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New Production Line 2It’s been a year since the announcement of the strategic partnership between MV Agusta and PIERER Mobility AG. Joining Europe’s leading motorcycle group, MV Agusta tapped in on synergies, processes and strengths, immediately achieving incredible results. In the past 12 months, MV Agusta launched 5 staggering new models, the LXP Orioli the world’s first luxury all-terrain motorcycle, the iconic Superveloce 98, the wicked Brutale 1000 RR Assen, the limited edition Dragster RR SCS America and the super exclusive 6-units-only Superveloce Arsham, a true work of art.

Looking back at this extraordinary year, there are a number of milestones that are worth mentioning and celebrating:
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New Production Line

The latest mileston is represented by the new production line through which MV Agusta is now stepping up its industrial operations. The new line will turn out up to one thousand bikes per month. The new line is located in MV Agusta’s historic factory in Schiranna, and features the most advanced technology in the field.

MV Agusta’s master craftsmen, still assembling every model by hand, will be seconded by a fully automated line management system for the handling, moving and correct positioning of the units along the 28 workstations, with a particular focus on ergonomics and safety. This represents the first major investment for MV Agusta in several years, as part of its new and ambitious industrial plan.

The initial production will be around 1.000 units per month, but the new line has a total capacity of 100 bikes per day, and plans are to gradually increase output to match demand.Luca Martin

Timur Sardarov, CEO, MV Agusta Motor S.p.A., said: “I am so excited about this new line launching right here, in our historic plant in Italy, while many other industries are delocalising or even stepping down production. All the efforts we’ve been putting in over the past couple of years are coming together and we are now seeing some very concrete results, with growing numbers and the increasing success of our latest models. This is not only an investment in our own operations, but also in this community and in our people.”4year factory warranty from MY2023

4-year Factory Warranty

Another crucial milestone was introduced in the first half of 2023, when MV Agusta launched a 4-year Factory Warranty for all model year 2023 bikes. This strategic decision reflects the brand's dedication to a customer-centric approach. The extended warranty not only enhances the MV Agusta customer experience but also serves as a tangible testament to the company's unwavering confidence in its fully Made-in-Italy motorcycles and the rigorous processes each bike undergoes.

24/7 Roadside Assistance

MV Agusta also offers a lifetime 24/7 roadside assistance, activated upon the purchase of any MV Agusta motorcycle, in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Spain, and the UK, with additional countries to follow. This comprehensive assistance package ensures that MV Agusta customers can fully enjoy the thrill of riding, with services ranging from on-the-spot repairs and towing to authorised dealers to technical assistance, transportation to the desired destination, and a variety of supplementary services such as replacement vehicles, repatriation of the vehicle from abroad, and accommodation. These initiatives underscore MV Agusta's commitment to setting new industry standards and continuously elevating customer experience.

MV Agusta have also set the foundations for an incredible 2024.SUPERVELOCE 98LIMITED

Stronger and expanded dealer network

2024 will see the MV Agusta’s dealer network expand, with the target of 200 dealers active by mid-year with the focus on its most relevant markets. As an example, the home market of MV Agusta, Italy, will benefit from 21 official dealers in 2024 which will be supported by authorized service centres. Those will enable customers to have access to trained technicians to service and maintain their MV Agusta motorcycles. The dealer network will also be expanded in other markets, such as USA where more than 40 dealers will be active in 2024, Germany, UK, France, and more. DRAGSTER RR SCS AMERICA

System integration

2024 will also see all integrations with the PIERER Mobility AG’s systems finalized. For all MV Agusta products to be distributed by KTM, a great number of integrations were needed: from logistic and inventory software to IT and dealer management tools. Those integrations will be finalized by the end of Q1 2024, reducing sensibly the delivery time for parts, motorcycles, services and resulting in a much-improved customer experience.
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Reinforced customer-centric approach

MV Agusta aims to know each customer by name and with this goal in mind a series of initiatives will start taking place in 2024. An exciting example of it is represented by the reintroduction of factory tours. MV Agusta will in fact open thedoors to its only production plant in Italy. For existing customers and MV Agusta fans, in fact, it will be possible to visit the factory with tours that will be organized by MV Agusta official dealers. Such initiatives will provide the unique opportunity for MV Agusta customers to witness how every MV Agusta motorcycle in the world is hand-built in Italy and to get to know the people behind these engineering masterpieces.

New models coming

Through out the course of 2024, MV Agusta fans will be delighted with new exciting models, such as the Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro, which was displayed at EICMA in its final development stage. More pieces of art on two wheels will be launched and more information will come in the upcoming months.


CEK 0656 copyWelcome to 2024 and more importantly the release of many new and exciting motorcycles from all manufacturers.

However, we rode many new bikes during 2023 and guess what we decided to choose as our 2023 ‘Bike of the Year’ during that time? Well it’s the Suzuki DS 250 SX!CEK 0693 1

A bit of a shock to many, we’d imagine, but for what it has to offer, and at the price of only R59,250, we have no regrets in offering our supreme accolade.

The DS 250 SX feels much bigger than a ‘mere’ 250cc should making many onlookers think it is indeed a larger capacity motorcycle than the badge says. It’s also extremely comfortable on the road and will cruise happily all-day long at the legal speed limit. This fuel-injected, oil-cooled, engine will deliver an amazing 400km +/- range from its 12-litre tank too – ideal with today’s horrendous fuel prices.IMG 9710

We also enjoyed its off-road abilities with its ‘beefy’ suspension and equally tough build quality, a true and hyper-reliable mini-adventure bike on all counts. And finally just look at it – a very attractive motorcycle for sure, confirmed by everyone who saw and admired the little V-Strom.IMG 0157

We couldn’t recommend a test ride more if you’re after a new, affordable, economical, cool-looking motorbike for daily commuting or weekend off-road fun antics. If you do indeed already own one, which many do with well over 300 sales already, then well done folks, you’ve chosen the right bike from 2023 – according to ‘us’ that is. Now let’s see what 2024 has to offer…

Go to www.suzukimotorcycle.co.za to book a test ride today and more technical information.IMG 9727


2024 KTM SX F FACTORY EDITIONS

Any condition, any race, any circumstance. The latest generation KTM SX-F FACTORY EDITIONs are primed to cut through the best and worst tracks and leave the opposition in its roost thanks to several ground-breaking updates for 2024. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing will soon be obliterating chronometers for the forthcoming Supercross and Motocross season thanks to the new 2024 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION and the return of the 2024 KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION.

The KTM SX-F FACTORY EDITION concept remains the same: a highly evolved and modified spec of the current production model orientated towards pure performance. The upgrades have been tried, tested, and selected through use in competition. In short: what our Factory guys race, you race. KTM knows that READY TO RACE is more than just hot numbers from the dyno or milometer. The KTM SX-F FACTORY EDITIONs have distinction and style and that’s why aesthetic is important. As an example, a KTM SX-F FACTORY EDITION can be easily identified thanks to the orange powder-coated frame, usually a feature only reserved for our ‘works’ machinery. What do the new KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION and KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION have in store? First of all, the Connectivity Unit Offroad (CUO) is an important new addition.

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This two-part system is mounted between the right fork leg (protected by the new shape of the number plate) and the GPS component on the redesigned front fender. The (CUO) enables a wealth of easily adjustable options for engine behavior and suspension settings via the KTMConnect App. Essentially, it opens numerous new customization options and the ability to personalize preferences for a KTM dirtbike without needing external specialized help. But that’s not all. An official affiliation with LitPro will empower riders to examine their lines, speed, gearing, and a lot of other information to make their lap times hit the mark, all through the App's versatility.

Click HERE to access the digital press kit for the new Connectivity Unit Offroad. Additionally, a new special chassis is a key focus. Varied wall thickness and cutaway sections enhance flexibility while reducing weight. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing adheres to this philosophy, consistently winning races and setting records at the highest level. The chassis strategically repositions rotating mass toward the center of gravity, improving traction out of corners with enhanced anti-squat behavior. Both bikes feature handling adjustments, such as CNC-milled orange anodized, rubber-damped triple clamps made from high-grade aluminum. Feeling and function are improved even more by other 2024 KTM SX-F FACTORY EDITION specifications.

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Fully adjustable and tool-free WP Suspension lets you count on 310 mm of travel with the 48 mm WP XACT front fork with AER technology and redesigned protection rings. The WP FACTORY START DEVICE will help with those crucial starts. The shock has new low-friction linkage seals and the 2024 KTM SX-F FACTORY EDITIONs linkage settings have been reworked for optimal weight saving and stiffness. The linkage bolt is smaller and lighter and transferred directly from successful use by the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team. 

The 26.1 Kg engine of the 2024 KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION tops the charts, (2024 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION offers a weight of just 26.8 kg) and is boosted further by a titanium Akrapovic slip-on exhaust that shaves weight and increases power while the unit breathes better with an updated air intake sleeve and snorkel for the Twin Air filter. Depth is in the details for both machines. New tank spoilers lead to improved cooling and a new fuel tank holder to better frame contact, orange FACTORY frame protectors heighten grip while the 4-screw carbon reinforced FACTORY skid plate and the billet HINSON clutch cover are all parts that will withstand the toughest of hits. Grey ODI grips look as good as they work and other improvements involve high strength DID wheel sets with orange CMC machined hubs (harder for the bigger, fast jumps), Golden Chain and Dunlop GEOMAX MX34 tires. The MX34 has a new carcass material for better damping and absorption allowing better performance for longer (up to 30% compared to the previous model). Slide the 2024 KTM SX-F FACTORY EDITIONs to a stop with a stiffer and tougher rear brake pedal that will pull the full power of the Brembo systems into play. Braking force is amplified by the semi-floating 260 mm front brake disc and a carbon reinforced FACTORY brake guard. 

The FACTORY ribbed seat, orange rear sprocket and the unforgettable RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING graphics sets this model apart from the rest. The 2024 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION comes equipped with a selection of #4 and #7 for riders choosing to support Chase Sexton or Aaron Plessinger next season. As reigning champion for 2024, Sexton will strap the #1 on the bike for AMA Supercross season. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s new star has already personally signed a unique 2024 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION after making his first visit to the factory and watching the motorcycles being built on the assembly lines. In honor of Chase joining the conquering race team, one lucky owner will receive the signed #1 2024 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION. Watch 2023 FIM MX2 Motocross World Champ Andrea Adamo put the KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION through its paces and through some of the gnarliest conditions. Check out the video HERE. 2024 KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION and KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION specs: 

  • 2024 orange ‘factory’ frame
  • Orange factory frame protectors
  • Factory tank spoilers
  • Connectivity unit offroad compatible front fender
  • Vented airbox cover in by-pack
  • Black engine mounts
  • Updated suspension settings & WP XACT AER fork with sensor top caps
  • Ribbed factory seat cover
  • Orange CNC factory triple clamps
  • Semi-floating front brake disc
  • Factory front brake disc guard
  • Factory skid plate
  • Grey, soft ODI grips
  • DID factory wheel set
  • Dunlop Geomax tires
  • Orange rear sprocket
  • WP Factory start device
  • Golden chain
  • Akrapovic slip-on exhaust
  • Hinson clutch cover

The 2024 KTM SX-F FACTORY EDITIONs will soon be shredding southern Californian dirt at Anaheim ‘1’ for the launch of 2024 AMA Supercross in the first week of January. Get to an Authorized KTM dealer now to pick up, reserve or try to ‘catch’ the ultimate race model in the U.S. from mid-February and for the rest of the world from March/April. For more information visit KTM.com 


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THE MOST EXCLUSIVE COLLABORATION IN THE MOTORCYCLE WORLD

MV Agusta and Daniel Arsham announce their collaboration in creating a super-exclusive limited series to 6 units of MV Agusta Superveloce: The Superveloce Arsham. The Italian luxury motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta and internationally acclaimed artist Daniel Arsham have joined forces for the creation of a dedicated super-exclusive limited series of Superveloce, presented to the world at Miami Art Basel on December 8th.

The MV Agusta Superveloce is MV Agusta’s most iconic motorcycle currently in production and its distinctive neo-retro design was chosen by the New York-based artis to create a true art piece using his iconic erosion technique.

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Daniel Arsham is known for breaking the rules of academic artistry, a trait fully expressed in his signature “erosion” technique. Arsham’s avant-garde erosion method renders the concept of passing time through sculptures. Working in a multitude of disciplines, he creates and crystallizes ambiguous in-between spaces and situations, and stages what he refers to as future relics of the present. Always iconic, most of the objects that he fabricates refer to the late 20th century or millennial era, when technological obsolescence unprecedentedly accelerated along with the digital dematerialization of our world. While the present, the future and the past poetically collide in his intruiging yet playful visions between romanticism and pop art, Arsham also experiments with the timelessness of certain symbols and gestures across cultures.

The concept is astonishingly reminiscent of the intimate nature of the Superveloce itself: disturbingly attractive, avant-garde, incredibly iconic and high-tech yet with clear references to the great classics of motorcycling, MV Agusta’s Superveloce was a natural choice for this project. The series will be limited to only 6 units, this will also make this particular model a true rarity and an object of desire for passionate collectors.

Timur Sardarov, CEO, MV Agusta Motor S.p.A., said: “I am thrilled about this incredible collaboration with Daniel Arsham, an artist I truly admire and that has so much in common with MV Agusta in terms of values and philosophy. His works are amazingly inspiring, and together we will take our Motorcycle Art to the next level. ”

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Daniel Arsham, said: “I was always fascinated by the automotive world. The design ethos of cars and motorcycles, always fits a particular era and they mark time through their design. The project on the Superveloce was the opportunity to explore a “moving sculpture”, a functional motorcycle that have been transformed into a sculpture, by adding crystal erosions and by applying a colour that is reminiscent of my other artworks and style. Together with MV Agusta we created everything on the bike, including the stand, overcoming engineering challenges and resulting in a new interpretation of Motorcycle Art.”


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Setting the Trend for a New Era of Sportbikes

The Suzuki GSX-8R introduces an exciting new expression of sportbike appeal, performance andriding pleasure. Controllable, agile, and designed to satisfy, whether riding around town orheading out for a sporty run through winding mountain roads on the weekend, the GSX-8R isdestined to appeal strongly to customers across a wide range of ages and levels of experience.The GSX-8R joins the GSX-S series, featuring superbike looks that evoke anticipation of ridingpleasure combined with satisfying sports performance, reassuring controllability and optimizedcomfort.The GSX-8R builds on the solid engineering advances. At the core is Suzuki’s new-generationparallel twin 776cm3 DOHC engine with the frame built around it to form a perfect package. Every aspect of the design is geared to delivering a satisfying experience to riders who desire more power than the 650cm3 class can deliver, who aspire to riding a bike with the sharp styling of a thoroughbred sportbike, and who desire a satisfying ride that is reassuring and reliable. The chassis and free-revving engine respond faithfully in a nonassertive fashion that makes the rider’s style and preferences the focus of riding pleasure on every outing. Riders can easily tap its full potential and enjoy an exhilarating ride they will continue to enjoy for many years. Wrapped in the unique styling of a thoroughly modern interpretation of Suzuki’s sportbike heritage, the GSX-8R features an aggressive, mass-forward look that is slim, compact, well balanced, and ready for action.

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The New Standard of Sport

The product concept “The New Standard of Sport” is intended to convey how the GSX-8R combinespractical real-world performance, rider-friendly controllability and advanced equipment features withcutting-edge sportbike styling. Designed to appeal to riders of all ages and skill levels, the GSX-8R brings the fun of riding a sportbike to every outing, whether commuting to work or school, taking a quick trip to the local shops, or heading out for an exhilarating run through winding mountain roads. The harmonious pairing of Suzuki’s parallel twin engine with an optimized chassis layout offers riders power, handling, and comfort that faithfully follows their will and puts them in full control. The GSX-8R introduces a thoroughly modern design expression that celebrates functional beauty backed by exciting yet forgiving performance. The sharp lines of its advanced styling is about to set the trend for an exciting new generation of Suzuki sportbikes. With progressive features ranging from its parallel twin engine, robust frame, separate forged aluminum handlebars, uniquely shaped aluminum swingarm, inverted front forks, dual front disc brakes with four piston radial-mount calipers, LED lighting and color TFT LCD multifunction instrument panel, to advanced electronic control systems that include Suzuki Drive Mode Selector, Suzuki Traction Control System, the Bi-Directional Quick Shift system and the Ride-by-Wire Electronic Throttle System, the GSX-8R is a sportbike destined to lead the way toward an exciting new era of riding pleasure.GSX800FRQM4 press information 5

KEY PRODUCT FEATURES

Engine Features:

  • 776cm3 parallel twin DOHC engine delivers a fine balance of smooth, controllable power from low rpm and the pleasant feeling of free-revving performance through to the high end.
  • The 270-degree crankshaft configuration provides power delivery characteristics and a pleasing sound similar to that of the model’s V-twin brethren.
  • The Suzuki Cross Balancer is a patented biaxial primary balancer that contributes to smooth operation and a compact, lightweight engine design.
  • Long-reach iridium spark plugs help enhance combustion efficiency.
  • Cooling system inlet control helps maintain consistent engine temperature and eliminate rough idle while warming the engine in cold weather.
  • The electronic throttle bodies help achieve faithful response and a linear feeling to throttle action.
  • The 2-into-1 exhaust system features a dual-stage catalytic converter inside the collector that helps satisfy Euro 5 emissions standards and a striking short design.
  • The six-speed transmission realizes smooth shifting and improved controllability.
  • Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) helps reduce fatigue on long rides and contributes to smoother shifting.
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SUZUKI Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) Features:

  • Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS) better supports the rider in matching performance to the conditions of the riding scene, road conditions, or preferred riding style.
  • Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS) with 3 mode settings (+ OFF) enables greater control over the bike’s behavior under diverse riding conditions.
  • Suzuki’s ride-by-wire electronic throttle control system realizes throttle action that responds faithfully to the rider’s every intention.
  • Suzuki’s Bi-directional Quick Shift System (with ON/OFF settings) provides quicker, smoother, more assured shifting without operating the clutch lever while in motion.
  • The ABS system contributes to stable braking by helping prevent the wheels from locking up, even under hard braking.
  • The Suzuki Easy Start System starts the engine with one quick press of the starter button.
  • Suzuki’s Low RPM Assist function helps maintain engine idle speed for smoother and easier starts.\GSX800FRQM4 press information 57

Chassis Features:

  • Rugged steel frame contributes to comfort, straight-line stability and nimble handling.
  • Forged aluminum separate handlebars contribute to positive control and a sporty riding position.
  • The windscreen was purposefully developed to help reduce fatigue on long rides.
  • Dual four-piston radial mount front disc brake calipers act on ø310mm discs to provide sure stopping power and controllability.
  • Cast aluminum wheels featuring a unique design contribute to nimble handling and a sporty appearance.
  • Dunlop SPORTMAX Roadsport2 tires contribute to nimble, predictable handling and sporty performance.
  • Hitachi Astemo (SHOWA) SFF-BP* (Separate Function Fork – Big Piston) inverted front forks deliver a smooth, controllable ride. *SFF-BP is a registered trademark of Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.
  • Hitachi Astemo (SHOWA) link-type rear suspension contributes to agility and stability.
  • Features a uniquely shaped lightweight aluminum swingarm with enhanced torsional rigidity that contributes to nimble handling and straight-line stability.
  • The 14L fuel tank features a stunning slim design.
  • Cowl (frame) mounted headlight assembly contributes to agility and neutral steering feel.
  • The rider’s seat is designed for comfortable sport riding, delivering solid support and shaped to offer freedom of movement.
  • New cowl-mounted mirrors enhance aerodynamic performance and wind protection.

Electric Equipment Features:

  • Custom 5-inch color TFT LCD multi-function instrument panel displays a wealth of information in clearly legible fashion.
  • Vertically stacked hexagonal LED headlights topped by an LED position light provide a clear view of the road ahead and enhance the sharp looks and bold presence of the front cowl.
  • The LED rear combination light features a distinctive design.
  • The turn signals adopt LEDs, which are highly visible and feature long life.GSX800FRQM4 press information 30

While sharing its core elements with the other models in the GSX-S series, the GSX-S1000GX introduces new features and advanced functions that give it a unique position as Suzuki’s new crossover proposition. 

Like the GSX-S1000GT, it features the superbike-level performance, confidence-inspiring controllability, optimized comfort, connectivity and attention to detail one expects of a premium sport touring experience. 

Though both the GX and GT belong to the GSX-S series, the differences are also significant. The GX features a longer suspension stroke that contributes to its extended front and rear wheel travel, increased ground clearance and comfortable upright riding position. Furthermore, it achieves a whole new level of suspension performance by introducing Suzuki Advanced Electronic Suspension (SAES) —Suzuki’s first electronic suspension —and by adopting Suzuki’s original new Suzuki Road Adaptive Stabilization (SRAS) system. These technologies combine to make the GX comfortable and controllable on road surfaces ranging from urban asphalt and cobblestones to paved country and winding mountain roads. 

The result is an exciting new crossover machine that sits comfortably between the sport tourers and adventure tourers. While delivering the aggressive superbike performance and sporty looks that distinguishes the GSX-S series, the GX also provides long-distance touring comfort thanks in part to its upright riding position and equipment features. Suzuki Advanced Electronic Suspension (SAES), the integrated riding modes and control provided by Suzuki Drive Mode Selector Alpha (SDMS-α) and other advanced systems help ensure comfort and controllability, even on cobblestones and other less than ideal road surfaces. This new model is well worthy of taking its place as the king of crossover touring comfort and riding pleasure, with a level of aggressive-looking supersport styling and attention to detail that will resonate soundly with discerning riders. 

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“The Supreme Sport Crossover” 

The product concept, “The Supreme Sport Crossover”, envisions the GX’s role in the lineup as a new model that represents Suzuki’s vision of what a luxury crossover bike should offer. Strategically combining the best attributes of the GSX-S1000GT grand tourer and V-STROM 1050 sport adventure tourer, this new model offers riders the versatility of a bike built to be comfortable and easy to control and equally adept at satisfying the rider’s needs and mood, whether enjoying an aggressive sport run or touring long distances on most any kind of road the rider chooses to take. 

KEY PRODUCT FEATURES 

Styling features: 

  • The styling aims to embody the concept of Suzuki’s first luxury crossover model. 
  • Thoroughly modern design that speaks of aggressive superbike-level performance skillfully blended with grand touring elegance and the tall, upright riding position and long-legged proportions of an adventure tourer. 
  • New front cowl features a sharp nose that culminates at the compact LED low-beam headlight, with compact LED position lights running along the sides forming a sharp pair of “eyes”. 
  • The contrasting coloring and upswept lines of the cowl’s side panels create an aggressive yet sophisticated look that complements the tall seating position. 
  • Exposed side rails and gold-colored front forks and rear suspension motor unit contrast with the blacked-out muffler and engine to emphasize the long-legged nature of this crossover design. 
  • The lineup of three availably body colors were carefully selected to convey the model’s appeal. 
  • A custom ignition key sporting the GX logo on a gold background adds an extra touch of luxury. 

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Engine features: 

  • High-performance 999cm3 four-stroke liquid-cooled DOHC inline-four engine delivers smooth, consistently powerful output throughout its wide power band. 
  • The engine’s broad, smooth torque curve and power delivery reduces fatigue when touring at highway speeds, while also delivering powerful acceleration when desired. 
  • The 4-2-1 exhaust system is tuned to feature powerful resonance while delivering a pleasing exhaust sound, while also satisfying Euro 5 emissions standards. 
  • Electronic throttle bodies help achieve an optimal balance between idling speed control and power output characteristics, while also contributing to Euro 5 compliance. 
  • The air cleaner box reduces intake resistance and provides a pleasing intake sound. 
  • The exhaust and intake cam profiles provide a fine balance of performance and controllability. 
  • Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) contributes to smooth shifting and realizes a light touch to clutch lever operation that helps reduce fatigue on long rides, especially when caught in busy traffic.

Chassis features: 

  • Compact, lightweight chassis is engineered to ably support the engine’s superbike-level of performance and provide maximum control and comfort when riding for long distances on most any kind of road. 
  • The twin-spar aluminum frame is built to deliver nimble handling and great road holding ability that will go the distance. 
  • Exposed seat rails feature secure side case attachment points and a design allows for thicker, more comfortable seats for the rider and passenger. 
  • The aluminum swingarm provides great road holding ability, contributes to stability in high-speed corners and features the strength to withstand heavy loads. 
  • Handlebars featuring a wider grip and optimized position closer to the rider contribute to a comfortable upright riding position that reduces fatigue when touring or enjoying a sporty ride. 
  • Attractive 6-spoke cast aluminum wheels contribute to nimble handling, stability and all-round sporty performance. 
  • Dunlop SPORTMAX Roadsport 2 radial tires (120/70ZR17 at the front; 190/50ZR17 at the rear) are designed to perform optimally, provide sure grip and deliver the right combination of agility and stability. 
  • 4-piston Brembo mono-block front brake calipers mated with ø310mm floating-mount twin discs deliver strong, reliable braking performance. 
  • The standard-equipment rear carrier is handy and practical for carrying extra gear, while its integrated grab bars provide the passenger with a firm grip that makes riding more comfortable. 
  • Suzuki Advanced Electronic Suspension (SAES) leverages Hitachi Astemo (SHOWA) SFF-CA™ inverted telescopic front forks and a BFRC-lite® link-type mono-shock rear shock deliver a comfortable and controllable. 
  • Suzuki Floating Ride Control (SFRC) improves maneuverability and comfort by helping to keep the seat and handlebars stable while the wheels and tires absorb the bumps on the road. 
  • Measures to reduce vibration such as the floating handlebars and rubber-covered footrests, contribute to a more relaxing and less tiring touring experience. 
  • Both the rider and pillion seats feature a new cushion construction that helps maximize comfort on long rides. 
  • The 3-step height adjustable touring windscreen protects the rider to offer greater comfort and less fatigue on long rides. 
  • Standard-equipment knuckle covers protect the rider’s hands from the elements and lend a look of tough, go-anywhere crossover touring performance.

SUZUKI INTELLIGENT RIDE SYSTEM (S.I.R.S.) features: 

  • Suzuki Drive Mode Selector Alpha (SDMS-α) offers integrated riding modes that provide the right balance of control and comfort under a wide variety of riding situations. 
  • Smart TLR Control integrates the Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS) with Lift Limiter and Roll Torque Control, enabling the rider to better control the bike under diverse and varying conditions. 
  • Active Damping Control offers four electronically controlled damping settings –Hard, Medium, Soft and a customizable User setting –to best match the SDMS-α riding modes or the rider’s chosen preference. 
  • Suzuki Road Adaptive Stabilization (SRAS) activates automatically when riding on cobblestones or other uneven surfaces to provide a smoother ride with softer, more controllable throttle response. 
  • Electronic rear suspension preload settings offer a choice of four modes to match the load requirements of the moment. 
  • Ride-by-wire Electronic Throttle System gives greater controllability over the engine and helps harness that power effectively. 
  • Bi-directional Quick Shift System provides quicker, smoother, more assured upshifts and downshifts without operating the clutch lever. 
  • Smart Cruise Control continues to operate when using the Bi-directional Quick Shift system’s clutch-free shifting, reducing fatigue and making the GX easier to operate on long rides. 
  • By intervening to control brake pressure while braking through corners, the Motion Track Brake System helps the rider better trace their intended line through the corner. 
  • Slope Dependent Control provides more stable braking by monitoring the bike’s posture and optimizing ABS to match the grade and prevent rear wheel lift when travelling downhill. 
  • Suzuki Easy Start System starts the engine with just one quick press of the starter button, even without pulling in the clutch lever when the transmission is in neutral. 
  • Low RPM Assist helps ensure smoother starts when pulling away from a standing start or riding at low speeds. 

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Electric Equipment features: 

  • The 6.5-inch full-color TFT LCD multi-function display features a scratch-resistant surface, an anti-reflective coating, and support for displaying smartphone app content. 
  • Smartphone connectivity in conjunction with the free SUZUKI mySPIN app provides easy access to contacts, maps, music, phone, and calendar functions. 
  • USB outlet for charging the rider’s smartphone is built into the left side of the TFT LCD instrument screen. 
  • A vertically stacked pair of distinctive hexagonal LED headlights creates a sharp look with unique character that makes the front end look light and ready for action. 
  • Sharp-looking compact LED position lights running along the sides of front cowl on an upswept angle add to the distinctive look of the front face. 
  • The LED rear combination light employs a design that emphasizes the stylish lines of the tail. 

MY24 KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO 1

The 2024 KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R and KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO have erupted into the Naked segment without warning, sending a clear message to the competition; There is a new BEAST on the prowl.

With 2024 marking 30 YEARS OF DUKE, the all-new KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R and its high-tech stablemate, the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO, have evolved into their most fearsome iterations yet.  

The numbers tell the story with 1,350 cc, 190 Hp @ 10,000 rpm, and 145 Nm of torque @ 8,000 rpm, ripping into the tarmac with pure ferocity – with a new, more aggressive look to match. Impressive figures aside, however, it is its effectiveness at getting power to the ground that makes it even more potent.  

For 2024, THE BEAST has undergone a striking aposematic evolution, sending a clear warning message to anyone brave enough to take it on. An all-new LED headlight unit dominates, with new tank spoilers and added winglets making it known that it is not to be messed with. A further reduced subframe cover eliminates the brake light making for an even sharper, pure look and riding experience. With a lower overall profile and more emphasis placed on the compact chassis, the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R looks more muscular and aggressive than ever before. In short, KTM upped the attitude, by lowering the altitude.  

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A redesigned air intake and airbox see a revised fuel tank with an overall tank capacity of 17.5 liters, which is an increase of 1.5 liters over the predecessor. This not only takes the riding range up to around 300 km but also performs an important ergonomic function. In the hunt for grams, every panel has been calculated for optimum thickness and minimized where possible, with new tank spoilers and added winglets increasing downforce.  

However, it is the lightweight, and ‘smart’ headlight design that makes the biggest visual impact. Weighing in at nearly 700 g less than the previous unit, and boasting an alien-like design, it adds an all-new aggressive glare to the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R. Position and daytime running lights are located on the profile of the headlight, which auto-adjusts in intensity according to ambient light conditions thanks to a light sensor integrated into the dashboard.  2024 ktm 1390 super duke r 5

Additionally, the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R and KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO are fitted with Coming Home light functionality as standard. Here, the headlight will remain on after the ignition has been switched off for greater ambient visibility. This not only illuminates the surroundings but provides a level of safety when parking in dark areas.  

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This ferocious BEAST required an enlarge heart to keep up with its muscular stance. Boasting an updated version of the LC8, further marking its territory as the alpha. The bore is increased to 110 mm to achieve an engine displacement of 1,350 cc, with an all-new cam shift integrated on the cylinder heads. This provides more power and torque throughout the rpm range and allows for a more differentiated fuel mapping to meet the latest EURO 5+ emission regulations.  

Getting that power to the ground comes courtesy of new, lightweight MICHELIN Power GP tires with dual-compound technology, as well as a new WP APEX shock absorber which is fully adjustable, allowing for separate high and low speed adjustments, rebound and toolless pre-load adjustment. Improved DCC settings provide better pressure balance resulting in less compromise between suspension comfort and performance, while new 48 mm WP APEX Open Cartridge fork with split function provide optimized settings.  

On the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO, however, the suspension management is taken to an all-new level with the latest generation of WP Semi-Active Technology (SAT). As the most advanced suspension system on the market, it features electronically controlled magnetic valves for variable damping, providing a wide range of adjustability – from maximum comfort to track-ready stiffness.  

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Here, the SCU (Suspension Control Unit) adapts the damping rates via the magnetic valves in real-time, reading the road surface and rider style to automatically adjust the suspension on the fly.  

The technology feast doesn't end there, with both the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R and KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO debuting updated PERFORMANCE and TRACK MODES, complete with lap timer and telemetry stats, as well as optional ENGINE BRAKE CONTROL and an updated SUSPENSION PRO module for the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO. 

The KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R and KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO will also be offered in select 30 YEARS OF DUKE colorways, reminiscent of the orange scheme found on the 2005 KTM 990 SUPER DUKE.  

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A full range of specially developed KTM PowerParts and KTM PowerWear are available for riders to personalize their motorcycles and get themselves kitted up in READY TO RACEPerformance. 

KTM will also be giving away a brand new KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R later towards the end of the year. Entrants are encouraged to visit KTM.com to sign up for the KTM newsletter, to be entered into the lucky draw.  

Discover more about 30 YEARS OF DUKE and the all-new 2024 KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R at KTM.com or watch the full-release video on YouTube


Honda Racing Corporation are pleased to announce the signing of Luca Marini for the 2024 and 2025 MotoGP World Championship seasons. The 26-year-old joined the premier class in 2021 after claiming six wins and 15 podiums in the Moto2 World Championship, finishing runner up in 2020. Since joining the premier class, Marini has taken two Grand Prix podiums, two pole positions and four Sprint podiums in 2023. He will join Joan Mir in the Factory Team on a two-year contract.


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Following up the Yamaha Motor - CFMOTO joint venture announced on September 15th by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., Yamaha Motor would like to clarify that the collaboration solely consists of an industrial cooperation to manufacture vehicles in China, for the Chinese market.

Yamaha Motor has positioned China as one of its important production and sales bases, and this joint venture is premised on the acquisition of the clearances, permits, etc., required by competition laws and other laws and regulations.

Beyond that, Yamaha Motor will continue to discuss the direction of the joint venture with CFMOTO going forward with the aim of further raising competitiveness, but no other cooperations are at present in place.


 

 

 

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