The industry has been abuzz about the RC8 for the last thee years, and the bike was well worth the wait.
|2009 KTM RC8
This is the machine that will carry the KTM colours in World and national Superbike championships, and you can bet that it features the latest in engine and suspension technology
The RC8 will naturally show the same quality of design, assembly and components as the other members of the family, in addition to having 150 horses to play with in street going form, and the emblematic KTM orange paint job.
It will be the easy one to pick out of the crowd, that's for sure.
The brand new Suzuki Boulevard M90
gives off the same aggressive look as the bigger M109R, toned down a little to secure it's own image, and featuring a 1500cc engine that has been tuned specifically to provide extra torque across the whole power band, always a favourite approach with cruiser fans.
Solo or two up with baggage, the M90 will allow you to travel in comfort and style, while quick rides on twisty roads will bring the rider all of the expected thrills.
BMW has been coming out with one exciting new model after the other these days, and the new S1000RR
sportbike is a good case in point. We saw a Superbike development machine at the show, all dressed up in Carbon fiber, Öhlins suspension and slick tires.
In fact we will see an S1999RR Superbike on Canadian tracks later this year, in preparation for an assault on the Canadian Superbike Championship in 2010
In the meantime, we will have to make do with the street going version and it's 180 horsepower. I think that will enough to have fun with.
We will post a second video with more new models in a few days. See you then!
Photo Credit : Philippe Champoux
|2009 BMW S1000RR