After a six-year leave from the highway, Kawasaki is reentering the full-dress touring market with the technologically forward, nostalgically styled, 2009 Voyager. Kawasaki is touting their new Vulcan 1700 series as a bellwether for the company’s future in the cruiser segment, and the reimagined Voyager has been commissioned as their cruise line’s luxe flagship.
Daytona Race Report
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Track-day Triple Sportbike
Motorcycling along the near deserted Spanish country road outside of Cartegna, I realized that Triumph just can’t hide their roots. Flicking left and right, lofting the front wheel over small rises in second and third gear, and plunging down series of mountain descents, revealed what a truly incredible street bike the Brits have produced with the new Daytona 675.
The new ACCEL Self-Learning Module is now available for all fuel injected Harley-Davidson models with both Magneti-Marelli and Delphi ECU’s, even the 2008-2009 Touring models with Throttle by Wire systems. This self learning technology compensates for changing loads, weather conditions and altitude while you ride. Automatically re-calibrates and optimizes for modifications such as; exhaust pipes, intake, air cleaners and cams.
>> IMPROVES MILEAGE while increasing POWER and TORQUE for stock and modified applications… plus reduces emissions
Touring Motorcycle Achievment in Design
Touring cruisers are not the first genre that comes to mind when contemplating design advances, but Kawasaki’s new Vulcan 1700 Voyager is bringing some welcome technological wizardry to this popular class.
New Racing Kit Available for Triumph’s 2009 Daytona 675 Motorcycle.
Triumph has put its experience working with road racing teams around the world to good use by developing a new line of precision engineered and track-tested racing parts for the 2009 Triumph Daytona 675. Already recognized as a world-class race bike, riders can achieve the same performance as professional teams from their Daytona 675 with the state-of-the-art race kit.
Curva Sito Pons at Jerez, Spain is one of life’s immensely satisfying corners—if you get it right. It is a long, sweeping uphill right-hander taken fast in third gear, and leads onto the back straight. I cut the Ducati 1098R in wide and stayed on a neutral throttle. You can not see the exit until you have crested the hill, but this was my third session, so I knew precisely where it was. The bike held its line perfectly; I aimed for the inside paint stripe and, as my knee-slider grazed the apex, I hamfistedly cracked hard on the throttle.
2007 Suzuki GSX-R750 Review
I had decided to ride the middleweight Suzuki Gixxer once again on the street to prove to myself that my first impression was correct: This machine is as close to the perfect sport bike as it is possible to get. Well, for now, anyway.