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As the original Hyper Naked born out of the Dark Side of Japan, the MT-09 has always been the purest of all MT models, with its dark and mysterious aesthetic and grin-inducing performance leaving a lasting impression on every rider.

The first MT-09 broke cover in 2013 and brought pure emotion and excitement back to the world of motorcycling, kick-starting the Hyper Naked revolution that would change everything.

For 2024, Yamaha has taken the MT-09 to the next level of Darkness, combining intelligence and style, further pursuing the sharpened purity of the Dark Side of Japan.


2024 KTM 390 ADVENTURE 1

Having set the benchmark for the sub-500 cc Adventure segment, the ever-impressive KTM 390 ADVENTURE hits the road into 2024 with a set of fresh new colorways.

Merging all-road versatility and proven reliability with real-world performance, the 2024 KTM 390 ADVENTURE is known for its outstanding power-to-weight ratio, top-shelf technology, and overall riding agility. For 2024, it brings the same impressive list of features to the fore, including adventure-ready 19” front and 17” rear cast wheels, and a proven 373.2 cc powerplant producing 44 hp, 37 Nm.

Moreover, the 2024 KTM 390 ADVENTURE is engineered with the rider in mind. Ergonomically, the KTM 390 ADVENTURE is all about charging down any road you choose. From its Rally-style windshield to its offroad-focused footpegs, all-day riding comfort, supreme offroad agility, and unmatched rider involvement, setting the KTM 390 ADVENTURE in a class of its own.

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Along with these, the 2024 KTM 390 ADVENTURE features two all-new color combinations. In typical KTM fashion, a core orange and black colorway is flanked by a new gray and white package. Each color and graphics option is perfectly matched to the KTM 390 ADVENTURE’s proportions. These are applied using a proven wet paint with overcoated graphics application, adding a premium feel, while remaining scratch-resistant, durable, and future-proof.

A more offroad-focused KTM 390 ADVENTURE option will also be included in the line-up, which adds heavy-duty, spoked wheels and a READY TO RACE Rally-inspired CTG to the mix.

Highlights on the 2024 KTM 390 ADVENTURE include:

  • Class-leading electronics as standard, including OFFROAD Mode
  • Offroad-ready 19”-17” tubed cast wheels
  • 44 hp and 37 Nm of torque through the latest Euro 5, 373 cc engine
  • Lean-angle sensitive ABS & Motorcycle Traction Control as standard
  • Easily removable steel trellis subframe fitted with just four screws
  • WP APEX suspension with rebound and compression adjustability for unmatched rider feedback over any terrain
  • Two channel ABS brakes with 320 and 280 mm discs
  • 14.5 liter fuel tank with a possible 400 km range
  • Excellent ergonomics thanks to the two-part seat and crafted bodywork
  • Brand new graphics and a fresh look for both 2024 color version

The 2024 KTM 390 ADVENTURE will be available at authorized KTM dealers from November 2023. For more news about the 2024 KTM ADVENTURE model range, visit Travel (KTM.com) or your nearest authorized KTM dealer.

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Blending nostalgic design with the latest technology

The Sport Heritage range pays tribute to some of the most iconic motorcycles from Yamaha’s rich history by blending nostalgic design with the very latest in high performance engine and chassis technology.

Each XSR model takes inspiration and design cues from some of the most significant bikes built by Yamaha in its 68-year history but sees no compromise in modern day performance by bonding this timeless beauty with cutting edge riding technology.

Racing is in Yamaha's DNA. Yamaha Motor Company has been competing in, and winning, motorcycle races since its inception – pushing the limits of both man and machine. Yamaha's first ever motorcycle, the YA-1, won the Mount Fuji Ascent Race in 1955 shortly after the company was founded.

Since then, Yamaha has amassed countless victories at all levels from local grassroots amateur racing to the premier class of Grand Prix.

First released in 2016, the XSR900 has long featured subtle hints to Yamaha's racing pedigree and in 2021, the latest generation XSR900 went one step further with clear design cues taken from race machines of the 1980s and 1990s while maintaining its position as a heritage roadster.

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For 2024, the nod to Yamaha's racing tradition takes another leap with the introduction of the new XSR900 GP, which pays homage to some of the most celebrated race machines from Yamaha's illustrious past in a way never seen before in the Sports Heritage range.

Combining a sense of 1980s Grand Prix nostalgia with the very latest technology including the iconic, torque-rich 890cc CP3 engine, R1-derived six-axis IMU and lean sensitive rider aids, the XSR900 GP embodies Yamaha’s Racing history without sacrificing modern day performance. 

The 'Golden Era' of Grand Prix racing

Yamaha first entered a road racing world championship event at the Grand Prix of France.

The first premier class title came for Yamaha in the 1970s, with Giacomo Agostini, and further championship crowns followed later in the decade.

But it was in the 1980s that Yamaha secured its legacy in what would become known as the ‘Golden Era’ for Grand Prix racing. 'King' Kenny Roberts rode his YZR500 to a third consecutive title in 1980 but, following that success, Yamaha endured a tough few seasons battling for supremacy with its rivals.

This led to a re-think in approach, with a change in focus to developing race bikes with a priority on a rider's feeling with the machine.

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Not only would this new strategy lay the groundwork for further Grand Prix success (Yamaha won six 500cc Grand Prix titles between 1984 and 1992), but technology developed during this period went on to shape the future of the production sport motorcycle to this day.

Having moved to a slimmer V4 engine in 1982, Yamaha's engineers turned to developing a frame in which to house this powerplant. The idea was to produce a frame the same width of the V4 motor that would envelop it, like a cage.

This marked the birth of what would become the iconic Deltabox frame, which first featured in the 1982 YZR500 OW61 Grand Prix machine. Offering outstanding rigidity and feedback, just where a rider needed it most, the Deltabox posed such a significant step forward that just three years later Yamaha introduced it to a production model for the first time, with the TZR250 bringing the characteristics of the YZR factory race machine to the road.

And now, 40 years on, the Deltabox style frame remains at the heart of many Yamaha motorcycles, including the new XSR900 GP.

Born out of respect  

The English proverb 'Manners Maketh Man' derives from a shared understanding that courtesy, good manners and respect are essential to the preservation of good human interaction and relationships. 

It is this concept which formed the starting point for the design of XSR900 GP, in harmony with the Faster Sons philosophy of respecting the origin, learning from the past and creating a better machine for the modern-day rider.

The aim was not to create a replica, but instead release a model that pays the utmost respect to the past, while holding its own with the latest in performance and technology. That is the XSR900 GP.

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A sense of nostalgia in every detail

1980s inspired cowling

Aesthetically, Grand Prix bikes took a significant step in the 1980s, moving from the curvaceous bodywork of the 1970s towards the ‘boxier’ design seen from the mid-80s onwards. These squarer fairings would set the trend for the next decade not only at Grand Prix level but in production bikes too.

The XSR900 GP features an upper cowling reminiscent of this era, not only with a clear influence from the 1980s YZR Grand Prix bikes but also with notes of the FZR and TZR production sports machines of the late 1980s and early 1990s. To maintain the race-bike look, the XSR900’s round LED headlamp is replaced by a compact lens module, neatly hidden in the front cowling, creating a sense of unity with the front fairing while maintaining excellent illumination.

The bodywork is not only a symbol of the past in looks alone, but the method in which it is fixed in position is also inspired by the 1980s, with a tubed structure connecting the cowling to the frame and straight brackets supporting the dash creating a rider's view with a genuine golden era feel.

To emphasise the classic cockpit feeling, the upper fairing stay is supported by a nut structure identical to that used for the original TZ250. In true racing style, this structure is fastened with a beta pin, marking the first time Yamaha has used such a fastening on a mass-produced production model for public road use.

The function behind the move from the curvaceous cowlings of the 1970s to the more squared off style of the 1980s was to both improve aerodynamic efficiency and protect the rider from the wind coming from higher performance; and this is no different with the XSR900 GP.

While the windscreen and individual knuckle guards incorporate a taste of the 1980s; it's not solely about looks. The power output and gear ratio of the 890cc CP3 engine are identical to that of the XSR900, but the front cowling structure of the XSR900 GP increases both acceleration and top speed while the ducts on the side panels efficiently discharge heart from the radiator to maximise cooling performance.

The colour-matched seat cover fits over the passenger seat to complete the racer look with a boxy 1980s style rear end hiding the rear light, while a seat stopper on top of the seat cowling keeps the rider in position to enhance the feeling of acceleration.

Colours reminiscent of the Rainey years

Adorned in one of the most iconic Yamaha Grand Prix colours of all time, the XSR900 GP is available in a heritage livery inspired by the machines ridden by riders such as Wayne Rainey to multiple 500cc Grand Prix World Championships in the 1980s and early 1990s, complete with authentic yellow number boards on both front and rear cowlings.

The Deltabox-style chassis and swing arm are finished in silver to better evoke the era of the 1980s prototypes and emphasise the character of the Deltabox style frame itself.

A sportier ride

Race-style clip on handlebars

Separate 'clip on' handlebars add to the racer-style cockpit and offer a sportier riding experience.

The revised handlebars drastically change the riding position from the XSR900, moving the rider further forward on the machine into a sportier riding position, increasing the load on the front to offer the more precise feeling expected from a race-style machine.

However, since the model is not purely focused on racing or circuit riding, care has been taken to ensure the riding position does not lean forward excessively, instead offering a balance which can be enjoyed on the road without discomfort. The comfort is emphasised via a thicker, more supportive seat.

The aluminium diecast footrests are adjustable to two different positions but come out of the factory set at the upper position to emphasise the sportier riding position.

Tuned rigidity

To accommodate the extra load on the front end of the machine, as a result of the more forward riding position, the XSR900 GP areas surrounding the frame have been tuned to optimise stability in turning. The subframe has also been reinforced over the one found on the XSR900.

To further correspond with this front end-led riding style, the XSR900 is the only CP3 model to feature an aluminium steering stem shaft, adjusting rigidity in the steering area to better balance the often conflicting feelings of lightness and stability when changing direction or under rapid deceleration. 

In conjunction with the lightweight Spinforged wheels and new Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S23 tyres the rider can have precise confidence in placing the XSR900 GP exactly where they wish.

Cutting edge technology

High performance brakes and suspension

In line with the mantra of blending yesterday’s style with modern technology, the XSR900 GP boasts the latest in suspension and braking components.

The KYB upside down front forks are fully adjustable for Preload and compression damping as well as rebound damping, so the ideal setup can be found for front end feel. The link-type rear suspension actuates a forward-inclined fully adjustable KYB, shock virtually hidden from sight to maintain the slim and sporty performance at the rear. Remote pre-load adjustment makes customising the ride a simple task.

A Brembo radial front master cylinder underlines the bike’s cutting-edge specification and backs up its sporty potential, while the brake hoses have been optimised to improve braking control in sportier riding, especially under harder stopping forces.

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Yamaha Ride Control (YRC)

Further maintaining the mix of nostalgic style with the latest in high performance technology, XSR900 GP riders can customise their riding experience via Yamaha Ride Control (YRC). For simpler use, engine power characteristics and rider aids are integrated to quickly allow changes to the level of electronic intervention depending on rider preferences and road conditions.

Three pre-set integrated riding modes, ‘SPORT’, ‘STREET’ and ‘RAIN’ feature factory settings with different intervention levels to suit different conditions. These are complemented by two Custom settings, which enable the rider to manually select their own power and intervention settings for the various electronically controlled, lean-sensitive rider aids – all of which can be set using a smartphone via the MyRide app.

5" TFT meter with full connectivity

A new five-inch full colour TFT display is housed in the retro-styled cockpit. While riders can choose from four different themes to suit a range of mindsets, a traditional analogue-style tachometer theme, inspired by race bikes of yesteryear truly enhances the period riding experience.

For an enriched riding experience, smart phone connectivity comes as standard on the XSR900 GP via a built-in Communication Control Unit (CCU), ensuring riders can stay connected while riding by linking their smart phone with their machine via the free MyRide Link app. As well as seeing call and message notifications on the 5” TFT display, a new dimension is added to the ride by the possibility of taking calls and listening to music via a Bluetooth headset*. Once connected, riders can also make use of the integrated Garmin StreetCross navigation system which will display Turn-By-Turn navigation on the 5” TFT dashboard.Axn60xzWqcTAvekZHMyyaN

There is also the option to provide power to external devices by the new USB Type C socket located near the dashboard.

*Bluetooth headset not included with bike

New ergonomic switchgear

New integrated handlebar switch assemblies enable the rider to operate the wider range of functions of the new XSR900 GP including smart phone connectivity, navigation and riding modes as well as interrogating the various menu options.

Featuring a clear, logical and simple design – the shape, movement and ergonomic layout of the buttons have been designed with intuitive movement in mind, meaning riders can cycle through the different functions with ease.

To aid navigation of busy road environments, a soft-click of the indicator switch will flash the turn signals three times for use when lane-changing or when only brief indication is required. A full-click of the switch will result in continuous flashing until 15 seconds has passed and when the machine has travelled more than 150 metres.

A new Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) function reacts to sudden braking by engaging the hazard lights to warn road users behind the vehicle is stopping at speed in an emergency situation.

Extra support from advanced six-axis IMU with lean sensitive rider aids

Developed directly from the electronic systems on the R1, the XSR900 GP’s high-tech six-axis IMU constantly measures acceleration in the forward-backward, up-down and left-right directions – as well as the angular velocity in the machine’s pitch, roll and yaw directions.

The six-axis IMU is able to send data in real time to the ECU which controls the suite of electronic rider aids, including the lean sensitive Traction Control System (TCS), Slide Control System (SCS) as well as a front wheel Lift Control System (LIF) and Brake Control System (BC).

XSR900 GP also becomes the first Sport Heritage model to be equipped with the third-generation quick shift system, enhancing the ride by enabling clutchless downshifts while accelerating and clutchless upshifts under deceleration in addition to the standard functionality.

Technical Highlights

Distinctive design evocative of Grand Prix racers of 80s and 90s

New 5-inch full colour TFT display with connectivity

High grade fully adjustable front and rear KYB suspension

Newly designed clip-on handlebars and handlebar switches

Deltabox-style chassis with optimised rigidity

Comfortable main seat, new side covers and removable seat cover

New footpeg style and positioning

Yamaha Ride Control YRC and 6-axis IMU

Cruise control, third generation Quick Shift System and A&S Clutch

EU5+ compliant sophisticated high-torque CP3 890cc engine

Yamaha Spinforged wheels fitted with Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S23

Colours, availability and price

The new XSR900 GP will be available in two colours, Legend Red and Power Grey. Delivery dates to European dealers and prices vary per region, so please contact the national Yamaha distributor for full information.

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Yamaha is always looking to offer customers a diverse choice to match their different lifestyles and needs. So for 2024, the brand’s class-leading Adventure range will be further strengthened and diversified with the introduction of the Ténéré 700 Extreme.

The bike’s name says it all – this is a hardcore off road performer with extended long travel suspension and a wide range of special chassis components designed to further enhance its go-anywhere essence.


2024 KTM SX RANGE 1

Now even more closely related to the full-sized KTM Motocross machines, the 2024 range of KTM Sportminicycles is poised to continue their championship-winning assault on the competition.

Following on from the successes of the KTM SX range, the 2024 KTM SX ‘Minis’ hit the track with a completely fresh approach in the development of READY TO RACE motocross machines aimed at grassroots racing.

Using scientific, statistical data, the 2024 KTM 50 SX has been developed to be as close to a scaled-down version of a full-size KTM SX machine as possible, with careful consideration given to young riders and body proportions compared to grown-ups. This has been considered in the design and development phases of the 2024 KTM 50 SX as well as all of its components.

Likewise, for the first time, the development of the 2024 KTM 65 SX was done in close cooperation with a number of international test riders, who have been successfully racing and testing the different development stages over the last two years. This has resulted in a brace of mini-crossers that not only look like miniature READY TO RACE motocross machines but also share a superior level of quality and attention to detail.

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With top-level handling and performance being a critical and essential part of mini-cross, both the 2024 KTM 50 SX and 2024 KTM 65 SX are built around a new, advanced steel frame with a lightweight polyamide glass fiber reinforced steel 2-piece subframe.

This has allowed for a revolutionary change to mini-cross, in that the new frame allows for multi-adjustability to cater to different rider heights. Suspension, handlebar position, bodywork, and subframe are now height adjustable to match the growing needs of young riders. Seat height is adjustable between 634 mm to 683 mm for the 2024 KTM 50 SX and 730 mm to 760 mm for the 2024 KTM 65 SX. Regarding suspension updates, both mini-crossers feature the latest in suspension technology, with a 35 mm USD WP XACT AER fork taking charge at the front. On the rear, an all-new fully adjustable WP XACT monoshock is fitted for perfect balance and damping characteristics, with both models benefiting from revised fitment and geometry.

For model year 2024, the KTM 50 SX FACTORY EDITION will also find its way onto the racetrack, boasting a brace of top-shelf high-performance components over and above the standard 2024 KTM 50 SX spec sheet.Staying true to its name, the 2024 KTM 50 SX FACTORY EDITION is wrapped in a Red Bull KTM Factory Racing inspired graphics kit, with an orange, high grip diamante KTM FACTORY SEAT. Performance is also upped, thanks to a full FMF exhaust system and Iridium BRISK FE-specific spark plug, making it the ideal choice for young up-and-coming champions.

The 2024 KTM Sportminicycle range is the perfect representation of KTM’s dedication to mini-cross, with the same amount of energy and attention to detail by the same passionate team in Austria who are also in charge of the race-proven full-size models. The 2024 KTM Sportminicycle range will be available in authorized KTM dealers from the beginning of November 2023.

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2023 Chase Sexton factory visit 1

KTM swung open the doors to their Motorsports HQ this week and welcomed brand new AMA Supercross and Motocross racer – 2023 450SX Champion – Chase Sexton, for the 24-year-old’s first visit and look around the factory.

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s fresh recruit travelled to Munderfing to meet the technical team and all the staff behind the creation of the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION that he will race in the 2024 AMA 450SX series, the AMA Pro Motocross 450 Class championship and the three-round ‘play-off’ SuperMotocross contest that ties up both ‘indoor’ and ‘outdoor’ disciplines. Sexton is one of the brightest stars of the busy and immensely popular U.S. racing scene after fighting all summer for the 2022 motocross crown (that went down to the final moto) and then ran hot into 2023 supercross where he was able to lift the coveted title.

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Before an intense schedule of testing and preparation takes place with a view to Anaheim 1 in January – the opening date of supercross usually falls close to the launch of the Dakar rally and kicks the new international racing season off at full gas – Sexton had the full orange immersion in Austria.

He toured the 9500m2 Motorsport building where the machinery for motocross, Enduro, Rally and MotoGP are readied for almost 70 factory racers, and all the support vehicles, material and structures are housed. Then after a blast around the block with Member of the Board Hubert Trunkenpolz in a X-BOW GT-XR he threaded through the factory assembly lines in Mattighofen where he was able to watch the 2024 KTM 450 SX-F being built, the base of the motorcycle he’ll steer in competition next year, as the bike rolled away from processing. Lastly Chase was able to get familiar with the full KTM story and a racing heritage that now counts on nearly 340 different FIM world titles thanks to the vivid display in the KTM Motohall.

Chase will front 2024 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing in North America with Aaron Plessinger, Tom Vialle and Julien Beaumer as teammates.

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KTM SX E2

Designed to be a true grassroots entry into the motorcycle world, the KTM SX-E 2 provides the ideal platform for young riders to find their feet – and throttles – anywhere the terrain allows.

Following the successes of both the KTM SX-E 5 and KTM SX-E 3, the all-new KTM SX-E 2 rolls up to the starting line as a real-world intermediary package, bridging the gap between mini-cycle and motorcycle, complete with modern, striking graphics, top-quality materials, and high-end components.The KTM SX-E 2 is designed and built around a center tube Aluminum Extrusion Frame concept that reduces the number of components needed.

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With fewer connections and mounting points, the chassis provides maximum durability and rigidity, striding the line perfectly between balance, strength and safety. At the rear, the subframe is made from a high-quality glass-fiber reinforced, impact-resistant plastic composite for low weight and added shock absorption. Providing the forward drive for the KTM SX-E 2 is a lightweight, maintenance-free 1.8 kW HUB Motor powered by a water-resistant BLi300 Lithium-ion power-tool-type battery, delivering a maximum of 50 Nm. Being devoid of any additional parts like chains or sprockets, this “HUB-Motor-Concept” keeps weight low and provides added safety in the event of a crash.

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However, the real perk comes with the ease of swapping the battery with one easy movement, extending ride time with multiple batteries, and easy battery replacement in case of damage. This also acts as an anti-ride device, with the battery simply removed. Charging is taken care of by an external charger supplying up to 500 W that can be connected to any 110- or 230-volt socket, taking approximately 60 minutes to achieve a full 100% charge.Upfront, a non-adjustable WP Hydraulic Fork with 90 mm travel takes care of the bumps, while a preload adjustable 34 mm hydraulic monoshock takes care of matters at the rear.

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The monoshock is mounted directly to the swingarm, offering 70 mm of travel, and is perfectly matched to the front forks in terms of exceptional balance and damping characteristics.Young riders find their feet easily thanks to a 2-level adjustable seat height. In standard configuration, the seat height is 470 mm but can easily be increased to 500 mm by lifting the bodywork and seat unit and mounting the rear shock in an alternative position. This, along with the ability to lower the front fork in the triple clamp and adjust the heights of the foot-peg carrier, means the rider can grow with the KTM SX-E 2.

In keeping with its smaller dimensions, the KTM SX-E 2 is fitted with lightweight 10" black powder-coated aluminum HPDC wheels front and rear, wrapped in KENDA tires, supported by a set of radial, hydraulic 140 mm disk brakes on the front and rear, with the brake pads being compatible with high-end market bicycle brake pads for easy availability. The hand levers are adjustable to fit smaller hand sizes.From a safety and usability standpoint, the KTM SX E-2 is fitted with a roll-over sensor that cuts power in the event of a crash or tip-over. A wrist lanyard key also provides a direct connection between the riders and the kill switch, which stops the motor in the event of an uncontrollable riding scenario.

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As an added safety feature, the electric motor is activated by rolling the throttle forward. Once turned ‘on’, a haptic 'vibration' is sent through the grip mimicking the subtle idling vibration of a combustion engine, indicating to the rider that the bike is ready to go. This stops any unwanted or sudden acceleration when mounting the KTM SX-E 2. An illuminated multifunctional display located next to the throttle also makes keeping an eye on selected ride modes and battery life simple, with different colors indicating which ride mode is selected, as well as what level the battery is at.The KTM SX-E 2 once again showcases KTM’s commitment to the next generation of champions, particularly aspirant riders starting at the absolute grassroots level, merging “big” bike feel with all-electric starter packages.

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For more news about the all-electric 2024 KTM Mini model range, visit KTM.com or your nearest authorized KTM dealer.


Toby Price Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 2023 Rallye du Maroc

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’Toby Price and Matthias Walkner are ready to race the 2023 Rallye du Maroc. The five-stage event marks the final round of this year’s FIM World Rally-Raid Championship, in which Toby Price lies second overall in the standings, trailing the leader by just nine points.

Kicking off with a prologue on Friday, October 13, the Rallye Du Maroc will see riders face a further five full stages of racing through the Moroccan Desert, starting at the bivouac in Agadir and working its way east. Totaling 2,240 kilometers, the race will deliver challenging navigation over tough terrain for the first half of the event before leading riders through the iconic Merzouga dunes ahead of the finish on October 18.Coming into the Rallye du Maroc lying second in the world championship standings, Toby Price is looking to make amends for the technical issue that cost him both time and the championship lead at the previous round of the series – the Desafio Ruta 40. Thankfully, Price was able to continue and ultimately fought back over the three remaining stages to secure a top-ten finish, earning himself valuable W2RC points.Despite being on the back foot coming into the Rallye du Maroc, Toby is fired up to give his all at the Moroccan event and will do all he can to make up the nine points needed to take the championship win.

Matthias Walkner Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 2023 Rallye du Maroc


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Honda Racing Corporation and Marc Marquez have mutually elected to terminate their four-year contract prematurely at the end of the 2023 MotoGP World Championship season.

With a year still remaining on the four-year contract between HRC and Marc Marquez, both parties have mutually agreed to end their collaboration upon completion of the 2023 MotoGP World Championship season. Both parties agreed it was in their best interests to each pursue other avenues in the future to best achieve their respective goals and targets.

This brings an end to 11 years of collaboration between the #93 and HRC in which they achieved six premier class World Championships, five Triple Crowns, 59 wins, 101 podiums and 64 pole positions together.

Marquez took his debut victory in the premier class aboard the Honda RC213V at the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas in 2013 to become the youngest premier class winner and would become the youngest premier class World Champion later that year. In 2014 he defended his title and won the opening 10 consecutive races of year, going on to also claim titles in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 as an HRC rider with the Repsol Honda Team.

Both parties will continue to give their full support for the remaining rounds of the 2023 MotoGP World Championship season.

HRC wish Marc Marquez the best in his future endeavors.


800NK ADVANCED 5

Alongside its sister model SPORT, the CFMOTO 800NK ADVANCED is the high-displacement flagship of the CFMOTO NK naked bike series. Both model versions share the futuristic naked bike design, a top performance level and the balanced riding position. The 800NK ADVANCED also impresses with further high-end features and technology, for example:

  • Keyless start
  • Follow Me Home spotlight
  • Light bar on the handlebars
  • Quickshifter
  • Compatibility with Apple CarPlay®
  • Steering damper
  • Cruise control system

Ergonomics and handling

The 800NK ADVANCED features the same streamlined, muscular proportions and rider triangle as the 800NK SPORT, with the fairing not only serving to optimize appearance but also protecting key cooling components.

However, the 800NK ADVANCED is slightly heavier than the SPORT at 189 kg due to important additional components. What both models have in common, however, is the extremely strong, lightweight chrome-molybdenum steel frame. It ensures an optimal balance of rigidity, safety and stability as well as seamless adaptation to the driver's movements.

The CFMOTO 800NK ADVANCED was developed to manage the balancing act between aggressive, sporty driving and a high level of driving comfort during daily commuting. The aluminum alloy split handlebar ensures an optimal, upright riding position, while the standard seat height of 795mm with a narrow seat cushion helps riders stay in contact with the ground. For taller drivers, a seat with a seat height of 820 mm is also available as an option.

Engine

A 2-cylinder in-line engine (Euro 5) ensures rapid progress, producing 95 hp at 9250 rpm and a peak torque of 79 Nm at 8000 rpm. This means the CFMOTO 800NK ADVANCED can cycle through the gears up to an impressive speed of 10,500 rpm and a top speed of over 220 km/h.

A 285° crankshaft angle, linear power distribution and dual balancer shafts provide excellent vibration suppression and give the 800NK ADVANCED's engine a robust, throaty sound. In addition, the two balancer shafts also reduce the vibrations transmitted to the frame itself, allowing the engine to be integrated into the load-bearing structure of the frame, reducing overall weight.

The air filter box with integrated air inlet optimizes the air supply to the engine and is positioned under the seat cushion. This improves intake efficiency and makes the air filter quick and easy to maintain.

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Chassis, brakes and suspension

The CFMOTO 800NK ADVANCED is equipped with carefully designed and selected premium chassis components that ensure sporty handling and a high level of riding comfort in equal measure. KYB's fully adjustable 43mm inverted fork works perfectly with KYB's damping-adjustable, center-aligned 74mm rear shock, providing an unprecedented level of rider feedback, traction and control without compromising comfort is achieved.

The combination of lightweight aluminum rims and MAXXIS high-performance tires (180/55 R17 rear and 120/60 R17 front) underlines the sporty character with strong grip and pronounced stability at high speeds, while the low weight of the 800NK ADVANCED enables faster reactions to handlebar inputs and the Agility benefits.

The chassis is completed by two 320 mm brake discs and 4-piston radial brake calipers from J.JUAN at the front and a 260 mm disc at the rear. Together with a standard BOSCH ABS, controlled braking power is guaranteed at all times and under all weather conditions.

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Assistance systems

In consistent implementation of the credo that the driver's needs are the focus, the CFMOTO 800NK ADVANCED is equipped with a variety of assistance systems to ensure the best possible driving experience.

Thanks to the carefully tuned ride-by-wire system, the 800NK ADVANCED offers three riding modes: STREET, RAIN and SPORT. STREET driving mode is the default setting. The SPORT and RAIN riding modes offer different throttle response and power delivery to meet the needs of different conditions and driving styles.

A quickshifter is also part of the equipment package of the 800NK ADVANCED. It allows you to shift up and down without using the clutch and thus accelerate faster. The F-SC anti-hopping clutch makes downshifting much easier and limits rear wheel slip without the risk of the rear wheel locking.

A steering damper improves stability at high speeds and prevents the front end from wobbling or wobbling on uneven roads. The cruise control system, which comes as standard, makes it easier to maintain speed in traffic at the push of a button.

Connectivity and convenience

As the flagship of the CFMOTO NK model series, the 800NK ADVANCED features pioneering technical equipment that combines the bike's on-board components with intelligent external technology.

Using the CFMOTO RIDE app installed on a smartphone and the motorcycle's multimedia TTF system, the user can enjoy a variety of features, from instrument cluster customization to drowsiness detection and much more.

These functions can be used via the smartphone or the multimedia system (MMI) on the fully laminated, waterproof 8-inch TFT display of the CFMOTO 800NK ADVANCED. This allows a wide range of functions to be used, including offline navigation, compatibility with Apple CarPlay®, making calls via Bluetooth and an extensive multimedia center. The MMI also benefits from over-the-air updates, so the system is always kept up to date without having to visit a dealer. The software is automatically updated once the bike is on an open WiFi network. Further information about this and other functions can be found in the original user manual.

A vehicle tracking system is also included. It also contributes to greater security as the vehicle owner is always informed about the location of his CFMOTO 800NK ADVANCED. If there are deviations from the normal situation, an audible alarm is issued via the CFMOTO smartphone app.The CFMOTO 800NK ADVANCED is also equipped with keyless start, follow me home light and automatic headlights that intelligently detect changes in the environment and make appropriate adjustments. The ambient light, which is also part of the equipment, changes its color depending on the status of the vehicle.The T-BOX ensures an even higher level of equipment for the CFMOTO 800NK ADVANCED by implementing a reliable vehicle-telephone connection and enabling real-time display of stationary vehicles or the position on the racetrack via the CFMOTO app.

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Pricing, logistics and availability

The CFMOTO 800NK ADVANCED will be available in the colors "Zircon Black" and "Nebula White" from authorized CFMOTO dealers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and Great Britain from October 2023. The prices include taxes, but exclude transport and transfer costs.

Germany: EUR 7,890
Austria: EUR 8,699
Switzerland: CHF 7,890
United Kingdom: GBP 7,499
Spain: EUR 7,899

Further information about the CFMOTO 800NK ADVANCED can be found at https://cfmoto-motorcycle.eu/en/motorcycles/naked/800nk-advanced.

CFMOTO Motorcycles Distribution GmbH is a company of PIERER Mobility AG and builds on an extensive, established dealer network as well as many years of experience in providing world-class products for the region.

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