Yamaha has a vast super sport offering especially in the middleweight class and the 2009 FZ6 completes their lineup with bold half-faired style and YZF-like performance, but without the fatiguing riding position that always puts its fingerprint on a rider’s lower back and wrists. Following a natural evolution and enjoying immense popularity among those who require everything from a road bike, the Yamaha FZ6 is truly worth our attention.
We have recently reviewed Suzuki’s 2009 offering and came to the overall conclusion that any of the manufacturer’s bikes qualify among the third best in their class. And this video we’ve just came across, although doesn’t mention anything about the competition, shows the most representative beasts of the sport and cruiser lineup in their natural environments which motivates us to share it with you. Enjoy!
Arlen Ness, before ending up designing Victory motorcycles for Polaris Industries, designed a Ferrari motorcycle inspiring on their famous Maranello model. It seems that the bike is the only one to have received an official Ferarri chassis number (SF-01M) as it apparently met the Italian car builder’s demands. The two-wheeled Ferarri is, of-course, a sportbike with great references not only thanks to its name, but also due to the 900cc DOHC motor developing 105 horsepower at 8,800 rpm.
Although the headlight is almost identical to what you would find on a 1995 Suzuki GSX-R750, the bike features Testarossa styling cues on the sides, the four-cylinder engine looks like handmade and the Ferrari Red makes it definitely stand out. But how radical, sophisticated or unique can a motorcycle be or look like so that someone would pay as muck as $300K for it these days. It seems that we will have to wait until the 20th to find out as that is when the auction for this bike ends.
We’ve recently “admired” every girl’s idea of a BMW R 1200 GS and it included a lot of pink. Well guess what? Things don’t change a bit in the case of this Suzuki GSX-R K4. Even more, we know that this is no photoshop modified picture as it shows the bike in action on the track as ridden probably by a Barbie girl.
No reasons to get upset guys! Everybody does whatever they want with their bikes.
Honda’s sportbike lineup has a new member starting with 2009, the CRF230M. WHAT? Not only the name, but the motorcycle itself has troubles resonating with what customers expect from a product in this category. Last time I checked, CRF was for the Japanese manufacturer’s off-road bikes and quite frankly this looks like a Motard. Wait a second...that’s exactly what the 2009 Honda CRF230M stands for.
We’re all familiar with the rush that supersport motorcycles provide, but also wish we could ride more withought the fatique that comes as standard. Honda’s response to the demands of adrenaline and comfort takes the name Interceptor and concludes in simply the most versatile all around motorcycle powered by a racing-derived V-Four VTEC engine.
Suzuki introduces the 2009 1250S and 1250S ABS models with little, but notable upgrades even though at a first glance nothing seems to be new on the bikes. A full fairing wouldn’t suit it well so designers haven’t got much work to do this year, at least in what concerns the Bandits.
Designed by Marcus Carlsson from Sweden, the new concept is a combination between Suzuki’s TL1000S and a Husqvarna roadracer from the 1930s.
A ‘café-racer-going-on-superbike’, as its creator likes to consider it, the machine features a donated TL1000 V-Twin front fork and engine with a futuristic looking exhaust. The rest was just labor and passion concluded in 1,200 hours of work.
Don’t get too caught up by the next picture. Simply scroll down and hear that engine idling.
Having introduced the 2009 range of sport and naked bikes, Triumph now presents a promotional video inviting riders to go their own way. The video features the new Street Triple R among a multitude of choices: Daytona 675, Street Triple, Speed Triple, Tiger and Sprint ST.
Yamaha Motor Europe had the inspired idea of creating a video which takes prospects through Diversion’s technical features, familiarizing them with the bike and making it easier to make a decision.
Recently launched, the clip is supposed to increase sells so the bike is presented as an all-new one even though it is derived from the FZ6, Fazer in Europe.
The revised inline-four now manages a decent 59,7 Nm @ 8,500 rpm and 78 Hp @ 10,000 rpm considering the bike’s 216 kilos and the versatile character.
Here you have it: