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Honda ST 1300 Pan European

08.12.2018 | 12:00

The Honda ST (for Sport Touring), also known as the Pan-European in Europe, is a range of motorcycles comprising the ST1100 and the later ST1300. Both ST models have a V4 engine mounted inline, with shaft drive, a full fairing and matching panniers. Introduced in 1990, the ST1100 provided many of the amenities required by touring enthusiasts in a sporty package better suited to European roads than the Goldwing. Its successor, the ST1300, was introduced in 2002 and continued through the 2012 model year.

 

 

BMW K 100 RT

07.12.2018 | 12:00

The BMW K100 is a family of four-cylinder 987 cc motorcycles that were manufactured by BMW from 1983 to 1992. As the 1970s came to an end, BMW faced three problems from developing its flat-twin boxer engine further: Emissions regulations being developed in the United States and the European Union meant that more control was needed over the amount of fuel entering the combustion chamber. From an engineering standpoint this was easier to achieve with more cylinders at an overall smaller displacement. The market-led development of bikes was leading to the Japanese factories developing smoother and quicker machines based around a four-cylinder format. Bike comparison in the media at the time was based around top speed, and a four-cylinder when fully developed created more power.

 

 

KTM 390 Duke

06.12.2018 | 12:00

The beginner Duke from the house KTM has 44 HP feeling far more. Topspeed of the small light machine is 152 km/h. The chassis puts the top speed away easily. The TFT fits the target group of youthful racers and is trend-setting. A new feature is the KTM "my Ride" system, which can be paired with the smartphone via Bluetooth in order to navigate and answer calls while driving. 164kg fun on the speedy road trip.

 

Honda CBR 600 F

05.12.2018 | 12:00

The Honda CBR600F, known as the 'Hurricane' in the US market, is a sports motorcycle made by Honda from 1987 to 1990. In Austria and Mexico, a smaller version, the CBR500F was marketed. In 2011, Honda released an all-new model of the same name. The original CBR600F along with the CBR750F and CBR1000F was Honda 's first inline four-cylinder, fully faired sport bike. It had a liquid-cooled 85 hp (63 kW) DOHC 16-valve engine, and a six-speed transmission and a ignition with CDI, 2 coils. The Honda Hurricane was introduced as the newest style of sport bike.

 

Harley-Davidson Chopper

04.12.2018 | 12:00

A chopper is a type of custom motorcycle which emerged in the United States in the mid-1960s. The chopper is perhaps the most extreme of all custom styles, often using radically modified steering angles and lengthened forks for a stretched-out appearance. They can be built from an original motorcycle which is modified ("chopped") or built from scratch. Some of the characteristic features of choppers are long front ends with extended forks often coupled with an increased rake angle, hardtail frames (frames without rear suspension), very tall "ape hanger" or very short "drag" handlebars, lengthened or stretched frames, and larger than stock front wheels. The "sissy bar", a set of tubes that connect the rear fender with the frame, and which are often extended several feet high, is a signature feature on many choppers.

 

Ducati Scrambler 800

03.12.2018 | 12:00

The Ducati Scrambler is a L-twin engined standard or roadster motorcycle made by Ducati . The Scrambler was introduced at the 2014 Intermot motorcycle show, with US sales beginning in 2015, in seven configurations: the 803 cc (49.0 cu in) Classic, Urban Enduro, Icon, Flat Track Pro, Full Throttle, Italia Independent, and the 399 cc (24.3 cu in) Sixty2. The Scrambler name and design concept are a revival of the Scrambler line of dual-sport singles made from 1962–1974.

 

Kawasaki Z 1000

02.12.2018 | 12:00

Since 1972 Kawasaki builds Z models. One all have in common, they are to act wild and aggressive. A motorcycle for acceleration. A motorcycle that is turned up high and then has to yell, wild and untamed.

 

BMW R 75/5

01.12.2018 | 12:00

The BMW R50/5, R60/5, and R75/5 form a range of boxer twin motorcycles that were manufactured in Berlin, Germany, by BMW from 1970. Having electric starting and telescopic forks, the "slash-5" series was a significant advance over BMW 's earlier rather utilitarian motorcycles, and the new bikes appealed to the emerging market for recreational motorcycles.

 

Kawasaki 1400GTR

30.11.2018 | 12:00

The Kawasaki 1400GTR, also known as the Concours 14 or ZG1400 in some markets, is a sport touring motorcycle produced by Kawasaki . The 1400GTR was introduced in September 2007 and is based on the ZX-14 platform. It replaces the original GTR1000 (Concours), which was built from 1986 to 2006. 155PS for a weight of 312kg.

 

 

 

Yamaha Virago XV535

29.11.2018 | 12:00

The Yamaha Virago XV535 with over 30,000 units sold is one of Germany's best-selling motorcycles. Viragos were built from 1981 to 2003. It is one of several in the Virago line and is positioned as mid-size metric cruiser with an engine displacement of 535 cc (32.6 cu in). This model was discontinued in 2004 in the US and 2003 in the UK as the "star" range of motorcycles form took over as the cruiser line from Yamaha. The V-Star 650 (known as the DragStar in Europe) could be seen as the successor to the XV535.