Honda’s dream V4 ’speed-monster’ has been revealed
Honda made everyone sweat when they launched the CBR900RR in 1992 having huge power numbers and weighing lesser than the closest competitor. For the Fireblade’s 25th anniversary, Honda has gone big with the updated CBR portfolio and launching the Honda CBR1000RR SP & SP2.
Now, as revealed on MoreBikes, we can see new plans of Honda that might basically rejuvenate the mighty V4s’ that made debut with the VFR750 in 1995, a bike still termed as the ‘best road bike ever built’.
2017 Ducati 1299 Superleggera
Ducati always have had this insanity in them to time and again bring up machines that push the boundaries of two-wheeled glory, a boundary that will make every other manufacturer look like a speck of dust. For this alone, we must hand it to the Italian with all pomp and flair that they can literally pull off a true bloody special edition.
And this time we are talking about a 215 bhp of carbon fibre, the Ducati 1299 Superleggera. Which by the name itself means “simply light”. This is, ladies and gentlemen, the world’s first factory built superbike that is equipped with frame, swingarm, subframe, bodywork and the wheels built out of carbon fibre.
Ducati tells the world that ‘The 1299 Superleggera is the greatest expression of engineering, technology and performance ever put into mass production by a motorcycle manufacturer‘. It is a reminiscence of the legendary 1199 Superleggera.
Under all this is what I call a ‘Brobdingnagian’ twin Superquadro power house that can scare the daylights out of most seasoned riders. If that still does not fit your bill, the electronics package on this, one would need a Master’s degree and a PhD to understand the concepts of it, and by the time you do understand, you would stop caring about it because your brain is gizzing already.
2017 MV Agusta F3 800 RC
The hottest performing middleweight sportbike in production wearing civilian clothing is the F3 800. The blend of performance similar to a litre class and handling prowess of a 600cc track machine is the DNA of every F3 800. And this limited-production RC (Reparto Corse) edition is a legitimate celebration of this MV Agusta’s superior qualities created by the honchos at the racing department, Jules Cluzel and Lorenzo Zanetti.
There aren’t many quintessential motorcycle manufacturer like this Italian. They have had their own share of trumps and falls throughout their history but now it seems like MV is enjoying a rare period of sustained growth. Turning motorcycles into a work of art has become a trait at MV and this RC edition of the F3 is a graphically accurate duplicate of the factory racers including the AMG logo and the signatures of the company’s racing World SuperSport Title riders.
2017 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon
There are no doubts regarding the fact that the Kawasaki Ninja H2 is one of the most revolutionary motorcycles of the 21st century. The motorcycle will always be recorded in the history books for its incredible match of design and performance, and to be more specific, the fact that it is the world’s first ever motorcycle to sport a supercharged engine under its skin.
There was absolutely no need or requirement sought from Kawasaki to make the Ninja H2 even better, for the fact that many of us are still drooling over the photos of the motorcycle and die to seek a sight of this mighty machine from Kawasaki on the roads, even after two long years since its first launch happened. Though, for 2017, a periodic update has been given, and in addition, Kawasaki has launched a limited edition version of the motorcycle, the Ninja H2 Carbon. As the name suggests, the Ninja H2 Carbon will sport some carbon fiber parts over the standard version, though there is more to the story. Here’s our quick overview of the all new Ninja H2 Carbon:-
2017 Kawasaki Ninja H2
Kawasaki managed to break all the barriers of astonishment when it came up with the mighty Ninja H2, what can be termed as one of the most revolutionary machine on two wheels of all the times. For starters, this is the world’s first production motorcycle (and the only one till date even after two years of its official unveiling) with a supercharged engine. And this one fact is enough to boggle many minds, in a positive manner, of course.
Even today, after one year of its official launch, the Ninja H2 remains the fastest, most powerful and most technologically advanced motorcycle Kawasaki has ever produced in its entire history. However, as a ritual of periodic update, Kawasaki has recently upgraded the Ninja H2 with a few more equipment, which promises to make the motorcycle even more technically advanced than what it used to be before. Here’s a quick overlook on what all changes does the new Ninja H2 has got.
Stop Breathing! & Say Hello To The Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon Limited Edition: Video
This is a limited edition Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon Edition that we are talking here and this motorcycle has received quite a few significant change though for the model year 2017.
To begin with the 2017 model gets a carbon-fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) upper fairing cowl which has received almost the same paint scheme as the track going Ninja H2R however the former has received Matte Black paint finish to it though. The motorcycle also gets a new Ohlins TTX rear shock absorber as well. This suspension system although is standard across all Kawasaki’s hyperbike range for the year 2017. If you are not happy with that Kawasaki has also provided a redesigned shock linkage as well which claims to improve the motorcycles track performance as well.
For the safety of the rider the Ninja H2 also gets Bosch six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU), which is cornering ABS.
However what has remained unchanged though is the engine but the engine has been updated to meet the Euro 4 emission standard. The engines exhaust collector layout has been altered while the silencers also have been revised inwards. Plus the bigger catalytic converter which now gets even more precious minerals inside it. Lastly the motorcycle also gets a quick downshifter as well for quick downshifting.
If we talk about the powertrain the Ninja H2 Carbon Edition is powered by an inline four, liquid cooled, 16-valve, 998cc motor, which with the assistance of ram air induction, churns out a whopping 208PS of peak power. The engine is paired to a 6 speed gearbox.
This motorcycle will be available in limited numbers though and also expect it to be priced slightly higher than the standard H2.
How Can You Build A Superbike: Video
We all know what superbikes are don’t we? Big bikes with powerful engines are what make them truly super. They are also perhaps the ultimate freedom machine which can not only takes you to places much more faster than any other vehicles but also gives you plenty of adrenaline rush which could definitely make your day.
In this video you will actually learn how to build a superbike. According to some professional a Superbike is a highly modified streetbike which has been redesigned to compete on a road race or track and which can actually reach speeds of above 200 mph. In this video the engineers explains how you can actually a build a Suprbike. The very first thing that you have to do is a get a road bike and strip it down completely. A Superbike is actually based on several factors which includes OEM which means original equipment motorcycle, in more simple words it means that there has to be a production motorcycle which you can turn into a superbike.
A Superbike engine construction also has rules which means they wither have to be a 1000 cc 4 cylinder engine or a 1200 cc for a 2 cylinder engine. The reason for stripping down the motorcycle is to make the motorcycle lighter. The next step is to remove the wheels and tyres and attach upgraded tyres which could handle high speed runs. The rings are actually made of forged magnesium alloy wheels which are superstrong as well as super lightweight. The wider the tyres are the more grips it will get on any surface area. The third and perhaps the most important part is use lightweight materials while reconstructing the engines. The next step is also to upfarde brakes as well as suspension system which ac tually keeps the bike under control. Now the last step is perhaps the most important step which is adding the sensors and controls which keeps the rider safe.
Kenon Sofugulo 0-400 km/h Run On A Bridge On A Kawasaki Ninja H2R: Video
The Kawasaki Ninja H2R was introduced last year and there is absolutely no denying in the fact that it is one phenomenal invention from the Japanese two wheeler giant KawasakiYou ca. The H2R currently also holds the title of being the fastest production motorcycle of this planet. Until now the fastest speed that was recorded on this machine was about 348.2 km/h but records are meant to be broken right? Recently Turkish professional motorcycle racer Kenan Sofuoglu who also happens to be four time World Supersport champion actually broke the record and believe it or not it just took him 26 seconds to do so.
Kenan reached an unbelievable speed of 400 kmph from standstill on a bridge (Yes! You read that correctly) in just 26 seconds which is absolutely unbelievable. What is even more interesting is also the fact that the entire speed attempt record was actually recorded and you can watch it all in this amazing one of a kind video. The entire record attempt was taken place on the Osman Gazi Bridge across the Gulf of Izmit, which is about 50km away from Istanbul. The bridge itself stretches over a distance of about 2.68 kilometres.
You can watch Kenan actually inspects the whole bridge before the original run and hops on the back of the motorcycle and it just takes 26 seconds for the Ninja H2R to touch that remarkable 400 km/h mark.
Coming to the motorcycle the Kawasaki Ninja H2R is powered by Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke in-line four mill which uses Kawasaki Superchargers as well. The result is that this 998 cc powertrain produces an estimated 300 Hp of peak power which is absolutely insane for a motorcycle. The engine is paired to a 6 speed gearbox. Kawasaki said that the top speed of the motorcycle is about 380 km/h mark and now after the record we all are quite surprised and eager to know what this motorcycle is really capable off if pushed to its limits.
Suzuki slashes Hayabusa’s price by INR 2 lakh
Suzuki Hayabusa is amongst the most well-known and fastest bikes on the globe. The hyper tourer has been until now brought to India as a CBU unit with a hefty price tag of INR 16 lakh (ex-showroom). Suzuki has now stated that local assembly of the Busa has started at its Gurgaon facility. The result? A massive reduction in price. Its asking price has now come down to INR 13.57 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori, better known as EICMA, is nothing short of heaven for motorcycle enthusiasts. Every year this motorcycling mega event is glamorized with the presence of all new motorcycles or new avatars of the existing motorcycles, making it the most awaited event for two wheeler purists. In the past recent years, the event has been of a major importance for all the major motorcycle manufacturers, as they use the potential of EICMA for the global unveiling of their glitzy new machines and technologies.
Like every year, the year 2015 also witnessed quite a number of launches at EICMA – some of them were just cosmetic upgrades, while some of them were almost revolutionary for their parent manufacturers and fans, in a whole. In this list, we bring to you ten such motorcycles, which in the upcoming years, will certainly redefine the benchmarks in their respective segments in terms of design, performance and technology. These motorcycles are of a concern for the Indian market as well, considering the fact that some of them are already lined up for launch here in India as well. Here’s our pick of the ten most important motorcycles showcased at the EICMA 2015.
The second edition of Indian Super League (ISL) is on full throttle. FC Goa is one of the strong contenders for the title. They started their journey from hotel before the game against Chennaiyin FC in an unique way, when they were escorted by 36 DSK Benelli and Hyosung motorcycles to the Fatorda stadium.
The unique ride was flagged off by the team’s co-owner Mr. Shrinivas Dempo and the CEO of the franchise Mr. Sukhwinder Singh was riding along the bikers. Incidentally, team FC Goa’s latest associate sponsors this year in DSK Dream City has taken the initiative to roar along with the Gaurs from the team hotel to the home fortress. A few days ago, the DSK Benelli Goa showroom was inaugurated by Mr. Dempo in the presence of team FC Goa’s marquee player Lucio, Jofre Mateu Gonzalez and Goan superstars Romeo Fernandes and Mandar Rao Dessai.
Mr. Singh was jovially awaiting to spot an orange bike at the launch until he set his eyes on the TNT 600i limited edition gold model, powered by a 600 cc, four stroke and liquid cooled engine that is tuned to generate 80.5 bhp of peak power at 11500 rpm and a maximum torque of 54.6 Nm at 10500 rpm with only 60 units manufactured in India. Benelli, the Italian bike maker currently has five models in its India portfolio -TNT 300, TNT 600i, TNT 600 GT, TNT 899 and TNT R 1130 with price ranging from INR. 2.83 lakhs to INR. 11.81 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The company, which entered the Indian market in March this year, sells its bikes through its Indian partner, DSK Motowheels.
Suzuki was one of the very first motorcycle manufacturers to jump into the very niche segment of superbikes. The Japanese bike maker took this very brave step by launching the Bandit 1250 in the Indian market, at a time when superbikes weren’t considered to be the best bet for the huge money they command, thanks to the stupid import tax strategies for automobiles in India.
But it was only the strong credentials of the Suzuki Bandit 1250 which paved the path for other bike makers as well as Suzuki itself to launch more and more motorcycles in this very space, which resulted in a very wonderful lineup of motorcycles from every other premium motorcycle manufacturer in this very segment of superbikes.
The Suzuki Bandit 1250 has always been regarded as one of the very capable sport tourers, which are very practical for the very harsh Indian conditions. Suzuki has recently come up with a minor facelift of the Bandit. Christened as the Bandit 1250 SA, here’s a quick look on one of the most practical superbikes for the Indian riding conditions.
Are you from Bengaluru?
Do you own a Royal Enfield, Harley Davidson, Ducati or Trumph made premium bike?
Do you like to go out on road trips on your loved two wheeler often?
Well, if your answer is “Yes.” for all the above questions, then stay prepared to face a fine or even you bike may get seized, as authorities has marked these bikes for noise pollution.
According to Bengaluru city traffic regulations permissible decibel limit for bikes are 80, whereas almost every super bike produces nearly 200 decibels. If these bikes are modified to reduce the noise, then it directly affects the performance, and chances of broken silencers get high, which takes a few more bucks to repair.
Every other Bengaluru bikers are annoyed with these incidents happening on regular basis. Authorities are throwing fines on the first instance, and seizing the bike second time, while they themselves allowed the companies to sell these bikes in the city, and this is what miffing the young bikers most. Although the transport authority does not care at all about this fact, as the Joint Commissioner of Transport (Enforcement) Narendra Holkar has said, "We will intensify the drives after the civic polls. Issuing notices to bike manufacturers is not on our agenda, because we do not have time for legal battles. We have a strong weapon called enforcement (and) that is enough." Clearly the authority has only one intention, which forcibly implementing the fine and seizing bikes instead of barring the companies sell those particular bikes in the city. That is some kind is cheap duplicity as the bikers are claiming.
For decades, the Ninja has been the chief weapon of Kawasaki in every segment of the supersport motorcycles. Owing to their stupendous performance and the razor-sharp handling they boast of, the Ninjas have left their mark in every category - whether 250cc or 1400cc. Following the tradition, the latest Ninja on the block has taken the whole game one notch above. The latest Ninja - Ninja H2.
Now, the H2 acronym is not a new nomenclature for Kawasaki, as it is the same name of a 750cc three-cylinder motorcycle which was launched way back in 1971 and was regarded as the fastest accelerating motorcycle. The latest H2 - Ninja H2 - is no short of revolutionary machine. For starters, this is the world’s first production motorcycle with a supercharged engine. And this one fact is enough to boggle many minds, in a positive manner, of course.
But that’s not all. The Ninja H2 promises to be the fastest, most powerful and most technologically advanced motorcycle Kawasaki has ever produced in its entire history. Is the Kawasaki Ninja H2 really worth the hype which has been built around it? Here’s a quick review of Ninja H2:-
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We all know that Kawasaki launched the H2 in India recently priced at around INR. 29Lakh, this is an extremely powerful and rare motorcycle and Kawasaki only will sell this motorcycle in limited numbers here in the Indian market and will be imported from Japan by the CBU route.
In this video you can watch this cool guy taking delivery of this precious and powerful motorcycle and how beautifully Kawasaki actually packs this motorcycle like a toy before being delivered to the respective owners. Now the owner actually ordered his bike last year November and he received his motorcycle in March 2015 (the reason for the delay was a strike which is actually a strike in the port where the bike was actually shipped but that is none of our concern) so we can straight away concentrate on the H2. The Kawasaki Ninja H2 produces a well over 200 Hp of peak power even in its stock form so that is an amazing amount of power.
This cool owners actually also explains about the accessories and the equipments that you will get with the motorcycle including a polishing kit and special instruction manual etc while the key of the motorcycle even comes wrapped in a protective covering. This bike runs on 93 Octane fuels one can even use 87 and 89 Octane fuel in it which are just high quality fuel needed for this special bike. Lastly you can also watch the owner starts the motorcycle and revs it for the first time.
The Kawasaki Ninja H2 is powered by a liquid-cooled 998 cc inline four-cylinder supercharged engine which I already mentioned earlier produces an impressive 200 Hp of peak power at 11,000 rpm and 133.5 Nm of torque at 10,500 rpm, this engine is mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox.
Honda created quite a strong stir in the upper segments of hyper exclusive motorcycle, when it unveiled the RC213V-S at the 2014 EICMA in Milan. The motorcycle is said to be a street legal version of its proven track machine, RC213V, which emerged as victorious in the 2014 season of MotoGP with Marc Marquez on its saddle.Being inspired from the MotoGP machine, the RC213V-S packs in a lot of technical prowess which Honda has showcased in the former
The iconic range of Kawasaki Ninja motorcycles that came into being with the 1984 Ninja 900R is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month. To mark the glorious occasion, Japanese motorcycle manufacturer has introduced a special 30th Anniversary Edition of the 2015 Ninja ZX-14R that was presented at the World Superbike Championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The special edition model dons the exact same two-tone paint scheme - Firecraker Red and Metallic Grayston - that featured on the original King of the Streets. It also gets the same sleek gold pin striping and gold brake callipers. Other notable exterior features on the special edition ZX-14R are the ‘30th Anniversary’ decals on the fairing and a numbered badge on the fuel tank.
The mechanical bits remain unchanged. This means that the special edition model will continue to be served by the same 1,441cc liquid-cooled in-line four engine that is capable of producing 215PS of max power. The super bike comes equipped with a long list of features such as Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-lock Braking System (KIBS), three-mode KTRC traction control system, two power modes and fully adjustable front and rear shock absorbers to a name a few.
BMW surprised everyone when they ventured into the two wheeler segment and launched one of the most insane sportsbike that you will find on this planet. Why I am calling it an insane motorcycle because this particular motorcycle generates 193 bhp of maximum power and weighs just 204 Kilograms, which means it can go fast! And I mean really fast.
By now that you all are quite aware of the fact that I am talking about the BMW Motorrad S 1000RR, which was launched in the year 2009, it was originally made for a different purpose which was to compete in the 2009, Superbike World Championship. Later BMW Motorrad decided to expand the production of this bike for commercial purpose also and as a result of that the road legal version of the S 1000RR was launched later in the year 2010, which obviously generated lesser power than the original sportsbike.
The S 1000RR may not be the most beautiful and stylish looking motorcycle but it surely packs lot of punch and carries with it lots of electronics which makes the motorcycle practical, safe and all those power useable. The revised version of the s 1000 RR which was launched later comes packed with improved handling, absolute riding stability and impressive engine performance with perfect everyday practicality. It also has been fitted with one of the most advanced braking system which also comes equipped with BMW Motorrad Race ABS and Dynamic Traction Control system DTC.
The S 1000RR is powered by a Water cooled, 16v, inline four-cylinder 999 cc engine which generates as already mentioned above an impressive 193 hp of maximum power and 112 Nm of torque, the engine has been mated to a 6 speed gearbox.
So without wasting any more time let us get into the rest of the details of this motorcycle.
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The legendary British two wheeler manufacturer Triumph has opened its new dealership in Pune today. The B.U. Bhandari which is located near the Pashan road in Pune is the 4th dealership for the British two wheeler manufacturer in India. The other three dealerships are located in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kochi respectively. Their Kochi dealership was opened only this month.
The new Pune dealership is a modern showroom which has its own after-sales service facility featuring service bays and a spare parts inventory. The new showroom is further equipped with consultation lounge, sales and after sales desks situated near the display area. The showroom will further also sell large number of Triumph merchandise which will include riding gear, accessories and memorabilia and also will bring the same international standards of sales, service, spare parts and systems.
Mr. Shailesh Bhandari, Dealer Principle, B.U. Bhandari Triumph, said, “We feel extremely honored to be associated with a renowned brand like Triumph Motorcycles. We at BU Bhandari, uphold customer satisfaction to the highest degree. It is because of this common ethos, that our partnership with Triumph Motorcycles is perfectly suited”.
At present the Triumph Indian lineup consists of the following motorcycles Bonneville, Bonneville T100 and the Thruxton café racer, Speed Triple, Street Triple, the Tiger 800 XC and Tiger Explorer, the cruisers Thunderbird Storm and Rocket III Roadster lastly the Daytona 675 & Daytona 675R superbikes.
Triumph further has plans to setup two more showrooms on 3rd of May in Mumbai and Ahmadabad which is a part of the 9 dealerships planned by the manufacturer for this year. The legendary British two wheeler manufacturer has also announced that they were able to bag 335 bookings across 5 model categories and their secret of success lies in their capability to provide their customers with a different kind of experiential sales process which is further followed by different ride events hosted by them.
Ask any motorcycle enthusiast to pick any five superbikes of their choice, you will find that the Yamaha R1 is a common choice for many. Yes! This motorcycle is that much popular amongst people since it made its global debut in the year 1998.
The Yamaha R1 is perhaps the only motorcycle in the world which truly carries the Moto GP engine technology and genes even in the mass production version. Now Superbikes does not only mean raw power, it only becomes truly successful when you can utilize all that raw power on the normal road and Yamaha R1 has a good reputation of doing exactly that. Since it’s made its debut a lot has changed, the R1 not only has become much more useable on daily basis but it also received a new engine and an improved chassis which has led to better handling. Many of you will agree with me here that a superbike gives you the confidence to lean it into corners and come out of it safely and the R1 gives even a newbie that much confidence so that they could utilize the motorcycle and all its power without hurting yourself.
The 2012 Yamaha R1 is powered by a Liquid cooled 4-stroke DOHC, 4-valve 998 cc engine which generates an impressive amount of power and torque about which we will discuss a bit later. The R1 designers who have worked on this project said that the new and improved motorcycle is obviously faster than its predecessor but the engineers also added that the R1 is not only meant for speed but the new technology and the equipments makes sure that all those powers can be utilized on road.
Another major reason of this motorcycle being so popular amongst the crowd is the fact this has a duel character, the R1 can be used for daily commute on the weekdays but you can also use it on an open road or even on a race track to have some fun on the weekends.
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Ducati has finally taken the cover of its much awaited baby Panigale at the Volkswagen Group Night ahead of the 2013, Frankfurt Motor Show. The 899 Panigale is almost similar to its bigger brother the 1199 Panigale, yet it is different than the 1199 Panigale in certain ways. Ducati has made sure that this motorcycle is accessible to those who cannot own the bigger Panigale.
The interesting feature of this motorcycle is that it weighs only 169 Kgs and is powered by the powerful L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled unit. We will talk about its power output when we will discuss everything about its engine in detail. This smaller Panigale is also loaded with all the advanced Ducati technology which includes Ducati Riding Modes, with fully integrated ABS, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS), Engine Brake Control (EBC), and full Ride-by-Wire (RbW) throttle control.
So lets find out everything about this baby panigale and find out what else is new in this sportsbike from Ducati which will replace the existing 848 Ducati EVO.
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