Articles Posted in the " STROKE " Category

  • 2011 Yamaha FJR1300 A | Quick Look

    2011 Yamaha FJR1300 A | Quick Look

    2011 Yamaha Motorcycle

    Long running, but updated a few years back, the Yamaha FJR 1300 A is a bare bones sport-touring canyon brawler that puts performance and handling above creature comforts and high-technology.

    Weighing in at a claimed 644 pounds wet, the FJR is nicely at home in corners and willing to adjust its line, as conditions require.


  • 2011 Triumph Daytona 675 R | Quick Look

    2011 Triumph Daytona 675 R | Quick Look

    2011 Triumph Motorcycle

    Designed for supersport racing that allows a 675cc triple to compete against 600cc fours, the Triumph Daytona 675 R is the only flagship sportbike in the English company’s line-up.

    Pumping out 124 horsepower and 53 ft/lbs of torque, the 675 gives the smaller fours no quarter.


  • 2011 Suzuki Boulevard M109 R | Quick Look

    2011 Suzuki Boulevard M109 R | Quick Look

    2011 Suzuki Motorcycle

    The Suzuki Boulevard M109R’s 109 cubic inch motor is large, and not what you’d expect on a cruiser.

    Using technology inspired by Suzuki’s GSX-R sportbikes, it is a strongly oversquare motor with double overhead cams in each cylinder.The high-capacity motor is ready to rev and will take almost any bike to the cleaners in a drag race.


  • 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 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE | Quick Look

    2011 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE | Quick Look

    2011 Moto Guzzi Motorcycle

    One of the most unusual mounts in motorcycling, the Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE is part cruiser, part upright sport bike, and all about grabbing attention.

    Powered by Moto Guzzi’s beefy eight-valve version of its classic design, the massive header pipes and huge muffler speak to vast quantities of air being pushed through the system.


  • 2011 KTM 990 SM T | Quick Look

    2011 KTM 990 SM T | Quick Look

    2011 KTM Motorcycle

    A close cousin to the 990 SM R supermoto bike, the SM T is a bike made for bare bones touring.

    All the excellent handling characteristics of the performance-oriented SM R are there, along with the attentive seating position.


  • 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 | Quick Look

    2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 | Quick Look

    Kawasaki Motorcycle

    Kawasaki has always been defined as the high-power motorcycle manufacturer, and its Ninja ZX-14 only reinforces that image.

    Producing over 200 horsepower (claimed, with ram-air) and around 113 ft/lbs of torque, the monster 1352cc inline-four cylinder engine feels unburstable with its six-speed transmission.


  • 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 Honda Fury ABS | Quick Look

    2011 Honda Fury ABS | Quick Look

    2011 Honda Motorcycle

    For years you have met the nicest people on a Honda, and now Honda has brought friendliness to a new market.

    The Fury ABS takes an extreme form of motorcycle design and makes it accessible to those who may have desired a chopper, but weren’t willing to tolerate the compromises that come with a true custom machine.


  • 2011 Harley Softail CVO | Quick Look

    2011 Harley Softail CVO | Quick Look

    2011 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

    No, the top doesn’t come down on the Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Convertible, but it is a versatile motorcycle.

    In the Softail’s basic iteration, it’s a lowdown cruiser with a Twin Cam 110B motor making things happen. However, the Convertible comes with easily removable saddlebags and detachable fairing, making it a bagger-on-demand.


  • 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 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 Suzuki Boulevard C50T | Quick Look

    2011 Suzuki Boulevard C50T | Quick Look

    Suzuki Motorcycles

    After taking a year off from bagger production, Suzuki returned in 2011 with a bagger for riders with lower power requirements.

    Displacing 50 cubic inches, the Boulevard C50T doesn’t lack for style or features. The bike comes standard with studded leather bags, a passenger backrest, valanced fenders and slash-cut dual mufflers.


  • 2011 Star Raider S | Quick Look

    2011 Star Raider S | Quick Look

    2011 Star Motorcycle

    Chrome is the name of the Star Raider S’s game, as it gives the treatment to the triple clamps, fork sliders, air box cover, engine covers, headlight housing, handlebar risers and more.

    A 33-degree rake on the VX1900S’ frame is buttressed by a six-degree offset on the triple clamps, pushing the front end out aggressively.


  • 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.


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