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 Royal Enfield
Is this a true vintage bike built in the 21st century, or is it a 21st century bike with a vintage countenance?
That used to be an easier question to answer a few years ago, as the Royal Enfield Bullet was a virtual reproduction of the 1950s version of the Made In India motorcycle.
2011 KX250F Review
One could argue that the development of motocross bikes in the ’00s proceeded at a less-than-rapid pace. Certainly, the bikes showed improvements, but we did not see the developmental leaps that we saw from the riders themselves, who continued to be quite innovative-Bubba Scrub, anyone?
Husky Supermoto 630
Development of the 2010 Husqvarna SM 630 began with a total redesign of both frame and engine. Next came completely new bodywork for an elegant and streamlined yet aggressive look. The gas tank, side panels, and front and rear fenders are all new as is the seat which now has double-depth foam that provides rider and passenger with increased comfort for medium and long rides. And speaking of passengers: two specially designed handles on the saddle frame increase confidence and comfort.
Getting more power out of an engine boils down to getting more air into it. One of the simplest and most cost effective ways to do that is to install a low restriction, high performance air cleaner. In this case it’s also one of the coolest looking ways to do it.
The S&S air cleaner kit features the classic cool of the traditional S&S teardrop shaped cover, and the performance increase that has come to be associated with it.
All-Wheel Drive Motocross
When I tested the Christini AWD Honda CRF250X two years ago in the rugged mountains of Pennsylvania, it was nothing short of a complete revelation. The Christini mechanical all-wheel-drive system upped my off-road game to a level I never thought possible, taking me on trails that I consider to be absolutely impassible and unconquerable on a standard rear-wheel-drive motorcycle. I was stunned.
New Bullet Classic C5 and Bullet G5
Classic Motorworks, the exclusive U.S. distributor of Royal Enfield motorcycles, announces two new models available in the states. The Bullet Classic C5 and the Bullet G5 both have been designed to operate like a modern day motorcycle with all of the technological amenities bike enthusiasts expect, but without compromising the iconic design of the original Royal Enfield Bullet.
Today, Kirk Taylor’s Custom Design Studios (CDS) announced its most recent industry-leading innovation – the new EFI throttle-by-wire adapter for their "Dick’s Cool Unit" velocity stack. In February, CDS released the "Dick’s Cool Unit" velocity stack, which was well-received and quickly featured on several custom bikes. Made of the finest materials, the adapter bolts directly on to a Mikuni Carburetor and can be attached to CV and S&S carburetors with a separate adapter. Now Kirk and his team have added another wonderful option for motorcycle fanatics.
Honda Stirs the Custom Bike World
As the custom motorcycle business adjusts to challenging market conditions, Honda is forcefully re-asserting its presence in the cruiser class. The early-release 2010 Honda Fury is the company’s first venture into the high-neck chopper bazaar, featuring a 38-degree rake, a narrow 21-inch wheel, and the longest wheelbase ever on a Honda motorcycle-just a hair under six feet.
Hot Rod Motorcycle Reborn!
We are reminded that the 1985 Yamaha V-Max motorcycle burst onto the scene as a fire-breathing, liquid-cooled V-4 power cruiser that had no motorcycling peer. It was, in the words of Mr. Araki, the Japanese project leader for the original V-Max motorcycle, an "American Hot Rod."
Triple Motorcycle Gets Better.
"Triumph has taken an evolutionary approach with the Daytona by applying experience from racing in the 2008 Supersport World Championship directly to the street version of the Daytona 675," according to Jim Callahan, North American Marketing Manager for Triumph Motorcycles. "The same technology that was used so successfully on the Supersport racing machines is now available as standard equipment on the 2009 production models that are in Triumph dealers across the country right now."