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Top 5 New Motorcycles at Greenville

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As the 2011 Progressive International Motorcycle Show makes its way around the country, manufacturers continue to release new and exciting machines.

The Carolina First Center in Greenville, S.C., has showcased most of the hottest new motorcycles from top manufactures, some of which were being unveiled in South Carolina for the very first time.

We wanted to take a moment to highlight the Top 5 new fan favorites from the Greenville Motorcycle Show that seem to be grabbing lots of the attention.

2012 Honda Gold Wing

Honda recently announced their first release of machines for the 2012 model year, the Gold Wing and FourTrax Foreman, and is introducing them for the first time at the Greenville show.

The 2012 Gold Wing offers an upgraded GPS navigation system with user-friendly programmability, which can be accessed online via computer to share routes with friends.

The Gold Wing also now incorporates a built-in MP3/iPod interface for a new SRS CS Auto technology surround-sound system for a premium listening experience.

2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000

For 2011, an all-new model makes waves in the sportbike category – Kawasaki’s new Ninja 1000. Like the original, which debuted to an amazing chorus of customer kudos back in 1986.

Yhe new Ninja 1000 offers an alluring blend of capability and technology, from the very latest racetrack components, to astounding engine and chassis performance, to cutting-edge styling that’ll stop you in your tracks the instant you lay your eyes on one.

2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré

The Super Tenere is built for adventure, with an all-new, exceptionally compact 1199cc parallel twin with a unique 270° crank for excellent torque and traction. Engine mass is kept low for excellent handling.

The narrow 2-cylinder inline engine is slim and compact for carving tight lines in twisty mountain roads. Its wide-ratio 6-speed transmission has the right gear, whether on the open highway or off-road.

2011 Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom

A wide front end and chunky 16-inch tire give the new Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom a proud stance that’s strong and contemporary.

Introduced as a mid-year addition to the 2011 Harley-Davidson model line-up, the 1200 Custom also features new wheels, a pull-back handlebar, and a reshaped LED tail lamp.

The 1200 Custom offers a new look but is Sportster to the core, offering a compelling combination of bold styling, nimble handling and the irresistible beat of American V-Twin performance.

2011 Suzuki GSX-R600

Suzuki released the all-new 2011 GSX-R600 to offer unparalleled performance for all riding levels. A compact, powerful 599cc 4-cylinder engine demonstrates the advanced race-proven technology of the GSX-R line when you hit the throttle and push the RPMs to the redline.

The new GSX-R600 has lightened its curb mass by almost 20 pounds, shortened its wheelbase by 15mm, reduced overhang, and has better fuel mileage and lower emissions.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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