AGV GP-Tech Winter Test: For soon, but in limited quantities

AGV GP-Tech Winter Test: For soon, but in limited quantities. With the regularity of a metronome is the last album (we're over forty!) Rossi of the saga with "Winter Test 2010" The design incorporates the fundamentals, with the sun and moon joined the famous "46 " In harmony with yellow and black, a simple but attractive decor, which accompanied the first laps of the "Doctor" riding the Ducati Desmosedici.

Available towards the middle of this year, the helmet used by Valentino Rossi for his winter testing will be produced in limited quantities by AGV, based on the GP-Tech, High-end designed, planned and developed in collaboration with Valentino. Benefiting from the expertise gained with GP-Pro and Ti-Tech race, the GP-Tech, produced in Italy, is light, ventilation and comfort with innovative design and aerodynamics.

AGV GP-Tech Winter Test: For soon, but in limited quantities
The cap fiberglass, Kevlar and carbon exists in three sizes, covering from XXS to XXXL, the ventilation system through pipes built into the cap, with three air intakes in the front and five in the extractors rear. The interior is fully removable and washable hypoallergenic treated with differentiated features for comfort: Cool Max to the forehead, temples and neck, hyper-breathable fabric for the upper area of the head, soft microfiber for foam cheek. The suggested retail price of 745 € will be.
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All the news Audi Q3 : Prices and Specification

All the news Audi Q3 : Prices and Specification.Highly anticipated, the small compact SUV Audi has just been unveiled. One thing is certain, there will be a hit! Compact, dynamic and extremely trendy, it is expected soon to invade the beautiful avenues of major cities!

Subtle stylistic evolution Audi Q3

All the news Audi Q3 : Prices and Specification. Question style, Q3 differs from its big brother, the Q5, with its front and adorned more threatening to bite into the bitumen. For dimensions, it remains a human scale: 4.39 m long, 1.83 m wide and 1.6 m high. As for the trunk, it displays a volume of 460 to 1365 liters.

2-liter turbo for everyone Audi Q3

Initially, the Q3 will be offered with 2-liter turbo. In essence, the range includes the 2.0 TFSI 170 PS 6 speed manual or box to the superb 2.0 TFSI of 211 hp, taken from the Golf GTI! A noble pedigree accompanied by a transmission and a box Quattro S-Tronic 7-speed. Diesel, same refrain, the range starts with a front wheel drive and manual transmission (2.0 TDI 140) and ends with the 2.0 TDI of 177 horses, drive and speed S-Tronic.

Advanced Equipment Audi Q3

Audi forces in the cockpit, you'll find everything you need to impress! Starting with the Bose sound system 14 speakers, GPS developed 3D with Google Earth with real-time traffic information, Internet access, 4 driving modes (Comfort, Dynamic, Normal and Efficiency, which provides reduced power consumption) ... In short, the total!

Issue price Audi Q3, we can expect a range starting at around the 30,000 €.
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Honda CBF 1000 F The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie

Honda CBF 1000 F The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie. CBF 1000 F evolved for the 2010 vintage in depth but with discretion. Certainly his style is reworked story better differentiate it from his little sister, 600. The 1000 grants itself so the sharp eye of the CBR 600, supported by integrated turn to a new steering head down to the bottom of the radiator. The stern, at first glance identical, yet evolving with a LED light and small indicators directly inspired by the CB 1000 R This last CBF inspired again, because now boasts an aluminum frame type Mono Blackbone, unlike his predecessor who was content with a steel frame. The motor operates smoothly. Always inherited from the CBR, he sees the compression ratio slightly increase its injection mapping and camshafts retouched the benefit of a couple and a slight increase in power. The exhaust leaves his two outings in favor of a row of four in a very classical.

Honda CBF 1000 F The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie

Detailed review

CBF 1000 is intended to be accessible to all, easy but powerful, comfortable and safe. We meet up with an instinctive driving position, and adaptable to all morphologies, with a saddle and a bubble height adjustable. We note the adjustable levers, a "plus" very pleasant to use, and a new scoreboard, certainly more modern two stones flanking the digital tachometer and a battery of controls built on top of head fork. An onboard computer to monitor consumption, with a display of instantaneous and average consumption. Added to a gauge, a clock and two trips, or the bare minimum for this type of machine. The controls, as often is limited to two buttons on the dashboard, with inaccessible gants. Honda CBF 1000 F By continuing to detail the cockpit, we see various screws and finish well away from the new standards recently appeared with the VFR. Nothing insurmountable, but we feel the influence of "cost-killer" ... We do not want them, in order to propose a workhorse, versatile and accessible to all. The financial impact can play a strong part in the motivation to purchase such a device.

Easy and intuitive

The grip is an obvious confounding, we find here the perfect mastery of the Japanese giant, which makes it a point to offer the market the machines easy and reassuring at first contact. What is already being felt on machines as specific as a CBR or a Goldwing, takes on its meaning. The CBF aims to be accessible to everyone, novice or experienced rider, man or woman, long distance traveler or "switch" urban. Everything contributes to this success, beginning with the driving position and design of the saddle. The CBF is not light, weighing in running order of 245 kg, but at no time of driving it does feel, CBF is still showing strong and agile. Probably close to the tire 160, a rise of more and more scarce, there is not a stranger.

A sum of qualities

The fairing protects very effective when the major axes are discussed. The engine, particulièreHonda CBF 1000 Fent flexible, accepting without complaint gear changes from low revs, allowing a pipe casting and relaxed. He does not mind as long to climb the towers, so always reasonable and civilized. The 107 hp meet there, but so domesticated, history to make the machine easy to control in all circumstances. Maybe not spectacular, but really effective for those who want to use his machine in all weathers, on all roads. Box and clutch are participating in this facility at all times with precise control and smooth. It is the same for the combined braking with ABS, which distributes braking force between front and rear. The suspensions, adjusted rather flexible, prefer comfort rarely at fault, the price may be a slight lack of precision at high speed.

And very few defects

Nothing to worry about after all, especially since our trial was conducted with a motorcycle equipped with two large side panniers, a rise that rarely favors stability at high speed. Suitcases optional conspicuous by their ability and ease of use, equipment that complements the CBF with the practical aspects have not been neglected, with a main stand and place the saddle in order to bake a "U ". CBF "F" is even more convincing than the former. She has retained all the qualities, earning a style less erased and perceived quality in progress at the cost of a tariff increase of 800 € or € 11,090, which seems much anyway.
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Honda T SW-400 Reviews : A good compromise?

Honda T SW-400 Reviews.The world of the scooter is better than ever, as they respond to issues of mobility proved judicious and appropriate. From this observation are developing a range of responses tailored to individual needs. The 125cc class, the course favored by regulators, is carving the pie, but the larger displacement, so they require a motorcycle license, multiplies the possibilities of this handy form of transport.

From there, everything becomes a matter of requirements, cost and compromise. If the 250cc offer more elongated than the 125cc, which may be a little "fair" on major routes, while the big guns, 500cc and over, sometimes admit their limits in terms of urban maneuverability by their weight and size , not to mention a price often result. And if the right engine was around 400cc? Indeed, a 400cc offers much more than a 250cc lengthens, its price and its size remain more or less reasonable, which allows him to draw his own in all the circumstances, as we have it checked by taking the handlebars of the Honda SW-T400. First round of the owner, Honda SW-T400 aims to upscale and flattering appearance.


The scoreboard is based on the automotive world, with a finish beyond reproach. Sorry to use the absence of low fuel for gasoline, or counting the mileage that can still be traveled. We must be content to see the needle on the gauge down into the red zone of the dial: rather light source of worry for the forgetful. Also note the surprising lack of warning, yet so useful on a vehicle known to spend some time in urban congestion, but welcome the présenceHonda SW-T 400de two pockets, one lockable, a plus "valuable asset. The apron, carefully finished, does not avoid unpleasant stir in the legs, yet non-existent on the Tmax for example. Perhaps the fault to a relatively wide central tunnel, and unfortunately covered with lacquer. Better to raise your feet so as not to cover scratches and traces of paint the soles!


The driving position is seriously cons facilitated by a seat height of 740mm and indentations in the deck at the ankle when we put feet on the ground. Very comfortable and reassuring, especially as the seat features a wide back propping perfectly kidneys. SW-T400 is heavy, but its center of gravity very low offsets the charge, making the SW particularly handy in town, especially as the smoothness of the only twin engine that adds to driving pleasure. Of great flexibility and elasticity of real, this twin is shown at ease throughout most plans, leading both the Honda on a net gas in town at a brisk pace on the highway with a speed maximum of about 150 km / h actual: What roll indefinitely legal speeds.

More comfortable Honda SW-T 400U sports

The chassis complies fully with the task, even if it does not like the attack of Tmax. More clumsy in the sequences, less rigorous long fast corners, it shows clearly that does not hunt the same land that the athlete Tmax, but it compensates with a real comfort, practicality most successful (reception passenger space under the saddle), which makes it an enjoyable experience daily. It was confirmed at the combined braking with ABS. The left lever attack both the front and rear brake, while the right stick attacking the front. The single front disc is more than sufficient to the task, and the punch has a very easy and reassuring braking. Honda SW-T400 proves, if need is the accuracy of the formula.

Ideal formula?

It offers almost as much as a maxi-scooter, with an ease of handling, comfort and road handling him opening the door to all types of trips. Approval of the twin's place at the top of its direct competitors. Certainly it does not compete in terms of approval road with Tmax real scarecrow in the field, and no real competitor to date, but it offers much in terms of mobility. At most we would have appreciated a price a little tighter (7450 ​​€, 7950 with ABS) and see a few gaps equipment corrected.
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