Spyshot: 2022 KTM RC 390 spotted in production guise

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MY2022 KTM RC 390 in production guise spotted at a dealership –

KTM has been steadily working on upgrading the RC model line for the MY2021. We saw images earlier in January 2021.

Now, we have received an image of an RC390 in production guise at a motorcycle dealership. The motorcycle was spotted in the trademark KTM orange livery.

We expect the motorcycle to have the same specifications as it was recently updated to the BS6 (Euro 5) norms.

▪️ 373 cc
▪️ 43 hp @ 9000 rpm
▪️ 35 Nm @ 7000 rpm
▪️ New front fairing
▪️ New head-light design
▪️ New rear tail-light and seat assembly

Motorad Gears Take –

The 2022 KTM RC390 could be launched at EICMA 2021 along with the all-new 490 LC8c parallel twin models. An Indian launch can be expected in January 2022.

What do you think of the 2021 RC 390? Let us know in the comments section below.


Source: Motorradonline

2021 Ducati Hypermotard 950 SP launched

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Ducati has updated the Hypermotard 950 SP for 2021

Ducati has updated the Hypermotard 950 family to Euro 5 (BS6) norms and launched the SP version in a new livery. The motorcycle retains the same peak power and torque as earlier.

The new color scheme evokes the racing world with its color palette and graphics, accentuating the youthfulness of the motorcycle.

Front suspension is a USD forks 45 mm Marzocchi aluminium fully adjustable unit, while the rear suspension is a progressive linkage Sachs monoshock with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping.

🔺 937 cc
🔺 114 hp (84 kW) @ 9000 rpm
🔺 96 Nm @ 7250 rpm
🔺 Carbon fibre components: front mudguard, timing belt covers
🔺 Full-TFT color display
🔺 Aluminium single-sided swingarm
🔺 176 kg dry weight
🔺 890 mm seat height (SP), 870 mm (Std)

and, comes laced with a bevy of techno-wizardry
🔺 Riding Modes
🔺 Bosch Cornering ABS
🔺 Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO
🔺 Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO
🔺 Power Modes
🔺 Day Time Running Light (DRL)
🔺 Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) EVO up/down
🔺 Marchesini forged wheels
🔺 Tapered aluminum handlebars
🔺 Removable passenger footpegs
🔺 USB power socket

Motorad Gears Take –

With deliveries are set to begin in June 2021 globally, we can expect it to hit showrooms in India by July 2021.

Are you excited about the Hypermotard 950 SP? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Ducati


2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 unveiled

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Yamaha has launched the all new YZF-R7 as a 2022 model year motorcycle

We had covered the teaser shared by Yamaha Europe on YouTube which hinted strongly at the existence of a modern tarmac-scorching YZF-R7. The video is titled, “Track. Street. R/World.” and captioned, “R/World is coming your way with something new. Soon. #RWorld​”.

The video montage consisted of a rider POV video of an unspecified motorcycle unleashed by the rider on a racetrack with a sweet symphony in the background score. The ending of the video replaces the music score for a smooth-revving parallel twin cacophony which is very reminiscent of the MT-07.

The motorcycle is poised to be a great track tool and street weapon. The motorcycle is available in two colors – Team Yamaha Blue and Performance Black.

A new generation supersport with Yamaha’s legendary styling combines an advanced CP2 engine with an ultra‑thin and lightweight chassis to provide torquey performance on both the track and the street.
– Yamaha

The new MY2022 YZF-R7 will initially be manufactured and sold in limited numbers via Yamaha’s online reservation system.

Specifications

Engine type689 cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC inline twin-cylinder; 4 valves per cylinder
Power73.4 PS @ 8,750 rpm
Torque67.0 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
Bore x stroke80.0 mm x 68.6 mm
Compression ratio11.5:1
Fuel deliveryFuel injection
Transmission6-speed; multiplate wet clutch; with Assist & Slipper clutch
Final driveChain
Suspension (Front)Telescopic fork; 129 mm travel, adjustable for preload, rebound and compression
Suspension (Rear)Linked-type Monocross shock, adjustable preload and rebound; 129 mm travel
Brakes (Front)298mm hydraulic disc
Brakes (Rear)245mm hydraulic disc
Tyres (Front)120/70ZR17 Bridgestone BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22F E
Tyres (Rear)180/55ZR17 Bridgestone BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22R E
Seat height835 mm
Wheelbase1394 mm
Rake23°40′
Trail88.9 mm
Ground clearance134 mm
Fuel capacity13 litres
Fuel economy 24.66 kmpl
Wet weight188 kg
2022 YZF-R7 Technical specifications

Motorad Gears take –

The YZF-R7 makes for a compelling motorcycle – offering the tried and tested 689 cc parallel-twin from the MT-07 in a supersports package.

Will it come to India?
It can be quite a while before we get the YZF=R7 here in our midst. We do not have the MT-07 retailed here; the YZF-R7 is based on that very model.

Are you excited about the all-new YZF-R7? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Yamaha

First photos of the 2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 leaked

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The first images of the 2022 YZF-R7 have been leaked.

Just 10 days back, we had covered the teaser shared by Yamaha Europe on YouTube which hinted strongly at the existence of a modern tarmac-scorching YZF-R7. The video is titled, “Track. Street. R/World.” and captioned, “R/World is coming your way with something new. Soon. #RWorld​”.


The video montage consists of a rider POV video of an unspecified motorcycle unleashed by the rider on a racetrack with a sweet symphony in the background score. The ending of the video replaces the music score for a smooth-revving parallel twin cacophony which is very reminiscent of the MT-07.

Today, we have the first pics of the 2022 YZF-R7. The motorcycle seems poised to be a great track tool and street weapon!

Engine: 689 cc parallel twin from the MT-07. Could be tuned for a higher power-band.
Styling: based on the erstwhile YZF-R6
Suspension: USD forks vs conventional telescopic forks on the MT-07
Brakes, wheels, exhaust: MT-07

Launch date: 18 May 2021!

We will keep you posted on further developments.

Are you excited about the all new YZF-R7? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: nieuwsmotor.nl

KTM to launch 750 models in conjunction with CFMoto in 2022

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KTM signed a strategic cooperation agreement with CFMoto 11 years back. The JV allows CFMoto access to the 790/890 LC8c compact twin-cylinder engine platform while KTM stands to benefit from the manufacturing prowess of CFMoto.

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There has been a massive increase in cooperation level. CFMoto is developing a trio of 750 cc motorcycles based on the tried and tested 790 LC8c motor – 750 Duke, 750 Adventure and 750 Supermoto T. These models will form a new product range for KTM and help acquire newer riders. All the 750 models will be earmarked for the Chinese domestic and global markets.

📍 750 Duke (Naked or Roadster)
📍 750 Adventure (Adventure Tourer)
📍 750 Supermoto T (Supermotard)

These will be manufactured at the new CFMoto factory in Hangzhou, China. KTM should unveil the final production models at EICMA 2021.

The 750 LC8c platform will be positioned between the 890 and the 490 parallel-twin platform being developed by Bajaj in India, which is also expected to be showcased soon. The 750 models will be priced considerably lower than the 890 Duke and Adventure, to allow more riders to upgrade within the KTM family from their current 200/250/390 motorcycles while also providing exceptional value to the experienced riders.

Which of the three models are you interested in? Let us know in the comment section below.

Source: Pierer Mobility

Husqvarna partners with Replay for an exclusive line of motorcycles

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Exclusive editions of Husqvarna Vitpilen 701, 701 Supermoto and 701 Enduro LR created to mark collaboration with Italian casual clothing brand.

Husqvarna Motorcycles and premium Italian casual clothing brand, REPLAY make perfect teammates with both brands being renowned for stylish, high-end products and a flair for innovation.

The partnership started in 2020 with the REPLAY logo proudly displayed on Husqvarna Motorcycles’ official Moto3 machines. It marked the beginning of a new chapter for both Husqvarna Motorcycles and REPLAY, as Husqvarna Motorcycles re-entered the Moto3 World Championship, while REPLAY took a strategic step into the motorcycle sector.

Recently, the REPLAY collaboration has inspired a limited edition of just 10 machines with exclusive components and graphics. The strictly one-off run features the Vitpilen 701, 701 Supermoto and 701 Enduro LR. Each special edition has a new colour scheme and logos reflecting the Husqvarna Motorcycles and REPLAY branding.

The sporty lines of the Vitpilen 701 are accentuated by the new colours created for the REPLAY edition. The special version of this dynamic roadster, with its punchy, large-capacity single-cylinder engine and lightweight chassis, also features Technical Accessories from the Husqvarna Motorcycles catalogue. The Vitpilen 701’s singularity of purpose and spartan aesthetic are unmistakable in this special edition.

On top of new colours and graphics, the 701 Supermoto features also special Technical Accessories from Husqvarna Motorcycles for the REPLAY edition. Furthermore, the machine delivers a class-leading power-to-weight ratio and unrivalled agility with its 74 hp single-cylinder engine and 148 kg state-of-the-art chassis.

The super-versatile 701 Enduro LR ‘long range’ also receives the REPLAY treatment with a new colour scheme and a host of Husqvarna Motorcycles Technical Accessories. With nearly twice the fuel capacity of the standard 701 Enduro, the LR model takes intrepid riders even further, on-road and off.

To experience the unmistakable joy of riding Husqvarna motorcycles, these limited REPLAY edition models will soon be handed out to selected celebrities.

As well as the limited REPLAY editions, there will also be a special run of machines from Husqvarna Motorcycles with unique graphics to mark the collaboration with REPLAY. Look out for these in a number of REPLAY pop-up stores scheduled to appear internationally in Europe and Japan.

As expected from Husqvarna Motorcycles and REPLAY there is much more to come over the next few months, with a series of exciting initiatives reflecting the values of innovation and style shared by the premium brands.

Florian Burguet – Vice President Global Marketing Husqvarna Motorcycles: “Collaborating with REPLAY has given Husqvarna Motorcycles the perfect opportunity to establish a relationship with a brand with which we have many shared values. REPLAY’s focus on producing premium quality products, their progressive, forward-thinking approach to development and their flair for innovation sets them apart from others in the fashion world. We are proud to have the REPLAY logo adorn our Moto3 machines for the second year since our return to World Championship road racing. We look forward to continuing our productive relationship with REPLAY.”

Matteo Sinigaglia – CEO Fashion Box SpA: “Forming a close partnership with Husqvarna Motorcycles allows REPLAY to step forward in the motorcycle world together with a brand that is known for its commitment to innovation and progression, the perfect partner for us to stand beside. Creating authentic experiences is something we value highly – a belief shared by Husqvarna Motorcycles and something that is key to developing the strong link between our two brands.”

What do you think about the Replay limited edition motorcycles? Let us know in the comment section below.

Source: Husqvarna

CFMoto enters Europe with 2021 models

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CFMoto had signed a strategic agreement with KTM for middle-weight segment. The first model to be launched from the CFMoto stable based on the 790 LC8c platform is the 800MT adventure tourer, slated for a Q2 2021 launch.

Now, we get to know that CFMoto has prepared an onslaught of models for Europe as MY2021 models. The motorcycles have a fresh design thanks to Kiska Design – who have been aiding the design and branding process for every KTM, Husqvarna and GasGas motorcycle.

The first catchment would include multiple small and medium-capacity models.

The entry variant is the 300NK naked which can be a good beginner motorcycle. The 292 cc single DOHC, four valve powertrain produces 27.9 hp and delivers the power in a smooth fashion. This would augur well for novice or new riders. It comes equipped with a tubular steel frame, USD forks, the rear monoshock is preload adjustable, dual channel ABS. A 795 mm seat height and 151 kg kerb weight ensure that the motorcycle does not intimidate new riders.

On the other side of the naked spectrum, the 650NK comes equipped with a liquid cooled, DOHC, four valves, parallel-twin motor which belches out 57.6 hp of peak power at 8,500 rpm and 62 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm. And just like the 300NK, it has a tubular steel frame, USD forks, preload adjustable rear monoshock and dual channel ABS. The 800 mm seat height, 195 kg wet weight and 17 litre fuel tank make it more suitable for seasoned riders.

The same 650 cc parallel twin powers two more models in CFMoto’s 2021 lineup – 650MT and 650GT. The 650MT is an adventure tourer, sharing all the cycle parts with the 650NK but gaining a 18 litre fuel tank, 830 mm seat height (30 mm higher) and ~10 kilograms. While, the 650GT comes with a touring-friendly fairing, 19 litre fuel tank and a 800 mm seat height.

Pricing has not been divulged yet for the 300NK, 650NK, 650MT and 650GT. However, Italian dealers expect the first models to hit showrooms by June 2021. CFMoto also intends to ship the 800MT and 700CL-X to Europe in 2022.

Motorad Gears Take –

The Indian launch for the 300NK, 650NK, 650MT and 650GT models is expected by June 2021.

We may have to wait a little bit longer than our European counterparts for the 800MT and 700CL-X though.

Are you excited for the 2021 CFMoto models? Let us know in the comment section below.

Yamaha teases the YZF-R7

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MT-07 BASED YZF-R7 IN THE OFFING? –

Is this the all new YZF-R7 – track weapon and street nemesis?

2020 was the last production year for not just the YZF-R6, but also the VMAX, WR250 and the SMAX scooter. With a gaping hole left in the middleweight sportsbike lineup post the R6 discontinuation, rumours have been aplenty of what is next to come from Team Yamaha.

Rumours are rife that Yamaha will plonk the MT-07 engine into a as-yet-unconfirmed YZF-R7 ensuring the motorcycle meets the Euro 5 emission norms.

Cut to march 2021, Yamaha listed two unseen model names in its 2022 California Air Resource Board filings – YZFR7NCB and YZFR7NCL. These could materialise into the YZF-R7 production model.



05 May 2021, Yamaha Motor Europe uploaded a 28-second teaser on its YouTube channel which hints strongly at the existence of a modern tarmac-scorching YZF-R7. The video is titled, “Track. Street. R/World.” and captioned, “R/World is coming your way with something new. Soon. #RWorld​”.

The video montage consists of a rider POV video of an unspecified motorcycle unleashed by the rider on a racetrack with a sweet symphony in the background score. The ending of the video replaces the music score for a smooth-revving parallel twin cacophony which is very reminiscent of the MT-07.

Are you excited for a MT-07 based YZF-R7? Let us know in the comment section below.

Husqvarna Vektorr and Bltz E-mobility concepts unveiled

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Husqvarna Motorcycles is entering the electric powered-two wheeler (PTW) mobility space with a slew of offerings. Motorad Gears had covered the E-Pilen prototype launch – an electric motorcycle. Now, they have showcased the Vektorr and Bltz concepts, further expanding their zero-emissions product range.

Husqvarna Motorcycles is going forward into the future with a zero-emissions product range to broaden the brand’s appeal to existing riders as well as a whole new audience.

It has always been the aim of Husqvarna Motorcycles to develop new products accessible to the broadest possible spectrum of riders. The E-mobility range will retain and continue the riding pleasure and dynamics refined through the long history and experience of the brand.

The current Husqvarna Motorcycles street range is already known for being progressive, smart, dynamic and purely design oriented. These values will continue to be hallmarks of the E-mobility line.

VEKTORR CONCEPT –

Husqvarna Motorcycles reveals the Vektorr Concept. It offers a tantalising vision of what Husqvarna Motorcycles’ move into electric urban mobility will look like.

The Vektorr Concept is the first electric scooter ever produced by Husqvarna Motorcycles and is aimed squarely at the urban commuter who demands a compact, stylish and effective personal transport solution to fit their busy lifestyle. Styled and ridden like a conventional scooter, the Vektorr Concept will deliver a top speed of 45 km/h and offer a range of up to 95 km.

The Vektorr Concept is an eco-friendly model that brings the future of personal urban transport into the present.

BLTZ CONCEPT –

Furthermore, Husqvarna Motorcycles unveils the Bltz Concept. It makes convenient, clean travel easy with a stand-up scooter. The rider stands on the Bltz Concept, which offers rapid transit from A to B in busy city environments in a noise and emissions-free package.

The Bltz Concept will offer a range of 40 km and with the power output of 0.5 kW it will deliver a top speed of 20 km/h.

Development of the E-Mobility range is well-advanced and reflects the forward-thinking innovation that has seen Husqvarna Motorcycles set benchmarks for quality, aesthetics and performance for more than a century.

The expansion into E-Mobility is also reflected in an expanded dealer network. Husqvarna Motorcycles is actively searching for qualified dealers in large metropolitan areas in Europe, focusing on Spain, France, Italy and Germany.

MOTORAD GEARS TAKE

These models are the first in a series based on a common 48 Volt electric two-wheeler platform in the power range 4 to 11 kW for planned serial production in India. KTM E-Technologies GmbH provides in-house E-mobility expertise at the highest level including the development of proprietary electric drive systems & battery platforms.


Pierer Mobility has its eyes set on the lucrative EUR 10 bn addressable premium market in Europe for the electric two-wheeler segment by 2025.


Are you interested for the Vektorr or Bltz concept? Let us know in the comment section below.

Source: Husqvarna


2021 Honda CBR600RR launched in Malaysia

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2021 Honda CBR600RR launched in Malaysia

Honda has launched the 2021 CBR600RR in Malaysia. The motorcycle was unveiled in August 2020.

  • 599 cc liquid-cooled inline-four cylinder engine
  • 119.35 bhp of peak power at 14000 rpm
  • 63 Nm of peak torque at 11500 rpm
  • 41 mm fully adjustable Showa USD forks
  • Showa Pro-Link rear suspension
  • dual channel ABS
  • 310 mm double discs at front
  • 220 mm disc at rear
  • slipper clutch
  • emergency stop signal
  • Honda electronic steering damper
  • torque control
  • wheelie control
  • traction control

The motorcycle is priced at RM 98,888 which is Rs 17.82 lakh. Would you want Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) to launch the CBR6000RR in India? Let us know in the comments below.