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  • 2011 Ducati Monster 696 | Quick Look

    2011 Ducati Monster 696 | Quick Look

    2011 Ducati Motorcycle

    The smallest of the Ducati Monster line, the 696 presents itself as a bike willing to accommodate new riders, as well as those returning to the fold after an absence from two-wheeling.

    Power develops in a predictable manner, but the Desmodromic motor has a short stroke and is capable of producing 80 horsepower at 9000 rpm.


  • 2011 Star Stratoliner Deluxe | Quick Look

    2011 Star Stratoliner Deluxe | Quick Look

    2011 Yamaha Star Motorcycles

    There is only one Star Stratoliner for 2011, but it’s Deluxe.That means you get a fork-mounted fairing that houses an iPod-ready stereo system.

    The combination of a stout, lightweight aluminum frame and an air-cooled, pushrod, 113 cubic inch powerplant, means the Stratoliner is a satisfying ride, in both power and handling.


  • MV Agusta F4 1000 | Quick Look

    MV Agusta F4 1000 | Quick Look

    MV Agusta Motorcycle

    The newest MV Agusta F4 is sleeker and even prettier than its predecessor, while the stiff ride, difficult brakes, and fuel mapping that courted calamity are gone.

    Still breathtakingly quick, the F4 has also lost 22 pounds, gained a slipper clutch and traction control and become one of the easiest, most responsive performers in the class.


  • 2011 Kawasaki Versys | Quick Look

    2011 Kawasaki Versys | Quick Look

    2011 Kawasaki Motorcycle

    Full-scale adventure bikes like the BMW R 1200 GS can be quite intimidating, so Kawasaki’s Versys is a friendly way to introduce yourself to that genre.

    For shorter riders the 33.3-inch seat height may give pause, but if you can hold the bike up at a stop, you’ll find everything else about it agreeable.


  • 2011 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 | Quick Look

    2011 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 | Quick Look

    2011 Ducati Motorcycle

    When it comes to blitzing concrete urban canyons or the tightest back roads you can find, nothing beats the supermoto concept, which brings dirt biking to street riding.

    The Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP ramps up the supermoto idea by giving the chassis 95 horsepower to work with and 80 ft/lbs of torque.


  • 2011 BMW R 1200 RT | Quick Look

    2011 BMW R 1200 RT | Quick Look

    2011 BMW Motorcycle

    To many, the BMW R 1200 RT is the gold standard for sport touring, offering a classic air-cooled boxer twin design that has decades-old roots.

    The standard 2011 BMW RT has a few updates, including Integral ABS, a centerstand, and new turn signals.


  • 2011 Star Royal Star Venture S | Quick Look

    2011 Star Royal Star Venture S | Quick Look

    2011 Star Motorcycle

    Star’s Royal Star Venture S is nothing new, but that doesn’t stop it from being a fine old-school metric touring cruiser.

    Powered by a 79 cubic inch V-4 motor that made its name in the original V-Max, the Venture S cranks out almost 100 horsepower and 89 ft/lbs of torque.


  • 2011 Indian Chief Roadmaster | Quick Look

    2011 Indian Chief Roadmaster | Quick Look

    2011 Indian Motorcycle

    Indian’s cleanly designed 2011 bagger, the Chief Roadmaster, is meant to master the road with its luxury touring seat and saddlebags (both available with or without fringe), 5.5-gallon fuel tank, Brembo brakes, quick-release windshield (for those non-touring rides), and the air-cooled pushrod powerplant that is solidly mounted.


  • 2011 Triumph America | Quick Look

    2011 Triumph America | Quick Look

    2011 Triumph Motorcycle

    Triumph has upgraded the America for 2011, giving it a new look to go with the unique sound produced by the 270-degree firing parallel twin.

    Displacing a relatively small 850cc, the 60 horsepower engine has plenty of grunt to acquit itself nicely on any public road.




  • 2011 BMW K 1300 S | Quick Look

    2011 BMW K 1300 S | Quick Look

    2011 BMW Motorcycle

    Sleek and powerful, the BMW K 1300 S’s inline-four cylinder motor outputs a considerable 175 horsepower (claimed).

    BMW’s superb quick-shifter now aids the six-speed gearbox, and the second-generation electronically adjustable (on-the-fly) suspension makes a noticeable difference in varying road conditions aboard the K1300S.



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