For all of you out there who look at Harleys and say “I’m gonna buy one of those some day,” H-D has launched a special website and TV ad called Make This the Year. The American company’s campaign looks to be for Canada, but it applies to that category of potential buyers from all over the world.
Writing about the 2009 Victory Vision , I didn’t had enough fingers on one hand to count the number of models available, but their 2010 lineup simplifies things at least from that point of view. Instead of having the Victory Vision Street/Premium/Tour/Tour Comfort/Tour Premium and a very beautiful 10th Anniversary Vision Tour, they’ve simply kept the Victory Vision Tour and created an all-new Vision 8-Ball model for 2010.
That’s rather interesting because we expected the Vision family to grow even bigger, but at least it makes it easier for customers to pick a bike.
This is a very funny video for Yamaha directed by Mark Toia. It shows a fan of the Japanese brand having troubles deciding himself between three different models, the FJR1300, FZ1 and XV1600 and the guy eventually has himself cloned for the sake of riding the three bikes at the same time. Hmm, I guess I never thought at it that way.
Bikers are known to be heavy drinking people, it’s in their blood, just like riding is, but we never heard of anyone combining the two passions except the times it lead to crashes. In this case though, we’re surprised to see a couple riding and pulling a barrel of whisky along for the ride.
We can’t help but wonder if the liquor made it to the destination or what the police would have said in the unhappy event of pulling them along the side of the road.
If the 2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster doesn’t lead the power cruiser class then I don’t know what does. Surprisingly easy to maneuver, great performing, and extremely good looking, the British largest capacity production motorcycle is here to stay and get even better, just as it does this year.
While cruisers such as the America and the Speedmaster were revamped this late years with a fuel injection system ensuring that Euro 3 regulations are met, the Rocket III models are found in the situation of saying “been there, done that” and continue getting more power out of the monstrously big inline-triple, while the whole machine is now claimed to be a much better performer. We’ll see about that after the jump.
Sometimes it isn’t recommended to go ahead and buy the first motorcycle that looks perfect to fulfill your riding needs even though your every single cell tells you to do so simply because there can always be an even more adequate alternative. That’s why we have the competition heading in all of our reviews, but in this case that’s not going to be the solution.
Now, we’ve just wrote about the latest Triumph Speedmaster and that custom bike couldn’t have left you a bad impression, but people may want to go for the classic bike, and that’s where the 2010 Triumph America intervenes. So if you haven’t already made a deposit for the Speedmaster , the America can blink an eye at you as it is more comfortable without losing any of the British magic look.
After the Bonneville engine’s fuel injection upgrade, virtually all classic/custom motorcycles in the Triumph lineup have been revised in that concern. This implied the Speedmaster too, but what’s really the strong point of this motorcycle is attitude, so the only thing that the new model year brings is more grunt to back those bad boy looks up.
The British manufacturer’s high spec middleweight supersport bike, the Daytona 675 SE stands out both from the standard model and from the previous SE model thanks to new flank graphics, white striped wheel, race-inspired brake and clutch levers and a host of carbon parts from Triumph’s accessories catalogue. This bike will hit dealerships on March 1st and have a price tag of $12,700.
In what the 2010 Triumph Thunderbird SE is concerned, it comes with standard ABS and gets the all-new Carnival Red color. Various genuine Triumph accessories are available for this model too. Expect to find the 2010 Thunderbird SE in dealerships from early March with an MSRP of $18,900.
Apart from the above mentioned, both bikes are technically unchanged from their standard siblings.
British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph has just released a video showing their 2010 models in action just so that they get our juice flowing ahead of the new motorcycle riding season. Most of their 2010 bikes are being produced with little modifications and only get new colors as Triumph, like most other bike manufacturers, likes to play it safe until the global economy starts spinning its wheels more rapidly.
There’s nothing like riding a large displacement tourer and when it comes to this, the Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT is not only one of the best representatives of its class, but also the one featuring the biggest bore and stroke. So for 2010, the massive Vulcan designed for the long haul enhances its visual and makes sure that the engine is delivering power even smoother than before. Meanwhile, the simple Vulcan 2000 and the Vulcan 2000 Classic remain 2009 model years.