Ducati introduce the iconic model’s latest generation with the 2014 Monster 1200 and 1200 S. Powered by the formidable, Superbike-derived 1198 Testastretta 11° DS engine with an enhanced set-up for mid-range power delivery and rideability, the brand new flagship of the family presents an entirely new chassis and muscular design fully integrated with Ducati’s latest technologies. High-spec brakes, suspension, single-sided swingarm and lightweight wheels combine with Ducati’s best-yet ergonomics to offer the Italian manufacturer’s most attractive Monster ever. Super comfortable and introducing an innovative adjustable seat height, the model also combines 8-level traction control, 3-level ABS and 3-level Ride-by-Wire into Ducati’s user-friendly, press-button Riding Modes. Continue reading “2014 Ducati Monster 1200 and 1200 S – 135hp 1198 Testastretta 11° DS Superbike-derived engine”
Honda VFR have a new design direction shown at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show. Now it features double headlight and slimmer design. Previously the VFR got the single headlight cluster and the design has been carried forward to the entry-level superbike that is the CBR250R. Continue reading “2014 Honda VFR at 43rd Tokyo Motor Show”
Celebrating the Italian manufacturer’s commitment to performance technology and lightweight construction, Ducati now proudly introduces its latest limited edition dream model, the highly exclusive 1199 Superleggera. The new machine combines a precious cocktail of materials such as titanium, magnesium and carbon fibre to set the highest power-to-weight ratio of any production motorcycle in history. Producing more than 200hp and weighing-in at just 155kg* (341.7lb*), Ducati showcase their innovative engineering and stylish approach to design, while affirming the maxim: “Authentic Italian Performance”. The Superleggera follows in the successful wheel tracks of previous iconic limited editions, like the Desmosedici RR, with its exclusivity boldly underlined with just 500 examples of this extraordinary machine being assembled at Ducati’s headquarters in Bologna, Italy, each with its own individual number inscribed on the top clamp. Continue reading “2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera – limited to 500 units of this superlight Italian performance [UPDATED: Gallery and Tech Specs included]”
The BMW R nineT, which has been created to mark “90 years of BMW Motorrad”, radiates purism and power in undisguised form. It skilfully blends the boxer engine’s rugged character and the design traits of various motorcycle eras with cutting-edge technology and a modular concept that offers the rider maximum scope for personalisation. Strictly reduced to the essentials, the BMW R nineT – or just nineT for short – is made all the more alluring by its hand-built feel and strong emotional appeal. Continue reading “The BMW R nineT – puristic classic flat twin boxer style”
A superb limited edition by Ducati for Motorcycle Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This Ducati 1199 Panigale S Senna Limited Edition, is a tribute to the F1 racer, Ayrton Senna, legendary Brazilian champion, who has passed away in 1994. An emotional tribute with that dark gray, black and red livery.
Marking Ducati’s participation at the Two Wheels Motorcycle Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Italian manufacturer presented a surprise Senna version of their 1199 Panigale S model.
Realised exclusively for the Brazilian market, a limited edition series of just 161 motorcycles are to be produced, signifying the number of F1 Grand Prix raced by the Brazilian star. The special livery colour was chosen by Ayrton Senna himself during his visit to the Ducati factory only a few weeks before his last race in Imola in 1994, and later used to produce a first series of 300 motorcycles designed to honour star in 1995. Continue reading “2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale S Senna Limited Edition – only 161 units available”
As a traditional roadster, the BMW R 1200 R offers an almost ideal synthesis of riding dynamics, agility and classic design within the boxer series with a spirited 81 kW (110 HP). It combines nimble handling with impressive good looks and balanced ergonomics, offering maximum motorcycling pleasure at its purest.
In the R 1200 R “DarkWhite” special model, BMW Motorrad highlights its sporty side, something that has always typified BMW roadsters with boxer engines.
The special model underlines dynamic aspirations in an exciting contrast between the bodywork with its light white paintwork and the jet black of the drivetrain and wheels. Frame in asphalt grey, swingarm, rear axle housing and triangular wishbone in matt black and black anodised fork tubes lend the roadster an exclusive high-tech feel. The sports windshield reduces the strain on the rider in the area of the helmet and upper body. The standard sports seat provides perfect contact with the motorcycle. Continue reading “BMW Motorrad presents the BMW R 1200 R “DarkWhite” special model. A dynamic roadster with an exclusive design.”
NAZA Premira Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor for Aprilia bikes in Malaysia, launched the latest edition of its most versatile bike yet – the 2013 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS, at Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre during the NST-Maybank Car of the Year 2013 (COTY) Awards.
Nik Danial Nik Mahmood, Vice President of NAZA Two Wheel Division was present to launch the 2013 Caponord 1200 ABS. The launch of this latest addition brings the total number of Aprilia models available in Malaysia to 9 models which include the RS4 125cc, Shiver 750cc, Dursoduro 750cc and 1200cc, Mana 800cc, Tuono V4 1000cc , RSV4 R 1000cc, and the Superbike World Champion the RSV4 R Factory. With the introduction of Caponord, Aprilia’s range of products is more extensive and can compete in almost every segment of the big bike market. Continue reading “2013 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS launched in Malaysia – RM83,888”