2009 June / July Issue of Ultimate Motorcycling on Newsstands
"Summer’s here and the time is right for fighting in the street, boy," Mick Jagger famously sang in 1968. In 2009, that means our June/July issue has the first test of the Ducati Streetfighter naked superbike. Detailed motorcycle tests abound in this issue, as we review our cover bike-Kawasaki’s superb Vulcan 1700 Voyager luxury touring motorcycle, BMW’s sporty new K1300 S, the surprising automatic-transmissioned Aprilia Mana 850, Yamaha’s Rossi-inspired R1 (with a ride on the last liter-class M1), Harley-Davidson’s upscale CVO Fat Bob, and a quick look at the Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport motorcycle.
Summertime is also the time to travel-we have Neale Bayly’s journey to the Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP with Blue Strada Tours, and Jeff Buchanan thoughtfully explores the sometimes-paved back roads of Utah and Colorado on the new BMW F800 GS adventure motorcycle.
We also take a close look at ‘Reed’s Ride Designs’ California Custom Softail-the ultimate refined Harley-Davidson. Patrick Joseph takes a spin on two of the cleanest 1970s Honda CB400Fs you’re ever going to see, and David Morris goes inside the mind of Walter Roehrich, the man behind the V-Rod-powered Roehr American superbike (and Publisher Arthur Coldwells takes it for a first ride). In the Clubhouse, we have Zegna, Chrome Hearts and eyewear from Fred. Finally, two-stroke motorcycle enthusiasts will love the amazing Yamaha RYZ350R in our Gallery.