Classic cruisers are less likely to go out of fashion and implicit out of production as long as there are enough guys that prefer classic jeans, leather jackets and helmets instead of leather interiors and fancy onboard computers. That’s what Suzuki reckons and some of the best proofs of this fact are the 2009 Boulevard C90 and C90T models which keep on going in the style that consecrated the VL 1500 Intruder more than a decade ago.
Indian Motorcycle marks the greatest 2009 comeback in the wonderful world of cruisers with their Chief lineup, the only one of the oldest motorcycle maker in America. Complex and unique, the models offered by Indian may look like impossible to beat, but Harley-Davidson and the Japanese crowd aren’t going to give up that easily.
Harley-Davidson has had enough of seeing women riding only as passengers so they have created the Bikes, Camera, Action! contest to challenge female film makers to inspire other women to get behind the handlebars of their very own motorcycles.
And the winning film makers are:
When it comes to cruisers, most of us still imagine towering, apparently hard to maneuver motorcycles that are most likely powered by big V-Twins. So how does the power cruiser concept apply to an 805cc motorcycle that weighs 584 lbs?
Suzuki seems to have reached the annals of this problem and deliver to us their beloved Boulevard M50 and the Special Edition model so the least we can do is share our impressions with you.
We all know how hard it is for people to buy the right present…I mean for Santa to create and transport the right present for each person individually, but if it still travels, at least to do it in style. This one sure knows what that means although he lost his beard in the process.
A Santa that rides like that won’t deliver anything but aftermarket exhaust and a whole bunch of accessories for our bikes. Perfect!
Merry Christmas to everyone!
The early 1990s brought the Renegade series in which Lorenzo Lamas was an “outlaw” riding a motorcycle. Pff…what else could an outlaw ride if not a motorcycle? Well…probably some good looking chicks, but that’s another part of the series.
The point of interest here are the bad boy ads that were created for the movies and which still speak the story pretty well. So here they are for you to enjoy.
Suzuki anticipated the big wave on which power cruisers will climb on and made sure that it would get on it at all costs. The Boulevard M109R2 is one of the bikes that take part at Suzuki’s evolutionary process and influences it in a very serious way even though it is by some considered as being simply an extension of the Boulevard M109R .
Whether you’re into retro styling, appreciate custom bikes, or can’t live without a windscreen and saddlebags, Honda has a 2009 VTX1300 ready for you to enjoy. All models are based on a 1312cc V-Twin so although the performance figures are the same, the distinctive styling variations aren’t.
Honda’s Shadow arm extends all the way to the Spirit 750 which is still a classic cruiser only that a bit more muscular and more into street-rod. They use the same V-Twin engine, making the bike perfect for cruising down the boulevards as well as exploring back-country roads, all at an affordable price. So the competition would better be beware of the Spirit!
To those who say that the financial crisis puts an end to one’s possibilities of buying a new bike, Honda replies with the 2009 Shadow Aero. This bike addresses to a wide range of riders in search of classic retro styling, low seat height and, of course, V-Twin power, all at an unmatchable cost. What power of dreams? In this case, reality hits straight in the face!