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Triumph ads an all new motorcycle to their 2010 cruiser lineup. Called the Thunderbird, this is one of those bikes that nobody saw coming and yet everyone knew about. While we heard more and more questions about Triumph planning to build a V-Twin engine, the UK-based motorcycle manufacturer went along and developed the largest production parallel-Twin motor to power their latest jewel.

Heritage isn’t something that bike manufacturers ever forget about and Triumph’s cruiser genes are found all over the new Thunderbird, a motorcycle that represents the very essence of modern British bike engineering and design.

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Victory Motorcycles has recently launched two brand new models, Cross Country and Cross Roads, which are built to compete with the Harley-Davidson Road King.

Both motorcycles are adequate for long journeys and are built on the same two piece aluminum frame and make use of a 50-degree V-twin motor. The air-cooled and fuel-injected unit displaces 1.731cc and develops 92 hp and 148 Nm.

The engine is coupled to a six-speed transmission, while the final drive is a maintenance free belt drive. Both the Cross Country and Cross Roads models are claimed to have the lowest seats and dry weights in the high displacement cruiser class they’ve just rolled into.

The braking system is composed from two 300mm discs and four-piston calipers up front, while at the back there’s a single 300mm disc on which acts a two-piston caliper. Both models have the same 43mm upside-down fork and a central, adjustable air monoshock.

Also considering the fact that the Victory Cross Country starts at $17.999 and the Cross Roads comes with a $15.999 MSRP, it seems that Harley’s piece of the pie just got slightly smaller.

Source: motoflash
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Star Motorcycles now offers the most highly appreciated cruiser of this year as a 2010 model, the only difference for the 638lbs bike benefiting of 200 horsepower and 123 lb/ft of torque being red paint. Also, the manufacturer’s suggested retail price has been raised with $1,510 (from $17,990 on the 2009 Yamaha VMAX to the current $19,500), giving buyers the opportunity to show how the biggest excesses are made in times of economic crisis.

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Actor Lorenzo Lamas, best known by the motorcycle world thanks to the Renegade series from the 1990s, has teamed up with Ralph Randolph of Knockout Motorcycles to form a new motorcycle company named Lorenzo Lamas Cycles.

Master builder Ralph Randolph will make possible the designs imagined by Lamas and the bikes build by LLC will be based on production frames and will reportedly be powered by Twin Cam engines from S&S.

Four motorcycle renderings have already been released and you can check them out in our photo gallery. Cool, huh? Even cooler is the fact that the Reno Rocket and the Badlands Bomber will make their public debut this week at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Source: autoblog
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The first thing that you want to do when buying a motorcycle is brag about it to your friends. But when you have a 17,000 square foot garage filled with all kinds of motorized vehicles, bragging feels a bit out of sense. So in this case you go ahead and invite the motorcycle brand’s marketing manager and make a proper review on the model you just bought. This is precisely what talk show host and motorcyclist Jay Leno does every time he brings a new bike next to his precious Ducati Desmosedici RR, Vincent Black Shadow, Y2K Turbine Superbike and classic 1953 Triumph Thunderbird.

Hit the jump to see the walk-through and test ride performed by Jay Leno itself.

Source: MCN
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The best competitor for the police Harley, this Italian custom is a filled-with-heritage piece of machinery especially designed for the wistful rider in every one of us. It is the first European bike to have ever said a word about its maker on other continents and it did it first with the V7 Special and the legendary 90-degree 757 V-twin engine. Today, a modern-day replica cheers nostalgics and leaves the impression of a restored classic two-wheeler.

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Brad Pitt needs no presentation, neither as a Hollywood actor nor as a motorcyclist, but his latest ride is well worth checking out. This hand-built custom cruiser powered by a Harley-Davidson V-twin engine comes to complete the actor’s classic and hand-built motorcycles collection with an original new look.

The glossy bodywork doesn’t include a seat, the custom rear wheel wrapped in a fat tyre is stood out thanks to a single-sided swingarm and the tail reminds more of a café racer rather than a chopper.

This quick shot of Brad’s new ride doesn’t catch the front end, but we reckon it’s as good (if not better) as the rear. We sure hope he rides the bike soon so that we can update this post.

Source: visordown
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Harley-Davidson has recently launched the 2010 model range featuring nine brand new models. This is the effect of the company now investing in the brand, despite poor sales. The expected result is to conquer the new generation and so bring a new wave of Harley buyers.

The new models address to all kinds of riders and benefit of Harley’s new plating process called "Midnight Pearl" and used to add a nice detail to components such as the headlight cover, timer and derby covers, fender strut covers found on the CVO Fat Bob.

While the Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110ci V-Twin engine is supposed to get at least a 50bhp power increase, the rest of the models will get "slammed suspension," and many many options such as a “flame paint scheme,” "a larger front wheel," "a new tail light assembly," " a slimmed-down exhaust," "new paint schemes and styling details" as well as a "a low, light and lean extreme profile”.

Hit the jump to read the official press release.

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There’s nothing quite like combining work with relaxation and during our short trip to Constanta, Romania we happen to come across a Kawasaki VN900 Police Bike, which simply couldn’t miss from our vacation picture album. I started sharing impressions about the bike with the policeman and then asked him if he was kind enough to let us get a few pics of the bike that he was so proudly riding and he was ok with it.

Apart from Harley-Davidson, we didn’t happen to see any cruiser type police bikes so this Kawi got our complete attention before another police officer radioed in a hazardous situation and our point of admiration hit the road with the sirens on.

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Even thought the Nevada Classic retains the Moto Guzzi look that has gone around the world over and over again, the 2009 bike is an absolutely modern version. Fuel injection is being used for a less-polluting engine and a stronger bang while its design makes it perfect for nostalgic riders. These will definitely appreciate the 87% brand new bike. Let’s see what it’s up to!


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