Jumat, 31 Agustus 2012

2012 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE

From the dunes to the trails, the 2012 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE is the undisputed big bore sport ATV performance leader. Featuring a fuel-injected 686cc, fully adjustable piggyback shocks, exclusive hybrid steel and aluminum frame, digital instrumentation and more. Powered by our most potent big-bore Raptor engine ever—686cc of liquid-cooled fuel-injected power—this one will get your undivided attention. Maybe even more impressive is how sweet it is to ride: A thick comfortable seat, adjustable suspension, dual counterbalancers, electric starting and reverse keep things nice and civilized. The Raptor 700R Special Edition features all the same great characteristics as it's Raptor 700R brother, but comes with extras like Pro Armor Nerf Bars, Pro Armor Bumper, Pro Armor Radiator Cover , plus special graphics and colours. Big, broad power. Light weight. Precise handling. Yamaha reliability. That's the Yamaha advantage.

Jumat, 03 Agustus 2012

2013 BMW HP4 First Look

BMW has unveiled the latest of its HP models and the first HP based on a four-cylinder, the HP4. Like the HP2 Sport and Megamoto models, the HP4 is based on an existing BMW, the S 1000 RR. Chief among the upgrades is the first application of Dynamic Damping Control, the company's semi-active suspension system that varies front and rear suspension damping based on the riding mode selected, lean angle and road speed. Other changes from the standard S 1000 RR include a wider, 200/55 rear tire, forged aluminum wheels, a lighter batter and a titanium exhaust system. Together, the lighter components see the HP4 more than five pounds lighter than the S 1000 RR.
The HP4's electronics package has also been upgraded. The Race ABS system has been updated with an "IDM setting," which incorporates racing experience from the International German Motorcycle Championship into the ABS Slick mode's settings. The new setting "offers refined control impulses and allows maximum deceleration at the grip limit of the tires." The shift assistant is standard equipment, launch control has been added, and the Dynamic Traction Control parameters can now be adjusted in Slick mode to match changing conditions or rider preference. in Slick mode, an additional adjustment range of -7 to +7 is provided, which can be selected using the shift paddle provided on the left handlebar. The four engine modes (Rain, Sport, Race and Slick) all provide maximum power and identical throttle curves. While peak power is unchanged, torque has been increased in the 6000 to 9750 rpm range.

Sabtu, 28 Juli 2012

Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa

Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa continues to set the MotoGP pace at Laguna Seca, continuing his form from the first free practice into the second and heading Jorge Lorenzo by three-tenths of a second, edging closer to Casey Stoner's circuit best set in 2008. But both Valentino Rossi and Cal Crutchlow crashed in the session, with the former's necessiting a red-flag as his GP12 popped some of the air fencing when it came to an abrupt halt. The Doctor hit a dusty patch of tarmac on the entry to turn three while Monster Yamaha's Crutchlow took some skin off his backside when he crashed at the 90mph turn ten. Pedrosa's fastest lap was a 1'21.088, which is inside the race lap record but just behind the 1'20.700 owned by Stoner. Lorenzo was on a 1'21.422 which was just enough to keep Aussie Stoner behind him by three one-thousandths.
Stoner is using just the new RC213V engine while his team-mate has also brought the tested-at-Mugello chassis and it is giving him an edge through the final sector from the Corkscrew to the finish line, where he is markedly faster than the pack. Soon-to-be-a-not factory Yamaha man Ben Spies was fourth quickest and six-tenths off the pace, heading both Andrea Dovizoso and Crutchlow on the Tech3 bikes. Despite his off, the British rider just over 1.1s slower than Pedrosa and two-tenths up on his team-mate elect for next year, Nicky Hayden. Stefan Bradl, making his debut at the track, pipped Rossi to eighth place while Alvaro Bautista, also a crasher at turn three, rounds out the top ten. Aleix Espargaro is the top CRT man in 11th and heads his Aspar team-mate Randy De Puniet, both are 2.7s off the pace. olin Edwards is 13th but didn't top his time from session one until late on while James Ellison slipped to 19th place. American Steve Rapp will more than likely get it in the neck from Stoner as the reigning champion was forced off track when he came up behind the American into turn four very fast and took to the kitty litter.

Senin, 23 Juli 2012

Suzuki GSX-R

symbolizes the beginning of the modern sportbike. Based on Suzuki's works endurance racer, the no-nonsense, purpose-built GSX-R was the first production race-replica from a Japanese OEM. The Suzuki GSX-R's combination of light weight (387 lbs. dry) and power (100 hp at 10,500 rpm) was a performance package unmatched by other sportbikes, while its aluminum frame, clip-on handlebars, rear-set footpegs and full-fairing with twin headlights completed the GSX-R's distinctive, made-for-racing architecture. Unlike its 400cc counterpart and other contemporary sportbikes of the era, the Suzuki GSX-R750 was powered by an air- and oil-cooled engine, the same engine format powering the 750's big brother, the Suzuki GSX-R1100, also launched in 1986. Cast from essentially the same mold, the Suzuki GSX-R1100 upped the 750's horsepower (125 hp) and top speed (155 mph) figures. Both models became the bike of choice for privateer motorcycle road racers competing in respective displacement classes.

Rabu, 18 Juli 2012

Price: $4,099 - 4,299 USD

2012 Hyosung GT250R Price: $4,099 - 4,299 USD, Specifications/Technical Details

Engine Type Air / Oil cooled DOHC 4-valve 75° V-twin
Displacement 249cc
Bore x Stroke 57 x 48.8
Compression Ratio 10.3 : 1
Max Power 19.6kW / @10000RPM
Max Torque 21.04Nm / @6750RPM
Fuel System Fuel injection
Lubrication Wet sump

Transmission Clutch Wet, Multiplate
Gear Constant mesh 5-speed (1down 4up)
Final Drive Chain
Chassis Overall Length 2095mm
Overall Height 1125mm
Overall Width 720mm
Wheel Base 1435mm
Ground Clearance 155mm
Seat Height 830mm
Brake F: 300Ø Semi floating double discs, 2 pistons calipers
R: 230Ø Single disc, 2 pistons caliper
Suspension F: 41Ø Upside down Telescopic
R: Swing arm with Progressive linkage Hydraulic Mono shock absorber (Preload adjustable)
Tyre F: 110/70 -17 54H / R: 150/70 -17 69H
Fuel Tank Capacity 17L
Mass (running order) 188kg

Price: $14,299 USD Kawasaki ZX-10R

Kawasaki has developed a new electronic steering damper for the 2013 ZX-10R sportbike, in joint cooperation with Öhlins. Controlled by a dedicated ECU located under the gas tank cover, this new damper reacts to the rate of acceleration or deceleration, as well as rear wheel speed, to help provide the ideal level of damping force across a wide range of riding scenarios. The variable damping provides optimum rider feedback by enabling the use of lower damping forces during normal operation, without sacrificing the firm damping needed for high-speed stability. The result is a light and nimble steering feel at low speed, as well as superior damping at higher speeds or during extreme acceleration/deceleration. The anodized damper unit incorporates Öhlins’ patented twin-tube design to help ensure stable damping performance and superior kickback absorption. It is mounted horizontally at the front of the fuel tank and requires very few additional components and ads almost no weight compared to last year’s steering damper. The highly advanced and customizable Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC) lets riders harness and capitalize on the ZX-10R’s amazing blend of power and responsive handling. Exclusive to the ZX-10R, S-KTRC offers a level of performance that raises the ZX above the rest of the open sport bike class.

BMW S1000RR Price: $15,050 USD

The S 1000 RR’s first year in production revolutionised the super-sport market, out performing the more conventional competition which has dominated the market for the past decade. This makes it even more exciting to be able to say that the adrenaline filled 193bhp of sheer excitement, is now more affordable than ever before.
The latest in racing power. With an aluminium bridge, radial brakes, the BMW S1000RR comes standard in Canada with Race ABS, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and Gear Shift Assist. Never before is it so easy to keep so much power under control. This is just as true on public roads as it is down on the racetrack. The RR label shows that it is a full-blooded racing bike, even though it can also be ridden with a number plate attached. To top it all off is an engine which is our absolute pride and joy. And our motorsports team agree wholeheartedly.  Just as before, the S 1000 RR sports the water cooled four cylinder inline engine of solely 59.8 kg delivering a top power output of 142 kW (193 hp) at 13,000 rpm and a top engine speed of 14,200 rpm. The max torque of 112 Nm is reached at 9750 rpm. Reconfigured throttle for improved overall response.

Sabtu, 14 Juli 2012

Hyosung GT650R Price: $6,299 - $6,699 USD

The GT650R inspires rider confidence whether you're commuting to work or dominating at the racetrack. The 650cc 90-degree DOHC 8 valve fuel-injected V-twin engine delivers both peak power and a broad usable power band, while the adjustable suspension, inverted forks and oval tube frame provide you exceptional performance and extraordinary rider feedback. Four-piston calipers enhance breaking power and a LED tail lamp enhances your visibility and safety at night, while clip-on handlebars, three-position adjustable rearsets and a race-inspired full fairing complete the sportsbike package. 
2012 Hyosung GT650R - US Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $6,299 - $6,699 USD

2012 Multistrada family

The 2012 Multistrada family presents everything that has made it Ducati’s award-winning and top selling motorcycle and adds subtle refinements that further underline its quality as a true multi-tasking motorcycle with genuine, everyday practicality. Having more than proved its innovative concept and established itself as a new industry benchmark, the Multistrada 1200 family moves into its third year with a confident range that introduces the very latest software updates, an enhanced seat shape, a new “race titanium” colour scheme and the stunning and celebratory Pikes Peak Special Edition. Combining ground-breaking design and unprecedented technology, the Multistrada’s Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro Riding Modes enable a truly enjoyable and customisable riding experience separated by just one click. The four-bikes-in-one concept makes instant adjustment to power and torque delivery in addition to electronic adjustment of suspension settings and traction control, transforming the Multistrada 1200 to suit its rider and environment.
Hailed as a true ‘game-changing’ motorcycle, the technologically-advanced Multistrada 1200 has attracted all types of riders by opening up the borders between motorcycle categories. With the 150hp Testastretta 11° engine, a class-leading dry weight of just 192kg (423lb) and the application of advanced ergonomics, the Multistrada 1200 is not only powerful and playful, but also a comfortable and versatile adventure on two wheels.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

The 2012 ZX-6R carries on the tradition of middleweight dominance – started back in 1985 with the revolutionary ZX600-A1 – to a staggering level. And in today’s ultra-competitive 600 supersport market, where technology, racetrack success and streetbike acumen can change dramatically year by year, that’s saying a lot. Don’t believe us? Then ask the many top-level magazines and web sites that picked the current-spec ZX-6R as Best Middleweight. It was an absolutely dominating 600 shootout performance – and one sure to be replicated in 2012 due to the ZX-6R’s track-honed DNA and seamless all-around capability. It all starts with the ZX-6R’s jewel-like engine, a 599cc assemblage of everything Kawasaki knows about powerplant building, and the result of untold hours of testing and refinement garnered from dyno room to racetrack and back again. Squeezing big power from small displacement has been a Kawasaki forte for many years, from the 350cc A7 Avenger to the 500cc H1, and from that first Ninja 600 to this latest ZX-6R, class-leading power is a Kawasaki sportbike birthright. Power. Speed. Handling. Dominance. The Ninja® ZX™-6R packs all this and more underneath its 599cc engine, twin spar aluminum frame and advanced Showa suspension. Whether you're a street rider or a racer, this bike packs the kind of potent strength that will satisfy even the most discriminating enthusiasts.