2016 Triumph Thruxton and Thruxton R

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2016 Triumph Thruxton and Thruxton R

Triumph has unveiled the all-new Thruxton and Thruxton R. For 2016, both models receive major upgrades inside and out.

The all-new Thruxton and Thruxton R are powered by a new Thruxton-spec 8-valve 1200cc parallel-twin Bonneville engine mated to a six-speed transmission, and also comes with Triumph’s next generation ride-by-wire fuel-injection, delivering 120 Nm (88.4 lb-ft) of torque at a low 4950 rpm – 62% more than the previous generation Thruxton. The bikes also come equipped with a new exhaust system with reverse-megaphone end cans that “deliver a thunderous, rich bass exhaust note to match their powerful presence and performance”. Other features include a traction control, ABS, three riding modes (road, sport, and rain), and a slipper assist clutch with cable actuation. Read more

2016 Kawasaki Z125 125cc Mini-bike, Grom's Rival

Kawasaki has announced a new 125cc bike for Asian markets, called the 2016 Kawasaki Z125. Having a compact bodywork and powerd by a 125cc engine, the mini-me version of the Z1000 would become Honda’s Grom rival, although it’s not clear the Z125 be available worldwide – as for right now it will be limited to Japan and asia markets.

The 2016 Kawasaki Z125 will be offered in two variants: The regular Z125 with an automatic centrifugal clutcha and the Z125 Pro with a manual clutch. Both models are powered by a SOHC, four-stroke single cylinder 125cc engine. Power sent to the front wheel through a four-speed transmission. The exhaust nearly unseen since it tucks in neatly under the engine. Read more

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe and SE

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2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe SE

Kawasaki has revealed the 2016 model year of the Vulcan S, along with new special edition and cafe variants at the AIMExpo in the United States.

For 2016, the 2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S remains unchanged though the mechanical with power coming from the same 649cc parallel twin-cylinder engine providing 61hp at 7,500 rpm and 64Nm of torque at 6,600 rpm, but comes equipped with an Ergo-Fit options, a range of accessories, that offer several options to tailor the bike to meet individual ergonomics preferences including the foot control positions, an adjustable handlebar position, and so on, and it’s free of charge. Read more

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