TOKYO, Japan, October 8, 2013 – Honda has released official photos of the new CRF450 RALLY designed specifically for rally racing. TEAM HRC (Honda’s motorcycle works team for rally races) will use the CRF450 RALLY at the upcoming “2014 Dakar Rally – Argentina, Bolivia, Chile” in January 2014.
TEAM HRC returned to the Dakar Rally in January 2013 for the first time in 24 years, with the former CRF450 RALLY based on Honda’s commercial CRF450X enduro racing model. The 2013 Dakar Rally generated valuable data in key areas such as engine output, aerodynamic performance, durability and maintenance requirements, which was used as the basis for further design modifications and enhancements. The resulting all-new CRF450 RALLY, as last year, retains the Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI*), the electronic fuel injection system that has shown proven performance in the severe and highly variable environmental conditions of the Dakar Rally. The new CRF450 RALLY will be used by TEAM HRC and will be released to other rally teams as a production rally machine during 2014. Continue reading “Honda Unveils Dakar Rally Model-the New CRF450 RALLY”
Kawasaki has under its wrap a project for Europe that is an interesting bike to watch for. It’s a maxi scooter with cooperation from Kymco, a Taiwan company, that provided chassis and mechanicals and design styled by Kawasaki. This could be a scooter fits in the category along of T-Max, SYM 400 and Burgman. It is always a good thing to see more choices in the maxi scooter range.
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.”
The pursuit of perfection
The 2013 Ducati Superbike family now presents the highly-anticipated 1199 Panigale R, the absolute flagship of the range and the machine specially developed with enhanced technical specification by Ducati Corse for World Superbike homologation. Its design includes a number of specially developed components intended for connoisseurs of performance and, as part of an ongoing initiative of reacting immediately to owner feed-back, its arrival introduces a series of enhancements throughout the 1199 range. These enhancements include improved heat protection for the rider and latest generation engine management mapping and Ride-by-Wire calibration. Continue reading “2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale R”
Kawasaki will unveil a new radical design philosophy at EICMA, November 5, 2013, following the Z800 styling. The ‘Sugomi’ design taken from the idea of a predator hunting for its prey, as we can see from the Z800, there is some muscular and ‘predator-like’ styling already. It is like a panther looking down its prey ready to pounce. The body extends downwards and the shoulder fairing that shows its muscle.
Get ready for it in just one more month.