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”
Power, emotion, sheer adrenalin. BMW Motorrad and the blockbuster action movie series Dhoom have one thing in common: a passion for fast and powerful bikes. In Dhoom:3 – the third instalment of the Bollywood blockbuster due for international release on 20 December – BMW Motorrad and Yash Raj Films unveil their debut collaboration in the form of an exclusive motorcycle partnership. The upshot is edge-of-the-seat footage depicting breakneck biking stunts with the high-performance BMW S 1000 RR and BMW K 1300 R models. While these promise serious goosebumps, the action-packed overtaking and evasive manoeuvres along with daring leaps and high-speed rides demonstrate the lightness of touch with which extreme power can be harnessed.
For 90 years now, BMW Motorrad has been a byword for style-setting innovations, outstanding engineering skills and a distinctive design that is consistently targeted at the emotional dimension of biking. “For BMW Motorrad, the focus is always on the rider’s experience. That is why we are incredibly proud to be making our debut not just in an Indian film venture but in the biggest Bollywood blockbuster of the year – and with our BMW bikes playing such a high-profile role,” says Alexander Baraka, Head of Events, Exhibitions and Motorsport Marketing. “This is a project predestined for high-speed chases on the big screen.”
Acceleration even at standstill: the BMW K 1300 R. As one of the most powerful models in its segment, the flamboyant high-performance BMW K 1300 R roadster meets the most exacting demands in terms of riding dynamics. Its muscular front end and slim, sporty rear hold out a promise that is fulfilled the moment you set off on this naked bike: the BMW K 1300 R launches into a rocket start while also boasting safe and stable roadholding through corners.
Superbike without compromise: the BMW S 1000 RR. Ease of handling coupled with extreme ride stability, supreme engine performance allied to perfect everyday utility: thanks to its sporting DNA, the BMW S 1000 RR turns the road into a race track. With its aluminium frame, radical braking system and dynamic tail-up, nose-down design, this bike exemplifies undiluted racing power.
About Dhoom:3. Dhoom:3, the third instalment of the eponymous Bollywood action movie series, will hit cinemas around the world on 20 December 2013. A string of sensational chases sees cop Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan) and his partner Ali (Uday Chopra) astride the BMW S 1000 RR superbike in hot pursuit of the slippery clown thief, Sahir played by none other than Bollywood megastar Aamir Khan, who sets the screen alight with spectacular stunts on the BMW K 1300 R. Filming took place in Chicago and Mumbai.
Motonation Sdn Bhd has bring us this 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R in Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia for its first ever launch in Asia. This indeed is a good move since the rider can test the power and mainly the torque of this bike in proper way, that is the circuit where you can max everything out of this bike, only if you dare. In the morning, it was raining while I was driving there and thinking that this test ride might be a wet test ride. Luckily it turns out sunny and the track is dry. The KTM 1290 Super Duke R has managed to awakens the desire within the riders soul with its radical design and a big engine under its Trellis frame. Looking very beautiful on every side you see it, this is the bike worth waiting for and now it is already touches its feet to Malaysia.
The 1290 Super Duke R was developed since 2002, that is 11 years ago and the first final product is the KTM Super Duke 990 (as pictured above). The KTM Super Duke 990 was introduced in 2005 and has become an interesting naked bike to look for. It is then refined with two replacement model with same name in 2008 and 2011.
Radically styled 1304cc V-twin
The handsome new Yamaha XVS1300 Custom is a new breed of cruiser that combines a classic raked-out ‘chopper’ style chassis with a gutsy liquid-cooled V-twin engine to create something very special. Attention to detail on the XVS1300 Custom is outstanding, with features such as the steel fenders, 21-inch front wheel and cooling fins accentuating its timeless good looks and reinforcing its authentic appeal.
High-torque V-twin engine
At the heart of this beautifully crafted new cruiser there’s a 1304cc liquid-cooled 60-degree SOHC V-twin engine that blends classic cruiser looks with modern technology. Big V-twins are all about torque, and the XVS1300 Custom excels in this area. With 4 valves per cylinder combined with a 9.5:1 compression ratio and performance-oriented camshaft designs, this 1304cc engine pushes out a pulsating wave of torque for thrilling acceleration and easy cruising.
Performance design and technology
The XVS1300 Custom’s V-twin engine may be a classic looking design, but behind the black and silver exterior this high-torque engine is packed with high-tech design features that optimize its performance and strength. The massive 100mm diameter pistons run in ceramic composite cylinder sleeves, and the rocker arms are equipped with roller bearings for reduced frictional losses.
For that charismatic V-twin sound and feel the XVS1300 Custom runs with a single crankpin, while forged con rods ensure high levels of durability. Rider comfort is assured thanks to the fitment of dual counterbalancers, and for stable and efficient engine running performance over a wide range of temperatures and altitudes, the 1304cc engine is fed by a sophisticated fuel injection system. Continue reading “2014 Yamaha XVS1300 – cruiser chopper style”