by the Honda Rebel and the Suzuki brothers – TU250X and GZ250. The Star Motorcycle is also worthy of being mentioned among them, as is the only V-twin 250 bike found in this class. It is significantly tinier than its bigger siblings, but its compact dimensions, easy handling and the low weight make it a good choice for those who are still learning the secrets of riding a bike.

While most of the small bikes aren’t capable of offering any terrible thrills, the Star Motorcycle V Star 250 was always seen as a decent cruiser that manages to deliver a reasonable riding experience and does a great job as an entry level model.

Hit the jump for more information on the Star Motorcycle V Star 250.

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Key Features This fully loaded luxury touring machine comes with everything serious riders need, including a four-speaker sound system with a Star-branded iPod touch®, a CB radio, intercom system, and AM/FM radio combined with a powerful and smooth V-four engine and front end chrome accents.There’s plenty of lockable storage in the form of a 15-gallon trunk and a pair of color-matched 9.3-gallon sidebags; that’s 33.6 gallons total.Ergonomically designed bucket-type seats with plush, (...)

It’s really not hard to enjoy the new Versys 1000 , especially when it comes with a combination of modern cutting-edge style with Kawasaki’s exclusive engineering style. You’ll also get the ultimate style and great flexibility in the multi-purpose Versys 1000. Yeah, the bike is that awesome.

The spacious color-coded panniers allow you to have a whole lot of trunk space. Plus, there’s a tank pad that makes your Versys 1000 Grand Tourer a really attractive Grand Tourer bike.

At the heart of this vehicle, there’s a liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve 1,043 cm3 in-line four engine with a bore and stroke of 77.0 x 56.0 mm that is useful for bringing a strong low-mid range torque with smooth power release. When compared to the Z1000, the Versys 1000’s engine brings a stronger low-mid range with the reduced peak power and both peak power and torque happen at lower rpm.

As far as user ability and functionality is concerned, the Versys 1000 has that covered too, thanks to a tough-design multi-function instrumentation with an analog-style tachometer and LCD with speedometer, fuel gauge, odometer, clock, dual trip meters, current and average fuel consumption, remaining range, and external air temperature.

Enjoy your riding with this exclusive and modern Versys 1000 Grand Tourer.

Find out more about the Kawasaki Versys 1000 Grand Tourer after the jump.


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