2011 BMW Superbike
Despite the mind-warping (claimed) 192 hp-making it the most powerful streetbike ever-the BMW S 1000 RR is flawlessly controlled by an unequalled electronics package.
The impressive four-cylinder motor is tamed with four rider-selectable modes that adjust power delivery,traction control and ABS braking. T
2011 Yamaha Motorcycle
Given glowing reviews by the Yamaha Champions Racing School in Utah, the Yamaha FZ1 is arguably the most underestimated motorcycle in Yamaha’s lineup.
Powered by an earlier version of its flagship YZF-R1 (and therefore without the crossplane crankshaft), the 20-valve FZ1 is incredibly fast and has had its quirky fuel injection issues long cured.
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 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 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 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 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 Aprilia Motorcycle
It may have lights and mirrors, but weighing around 300 pounds ready to ride, the Aprilia SXV 5.5 is as close to a race bike as a street-legal machine gets.
The Aprilia’s low gearing is designed for a supermoto track, so riding the SXV on the freeway is a distinctly unpleasant experience due to intense vibration.