India becomes new production home for Suzuki Hayabusa hypersport.
Reports by several India-based sources confirms that the Suzuki Hayabusa model has been inducted into a local assembly (CKD) program in the country whichs boasts one of Asia’s biggest two-wheeled market.
This marks the first time that the Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa is being produced outside of its native home of Japan. Whilst this new program will mainly cater to the local Indian market, further reports suggests possibility of the made-in-India Hayabusa entering other markets around the region, but this plans remains unconfirmed presently.
One India-based site called xBHP reports that the Suzuki Hayabusa will be imported as CKD (Completely Knocked Down) kits and assembled in Suzuki’s assembly plant in Gurgaon. The site further adds that the specification for the made-in-India version remains unchanged from the fully imported (CBU) version as well. Continue reading “New India-based production for Suzuki Hayabusa”
The 2015 Ducati Superbike family presents a major new player in the category: the 1299 Panigale. The latest arrival at the Bologna-based firm, with its 1285 cm3 Superquadro engine, raises the standards once again in terms of performance for supersports bikes on the international market. Thanks to an incredible torque of 144.6 Nm at 8,750 rpm, a dry weight of 166.5 kg, a maximum power of 205 hp at 10,500 rpm and a record-breaking power-to-weight ratio that puts its ahead of all competing road bikes, the 1299 Panigale is now the new benchmark for ultra-high performance bikes.
The new electronic package, specifically designed for the 1299 Panigale and incorporated in the three different Riding Modes, boosts performance even higher. Thanks to the presence of the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), riders can count on Cornering ABS, along with Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) and, on the S version, the Öhlins Smart EC, an event-based suspension control system. Moreover, the 1299 Panigale features, for the first time on a road-legal Ducati Superbike, the Ducati Quick Shift (DQS), now usable for down-changing too: this sharpens track performance even further while making the bike easier to use on a daily basis. On the 1299 Panigale, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) and Engine Brake Control (EBC) are all optimised thanks to an automatic tyre size and final drive ratio calibration system.
A good graphics by KTM to show the information about the 1290 Super Duke that has been released to the world last year in December 2013. The KTM 1290 Super Duke has been an interesting bike to get to know to. It comes with a mighty engine with lots of torque, hence the nickname The Beast. Not just that, it is styled to be radical, unique and different that the rest of the competitor, but wait, is there any competitor in this category? You can heads up to read more about the info after the jump: Continue reading “2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke info – 100Nm at just 2,500RPM – brappp!!!”
Coming from the sport heritage of Yamaha, this XJR1300 looks muscular enough. Equipped with 1,251cc 4-stroke inline-four forward-inclined engine, this bike provides 98hp at 8,000RPM with 108.4Nm of torque at 6,000RPM. Based on this power specs, this could be a great for touring too as you can tap the power from a low RPM range. Continue reading “Yamaha XJR1300 – muscular sport heritage”