New KTM 125 Duke for 2011

Posted on 6:29 PM by My_revival

Originally unveiled at the 2009 EICMA show in Milan, the 125 Duke was developed by the same team behind its older brother, the 690 Duke. The 125 Duke is powered by a liquid-cooled fuel-injected 125cc engine with a claimed output of 15 hp. KTM displayed two variants of the 125 Duke at EICMA, named “Race” and “Stunt”, hinting that other variations can be produced from the same platform.

The 2011 KTM 125 Duke is expected in dealerships in March, but no word on whether it will be imported to North America. For now, here are a couple of videos KTM released about the 125 Duke.


Kawasaki Z750R 2011

Posted on 6:23 PM by My_revival

The Kawasaki Z750R has just been unveiled today, ahead of its public debut which will take place at the Carole Nash Motorcycle Live event at the NEC in November. The Kawasaki Z750R is the brand’s latest super naked and aims to add new handling and braking technology to the class. The Kawasaki Z750R features new 41mm highly adjustable front forks, an aluminum swinging arm and remote reservoir piggy-back rear shock. This new handling pack of the Kawasaki Z750R wants to offer Supersport handling to the naked motorcycle class.

The Kawasaki Z750R is also equipped with radial mounted front callipers, race inspired petal discs and performance oriented radial mount brake reservoir. The brake lines are steel braided.

A hit all over Europe and across the UK, the Z750 will be joined in the Kawasaki Street-fighter stable for 2011 by the new Z750R – set to get its UK public debut at the Carole Nash Motorcycle Live event at the NEC in November.

Entering the exciting “R” arena, the latest super naked from Kawasaki adds a new level of handling and braking sophistication to the class and is sure to win favour with the growing customer base for versatile, mid-weight machines that handle and stop as well as they look.

With new 41mm highly adjustable front forks, matched by a stunning aluminium swinging arm and remote reservoir piggy-back rear shock, the handling package represented by the new Z750R will reward riders looking for true Supersport handling from a naked motorcycle.

The ante has also been upped in the braking department with beefy radial mounted front callipers gripping race inspired petal discs matched to an equally performance oriented radial mount brake reservoir.

2011 Kawasaki Z750R features and specification are listed below:

* High-grade, sharper front cowl
* Multi-piece cowl construction
* Sharper, more aggressive, multi-facet design
* Luxurious two-tone colouring
* Front fender with new fork guard portions
* Sharper turn signals
* Sporty R-model instrumentation
* Front suspension offers more precise adjustability
* Both sides feature rebound adjustability (vs only one side on Z750)
* 41 mm inverted fork
* Preload adjustable
* Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with piggyback reservoir also offers increased
* cooling performance
* High-quality sculpted aluminium swingarm
* Radial-mount 4-piston calipers
* Radial-pump brake master cylinder
* Steel-braided brake lines (front and rear)
* Thicker front petal discs


2011 Yamaha Fazer 8 Usa New Model

Posted on 8:39 PM by My_revival

The Yamaha FZ8-series

Yamaha is proud to announce two new motorcycles that open up a whole new class within the popular FZ sportsbike range – the FZ8 and the Fazer8. The FZ8-series is based on the idea of a high-performance all-rounder with the power and character to make every ride an exhilarating sports ride.

Following in the footsteps of the hugely successful FZ6-series – which, since 1998, has sold over 250.000 units – both bikes offer serious sports bike looks, outstanding handling and a flexible, powerful, torquey engine that encourages riders to explore its full potential.

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It’s an accessible kind of adrenaline: a shot of sportsbike energy, designed to be enjoyed every day.

These dynamic new sports machines are built on a new 779cc engine and all-aluminium frame. The engine offers a balance of middleweight accessibility with big-bore power and instant grunt throughout the rev range. It steers fast and effortlessly, and handles with surefooted confidence – whether it’s cranked right over on a tight, smooth corner or slicing its way through traffic on a congested commute.

The naked FZ8 is a machine with attitude. Muscular, aggressive design gives onlookers a hint of this bike’s serious intentions. Not a bike for beginners, the FZ8 is a pure expression of performance and quality craftsmanship.

With the semi-faired Fazer8, the emphasis is placed firmly on getting out there and enjoying the roads, whatever the weather. Discover sportsbike performance and handling, with the aerodynamics, wind and weather protection of a front cowl and screen. It’s a solid step up in performance and quality.

779cc, liquid cooled, inline 4-cylinder engine

In order to arrive at the perfect power and torque spread for a mix of high performance and all-round usability, Yamaha threw out all preconceptions about engine size. The 1000cc and 600cc categories that largely divide the market are imposed by racing regulations, not road riding considerations. Many riders find 600cc supersport engines to be hard work on the open road – and 1000cc superbike engines to be overkill.

Yamaha’s engineers selected a 779cc engine displacement to provide the perfect balance between the accessible performance of a 600 and the broad, instant torque and power of a litrebike.

The new FZ8-series engine is fuel injected, and uses both a throttle valve and an electronically controlled sub-throttle valve to provide additional control over intake airflow volume. The cylinder bodies have a bore and stroke from 68.0×53.6mm. Readings on engine rpm and throttle opening are processed in real time by the ECU, which operates a new stepping motor to control the sub-throttle valves and optimise volumetric efficiency in each part of the rev range. This is one of the many design considerations aimed at boosting low-middle drive.

Another key to the FZ8-series motor’s flexibility is found in the large-capacity 7.8 litre airbox, where the air intake funnels are two different lengths – cylinders 1 and 4 have 125mm intake funnels, where 2 and 3 are 150mm in length, producing an excellent spread of torque throughout the rev range.

The FZ8-series engine produces 106.2PS (78.1kW) at 10,000rpm, and a generous 82.0Nm of torque at 8,000rpm – with a character that feels light, torquey and responsive down low but builds to a signature Yamaha top-end power rush.

It easily clears EU3 exhaust emission standards, using a short, side mounted muffler and a 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust system with a honeycomb type catalytic converter fitted at the point where the header pipes meet. An oxygen sensor feeds real-time exhaust information back to the ECU, allowing the bike to constantly adjust its air/fuel mixture for optimum efficiency and clean emissions.

Chassis and running gear

The FZ8-series features a new engine that is a stressed member in an all-aluminium frame. The design’s high rigidity and low weight minimises frame torsion while providing outstanding high-speed stability and cornering confidence. The FZ8-series also uses a CF aluminium die-cast swing arm, enhancing the effectiveness of the rear suspension.

Front-end suspension is a pair of upside-down forks, running 43mm inner tubes. Rear suspension is handled by a linked Monocross unit – the link being designed to provide soft, light suspension near the top of the stroke to deal with bumpy surfaces in comfort, but then to provide firmer cushioning as the shock is further compressed, for sharper handling during hard cornering.

Front brakes are twin four-piston monoblock calipers, gripping 310mm floating front discs. Being monoblock designs, the calipers suffer minimal distortion under hard braking, so the stopping force is linear, stable and controllable when the chips are down. Both the naked FZ8 and semi-faired Fazer8 models are available with optional ABS.

The wheels are five-spoke cast aluminium rims – the front tyre is a 120/70 ZR17, and the rear is a 180/55 ZR17. This gives both bikes outstanding ride feeling, grip and cornering performance, with access to the full range of sports rubber.

The riding position is sporty but comfortable, with a seat height of 815mm and a narrow tank which gives the rider a good ground access. Overall ride experience is compact and light, with generous room for manoeuvring. Steering is quick and responsive, with an extended 33-degree left-to-right steering angle – making tight U-turns and peak-hour traffic busting much easier.

Muscular, mass-forward design

The FZ8-series consists of two models – the naked FZ8 and the semi-faired Fazer8 with a front cowl and screen. A short muffler, narrow tank and new 3-part tank cover instantly distinguish these bikes from their peers.

Visually, the FZ8 series evokes a pure release of energy in forward motion. The black side parts on the tank provide comfortable knee grip, and give the subtle impression that the coloured tank is breaking away and accelerating forward. The headlight unit on the naked FZ8 adds an aggressive-looking detail. In all, the visual impression is of a bike that looks fast even when it’s standing still – and that sensually curved diamond frame and muscular 4-cylinder engine are still the stars of the show.

2011 FZ8 and Fazer8 Technical Specifications

Type Liquid cooled 4-stroke,DOHC
Forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder
Displacement 779cc
Bore x stroke 68.0×53.6mm
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Max. Power 78.1KW(106.2PS)/10000r/min
Max. Torque 82.0Nm(8.4kgf?m)/8000r/min
Lubrication system Wet sump
Fuel supply system Electronic Fuel Injection
Clutch type Wet, multiple-disc coil spring
Ignition system Transistorized coil ignition
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant mesh 6-speed
Final transmission system Chain
Primary reduction ratio 1.512(65/43)
Secondary reduction ratio 2.875(46/16)
Gear ratio 1st gear 2.692(35/13)
Gear ratio 2nd gear 2.063(33/16)
Gear ratio 3rd gear 1.762(37/21)
Gear ratio 4th gear 1.522(35/23)
Gear ratio 5th gear 1.350(27/20)
Gear ratio 6th gear 1.208(29/24)

Frame Diamond frame
Front suspension Telescopic fork
Front wheel travel 130mm
Rear suspension Swingarm (link suspension)
Rear wheel travel 130 mm
Caster angle 25º
Trail 109mm
Front brake Hydraulic dual disc brake, Ø 310mm
Rear brake Hydraulic single disc brake, Ø 267mm
Front tyre 120/70 ZR17 M/C(58W)
Rear tyre 180/55 ZR17 M/C(73W)

Overall length 2,140mm
Overall width 770mm
Overall height FZ8: 1,065mm
Fazer8: 1,225mm
Seat height 815mm
Wheelbase 1,460mm
Min. ground clearance 140mm
Wet weight (full fuel tank) FZ8: 211kg / ABS 216kg
Fazer8: 215kg / ABS 220kg
Fuel capacity 17 litres
Oil capacity 3.8 litres


New Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R Race Bike 2011

Posted on 8:31 PM by My_revival

The all-new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R race bike has been unveiled to the international press at the Nürburgring. The presentation of the new bike comes just before the German round of the FIM Superbike World Championship, which will take place at the Nürburgring race track this weekend.

The new Ninja ZX-10R will mark a fresh start for Kawasaki in the championship. From 2011, the Kawasaki World Superbike Racing Team will receive more means and more support from the mother company in Japan. Since 2009, the Kawasaki Superbike Racing Team have evolved and restructured continuously in order to be in a position to utilize the new bike’s potential to the maximum next season.

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The initial race team bikes themselves will be full factory bikes, built and sent to the team from Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) in Japan. The bike is unveiled only now, as Kawasaki starts the European testing trajectory.

Competing in the Superbike World Championship with the all new Ninja ZX-10R will show and expose Kawasaki at the highest level of motorcycle racing. The rules of the championship mean that Kawasaki starts off with and stay within the concept of the production bike which will be available at the local Kawasaki dealership.

Kawasaki is a racing company and the Ninja brand has a solid racing history and pedigree. The new machine will give Kawasaki the possibility to revive the image of being a successful racing company as the company already shows in so many other of motorcycle racing categories within which Kawasaki competes today.

The unveiling of the new Ninja ZX-10R at the Nürburgring was the only chance for people to see the bike close up before next month. The next opportunity to be eye-to-eye with the new Ninja ZX-10R race bike will be the Intermot show in Cologne, starting the 6th of October.


Ducati Launch Monster 796 2011

Posted on 5:17 PM by My_revival

Italian motorcycle manufacturer, Ducati has appear its aboriginal new archetypal of the season: the 2011 Ducati Monster 796. This mid-range artery bike fills the abandoned amid the entry-level personality of the Monster 696 and the avant-garde alley achievement of the Monster 1100. With a abject amount of $9995, the 796 is a alive best for motorcyclists searching for an agreeable and easy-to-maneuver motorbike that’s ideal for jaunting in-or-around the city.

The adorableness of the Monster band is that the basal architectonics of the bikes, including the chassis, air/oil-cooled V-Twin engine configuration, and glassy minimalist physique panels are aggregate amid models. About a afterpiece attending reveals there are some key differences amid this one and its siblings.

The primary aberration that distinguishes the mid-level Monster is its use of a 4-valve, 803cc V-Twin, identical to the assemblage active in the Hypermotard 796 artery bike. Compared to the added Monsters this engine is in a college accompaniment of tune, employing an 11.1:1 compression arrangement (versus the Monster 696/1100’s 10.7:1 ratio) address of pistons with a altered acme shape.
Fuel is accustomed from a 3.8-gallon ammunition catchbasin through 45mm burke bodies, anniversary able with a individual fuel-injector. Exhaust is piped through a 2-1-2 stainless-steel agreement that terminates with accompanying shorty-style under-tail mufflers. Anniversary attack aqueduct is adapted with an oxygen sensor which ensures optimum engine active conditions.

A six-speed manual and a hydraulically-operated APTC clamp ascendancy the engine’s ability through a alternation drive. Furthermore the clamp is bathed aural the engine’s oil accumulation acceptable believability and abbreviation babble as compared to the racing-style ’dry’ claws acclimated on the 1198 Superbike. The clamp aswell incorporates a slipper/back torque attached functionality which helps anticipate the rear caster alternation during downshifts at top rpm.

The engine is cradled in a lipstick-red animate filigree frame. It attaches to a reworked subframe which is accordant with commuter grab handles that are accessible as a Ducati accent ($129). The 796 aswell gets the aforementioned well-crafted single-sided aluminum swingarm as acclimated on the added big-ticket 1100 model.


Honda Revealed CRF450R 2011

Posted on 5:12 PM by My_revival

Honda hasn’t gotten aggregate it can out of the newest bearing of CRF450R, which is why it fabricated alone baby changes to the open-class motocross bike for 2011. Big Red alien the absolute adapt in 2009 and has been tweaking it anytime since. The fuel-injected motor has little to anguish about adjoin the blow of the class, but advancing to agreement with the anatomy has been accidental for riders of all skill. Honda knows it has a acceptable affair traveling with its bunched design, quick administration and Honda Progressive Steering Damper, but award the appropriate aggregate in the abeyance administration has been difficult, and it’s the top antecedence for ’11.

Our antecedent ride took abode at Jeremy McGrath’s clandestine agronomical in Southern California. This moto haven has an alarming blueprint that is fast, safe and appearance a nice bellow area that aeroembolism hardly to the appropriate – a affection that is generally ailing complete or bare from a lot of tracks. We enlisted the advice of a alpine and angular speedster to advice agitate down the new
CRF450R on a able level. Though he’s been dabbling, absolutely successfully, in off-road antagonism for the accomplished several years, Damon Huffman still knows the business of motocross. He put his championship-winning anatomy to use appropriate abroad out at MC’s. Next we hit up the soon-to-be-gone Los Angeles County Raceway (LACR) for a faster blueprint and bigger jumps.


Buell Reborn in Motorcycle Business with 1190RS

Posted on 5:05 PM by My_revival

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While data are acutely dispersed at best, Erik Buell Racing has clearly declared that they will activate assembly of a street-legal sportbike in 2011, alleged the EBR 1190RS. This new American-made apparatus is the change of the Buell 1125RR, a bike which was developed and produced while the above Buell Motor Aggregation was in business beneath the buying of Harley-Davidson.

In a abruptness move at the end of endure year, American cruiser architect Harley appear it would be shutting down Buell. The sportbike aggregation was originally purchased from architect Erik Buell, which he again connected to run, growing it into America’s better and a lot of acknowledged sportbike motorcycle manufacturer. But with the abridgement axis the motorcycle industry upside down, Harley absitively to focus on its aliment and butter, acid all endeavors non-H-D, including Buell.

In the works appropriate up until the actual end was what Buell was calling its Barracuda 2. The backup for the flagship 1125RR, the Barracuda 2 was slated for absolution this year and so far forth in development that active pre-production versions had been logging their final artery afar and a academic columnist addition was in the works. Unfortunately, this never happened, abrogation loyal Buell followers acutely aghast and sportbike enthusiasts in accepted absolutely confused.