Ducati, after the WSBK test at Jerez, presented the Panigale V4R in detail at the EICMA Motor Show. Panigale V4R will represent Ducati’s hope in the superbike championship. Panigale V4R was created almost simultaneously with the V4S, but the development of the V4R lasted almost a year longer. Even people in Ducati did not know what the ultimate technical specification of the Panigale V4R model would be to the end of the test in Jerez. In Ducati until the last moment, they were not sure if they would use a wet or would still use a dry clutch.
Since the Benelli TRK 502 has appeared on the market, it has generated divided opinions. While some drivers are quite happy with him, others are unhappy. However, TRK 502 leaves the impression of a good small volume engine tourer and an affordable price.
The GS series has been on the market for nearly 35 years, and BMW has released official information on the new R1250 GS model for 2019. The new R1250 GS successor is the R 1200 GS. Although it looks aesthetically similar to its predecessor, it is a completely redesigned model with which BMW wants to consolidate its primacy in the motorcycle adventure market.
Yamaha introduced the new Tenere 700 for 2019. The new Yamaha Tenere 700 is characterized by good handling and simplicity in making the whole motorcycle.
Kawasaki introduced Versys 1000 and Versys 1000SE for 2019. The new Versys is enriched with a lot of electronic devices that will make all Kawasaki fans happy.
Meet MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro, which will be produced in as little as 300 copies. Presenting the evolution of the original Brutale design by Massimo Tamburini, MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro will not disappoint anyone, especially because 205 horsepower is available – which stands out from other streetfighter models.
Honda has prepared a completely redesigned Honda CBR 650R for the coming year, which will replace the previous CBR 650F. The Honda CBR 650R is more of a sports motorcycle than the F version, but it’s not a complete supersport model like the Kawasaki ZX6R or the Yamaha R6.
The first generation of 1998 – 150 hp, 177 kg
In the late nineties, Yamaha leaders wanted to build a sports motorcycle that would compete with Honda Fireblade. The design and engineering team were tasked to build a motorcycle that will be powered with an aggregate of approximately 1000 cubic centimeters and at least 150 horsepower, with best possible handling and a maximum weight of 180 kilos without fluids. So, it was a serious task.
Sports motorcycles with engines of 600 cm³ volume have been stagnating for years for technical improvements. The last major change has been made by Yamaha with the R6 model, and maybe MV Agusta with F3 675. Kawasaki was the dominant motorcycle manufacturer in the supersport class for several years, and the slightly improved ZX6R comes next year.
This year, Yamaha R1 celebrated 20 years of existence, since first R1 was seen the day of the day in 1998. In this honor, Yamaha has prepared a special GYTR version YZF-R1 for the following year.