Brammo, Inc. and S.M.R.E. Engineering have entered into a strategic partnership. Thereby Brammo has acquired an exclusive international license of SMRE’s patented Integrated Electric Transmission (IET). From now on, Brammo has the possibility to offer its electric motorcycles with a 6 speed transmission.
The Integrated Electric Transmission (IET) is a mechatronic propulsion unit that emulates the feeling and performance of a traditional internal combustion engine, with a specially developed electric motor, clutch and gear shift.
The first two models that will receive the new transmission are the Brammo Engage and Encite. The Engage MX dirt bike has an anticipated price of $9,995.00.
Talking about the bike, Brian Wismann, Director of Product Development at Brammo said: "Electric motorcycle design has always been a bit of a balancing act in direct drive systems where great acceleration performance comes at the expense of low top-end speed."
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The Kawasaki KLX 110L was especially designed to be used by the kids who dream of becoming famous dirt racers.
The Kawasaki KLX 110L is technically the taller version of the standard KLX 110. The taller height is given by the longer 2.4 inch fork that offers 5.5 inches of wheel travel and the longer rear shock which offers 5.2 inches of wheel travel.
This 2013 Kawasaki KLX 110L is powered by a four-stroke engine mated on a four speed gearbox. The bike can be started very easy by means of a convenient Push-button electric start, while a reshaped kickstarter is included as a back-up.
The bike’s fuel tank, seat, side panels, shrouds and fenders are borrowed from the race winning KX450F. The Kawasaki KLX 110L can be personalized with Authentic Kawasaki Accessories that are accessible at Kawasaki dealers.
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The Aprilia RXV 4.5 - 5.5 received a series of significant upgrades for 2013 and now incorporates the latest technologies developed by Aprilia using its experience in the Enduro World Championship.
The bike is powered by a V twin 45.2 engine which has a 77° V angle. Thanks to its V twin configuration the engine has the advantage of vibrating less than any single cylinder unit. The engine’s cylinders are integrated in the crankcase and have replaceable wet liners which make it one of the most compact twins in the world.
The bike is fitted with a new perimeter frame especially developed to host the compact V twin engine. What’s more interesting however, is that the engine forms and integral part of the chassis increasing its rigidity. Additionally, the variable section aluminium alloy swingarm is now much lighter to improve traction.
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The Aprilia RX 125 was designed especially for the young drivers who are still working on refining their riding skills. The bike features Aprilia’s latest design language and is distinguished by an aggressive style and a pair of mean-looking 17 inch wheels wrapped in 110/70-17” and 150/60-17” tires.
At the heart of the Aprilia RX 125 lies a 125 cc single cylinder, two stroke engine which develops a maximum power of 16 kW and 16 Nm of torque at 9750 rpm.
The ride quality is assured by the double cradle frame combined with a front 40 mm upside down telescopic fork which offer a wheel travel of 260 mm and a rear long steel swing arm which offers a wheel travel of 260 mm.
As far as stopping power goes, the Aprilia RX 125 is fitted with front 260 mm and a rear 220 mm discs.
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The Aprilia RX 50 was the first enduro bike that managed to combine with success the off road riding with street riding.
Like the Aprilia SX 50, the RX 50 is fitted with a relativelly compact liquid cooled, single cylinder two stroke 50 cc engine, mated on a 6 speed transmission. Despite its small displacement, the 50 cc unit has enough grunt to keep you out of trouble on the toughest off road tracks but also on the paved roads.
The engine is mounted on a steel frame, which is especially designed for off road conditions. The suspensions were also tuned to deal with the tough conditions of off-road riding and consist of a front 40 mm hydraulic fork with leading axle and a rear steel swingarm combined with a hydraulic monoshock. The bike is kept in check by a front 300 mm ventilated disc and a rear 180 mm stainless steel disc.
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Compared to the old model, the new generation Yamaha WR450F was completely redesigned. While the old model was built with speed and casual off roading in mind, the new model is more focused on crossed country and enduro rides. Thereby the new bike is a better racer than the old one and also features a tougher character.
One of the most important upgrades is the improved chassis. Technically the new chassis consists of an YZ250F frame fitted with a strong 449cc engine. Compared to the old frame, the new one has a better torsional rigidity and is made of a combination of forged and extruded aluminium pieces.
The bike is also equipped with a digital enduro computer which offers speedometer, clock, tripmeter or or pace management functions such as timer, distance-compensating tripmeter, average speed when switched to race mode.
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When it replaced the old TT-R225, the Yamaha TT-R230 was seen by many riders as one of the best dirt bikes in its class. Even after a few years since its debut the bike is still considered one of the most practical and rugged models in the segment, being perfectly suited for a wide range of applications.
At the heart of the Yamaha TT-R230 lies an electric start, 223cc air-cooled, SOHC four-stroke engine which rewards you a smooth response and a widespread power band perfectly suited for all kinds of trails and riders. The engine is much stronger than expected for an entry level youth bike and you’ll also like the smooth-shifting, six-speed transmission which features a heavy-duty clutch.
Additionally the Yamaha TT-R230 is fitted with a reliable CDI magneto ignition system and a lightweight exhaust with quiet muffler and USFS-approved spark arrestor.
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On the long list of beginners’ bikes you’ll also find the Yamaha TT-R125LE, a four-four-stroke-powered model that offers a pretty exciting riding experience. What makes the bike interesting it’s not its engine power - which is pretty limited- , but its lightweight nature and the superior maneuverability.
To make the bike more versatile, Yamaha gave it a relativelly high seat height which is rated at less than 32 inches. The bike comes with more than 11 inches of ground clearance combined with a long travel suspension at both ends which help it deal reasonably with harsh tracks. Though, don’t expect to any wonders, as the TT-R125LE’s suspensions have their limitations and due to their choppy character will keep you from going very fast.
Like the previous model, the 2013 Yamaha TT-R125LE features push-button electric start, 19 and 16-inch wheels, an aluminum swingarm and a 220mm front disc brake. The MSRP of the 2013 Yamaha TT-R125LE is $3,290.
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The Yamaha TT-R110E was especially designed for the young dirt bike raiders, but thanks to its practical character it can also be used by the older family members.
Like the previous generation the 2013 version features a convenient seat height of only 26.4 inches which makes the bike accessible for a wide range of riders. To make the young rider’s life easier, Yamaha equipped the TT-R110E with an electric starter and an automatic clutch which eases the process of learning.
The bike is fitted with a torquey 110cc air-cooled SOHC four-stroke powerplant which is tuned for maximum off-road performance in a wide range of trail conditions.
The engine is mounted on a steel frame which ties the steering head and swingarm pivot together via a straight line. Featuring about four-and-a-half inches of wheel travel at both ends-non-adjustable damping, the TT-R110E’s suspension is perfectly suited for the compact engine and simple design of the bike.
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After the radical makeover received in 2010 the Yamaha YZ450F continued to receive small upgrades which help it remain on the same line with its rivals. The year 2012 brings a series of small upgrades as well. The most significant modifications were made to improve the ride, smoothen the gearbox and to give the engine a better response.
To help the bike absorb bumps easier, Yamaha gave it a new set of valves which help the suspension to deal easier with the difficult parts of the track thus transferring fewer vibrations to the saddle.
The engine’s modifications were kept to minimum and the unit received a more rigid shift fork to improve the transition between second and third gears. There were also made a few tweaks to make the throttle smoother and to increase its response in the low-mid range.
The engine is mounted on an aluminum double “S” bend Bilateral Beam frame which is perfectly suited for off road driving.
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