The Husqvarna Baja concept unveiled.

     This bike was presented at the Eicma motor show as a concept bike. 

     The production will start rather at the end of 2013. 

      The styling of the bike lies between Husqvarna Cross 400 (a famous photo of the bike ridden by Steve McQueen in 1971 performing a jump) and the Bmw R80 GS.

BMW Motorrad announces new boxer model. 

     BMW Motorrad will be presenting a new model with air-cooled 'boxer' engine in 2013 as a special way of marking the "90 years of BMW Motorrad" anniversary. 

      Comment: The styling, the radial calipers and the single seat makes it look and probably ride quite sportier than the Bmw R1200R. Concerning performance though, the air cooled engine restricts any hopeful thoughts.

The 2013 Ktm Duke 390 ABS 

      This light and sporty bike aims to the nimble A2 riding license owners. Engine capacity is 373 c.c., maximum power is 44 bhp/9500 rpm and maximum torque 3.6 kgm/7250 rpm (26 lbs ft/7250 rpm). 

     The single cylinder engine is six speed, a single rotor together with a four piston radial caliper are equipped at the front end. The dry weight of the bike is 139 kgs (306.4 lbs), or 150 kg (330 lbs) kerb! Steering geometry is close to the Duke˘s 200 which is the same with the 125!! 

     Suspensions are WP now, a 43mm inverted fork at the front, the wheel travel is 150mm front and rear. The Duke 390 will be manufactured in India, like the Dukes 125 and 200. The smaller Dukes will be available with an optional ABS for 2013.  

Ktm Duke 690 R. 

      Compared to the base model Duke, the most important upgrade are the stiffer and fully adjustable suspensions. There is a second ABS operation alternative, called "supermoto".  The silencer is an Akrapovic.

Triumph Daytona 675 – Daytona 675 R 

Triumph Daytona 675 

     The engine and chassis are new. Top power is 128 bhp, maximum torque is 7.7 kgm (55 lbs ft). The bike which may be equipped with an ABS, is 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs) lighter than the previous model. 

     The low slung silencer also denotes the 2013 bike. Suspensions are KYB (Kayaba), the optional ABS may deactivated. Estimated price in Italy 12300 Euros. 

Triumph Daytona 675 R 

     The R version features Ohlins suspensions, Brembo monobloc callipers and a standard ABS. Estimated price in Italy 13900 Euros.