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“With 23 years of continuous production (well, as continuous as Cagiva get), the Mito is the planet’s longest-running stroker and for the first decade of its existence was desirable as any superbike.

“Penned by Massimo Tamburini, the first generation had bodywork virtually identical to Cagiva’s 500GP bike, the second generation aped a Ducati 916.But there was more to the bike than looks – a searing powerband, a seven-speed gearbox and a chassis capable of containing a much bigger engine made it fodder for teenage racers (Rossi’s first track foray was on a Mito) and specials builders who bolted in anything from RD350 motors to CR500s.

“My yearning for one was sated when I was involved in the build of a CR-engined Mito. It was magnificent and crap, all at the same time.”

 

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LTG Caslen’s entrance onto the football field was a stark reminder …

As players from NFL teams across the country kneel in protest during the playing of the national anthem, one football team is getting its pregame ritual right.

On Oct. 14, Superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen led West Point Black Knights football team onto the field by way of his saber-wielding motorcycle.

Photos of Caslen riding his bike were posted to Facebook, where users praised him as well as the Army football team, which beat Eastern Michigan 28-27, extending its home unbeaten streak to five games.

According to Independent Journal Review, Caslen has a habit of leading his team — and audience — in national pride and school spirit.

The former U.S. Military academy cadet, who played varsity football when he attended the academy, was seen in 2015 leading his team onto the field, only this time by way of an Orange County Choppers motorcycle.

Another time, he was pictured commandeering a T-shirt cannon, which quickly earned him the name “Supe Daddy.”

“The Lieutenant General is known to be out in front of the student section during games,” IJR reported, as well as “leading them in the Army chant, ‘The Rocket.’”

And there are multiple instances — and videos — of Caslen hyping up his crowd as well as giving praise to the fallen heroes at West Point, both on and off the field.

This habit of leading is nothing new to Caslen, who, in a 2015 interview with Observer, said his bests days in Iraq were when he received word that he would have the “honor of leading our sons and daughters.”

Many of these “sons and daughters” had been cadets from the classes he taught, he said, adding further that the “last person who wants to go to war is the military.”

Caslen’s enthusiastic actions and honorable works for his cadets and fallen soldiers is sure to continue, as West Point keeps on working to bring the best out of those it trains to serve.

According to IJR, “LTG Caslen’s entrance onto the football field was a stark reminder that the USMA family will continue to train, fight, and safeguard all that our country holds dearest.”

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10 mins of BADASS FL2K street racing action! This monster 400HP H2 makes a trip from Texas to test against some of the fastest bikes in the country. We also jump in a 1300whp Nissan GTR to play with some bikes.

 

Bumble Bee – BMW S1000RR

Built motor

100shot

Q16

 

Texas H2 400HP – Kawasaki Ninja H2

Built engine

Built trans

Stage 3

Intercooled

Race gas

 

Hulk H2 – Kawasaki Ninja H2

Stage 2

Intercooled

Adams swing arm

 

Venom busa – Suzuki Hayabusa

Built motor

75shot

Pump gas

 

BMW S1000RR (run with GTR)

Full bolt ons

Tune

 

Kawasaki Ninja H2 (run with GTR)

Bolt ons

Tune

 

Nissan GTR – TSM built

1300whp

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Ducati has unveiled the new 2018 Monster 821 and one of the most noticeable features is that new exhaust muffler that replaces the much talked about unit from the previous generation model. For 2018, the Ducati Monster has been upgraded to include aesthetic and functional features first introduced on the Monster 1200: a more streamlined, agile look with fully redesigned tank and tail, Euro 4 compliant engine, an all-new silencer and a headlight that is both classic and contemporary. Also making its debut on the mid-size Monster is the colour TFT display with selected gear and fuel indicators, while available accessories include the Ducati Quick Shift up/down system.

Here are all the details of the new 2018 Ducati Monster 821.

New 2018 Ducati Monster 821 Expected Prices

With the added features, the new 2018 Ducati Monster 821 will carry a slight premium over the previous generation model. Expect the prices to hover around INR 12 lakh (ex-showroom).

New 2018 Ducati Monster 821 Expected Launch Date

While there are no official details about the India launch of the new 2018 Ducati Monster, we expect that the motorcycle should arrive in showrooms by early 2018.

New 2018 Ducati Monster 821 Features and Details

The new 2018 Monster 821 has been redesigned to create a sleek, compact bike with true sporting character. The new tank is now claimed to be lighter and also features the classic anodized aluminium attachment clip. The short, compact, sleek tail, supported by the steel Trellis subframe, lets riders set a seat height of 785 or 810 mm.

On the Monster 821 the engine acts as a load-bearing element, the Trellis frame being attached to the cylinder heads. The double-sided swingarm on the Monster 821 also ensures a compact 1480 mm wheelbase. The rear seat-carrying subframe – also attached directly to the engine – has been redesigned to provide a compact structure that also supports the new passenger footpeg struts. Both rider and passenger footpeg attachments are made of die-cast aluminium and mount aluminium pegs. The rider’s pegs also feature aluminium heel guards.

Up front, the Monster 821 is equipped with a 43 mm fork and, behind, a monoshock with spring pre-load and rebound damping adjustment that makes use of progressive linkage. The shock absorber is attached directly on the vertical cylinder head at one end and on the die-cast aluminium double-sided swingarm at the other. The motorcycle is equipped with 10-spoke alloy wheels, 3.5 x 17” up front and 5.5 x 17” at the rear, mounting Pirelli DIABLO ROSSO III tyres, 120/70 up front and 180/55 at the rear.

The new, Euro 4 compliant silencer draws its inspiration from the exhaust on the Monster 1200 R. Another signature component on the 821 is the round headlight, high-tech yet iconic and, like the tank, identical to the one on the Monster 1200. The headlight provides a powerful halogen light source and features LED “horseshoe” side lights. LED lighting is also incorporated at the rear. The Monster 821 also has a Hazard lights function, activated by pressing the left indicator switch for four seconds.

The Monster 821 instrument panel has a colour TFT display that shows selected gear and fuel level. The display has three different configurations, each designed to show information that is best suited to certain riding situations. In Urban Riding Mode, the display adopts the Core configuration, minimising the shown data: ideal for downtown riding. The clearest information is vehicle speed, displayed in the centre of the screen, while the selected gear is shown on the right. In Touring Riding Mode, the display changes completely and goes to the Full configuration to display as much useful travelling info as possible. In Sport Riding Mode, the display adopts the Track configuration, providing only information related to sport riding. The rev counter graphic is reset with a Superbike-style layout. The TFT control panel on the Monster 821 can be personalised and the rider can choose the display mode regardless of the selected Riding Mode.

The Monster 821’s instrument panel is ready to display info related to the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS); the latter lets riders connect their smartphones via the Bluetooth module (available as an accessory) and control some of its functions via the switchgears. The panel displays music player controls and earphone connection, incoming call and received message status icons. Moreover, the Monster 821 has an under-seat USB port to recharge smartphones and other devices.

The Monster 821 comes in three different colours:

  • Ducati Yellow with black frame and black wheels
  • Ducati Red with red frame and black wheels
  • Dark Stealth with black frame and black wheels

New 2018 Ducati Monster 821 Engine and Performance

The Monster 821 is powered by the 821 cc twin-cylinder Desmodromic Testastretta 11 Euro 4 compliant engine which delivers a maximum power of 109 hp at 9250 rpm and a maximum torque of 86 Nm at 7750 rpm. That valve clearance needs checking every 30,000 km (18,000 miles). The twin-cylinder engine uses throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire control. The Monster 821 exhaust ducts, with a cross-section of 50 mm, form part of a 2-1-2 system designed.

Monster 821 accessories include Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down, a race-derived electronic system that lets riders up-change without using the clutch and without having to close the throttle and down-change without operating the clutch, just closing the throttle. The system works differently for upshifts and downshifts, integrating adjustment of spark advance and injection during upshifts with an auto-blipper function during downshifts.

New 2018 Ducati Monster 821 Safety

Up front, the Monster 821 mounts twin Brembo M4-32 4-piston monobloc calipers that grip 320 mm discs and an axial-pump brake lever with incorporated fluid reservoir. At the rear is a single 245 mm disc gripped by a Brembo caliper; like the front brake, it features enhanced-efficiency sintered brake pads.

The Monster 821 features Ducati Riding Mode technology. This incorporates the Bosch 9.1MP 3-level ABS system with integrated pressure sensor and 8-level DTC that, together, make up the DSP (Ducati Safety Pack) which optimises vehicle control and enhances ride safety.

Riding modes include Sport, Touring and Urban, with each mode being programmed to vary the engine ‘character’ (Power Modes) and the ABS and DTC intervention levels instantaneously, even on the go. Electronic Ride-by-Wire (RbW) uses Ducati e-Grip system to manage different mappings and adjust power delivery (Power Modes), while Ducati Traction Control (DTC) features eight levels of system interaction to enhance control by reducing rear wheel spin. Lastly, the ABS system, designed to prevent wheel lock during braking, offers three different intervention levels.

  • Sport Riding Mode delivers 109 hp of power with direct RbW throttle twist response, reduced DTC intervention, level 1 ABS braking efficiency and rear wheel lift detection disabled.
  • Touring Riding Mode delivers 109 hp of engine power with a more progressive RbW throttle twist response, increased DTC intervention, level 2 ABS braking efficiency and moderate rear wheel lift control.
  • Urban Riding Mode delivers a maximum power of 75 hp with progressive RbW throttle twist response; DTC is set to an even higher intervention level and the ABS is set to level 3, maximising braking stability and wheel lift-up prevention.

New 2018 Ducati Monster 821 Technical Specifications

 Ducati Monster 821 (MY18)
ENGINE
TYPE Testastretta 11°, L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, Water cooled
DISPLACEMENT 821 cc (50.1 cu in)
BORE X STROKE 88 x 67.5 mm (3.46 x 2.66 in)
COMPRESSION RATIO 12.8:1
POWER* 80 kW (109 hp) @ 9,250 rpm
TORQUE* 86 Nm (8.8 kgm / 63 lb-ft ) @ 7,750 rpm
FUEL INJECTION Electronic fuel injection system, Ø 53 mm throttle bodies, Full Ride-by-Wire
EXHAUST 2-1-2 system, two lambda probes, stainless steel muffler with aluminium end cap
TRANSMISSION
GEARBOX 6 speed
PRIMARY DRIVE Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.85:1
RATIO 1=37/15, 2=30/17, 3=28/20, 4=26/22, 5=24/23, 6=23/24
FINAL DRIVE Chain drive, Front sprocket Z15, Rear sprocket Z46
CLUTCH Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with mechanical control
CHASSIS
FRAME Tubular steel trellis frame linked to cylinder heads
FRONT SUSPENSION Ø 43 mm usd fork
FRONT WHEEL 10-spoke light alloy, 3.5″ x 17″
FRONT TYRE 120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso III
REAR SUSPENSION Progressive linkage with adjustable monoshock, Aluminium double-sided swingarm
REAR WHEEL 10-spoke light alloy, 5.5″ x 17″
REAR TYRE 180/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso III
WHEEL TRAVEL (FRONT/REAR) 130 mm /140 mm (5.12 in / 5.51 in)
FRONT BRAKE 2 x Ø 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted monobloc Brembo M4-32 callipers, 4-piston, axial pump with Bosch ABS as standard equipment
REAR BRAKE Ø 245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with Bosch ABS as standard equipment
INSTRUMENTATION TFT colour display
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
DRY WEIGHT 180,5 kg (398 lb)
WET WEIGHT (KERB) 206 kg (454 lb)
WET WEIGHT (NO FUEL) 195 kg (430 lb)
SEAT HEIGHT Adjustable 785 mm – 810 mm (30.91 in – 31.89 in)
WHEELBASE 1,480 mm (58.27 in)
RAKE 24,3°
TRAIL 93.2 mm (3.67 in)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 16.5 l (4.36 US gal)
NUMBER OF SEATS 2
STANDARD EQUIPMENT
Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (Bosch ABS + Ducati Traction Control DTC), Ride-by-Wire, TFT colour display, Passenger seat cover.Up&down Quickshift (DQS), Anti-theft system, Ducati Data Analyzer (DDA) ready.
Warranty
Warranty 24 months, Unlimited mileage
Mainteinance service intervals 15,000 km (9,000 mi) / 12 months
Valve clearance check 30,000 km (18,000 mi)
EMISSIONS E CONSUMPTION**
Standard Euro 4
CO2 emissions 125 g/km
Consumption 5.4 l/100 km

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Yamaha has teased the Motoroid, a new concept motorcycle that can interact with its rider thanks to trick artificial intelligence. Shown ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show, the bike packs native AI technology which Yamaha says can give its rider the experience of “kando”, the Japanese concept of deep spiritual inspiration and satisfaction.

As you can see above, the electric-powered Motoroid has battery cells that look like chrome canisters positioned beneath the seat, which itself comes with a radical racing-inspired design.

Yamaha will present 20 different concepts, one of which is the Motoroid, when the Tokyo Motor Show begins on October 27.

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Kawasaki will unveil a Ninja H2 derived super-tourer at this year’s Milan show, completely transforming the premium fast-touring market overnight.

The new continent-shrinker will be the first production tourer to use supercharger technology to deliver the ultimate blend of explosive torque and power, while also returning impressive fuel economy and Bentley GT levels of smooth refinement.

200bhp of touring punch

Don’t be confused by the name – which we believe will be Ninja H2 SX – this is a touring bike first and foremost, not a biposto version of the formidable Ninja H2R. While it won’t be short of power, the development team have concentrated on delivering incredible mid-range drive and fuel range. That means superbike levels of power and torque, while sipping fuel at the rate you’d expect from the firm’s normally aspirated 118bhp Versys 1000.

MCN’s Japanese source also revealed that the reworked H2 engine, which has been remapped to deliver around 200bhp at peak with a tangible boost to the mid-range punch, could also be the first outlet for Kawasaki’s variable-boost supercharger. The firm showed an engine at last year’s Tokyo show which boasted vanes on the supercharger’s inlet that opened and closed via a mechanical actuator. Rumours suggest this actuator has been replaced by a smaller and lighter integrated electric motor which will power the vanes – tuning the supercharger’s supply of air according to the rider’s throttle inputs.  

The ultimate GT

The rest of the bike promises an equally premium experience. That means we’re expecting the next generation of Kawasaki’s huge compliment of electronic rider aids all controlled by an inertial measurement unit to knit together cornering ABS, traction control, anti-wheelie and multiple rider modes. The H2 SX would also be the perfect candidate for semi-active suspension system – something we’ve not seen from Kawasaki yet.

In addition, we’d expect to see class-leading attention to touring considerations, with a full TFT dash and integrated satnav functionality, electronic screen, headed grips and seats, full media connectivity and keyless ignition. Honda are on the eve of unveiling their radically revamped Gold Wing, and BMW have already set the bar high with their ballistic K1600GTL. There’s an increasing glut of super-high-end versatile adventure-sports bikes, too – like Ducati’s Multistrada S Touring – so Kawasaki have to arrive in the market with something phenomenal. And the information seeping out of Japan suggests the H2 will be exactly that.

The Versys 1000 and Z1000SX families will remain, while the 1400GTR, has already ceased production as a casualty of Euro4 regulations.

But with the Ninja H2 costing £25,499, and the track-only H2R a marriage-wrecking £47,000, can the new SX and GT meet market expectations? The indications are that the base H2 SX will start at around £20k, while a fully-laden GT might be more like £23k – putting it firmly in the same realm as the Gold Wing and K1600GTL.

Get the full story from its Milan unveil in MCN on November 8.

Highlights

  • 200bhp supercharged tourer
  • SX and GT spec versions
  • Class-leading fuel consumption
  • High-end spec as standard
  • Variable boost supercharger

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It’s a well-known fact that 1970s drag racing was pretty much the coolest thing that has ever graced God’s earth. And Blind Freddy could tell you that the French are as cool as all hell. And what about the Honda Dax? That thing’s cooler than James Brown doing shots of liquid nitrogen. So what happens when you combine all three? You get coolness levels approaching that of Absolute Zero. Just ask French bike builders Duke Motorcycles; after getting their hands dirty on this little Honda Dax drag bike build, they’ve probably got a case of terminal frostbite.

“My name is Lionel,” says Monsieur Duke, the shop’s owner. “I’ve been a car and motorbike mechanic for over 20 years. I’m passionate about all kinds of motorbikes, but  particularly custom bikes. Then four years ago, I set up my workshop to pursue my passion and cater especially for cafe racers, scramblers, brats and bobbers”.

The Duke workshop is situated in Tourettes sur Loup, a small village next to Nice in the South of France. By all reports the shop itself is quite basic. As Lionel explains, “It’s to keep the spirit of the cafe racer in all of my work”.

“For this project, the client wanted the Dax to keep some essence of the design’s original spirit but be much more muscular, so I decided to do it as a ’70s-style drag bike”. Sure that seems simple enough, but as we all know, drag bike need a wider tyre – and wide tyres is something the Dax was never designed for. “To get the rear end the way I wanted it, I had to completely cut it up and then rebuild everything bigger and wider”. That includes a full custom swingarm, too.

And that wasn’t all that was chopped. The entirety of the bike’s frame was made wider to accommodate a bigger, better 5.5 litre tank and the fresh 190cc, 30 hp Daytona 4-valve donk designed for competitive dirt bike racing. Fun fact: that’s a 600% increase on the factory bike’s original 5 hp. Hot diggity.

“With such an increase, it was necessary to upgrade the brakes. We decided to adapt some Ducati Brembos and made all the required fixtures in aluminium. We then made and aluminium intake manifold for the new Yoshimura 28 carburettor”. The rear shock was also taken for a Ducati – a 900 SS in fact.

Continuing the shape shifting, the bike’s seat has been reduced in height and length while also managing to keep the original appearance and has been recovered in premium Alcantara by a local saddlery. “Then I realised that a metal flake paint job would really take things to the next level, so I decided on a gold with some red airbrushed gradations on a base of cream to give it a cool, retro style. This was topped off with classic brush script lettering”.

Other cool delights on the Honda include a host of Motogadget goodies, including a speedo and fob locker, some Falcon Vee Rubber tires, Enkei rims, a set of USV Racing forks and a Kepspeed exhaust system.

“For the Honda’s photos, we decided to do a night shoot in the centre of Nice,” says Lionel in closing. “I think the shots really show off the bike’s best parts. For me, that’s the rear end and the fact that it’s pure and finessed while also having a lot of physical presence. This was my core intention; this is the image I had in my head from the start”. Goal achieved, we think. And then some.

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THE FACTORY BONNEVILLE BOBBER has been a staggering success. In the first month of its launch, it became the fastest-selling motorcycle in the 115-year history of the marque.

But there’s more than one way to bob a Triumph. This compact, chunky machine comes from BAAK Motocyclettes of Lyon in France, and it’s based on the current model Bonneville T120 Black.

So why design a new Bonneville bobber when Triumph already sells one? According to BAAK’s marketing guy Julien Demaugé-Bost, they wanted to approach a bobber buildfrom a different direction—and show what could be done with the T120 Black.

“The Triumph Bobber already has a strong personality,” he points out, “so we decided not to use that base.”

Baak wowed us a year ago with their immaculate Bonneville sidecar conversion, which was chock-a-block with fine detailing and engineering. And this new build matches those high standards.

“We wanted to make the bike look as simple as possible, true to the bobber ethos,” says Julien. “Bobbers usually match an image of the ‘rebel rider.’ So we also did our best to avoid the stereotype, by reinterpreting the bobber in a ‘gentleman’s way’.”

BAAK’s five-strong crew—led by founder Rémi Reguin—started the same way they always do: with the wheels and tires. The T120 leaves the factory with an 18-inch front rim and a 17-inch at the back, but now rolls on matching 16-inch aluminum rims laced to the stock hubs.

The tires are a Continental pattern that we don’t often see: the K112, which has a 70s-style tread matched to a modern-day rubber compound.

The next big step was to make the bike look more compact, by building a shorter seat. It’s similar to an existing BAAK unit designed for the previous version of the Bonneville, and sits on a new aluminum subframe.

The custom seat pan is made from high-density polyethylene—the same material used for hard hats—and the foam is covered with leather in a classic rib pattern. It shortens the tail by just over five inches (14 cm).

The bike is sits almost an inch lower than stock, thanks to new machined aluminum triple trees and shorter shock absorbers created in collaboration with Shock Factory.

To protect the engine, BAAK have installed an aluminum sump guard that sits between the stainless steel header pipes of their own proprietary bobber-style exhaust. The sound, we’re told, is “deep and strong.”

BAAK’s own wide and cross-braced ‘bars promote comfortable, upright ergonomics, with the rider sitting close to the tank. “You still can share the bike with a pillion, despite the reduced seat length,” says Julien. “And the torque of the engine is your best ally during duo rides!”

With a solid 105 Nm on tap, the T120 parallel twin has ample grunt for two-up touring around tree-lined country lanes. (Aside from the exhaust system, the only drivetrain changes are pancake-style air filters, to visually lighten the back end.) And BAAK’s bobber is usefully lighter than the 490-pound avoirdupois of the showroom bike too.

Many parts have been relocated to increase the vintage vibe, like the turn signals, the regulator, the ignition control, and the mirror that sits low by the left-hand grip.

“The timeless result we were trying to create meant we had to mess with the complex electronic systems of the bike,” says Julien. “We did away with the stock speedometer and handlebar controls; the controls shown on this bike are 3D printed prototypes. They will be aluminum cast in the future.”

The master cylinder and clutch lever are by KustomTech, and there’s a tiny Motogadget speedo integrated into the Bates-style headlight bowl. It keeps almost all the features of the stock instrument—except the option for heated grips and engine modes.

“We’re currently working on a ‘Plug & Play’ solution, so anyone can use this part on a new Triumph motorcycle,” says Julien.

That’s the practical stuff covered. But it wouldn’t be a BAAK bike without beautiful detailing, and this T120 doesn’t disappoint. We especially love the use of leather—from the fork gaiters to the straps on the handlebars and headlight, and those handy side pouches under the seat.

“Most of the parts on the bobber will be available in our shop in the coming weeks,” says Julien. “You’ll then be able to buy a bolt-on kit to turn your own Bonneville T120 into a bobber.”

f you’re in Europe and you have the latest generation Bonneville in your garage, you’ve now got a good excuse for a trip to Paris: the BAAK bobber will be unveiled at the Midnight Garage Festival this weekend.

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Drawing from years of heritage, the 2018 Yamaha VMAX is as sporty and approachable as ever. With a starting price of only $17,999, this is a bike that riders both new and experienced can enjoy. The 1,679cc engine is shaft driven, with a 5-speed transmission. A seat height of 30.5″ and a wet weight of only 683 lbs. make this friendly cruiser an approachable choice. Whether it’s around town or cruising down the highway, you’ll be rolling in style. Compare the Yamaha VMAX to other motorcycles to see if this is the right bike for you!

Specifications

ENGINE

  • BORE (MM)90
  • COMPRESSION RATIO11.3:1
  • COOLINGLiquid
  • DISPLACEMENT IN CC1679
  • DISPLACEMENT IN CI102
  • ENGINE TYPEV4
  • STARTERElectric
  • STROKE66
  • VALVE CONFIGURATIONDOHC

TRANSMISSION

  • NUMER OF SPEEDS5
  • TRANSMISSION TYPEManual

TIRES

  • FRONT TIREBridgestone® 120/70 R18
  • REAR TIREBridgestone® 200/50 R18

BRAKES

  • FRONT BRAKE DIAMETER320
  • FRONT BRAKE TYPEDual Hydraulic Disc
  • REAR BRAKE DIAMETER11.7
  • REAR BRAKE TYPEHydraulic Disc

SUSPENSION & STEERING

  • AIR ADJUSTABLENo
  • FRONT SUSPENSION TYPETelescopic Fork
  • REAR ADJUSTABLE REBOUND DAMPINGYes
  • REAR ADJUSTABLE SHOCK / SPRING PRE-LOADYes
  • REAR SUSPENSION TYPETwin Sided Swing Arm
  • SEAT HEIGHT (IN)30.5

OTHER

  • FUEL CAPACITY (GAL)4
  • MANUFACTURER COUNTRYJapan
  • MANUFACTURER TYPECruiser
  • WET WEIGHT (LBS)683
  • WHEELBASE (IN)66.9

 

Kawasaki wants to add supercharge to the way you tour on a motorcycle as the Japanese two-wheeler brand has teased its new Supercharged Tourer that would make its global debut at the upcoming 2017 EICMA motorcycle show. Kawasaki has remained tight-lipped about any further details although the Company did mention that the supercharger technology will create even greater low to mid-range pulling power. Check out the teaser video below:

We have, time and again, seen various renders from Japanese magazines. One of the renders that fits the description of the upcoming motorcycle is the Ninja S2 which will reportedly be a middleweight model with a 600-650cc of displacement. Check out the render below:

Kawasaki stated :

Third iteration of Kawasaki’s unique supercharged family breaks cover. Until now the Kawasaki supercharged story has been almost entirely performance focused. For 2018 Kawasaki will unveil a brand new machine at the EICMA show on 7 November utilising balanced supercharger technology to create even greater low to mid-range pulling power.

While none of the exhilarating forced induction performance feeling is missing, this unique power feeling is now joined by superior fuel economy and an overall riding feeling directed towards the sport touring market. Supercharge your journey with the only manufacturer that can deliver such a machine –be prepared for Sport Touring to accelerate impressively and efficiently into its next exciting phase.

The motorcycle, as aforementioned, will be unveiled on November 7, 2017. We’ll keep you posted about all the latest updates as and when they arrive.

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