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As hard as it may be to believe, Harley-Davidson’s XR1200X model was only available in Europe ever since it was introduced a year ago, keeping Americans away from the bike’s 74 pound-feet of torque at 4000 rpm and 40-degree lean angle, not to mention the impressive looks. But it is all over now that Harley announced that the 2011 model year comes stateside (how does that even sound considering the American company’s huge fan clubs stretching from coast to coast).

For a price of $11,799, the 2011 Harley-Davidson XR1200X offers a lot. To begin with, the sports bike features Showa Big Piston front forks with adjustable rebound, compression and preload working together with the dual Showa rear shocks with 36mm pistons and piggyback nitrogen-charged reservoirs. Also, the front brakes – 292mm full-floating rotors and four-piston calipers – are supplied by Nissin.

But this bike is definitely all about the looks and with the rider positioned in a rather sporty riding position – at 29.2 inches from the ground, gripping on rear-mount pegs and holding on to dirt track-style handlebars – it will most likely be a hit in the States as well. So the question remains: why would H-D test the old continent market before introducing the bike here? Anyway, colors available for 2011 are Black Denim and White Hot Denim.

Source: autoblog
Posted on by Maxx Biker 1

One of the coolest motorcycle tricks that we have seen lately also has to be the strangest ever as it consists in closing the tailgate of a truck with a stoppie. Called the Hoenshell Shutter and performed by Eric Hoenshell on the set of Stealth Rider in Denver, Colorado, the new trick is actually practical and it is made of three important steps, as described by the performer itself: “Stoppie to park, park to stall, stall to SHUT!”


Source: A&R
Posted on by Maxx Biker 4

Ask motorcycle riders about their favorite passenger and you’ll hear answers such as “my wife” or “my girlfriend,” (if the persons in cause are actually there) but it will be her who they’ll in fact be thinking at. She simply has to be the world’s favorite motorcycle passenger ever. I bet that the guy that shot this is still grinning right now.

This picture actually sends a message to all female passengers out there: stay sexy and always wear your helmet no matter what!

Posted on by Maxx Biker 1

When people say Suzuki sportbikes, they usually think at the famous GSX-R series and no matter what, they usually end up talking about the Hayabusa model. But the SV650SA ABS is one very good example that there are also other sportsbikes made by the Japanese manufacturer and we can say they’re quite good. This precise model carries on as a 2010 model with color scheme changes and standard ABS, but the interesting part about it is that, although being powered by a midsized V-twin, it competes with four-cylinder bikes. Let’s see what more.

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Suzuki has presented the 2010 GSX650F ABS, a sporty and now safer road bike addressed to those just turning to motorcycling and in search of a versatile middleweight machine that will prove both economical and practical. The bike is nothing more than a Bandit 650 wrapped in a fairing, but its GSX-R looks combined with the implicit user-friendliness turn it into an almost unbeatable do-it-all sportbike.

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BMW has issued a recall of 122,000 motorcycles worldwide because of pipe problems to the front braking system. The affected models are K 1200 GT and R 1200 GS manufactured between August 2006 and May 2009.

The respective models were first recalled over the same issue two years ago, but the solution found then – bringing in new brake houses – didn’t prove as reliable as expected. Apparently, as a result of vibrations, the brakes could leak but BMW reports that there should be no problems as long as the fluid level in the front brake reservoir is the right one. More after the jump.

Source: visordown
Posted on by Maxx Biker 1

Today Triumph revealed their all-new Sprint GT motorcycle as a slightly torqueier, more powerful and – why not – more elegant version of the Sprint ST . Developing 130bhp at 9200rpm and 80lb.ft at 6300rpm, the Grand Tourer is now 5bhp and 5lb.ft of torque more capable than the Sport Touring model it arrives to back up and it is all achieved through ECU and exhaust changes. This means less investment for Triumph, which translates into a £9499 ($14K) starting price.

Starting from the idea that they have to “improve the Sprint ST’s practicality without transcending into pure tourer territory,” designers redesigned Sprint GT’s headlights and then added standard 31-liter panniers and an optional topcase. The underseat exhaust is now replaced by a single right-side one, while the 43mm forks have been revised and the rear shock is now remote preload adjustable. As expected, ABS is now standard.

Overall, the 2010 Triumph Sprint GT looks like a potent and much cheaper VFR1200F competitor and yet still retains that British look and feel of the original Triumph Sprint ST from five years ago. make sure you see the official video after the jump.

Source: MCN via HFL
Posted on by Maxx Biker 4

Last year, Yamaha introduced their all-new FZ6R supersport-inspired motorcycle and this is now one of their most representative middleweight 2010 models. Built with comfort and rider excitement in mind, this is still one of Yamaha’s latest addition to the supersport lineup, an all-new every day motorcycle that gives the impression of being designed for the track. But those are purely design aspects. The fact is that the FZ6R is an unbeatable package of performance, comfort and style at a very affordable price.

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We haven’t yet met a motorcycle rider that doesn’t enjoy a good looking bike and a gorgeous babe alongside it, so when we came across the sexy gallery that our friends from iFun.ru have done, we just had to bring it to you.

It looks like the Russians have good tastes when it comes to bikes and babes, so make sure you check out the picture gallery after the jump. You’ll surely be satisfied and most likely get yourself a new desktop background.

Source: motoblog

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