The KTM 450 SX-F has received a series of modifications for 2013. One of the most significant upgrades it the completely new, engine which is lighter and stronger than the old one. The engine features groundbreaking injection technology and guarantees brutal yet controllable power.
The engine is not the only new feature offered for the 2013 KTM 450 SX-F, as the bike has also received improved suspensions a new body and a better frame.
Talking about the frame, it features a lightweight design and is made of high strength, chrome-molybdenum steel section tubes which guarantee an ideal mix of longitudinal and torsional stiffness. This results in improved handling and steering characteristics.
The improved 48 mm upside-down fork features closed-cartridge technology and has been optimized with revamped settings. On the other hand, the cast aluminum swingarm features a completely redesigned rear section which now allows installation of a thicker rear wheel axle (25 mm instead of 20 mm).
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The dual sport bikes are starting to conquer more and more terrain with every year that passes, as their versatile character attracts many fans.
One of the latest dual purpose motorcycle launched by Honda is the 2012 CRF250L. The bike is powered by a liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve, 249cc single engine that features Honda’s proprietary Programmable Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), a gear-driven counter-balancer and a very compact cylinder head. Honda claims that its engine is able to offer 77-mpg fuel economy while giving the bike a range of around 154 miles from its 2.0-gallon tank.
The engine is mounted on a steel twin-spar frame which is light yet rigid. As far as suspensions go, the Honda CRF250L sports a front 43mm inverted fork which offers 8.7 inches of travel up and a preload-adjustable Pro-Link rear shock with 9.4 in. of travel.
The stopping power is assured by a single twin-piston caliper/256mm disc combo up front and a single-piston caliper and 220mm disc at the rear.
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The Yamaha YZ125 rewards its rider with a tasty mix of power and agility which help you deal effortless with a wide range of terrains.
In terms of comfort, the Yamaha YZ125 features an ergonomically designed seat, a well made handlebar and an nonintrusive fuel tank. You won’t have any complains about the wide folding titanium foot pegs which are lightweight and offer a proper grip.
The bike is boosts a compact 124cc reed-valve-inducted two-stroke engine that is capable of producing a high power-to-weight ratio. Moreover, the reed-valve spacer on the bike enhances acceleration across the entire powerband. The bike is also fitted with the YPVS power-valve along with the six-speed, close-ratio transmission and Digital CDI ignition system.
The stopping power is assuared by YZ250F-style front-brake caliper and wave-style front and rear discs.
All components are mounted on a superior aluminum frame which is paired with a modern swingarm and a speed-sensitive 48mm KYB fork.
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When it comes to dirt bikes, Yamaha is one of the most appreciated manufacturers. Its models are packed with the latest technologies, boost capable engines and also offer first class performances and agility.
The Yamaha YZ85 makes no exception and its sporty nature is highly appreciated by the motocross lovers. The motorcycle rides on a lightweight 36mm KYB inverted cartridge fork featuring 10.8 inches of travel along with the rear suspension that features fully adjustable Kayaba link-type shock with 11.1 inches of travel.
The 2013 Yamaha YZ85 has been fitted with an 85cc liquid-cooled, crankcase reed-valve-inducted, two-stroke engine that inhales through a 28mm Keihin flat-slide carburetor, providing flawless throttle response across the powerband.
The engine is combined with the Digital CDI ignition system which releases more exact spark and monitors engine speed to make sure optimal timing for faster, stronger response during hard acceleration.
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With its agile character and the powerful engine, the 2013 Yamaha WR250F is ready to tackle even the harshest terrains with poise.
The bikes’ 250cc liquid-cooled, DOHC four-stroke engine features five titanium valves and is complemented with the special WR camshafts, carburetion, exhaust and ignition systems. All these facts are translated into first class power delivery and performance.
But power without control is useless, thereby the motorcycle is packed with a set of sporty suspensions which are perfectly suited for off road use. The motorcycle’s backbone is the YZ-inspired aluminum frame which retains Yamaha’s legendary handling and response. In addition, the KYB shock brings 12.2 inches of travel while the wave-style disc brake rotors front and rear reduce unsprung weight and bring excellent performance.
As far as style goes, the WR250F is offered with a YZ-derived bodywork and a thick seat with a tapered aluminum handlebar.
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With its unstoppable character the Kawasaki KX 250 is ready to deal with any type of terrain with poise. The bike is propelled by a fuel injected, liquid cooled, 4 stroke, 249 cc engine which sends power to the rear wheel through a five speed gear box. The sound of the new 30mm shorter muffler is pretty impressive because it was designed with a 7mm wider outlet than the previous one. On the other hand, the stainless header now uses an acoustic resonator to decrease sound output and boost low-end power. The 2013 Kawasaki KX 250F is now offered with DFI map selector couplers to make the power change much faster than before.
As far as style goes, the bike comes with Factory-style graphics, black alumite rims, black front guard and rear fender, blue alumite finish on the suspension adjusters, and a blue finish on some of the engine.
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The Suzuki RMX450Z was developed especially for off road use, thereby it features a rugged and powerful character.
The 2012 RMX450Z shares much of its DNA to Suzuki’s RM-Z450 and is powered by a 449cc 4-stroke , liquid-cooled DOHC engine which carries enough power to impress even the most demanding riders. The engine has also received a few tweaks including a customized inlet tract and adjusted cam profiles which have the role to increase low and mid-rpm power.
Finally, the 2012 RMX450Z also has a proven Keihin fuel injection system from the RM-Z bike and a five-speed constant mesh transmission that not only provides improved responsiveness, but has wider gear ratios, too.
Other features offered by the 2012 Suzuki RMX450Z include an electric starter, two-mode instrument cluster, a lightning kit , a back-up kick start, and a large magneto-generator.
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Honda’s dirt bikes are among the best models in their segment and the XR650L makes no exception. This bike puts off road performance on the first place and regardless of what type of road lies beneath you, it is able to deal with it with poise. Whether it’s the off road or on-the-road, the XR650L spews out versatility, thanks to a great combination of power, suspension, durability, and fuel efficiency. The Honda XR650L also offers all the benefits of light weight, smart electric starter and excellent fuel economy.
Power comes from a strong 644cc overhead cam engine that is able to keep the bike lively in any situation. Meanwhile, the air cooling lessens the maintenance chores along with the engine’s gear-driven counterbalancer, which declines tiring vibrations.
As far as suspensions are concerned, the Honda XR650L is packed with a 43mm air-adjustable leading-axle Showa cartridge fork up front and a rear Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload, 20-position compression and 20-position rebound damping adjustability.
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The KTM 300 EXC Six Days was especially designed to compete in the "International Six Days Enduro". This competition is a tough test as it means that the bike needs to withstand the punishment of off-road track for six days in a raw covering over a thousand kilometers. A whole package of high-quality special options makes the 300 EXC fit for this ruthless contest, in which more than half the starters bank on KTM every year.
One of the most important features of the 300 EXC is the latest WP upside-down fork which comes with wider adjustment ranges and a new setting. The sensitive responsiveness and outstanding damping of the open-cartridge fork with 48 mm (1.89 in) outer tubes are a perfect complement for the 300 EXC’s playful handling and precision.
Other modifications include the new wheels with CNC-machined hubs, new black-anodised rims from Giant, black zinc/nickel-coated spokes and ultra-light aluminum nipples.
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