FIRST LOOK: 2007 DUCATI 1098

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Designed by the racetrack The priority in every step of the 1098 development has been performance first. Every system, every detail and every component has been studied and pared down to its essence and performance increased to the maximum. If it didn’t make the 1098 lighter, faster or deliver quicker lap times, it wasn’t considered. This incredible new machine designed and built in Borgo … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: YAMAHA YZF R1SP

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To satisfy the strong demand from experienced riders looking for the ultimate supersport performance, a high specification ‘SP’ version of the YZF-Ris to be offered alongside the standard machine in 2006. The highly exclusive new Yamaha YZF-RSP is a limited production model fitted with a range of high quality racing components, and is based on the latest generation R1.   The RSP is … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: APRILIA SL 750 SHIVER

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THE MEDIUM POWERED NAKED CLASS DISCOVERS THE APRILIA SL 750 SHIVER. INTUITIVE, POWERFUL, MANOEUVRABLE AND HIGH TECHNOLOGY.  ONCE AGAIN, AN APRILIA TWIN SETS NEW TECHNOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS IN ITS CLASS.  A NAKED THRILLING TO RIDE LIKE FEW OTHERS. APRILIA SL 750 SHIVER It is certainly no easy matter to take the lead in a class as fiercely competitive as the medium powered naked … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: 2007 TRIUMPH TIGER

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2007 is a big year for Tiger fans with the release of the brand new Triumph Tiger 1050, a major evolutionary step in the model’s history. While its sharp lines and performance spec make the Tiger’s sporting credentials clear from a glance, its stunning looks hide a practical streak:  Take a Tiger two-up touring way off into the wilds and you’ve got a bike that comfortably devours miles … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: 2007 KAWASAKI NINJA ZX-6R

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The development of the new Ninja ZX-6R started with a clean slate: pure performance offered by one 599 cm³ supersport model instead of two like the years before. Born for the track, the new Ninja ZX-6R corners like bikes of half its displacement but possesses a meaty mile-wide powerband. The Ninja ZX-6R’s all-new ultra-high-rpm engine with polished intake ports churns out way more … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: APRILIA RX50 AND SX50

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FOLLOWING THE TREMENDOUS SUCCESS OF THE RXV AND SXV, HERE COME THE BRAND NEW RX 50 AND SX 50, TWO SMALL BIKES THAT ARE BIG ON TECHNOLOGY. BOTH DELIVER BLISTERING PERFORMANCE TO MATCH THEIR EXTREME GOOD LOOKS, AND PROVIDE THE PERFECT INTRODUCTION TO PERFORMANCE OFF-ROAD AND MOTARD RIDING. APRILIA RX 50, SX 50 The Aprilia RXV and SXV were the first bikes in the world to break the ‘single … [Read more...]