KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R
The 1290 R is the most extreme Super Duke ever and more radical than any of its predecessors. Only the degree of consistency with which KTM presses ahead in the development of the LC8 powerplant and the lightweight trellis frame, and combines them with high-end technology and the latest electronics, can yield the level of performance that the new 1290 Super Duke R has to offer. At a max output of 180 hp and only 189 kg of weight, it realises a power-to-weight ratio previously reserved for maxed-out supersport racers. And with a load of the latest electronic assistance systems, it defines new benchmarks for streetfighters and naked bikes in terms of controllability and safety.
KTM RC 125
The compact, three-chambered silencer of RC 125, 200 and 390 not only makes for some raucous racing sound but is also positioned beneath the engine close to the bike’s centre of gravity. This design trick contributes to centralise the masses, supporting the incomparable agility of the RC models. The racing bodywork, the narrow, flat tank and the clip-ons mounted below the upper triple clamp give the rider full mobility for committed track riding. The fully equipped multi-functional cockpit not only informs about a multitude of parameters, all the way down to average fuel consumption and remaining range, but also supports riders on the hunt for new personal bests with an adjustable shift light. The aerodynamic fairing removes the wind pressure from chest and arms, lowers helmet turbulence in a sporty riding position and ensures maximum top speed. And at the same time, thanks to the inimitable style of designer legend Gerald Kiska and the sporty graphics, the fairing tells everyone at the first glance that the RC 125, 200 and 390 are genuine super sport bikes.
KTM FREERIDE 250 R
The Freeride 250 R picks up the same basic principles of this young model range by giving a motor-bike to people who want to go off-road with-out having to prove anything to anybody. Returning riders are especially not interested in bowing down to constraints, but instead gaining the widest range of options. They want to roam the landscape free from pressure but at the same time refuse to let the topography dictate the route. Enter the 2-stroke engine, which in the Freeride 250 R is not tuned for maximum power but rather for a well-balanced torque delivery and optimum rideability.The compact and extremely light-weight powerplant is not only a straightforward alternative in terms of cost of ownership and maintenance, it also makes the Freeride 250 R even more lively, agile and fizzy than its siblings. With substantially less weight, greater ground clearance and providing more agility, the handling is easier, even in extremely tough terrain. Just the thing for riders who derive their enjoyment from their trials ambitions – the kind of people for whom terrain cannot ever be tough enough.
KTM X-BOW GT
There may very well be super sports cars that live up to this description. Whether it be due to their spectacular appearance. Whether it be due to their outstanding technology. Whether it be due to their breathtaking performance. Or whether it be due to their history steeped in tradition. However, no other car epitomises the term super sports car as thoroughly and uncompromisingly as the KTM X-BOW GT. Based on the X-BOW R - itself unique in the matter of high-tech, safety, drive dynamics and appearance - Austrian manufacturer KTM has created a vehicle whose exceptional characteristics can now also be experienced without a helmet. The elegant, frameless windscreen construction, which wraps protectively around the driver and passenger in the same way as a helmet visor, allows the occupants to forego their own headgear. At the same time, however, it does nothing to impair the puristic driving experience or the radical design of the revolutionary KTM X-BOW. Quite the contrary.
Ninja 1000 ABS
The Ninja 1000 ABS combines the appeal of a supersport machine with the real-world versatility of a daily rider. Retuned for 2014, the new model’s liquid-cooled 1,043 cm3 In-Line Four engine pumps out strong low- and mid-range acceleration, and the nimble handling is even more responsive. It benefits from the latest electronics, including KTRC, an advanced traction control system offering three modes to chose from, and two selectable Power Modes, allowing the rider to select the desired engine power characteristics depending on riding conditions. The styling is pure Ninja: aggressive, dynamic and unmistakably Kawasaki. An adjustable windscreen and newly designed, integrated panniers (accessory) give the Ninja 1000 ABS exceptional versatility.
Sugomi is the term that best describes the revolutionary new Z1000. This hot-blooded Naked sport model flaunts its stunning styling and exciting handling qualities. A low-mounted headlight with four LED bulbs, accentuated by a high, angular fuel tank and sharply aggressive tail cowl give the Z1000 a predatory stance. One look at its dynamic form tells you that this is a bike that eats weaker machines for breakfast. Traffic-humbling acceleration and razor-sharp throttle response come courtesy of a liquid-cooled 1,043 cm3 In-Line Four engine. The carefully crafted intake sound adds to the excitement. With advanced SFF-BP front suspension and a mass-centralised design, the Z1000’s unique chassis layout delivers direct, sporty handling guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
BMW R nineT
On the occasion of the anniversary “90 Years of BMW Motorrad”, the BMW R nineT – or simply nineT – is presenting itself in a classic but nevertheless ultra modern form. The “cafe racer” combines the original charm of the 81 kW (110 hp) boxer engine and puristic design vocabulary from various BMW Motorrad eras with innovative technology and a modular concept that offers maximum possibilities for individualisation.
BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive
This 3-wheeled concept model currently under development seeks to create anew market for commuter vehicles. It has a 125cc engine, a light and sportyride, a feeling of stablility and is easy-to-use. This is all wrapped into abeautifully designed exterior with playful appeal. As one of the models set torealize our long-term vision of “opening up a new frontier of personal mobility,”this model adopts leaning multi-wheel (LMW) technology for its two frontwheels.■ Length×Width×Height = 1,905 mm×735 mm×1,215 mm ■ Engine type = Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke ■ Cylinder arrangement = Single cylinder■ Displacement = 124 cm3 ■ Fuel supply system = Fuel injection ■ Transmission = V-belt automatic
This brand new model takes a lightweight, slim and compact chassis, thetraditional trait of a Yamaha motorcycle, and pairs it with a newly developedin-line 2-cylinder engine based on our “Crossplane Concept.”*2 This sport bikebrings both fun to the daily commute and excitement to the weekend jaunt,and generates an enjoyment that can be felt directly and intuitively by users ofall skill and experience levels. It adopts a “double deck structure” designwhere the upper and lower portions of the bike are expressed in both relativeand interconnected ways, and is a realization of Yamaha Motor's “RefinedDynamism” design philosophy.■ Length×Width×Height = 2,085 mm×745 mm×1,090 mm ■ Engine type = Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve ■ Cylinder arrangement =in-line 2-cylinder ■ Displacement = 689 cm3 ■ Fuel supply system = Fuel injection ■ Transmission = Return type 6-speed