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More power! KTM to develop new V-twins

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KTM plan to develop a new range of middleweight V-twin engines. These 600 to 800cc V-twins will bridge the void between the single-cylinder engines and the bigger V-twins which are already in production.

Stefan Pierer, KTM and Husqvarna boss, was quoted in the media saying that KTM will soon have a new range of mid-class bikes in about three years. The other interesting fact is that these new engines may also be used in the Husqvarna model range, which he hopes, will further strengthen the company’s position in the market.

Considering the 373.2cc single-cylinder engine powering the 390 Duke churns out 43.5 PS, it will be interesting to see what figures KTM will manage with their 600cc and 800cc twins.

Story: Ryan Lee

Suzuki launch new special edition bikes

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After Suzuki unveiled bits and parts of their 2015 line-up at the INTERMOT, and EICMA, the UK’s Motorcycle Live show is now the latest venue for an unveil, albeit of special additions rather than completely new bikes. [Read more…]

Honda to launch the new CB 125F in UK

cb125f 2 webThe new Honda CB 125F made it’s European début at Motorcycle Live. The successor to the CBF125, the new model sports a new 124.7cc engine, which makes less power than before at 10.5 PS and 10.1 Nm of torque, compared to the current model’s 11.1 PS and 11.2 Nm of torque.

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Apart from the new engine, the CB 125F features a new chassis which improves the build quality of the bike, a balancer shaft to reduce vibrations, and 18-inch spoke wheels. The bike will be available in an array of colours including yellow, blue and red.

According to Honda UK “The 2015 CB 125F is drawn from a fresh gene pool and while it maintains the previous model’s core strengths, it builds heavily on quality, ease of use and a desirable new look. It’s a great bike to simply get riders where they need to be or from where to begin a lifetime of motorcycling.”

Story: Ryan Lee

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Kawasaki to launch new Concours 14 ABS

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Kawasaki unveiled the Concours14 ABS, a bike that will join the street-legal Ninja H2 and the H2R as a part of the company’s 2015 line-up.

The new Concours14 is powered by the same 1,352cc, 4-cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) as seen on the Ninja ZX-14R. The 2015 Concours14 benefits from a raft of new enhancements including a revised first gear ratio, lighter steering at low speeds, a stiffer suspension for better carrying capacity and the new K-ACT ABS braking system. The other highlights are the electronically adjustable windscreen which has a three-position vent to reduce pressure, new seat for a comfortable and upright riding position, and new silver bezels on the instrument console. Tyre Pressure Monitoring and headed grips will also come as standard.

The 2015 Kawasaki Concours14 ABS will be available in two colour options – Candy Lime Green and Metallic Spark Black. The bike will be priced at $15,499 (Rs 9.55 lakh).

Story: Ryan Lee