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  • 2011 BMW K 1600 GTL | Quick Look

    2011 BMW K 1600 GTL | Quick Look

    2011 BMW Motorcycle

    Going up against the granddaddy of luxury tourers, the Honda GoldWing (which happens to be taking a break from production this year), the new inline-six 2011 BMW K 1600 GTL promised to make a big splash in the class.


  • 2011 Aprilia RSV4 APRC | Quick Look

    2011 Aprilia RSV4 APRC | Quick Look

    2011 Aprilia Motorcycle

    Max Biaggi took the Aprilia RSV4 to the 2010 World Superbike Championship, and the street legal version of the bike does not disappoint.

    For 2011, Aprilia has added its sophisticated traction control system to the RSV4 R APRC. The ATC has eight settings, which the rider can change on the fly.


  • 2011 MV Agusta Brutale 1090 | Quick Look

    2011 MV Agusta Brutale 1090 | Quick Look

    2011 MV Agusta Motorcycle

    MVAgusta’s extraordinary build-quality and attention to detail are still evident, but the 2011 Brutale 1190 has been re-engineered to make it friendlier.

    Brembo radial brakes with plenty of feel, huge 50mm Marzocchi forks, and a fully adjustable Sachs shock at the rear are firm, yet compliant and comfortable.




  • 2011 Honda CBR 250 R | Quick Look

    2011 Honda CBR 250 R | Quick Look

    2011 Honda Motorcycle

    Here was something fairly unexpected from Honda – a brand new sport bike powered by an oversquare 249cc single cylinder motor with a 10,500- rpm redline, the CBR 250 R.

    The liquid-cooled powerplant has double overhead cams, fuel injection via a 38mm throttle body, a counterbalancer, and ABS for the single 296mm front disc.


  • 2011 Ducati 848 EVO | Quick Look

    2011 Ducati 848 EVO | Quick Look

    2011 Ducati Motorcycle

    Ducati’s 848 EVO for 2011 swaps out the Testastretta’s cylinder heads, pistons, throttle bodies and camshafts, and increases power to a claimed 140 horsepower and 72.3 ft/lbs torque – more than liter-bikes of a few years ago.


  • 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.


  • 2011 Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS | Quick Look

    2011 Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS | Quick Look

    2011 Aprilia Motorcycle

    The words "automatic transmission" are often enough to send a motorcyclist running in the opposite direction. In the case of the 2011 Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS, though, that would be a mistake.

    A sporty bike with a fully automatic continuously variable transmission, the Mana has excellent handling to go along with its ease of use.


  • 2011 BMW K 1600 GT | Quick Look

    2011 BMW K 1600 GT | Quick Look

    2011 BMW Motorcycle

    The 2011 BMW K 1600 GT grew from BMW’s obsession with six- cylinder automobiles, and it has a few surprises.

    Claimed to be the narrowest inline-six ever, BMW claims the motor puts out an impressive 160 horsepower, but even more importantly, it produces 129 ft/lbs of torque, the stock in trade of a sport-tourer.



  • 2011 Honda CBR1000RR | Quick Look

    2011 Honda CBR1000RR | Quick Look

    2011 Honda Motorcycle

    Repsol’s iconic graphics are now available on Honda’s 2011 CBR1000RR. Sadly, the absolutely spectacular C-ABS computer controlled anti-lock braking system is only available on the red/black model, forcing an unfortunate choice on the buyer.




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