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Aprilia RSV4 Biaggi Replica

Posted: 15 Nov 2010 12:40 PM PST

Aprilia RSV4 Biaggi Replica is the new home of the Venetian product intended for more demanding fans. Designed exclusively for use on track, this is a true entry level bike for the National Championship FIM SBK according to the rules, why livery, set up and installation can be customized according to the needs of the pilot himself, are also available all enrichment and updates the catalog Aprilia Racing.This true “superbike” presents a four-stroke engine with four cylinders to 65 ° longitudinal V, four valves per cylinder and double camshaft.

The displacement is equal to 999.6 cc with a bore of 78mm and stroke of 52.3 mm. The maximum power delivered to the shaft is 200 hp while peak torque is 125 Nm, respectively, values higher than 20 hp and 10 Nm compared with those reported for the road version of the RSV4.

The injection system consists of four Weber-Marelli throttle bodies 48mm driven by a “ride-by-wire, two injectors per cylinder and variable intake height adjustable and editable through an electronic system. The ignition system of the mixture is characterized by a spark plug per cylinder-powered reel-type stick-coil “and offers the possibility to modify the injection and ignition mapping and engine parameters through a dedicated software. The exhaust is a 4-2-1 Akrapovic titanium and has a single lateral silencer in titanium and carbon. Regarding the transmission, Aprilia has chosen a removable gearbox six-speed sensor with a “quick shift” combined with a multi-plate clutch in oil bath with anti mechanical bounce.

Turning to the chassis frame Aprilia RSV4 Biaggi Replica is a twin-spar aluminum adjustable settings available are varied: position and steering angle, engine height, swingarm pivot height adjustments for billet footpegs and the handlebars . The front suspension features an Öhlins fork with 43mm stanchions and adjustable spring preload, compression and extension, the cartridges are pressurized with internal calibration and dedicated forged aluminum feet are on the process for radial calipers. Later there is a double-sided aluminum swing arm on which acts a shock absorber adjustable in spring preload, spacing, compression and rebound, with the ratings given. As for the brakes, before there are a double floating disc with 320mm stainless steel braking surface and lightweight aluminum flange with 6 pins, acting on the discs, radially mounted calipers and sintered pads. Later however there is a disc with a diameter of 220mm with 2 piston Brembo caliper and sintered pads. The pump is radial, has built the tank and pipes are metal braid.

The tires fitted are Pirelli Diablo Superbike Radial and are placed on Marchesini forged magnesium alloy, seven-spoke design with treatment and anti slip. The bike also features a digital control that allows you to manage the traction control, assisted the change, the system antibacklash, the engine brake, speed limiter in the pit lane.

BMW G 650 Xcountry

Posted: 15 Nov 2010 12:38 PM PST

One of the jewels of the BMW motorcycle range is certainly the G 650 Xcountry, a scrambler bike equipped with advanced technological content and suitable for use both city and off-road.From the technical point of view, G 650 Xcountry has a single-cylinder 4-stroke liquid-cooled, four valves per cylinder and double camshaft head. The displacement is 652 cc with a bore of 100mm and stroke of 83mm.

Lubrication is ensured by an efficient dry sump. The declared maximum power is 53 hp at 7000 rpm, while peak torque is equal to 60 Nm at 5250 rpm.

Turning to the chassis, the chassis is a dual beam with structural steel with cast aluminum side panels and rear frame screw. The front suspension has an upside-down telescopic fork, while the rear is a single swing arm hydraulically adjustable in height and manually for spring preload and the effect of the shock.

Despite devoting resources is not indifferent to the World Superbike Championship, the Bavarian certainly has not forgotten how to build a bike like this, who has made a fortune on the world market: its main features are compactness, agility and lightness . In addition, the G 650 Xcountry continues to present high quality materials, reliability, versatility and is suitable for everyday use as in the pure BMW philosophy.

Triumph Sprint GT

Posted: 15 Nov 2010 12:35 PM PST

Triumph has unveiled its new model dedicated to lovers of long trips on a motorcycle: it is the Triumph Sprint GT, derived from the Sprint ST 1050, but without some of the sporting characteristics of the latter, however, compensated for lack of a much greater comfort and a high load capacity. Although this is a new tourer with the character of the typical bike trip, the benefits are not reduced at all.

The three-cylinder engine reaches a displacement of 1050 cc and is capable of delivering a maximum power of 132 hp at 9,200 rpm (5 hp more than the ST 1050) and a maximum torque of 108 Nm (5 Nm more more than the ST 1050).

As for the chassis, the chassis is a twin-spar aluminum equal to that of ST, while the fork and monoshock rear have been revised to increase stability at high speed and full load.

The front braking system features a pair of floating discs with 320mm diameter with four-piston calipers, to the rear is a single disc with a diameter of 255mm: according to the manufacturer’s declarations, this system would ensure an increase of 10 % of braking power.

Among the accessories that came to report the two side bags with a capacity of 31 liters each, but the trunk is optional and contains within it a useful 12V socket for recharging mobile phones or other electronic devices.

This is a real Triumph, suitable for all those who love to take long road trip and enjoy all the freedom that other means can not give certain.

KTM 350 SX-F

Posted: 15 Nov 2010 12:30 PM PST

KTM in the U.S. showed to everyone that the new KTM 350 SX-F is a bike that can compete with the big 450cc Powerful, indeed, that can beat them. In California domenca was the standard bearer of Jagermeister / KTM team Mike Alessi to show the strength of the novelty of Mattighofen, thanks to winning a race and second place overall in the opening round of the AMA Motocross Championship.

After a 4th place finish in the first round Mike Alessi has taken a tough battle with Josh Grant and Davi Millsaps in race two, coming to the final victory, and finishing, in general, behind the points leader Chad Reed.

Even in the Lites KTM rider Tommy Searle has achieved a great result at the first corner is the third party is strictly put behind the first two.

Some fall and some mistakes of the opponents have opened the way to English, which has made up his mind until the final battle with Pourcel who had to yield to “make do” with the second end position.

But forget about the whole second round where Tommy has fallen disastrously finishing in 31st place: 9th in the sum of two runs.

Husqvarna TC 450

Posted: 15 Nov 2010 12:27 PM PST

Husqvarna has introduced in recent weeks, the 2010 model of the TC 450, an enduro bike that retains the best features of the 2009 version but reflects the acquisition of Husqvarna by BMW, as the engine of TC 450 is of German origin and derives directly from the G 450 X enduro mounted on the house of Bavaria. It is a vertical cylinder with four valves per cylinder, four-stroke 449cc liquid-cooled, with dimensions of 97 stroke for bore × 60.76 mm, with electronic injection. The five-speed gearbox with chain final drive.

As for the chassis, the chassis is a tubular steel girder, the front suspension has a Kayaba fork upside down, while the rear is a swing arm. The TC also has disc brakes both front and rear with respective diameters of 260 mm and 240 mm.

The bike has been tested at the motocross Malpensa by Andrea Bartolini and the Husqvarna factory rider Alex Salvini (MX3) and participates in the enduro world championship with drivers and Andreas Marko Tarkkala Lettenbichler.

Husqvarna TC 450 with the already wide range of brand adds another jewel that will surely make the happiness of many fans, waiting to give all the fans sporting achievements worthy of fame in recent years, Husqvarna has earned thanks to its true and their companies in the world motocross and enduro world.

Malaguti DVD 50 Malbo Line

Posted: 15 Nov 2010 12:26 PM PST

Malaguti recently introduced DVD 50 Malbo Line, his new 50cc scooter for people who want to move with agility in city traffic in comfort and reliability that have always characterized the products of the Italian.
DVD 50 Malbo Line has a single-cylinder four-stroke engine with carburetor and air-cooled with emissions that meet the Euro 2 standards.

In terms of cycling, the frame of the scooter has Bolognese steel tube with variable section, the front is a telescopic fork with advanced rod with a diameter of 26 mm in steel, while the rear is a hydraulic shock absorber.

The ‘braking system has front disc diameter of 155 mm with floating calliper at rear drum brakes on. The wheels feature lightweight alloy wheels from 10 “to three double spokes, fitted with 3.50-10 tires.

From the aesthetic point of view, the lighthouse and turn indicators are integrated on the handlebar and the front shield. The scooter Malaguti in Bologna, home has a six-liter tank and a rather essential instrumentation, has a storage compartment on the back and a flat platform to enable the support of possible grants. Optional features are available on the windscreen, luggage rack, top box and the cloth to cover the medium.

This is a particularly suitable scooter traffic of the great urban centers, easy to drive and that will undoubtedly be a fierce competitor for models of the Piaggio group.

2011 Kawasaki KX250F

Posted: 15 Nov 2010 12:24 PM PST

Kawasaki has shown in recent days, the new KX250F 2011 version, a model of cross bike that features a new engine with electronic fuel injection with 43 mm throttle body, through the use of which reduces the weight of the motorcycle than the version with the carburetor. This is a single-cylinder four-stroke engine with a displacement of 249 cc liquid-cooled and distribution in twin-cam head.

In terms of cycling, the chassis remains essentially unchanged from the 2010 version of the KX250F: we just tried to decrease the flexibility side of the motorcycle and you have changed the attachment points of the engine, which now are steel and have a thinner . The suspension was however affected by significant changes: the linkage of the shock absorber has been changed and, above all, it was decided to mount a range of functions with Showa shock absorber damping and separate the stem left group contains a buffer with increased damping piston, while the right leg contains the spring. This device made it possible to balance the bike in a better way since the spring located on the right is balanced by the weight of the braking system on the left.

This solution is very attractive and, at least for me, innovative: Motocross enthusiasts should find it particularly suited to their needs and could very well be the key to the success of this model, success of which Nissan would need since the period which is experiencing turbulent.

2010 Kawasaki GTR 1400

Posted: 15 Nov 2010 12:10 PM PST

Kawasaki has a new version of the GTR 1400, motorcycle touring is available in two versions, a “standard” and one called Grand Tour Edition, which features more than 47 l from a trunk, two suitcases bags to be included in the motion and support for GPS.Both versions are still equipped with a four-stroke engine four-cylinder liquid-cooled with a displacement of 1352 cc. This engine is capable of delivering a maximum power of 155 hp at 8800 rpm and maximum torque of 136 Nm at 6200 rpm.

The distribution is variable valve timing with shaft drive and the gearbox has six gears.
As for the chassis, the chassis is a monocoque with solid suspensions that provide maximum comfort.

The 1400 GTR is mainly characterized by the art electronic systems, such as traction control, which allows among other things, avoid the spikes, the control of servo assistance, which detects the pressure applied to pump the brakes and, under it modulates the braking force on the pliers and a tire pressure monitoring that alerts the driver if it falls below 2.2 bar.

This is a touring bikes like the Norge GT V8 that provides an excellent mix of comfort and performance, certainly will not leave disappointed fans of the genre, always looking for new models for their long journeys.

The global crisis continues to bite, but it seems that the Japanese motorcycle industry is finally back in the good times and new productions are definitely up to the reputation of Kawasaki.

BMW X5 M by Hamann

Posted: 15 Nov 2010 12:05 PM PST

Could dispense elaborare Hamann BMW X5 M? Of course not. Once again the German tuner has produced a development much thrust from both aesthetically and from the mechanical. The car gains a wide-body kit necessary to accommodate wheels from 22 ‘(or 23′ optional). The front is adorned with a new front lip, but to capture the attention is definitely the engine hood made of carbon fiber with flashy outlets for hot air. This goes perfectly with the shells of the mirrors and door handles. Quieter than the rear which is recognized only for the new extractor that incorporates the two “guns” drain at the center. More discreet presence of the airfoil above the rear window. The interiors are saturated style: although the color combinations are not so excessive, the seams of most of the diamond wallpaper “loaded” too complex an already enriched by the molding compound.

From the technical point of view the car sports a new 30-mm lowered suspension and exhaust system more open, besides a revised engine mapping: ‘s car goes from 555 hp and 680 Nm of torque to 610 hp and 780 Nm For the insatiable, there is the HM 670 sports kit that includes more open catalyst, 670 hp and 950 Nm of torque. Miracles of electronics. Needless to say, the car easily touches 300 km / h with both power step. To stop this locomotive takes care of the brake system with 405 mm front discs and 340 mm rear calipers bites respectively with 6 and 4 pistons.

2011 Bentley Continental GT

Posted: 15 Nov 2010 10:31 AM PST

From the first quarter 2011 will be delivered the first samples of the new Bentley Continental GT, introduced at the Paris show and portrayed here in new pics. The coupe Crewe measuring 4.80 meters long, weighs 2,320 pounds and can rely on a coefficient cX optimized to the value of 0.33. Under the bonnet is the place refurbished W12 6.0 with dual boost from 575 hp and 700 Nm, which will be soon joined by a new V8 is also intended to Audi and Lamborghini. The estimated price of the new Bentley Continental GT is around 190,000 euro.

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