The SX 1190 shares the 1190 RX's V-Twin engine rated at 138kW/136 Nm of torque. The SX 1190 features many Erik Buell signature innovations to improve handling and performance, such as fuel in the frame for lower weight and centralised mass, hub-less wheels and huge perimeter brake rotors for lower unsprung weight. It also includes EBR's proprietary Controlled Swirl Induction (CSI), which improves power and fuel economy, while lowering exhaust emissions.
Beta your off-road riding
The new Beta Xtrainer 300 is now also available locally. This off-road enduro machine has been produced for riders who wish to play, race or just trail ride, without having the intimidation of running a full size enduro machine.
Beta engineers saw the need to build a bike that defines fun, a motorcycle that is perfect for newcomers becoming involved with riding while still offering a motorcycle that performs competitively.
Features on the Xtrainer include a smaller delta box frame which provides a lower seat height and a low centre of gravity. Added to this is the 43mm front forks along with a dedicated rear shock and you have a motorcycle that is agile and easy to control, which builds a rider’s confidence.
The engine has been lifted from the popular 300 RR and designed to offer a power that is more linear and progressive making the new 300 more docile. The engineers then added electronically controlled oil injection to provide the perfect oil/fuel mixture, thus eliminating the need to premix.
So if you’re new to enduro or off-road racing and need to learn or train, or if you merely want to improve your enduro technical skills, the Beta Xtrainer is the perfect machine for what you need; the first true all-round enduro machine for everyone.
MV Agusta Stradale 800 coming soon
Arriving soon in South Africa is the new MV Agusta Stradale 800.With features such as the ALS steel trellis frame, the single-sided swingarm pivot area with lightweight aluminium alloy plates it’s sure to be a light, manoeuvrable machine.
The chassis has been developed specifically for the Stradale 800; the 1 460mm wheel base has been extended by 30mm. The riding position is also different with an 870mm high seat, making the bike easier to handle.
The fuel tank is now larger, increased to 16 litres plus four litres of reserve. The 798cc, three-cylinder in-line engine was specially developed for this model. The maximum power and torque ratings are 85kW at 11 000rpm and 78.5Nm at 9 000rpm respectively.
The standard equipment includes two side panniers with built-in turn indicators. There’s also the electronic MVICS (Motor and Vehicle Integrated Control System) where control is comprehensive. The system includes a Ride by Wire accelerator to the Mikuni throttle bodies, from knock control to the availability of four new engine maps for varying conditions.
The Stradale also comes with the Bosch 9 Plus ABS unit with RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation). This technology prevents the rear wheel from lifting off the ground, effectively preventing one of the most dangerous riding situations.
For more information about these models call Cayenne on 011 244 1900 or visit their web site www.cayenne.co.za