It’s official! KTM had let the beast out of the cage, now they’ve let the cat out of the bag, announcing the price of their heart-stopping 1290 Super Duke R for the Indian market. [Read more…]
Italian motorcycle brand Ducati have officially begun the productions of it’s “Super Light” version of their Panigale superbike at the firms Bologna factory. [Read more…]
Italian superbike manufacturers Ducati have consistently been at the forefront of cutting edge motorbiking technology. [Read more…]
Kawasaki have announced an all new special edition Ninja ZX-10R to go on sale in the United Kingdom. Now before you even plan on shelling out some money on this special edition ZX-10R, let us give you some low down on it – only a mere 25 bikes have been made. So you might be thinking that there is a probability of getting one, but we must sadly inform you that 24 units of the ‘World Champion Edition’ have already been spoken for.
So now you might just ask us as to what makes this Ninja ZX-10R so special? Well, the ‘World Champion Edition’ ZX-10R features the 2013 Kawasaki Racing Team sticker kit, a beastly-sounding Leo Vince Evo 2 exhaust, a tank protector and an additional air box cover signed by Sykes. To add the icing of the cake the signed plaque indicates that each machine is one of 25.
Speaking at the official unveiling event in UK, current WSBK World Champion – Tom Sykes stated, “Last year was a dream come true and it’s great to be a part of Kawasaki’s racing heritage. Now we have created these limited edition bikes, 25 people can get hold of a little piece of Ninja history for themselves.”
The Ninja ZX-10R ‘World Champion Edition’ has been priced at £12,749 (Rs 13 lakh).
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Like the RSV4, from which it’s derived, the Tuono V4R ABS is a seriously rapid superbike, with a top speed of over 260 km/h, and in naked bike fashion it’s often all the more fun for emphasising rather than disguising that speed. The Tuono V4R was always brilliant — one of the top bikes of the last few years for me — but touched by madness too. By essentially removing the fairing from an RSV4 super-sports bike and bolting on a wide one-piece handlebar in place of its clip-ons, Aprilia created a naked V4 that was fast, loud, agile and fantastic fun on track or the right road.
However, although there was actually a lot more to the Tuono V4R than appearances suggested — including a slightly de-tuned 999-cc engine and a re-jigged frame — there’s no doubt that Aprilia’s naked weapon was too hardcore for many. It was an absolute blast in the right situation — but harsh, loud, thirsty and ill-suited to the real world that most riders inhabit most of the time.
Now Aprilia have tweaked the naked V4 to make it, in their words, “more incisive, sophisticated and safe” for 2014. Softened suspension, a larger tank, re-designed seat and the addition of an ABS brake system are all designed to make the Tuono more rider-friendly and easy to live with. In the words of Marco Zuliani, Aprilia’s Product Manager, “Naked bikes spend most of their time on the road, so we have listened to customers and improved the Tuono’s attitude for road use.”
And, fortunately, they haven’t forgotten that its attitude is what made the V4R special. With the Tuono’s status as the ultimate naked weapon seemingly about to be challenged by rival big-bore naked models of unprecedented viciousness — including KTM’s Super Duke R, BMW’s long-rumoured S1000RR derivative and Kawasaki’s revamped Z1000 — the Italian company couldn’t resist giving their contestant a bit more firepower too.
Ever felt like owning a one-off motorcycle from one of the greatest custom bike builders ever? Well then, here’s your chance to make this dream come true.