2012 Kawasaki KX450F
For 2012, Kawasaki took a championship-winning motocross/supercross dirt bike, and improved on it.
The 2012 Kawasaki KX 450 F features many new upgrades, including the Japanese manufacturer’s new Launch Control Mode, assisting with the holeshot.
Following are the features & benefits of the 2012 Kawasaki KX 450F:
AMA SportBike Privateer: Infineon Report IV
Back at the staging area at Infineon Raceway, Calif., before AMA Daytona SportBike race 1, Alan (Paddy McCord’s father) removed the terminals from the quickshifter sensor and hard-wired it to the race harness on the Peak Performance Team Kawasaki ZX-6R.
MV Agusta Brutale
Although we welcomed the civilizing touches that MV Agusta bestowed on its new Brutale 1090RR, many riders-especially track day junkies-may feel the need for even more horsepower and a sharper delivery from the legendary marque’s flagship naked bike.
Ducati is recalling 1,196 Multistrada 1200S motorcycles manufactured in 2010 due to fuel system malfunctions (Electronic Control Unit ECU).
Ducati says the Multistrada 1200 S could stall during downshifting or when the clutch is disengaged while the engine is at idle; engine stalling could increase the risk of a crash.
The new 2011 Triumph Speed Triple motorcycle has an all-new chassis, with a sharper handling and even more aggressive look.
The sculpted frame retains the traditional Speed Triple styling cues, such as the twin over-engine spars and single-sided swingarm, but the geometry is all-new.
Returning for 2011, the Yamaha FZ1 motorcycle is an all-around performer street-brawler that brings 998cc of fuel-injected power to the fray, in a light-and-strong aluminum frame.
For 2011 the FZ1 does get one upgrade; new and improved ECU mapping that has been revised to achieve improved throttle response in the low-speed range.
After a six-year leave from the highway, Kawasaki is reentering the full-dress touring market with the technologically forward, nostalgically styled, 2009 Voyager. Kawasaki is touting their new Vulcan 1700 series as a bellwether for the company’s future in the cruiser segment, and the reimagined Voyager has been commissioned as their cruise line’s luxe flagship.
Daytona Race Report
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Track-day Triple Sportbike
Motorcycling along the near deserted Spanish country road outside of Cartegna, I realized that Triumph just can’t hide their roots. Flicking left and right, lofting the front wheel over small rises in second and third gear, and plunging down series of mountain descents, revealed what a truly incredible street bike the Brits have produced with the new Daytona 675.
The new ACCEL Self-Learning Module is now available for all fuel injected Harley-Davidson models with both Magneti-Marelli and Delphi ECU’s, even the 2008-2009 Touring models with Throttle by Wire systems. This self learning technology compensates for changing loads, weather conditions and altitude while you ride. Automatically re-calibrates and optimizes for modifications such as; exhaust pipes, intake, air cleaners and cams.
>> IMPROVES MILEAGE while increasing POWER and TORQUE for stock and modified applications… plus reduces emissions
Touring Motorcycle Achievment in Design
Touring cruisers are not the first genre that comes to mind when contemplating design advances, but Kawasaki’s new Vulcan 1700 Voyager is bringing some welcome technological wizardry to this popular class.