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 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.