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Yamaha’s Star brand knew they needed a different kind of motorcycle to bring in the younger Generation X and Y crowd – those individuals who are between 20 and 36 years old. So to better understand this young crowd, Star did some extensive market and demographic research. They discovered that these younger generations think of themselves as anti-establishment, counter-culture individuals, with a black sheep mentality. Their mantra is “simple is more”, and they embrace the idea of stripped down, “bobber style motorcycles, and are proud of what they could create with a minimalist approach. They definitely don’t look to buy their “Father’s Cruisers”, with all the glitz and chrome. If anything, they want a very “un-bling” looking motorcycle. And because they are just starting out in life, they want something affordable.

So Star went to work with a clean slate, and the result is the all new Bolt – an “Urban Performance Bobber.” The engineers and designers set down a particular set of parameters to achieve the right balance of performance and styling to suit their target audience.

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The 2014 Honda Fury continues to impress us with its spectacular appearance. Being without a doubt one of the best looking custom-styled motorcycles in its class, the 2014 Honda Fury is propelled by a 52-degree 1,312cc injected v-twin engine which delivers a fuel consumption of 45 MPG. The unit transfers its power to the rear wheel through a five-speed gearbox with shaft final drive.

The motorcycle weighs 663 lbs and its wheel base measures 71.2"- long (1,808mm) which not only gives it a sleek profile but also helps it stay better planted on its wheels at both high and low speeds.

Talking about speed, it is kept in check by a set of big front 336mm and rear 296mm rotors which can be combined with an optional ABS system for extra stopping safety.

Available from January 2014 the new Honda Fury is offered with a base price of $13,390.

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The Ninja 1000 was already one of the best bikes in its class, but this wasn’t enough for Kawasaki. Therefore the company’s engineers decided to raise the bar even higher with the 2014 version.

The new model year comes with a few style upgrades, traction control, hard panniers, more power and fresh top-spec brakes. Moreover, with a starting price of $11.999 the 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS is $100 cheaper the previous model.

In terms of power, the Ninja 1000 is propelled by the torquey 1,043cc inline-four that features a few key revisions which help it boost its low and mid-range power. The engine cranks out a maximum power of 140 bhp and 82 lb-ft. of torque and sends its power to the ground through a revised six speed transmission. The new transmission features a longer 6th gear, which helps you reduce revs at highway speeds for enhanced smoothness. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the engine comes with new selectable Power Modes that offer a choice between full power and approximately 50 percent power output to help suit changing conditions.

The brakes are also upgraded, featuring ABS and new one-piece “monobloc” radial-mount front calipers.

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Here’s the 2014 CVO Limited, Harley’s new model year tourer. Like the other tourers in Harley’s lineup, the CVO Limited received all the goodies included in the Project Rushmore.

Therefore the 2014 model year comes with a redesigned fairing, increased passenger seat space and leg room and a newly designed seat. The bike also comes with new saddlebags, a modern infotainment system and an all-new Tour Pak design.

Luckily, the series of upgrades weren’t’ limited only to the comfort, infotainment and style departments as the 2014 CVO Limited has also received a few engine tweaks. The improvements made to the engine are translated into more low end torque, a better exhaust note and an increased refinement. The Twin Cam 110 engine is capable to deliver 115.1 ft-lb of torque at 3,750 rpm and a combined fuel consumption of 41 mpg.

The 2014 Harley Davidson CVO Limited is offered with a base price of $38,999.

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The 2014 Harley Davidson CVO Road King was fully revealed by the US manufacturer. Like the rest of Harley’s tourers, the CVO Road King has also received the Project Rushmore treatment and here is what you get for 2014: a new Reflex Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Linked Brakes, new dual halogen and LED headlamps, brighter Tour Pak lighting, brighter turn signals, brighter brake lights, and a new steering head with stiffer front forks.

And that’s not all, the motorcycle, has also received an entire revision of the comfort department. Therefore it comes with a better airflow, new heat management and more comfortable seats.

In terms of power, the 2014 Harley Davidson CVO Road King is propelled by an air-cooled, Twin Cam 110 engine that delivers a maximum torque of 116.5 ft-lb at 3,750. The engine transfers its power to the rear wheel through a six speed cruise drive transmission which delivers an average fuel consumption of 41 mpg.

The 2014 Harley Davidson CVO Road King is offered with a base price of $28,499.

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Harley Davidson has revamped its lineup of touring models and has named the entire operation Project Rushmore. Like you’d probably guessed, the Street Glide Special wasn’t forgotten and the bike received its share of upgrades for 2014.

In terms of power, the 2014 Harley Davidson Street Glide Special is equipped with a revised air-cooled, high output Twin Cam 103 engine. The upgraded engine delivers a stronger low end torque and feels more refined than the previous version. Fire it up and it will reward you with a peak torque of 104.7 ft-lb at 3,250 rpm and a combined fuel economy of 42 mpg. All its power is transferred to the rear wheel through a six speed cruise drive transmission.

As far as comfort is concerned, the 2014 Harley Davidson Street Glide Special has all it needs to deliver a relaxed riding position. Harley has gone over the top with its improvements and re-worked every detail improving the airflow, heat management, seat textures, leg room and hand controls to be sure that its new Street Glide Special can fully satisfy its owner.

The 2014 Harley Davidson Street Glide Special is offered with a base price of $22,499.

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Harley Davidson made a lot of waves with its Rushmore project and now we can finally see what is all about.

One of the models that was influenced by this project is the 2014 Street Glide. Project Rushmore is basically a comprehensive list of improvements made to Harley’s lineup based on the customer’s feedback.

As a result, the 2014 Harley Davidson Street Glide comes with an improved engine, better ergonomics, enhanced comfort and new technologies.

At the heart of the motorcycle lies an air-cooled, High Output Twin Cam 103 engine with integrated oil cooler and Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI). The engine is mated on a six speed cruise dive transmission and delivers a peak torque of 104.7 ft-lb at 3,250 rpm.

The 2014 Harley Davidson Street Glide is offered with a base price of $20,399.

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If you are searching for an imposing cruiser with a modern design language than you should take a closer look at Harley’s new 2014 V-Rod Muscle.

The motorcycle features a fat 240 mm rear tire, dual exhaust with satin chrome finish, drag-style handle bars and LED tail lights. There is also a sleek fuel tank and a modern radiator design that was carefully created to merge seamlessly with the overall design.

At the heart of the motorcycle sits a liquid-cooled, Revolution, 60° V-Twin engine. The unit delivers a maximum torque of 87 ft-lb at 6,750 rpm and offers a fuel consumption of 37 mpg. The engine’s power is sent to the rear wheel through a six speed transmission which is combined with a slipper clutch.

It is also worthy of being mentioned that the stopping power is assured by a set of capable Brembo brakes with ABS.

The 2014 Harley Davidson V-Rod Muscle is offered with a starting price $15,849.

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The 2014 Harley Davidson Softail Breakout is here. The motorcycle has all it needs to continue to be considered one of the best looking models in its class and comes with a low muscular profile, modern color options and lots of chrome.

Starting with the chopped fenders and finishing with the riser mounted speedo, the 2014 Harley Davidson Softail Breakout inspires power and respect. Every detail was designed with maximum attention by the company’s designers and we especially like the classy fuel tank, the slammed console and the imposing Gasser wheels.

The motorcycle’s center piece is the shiny twin cam 103 engine which boldly displays chrome accents to match the rest of the body. As far as power is concerned, the engine cranks out a peak torque of 95.2 ft-lb at 3,000 which is transferred to the rear wheel through a six speeds Cruise Drive transmission.

The 2014 Harley Davidson Softail Breakout is offered with a base price of $18.499.

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Harley Davidson revealed the 2014 iteration of its Heritage Softail Classic that continues to be inspired by the classic cruisers of the ‘40s.

If you are looking for a classy cruiser that offers first class ergonomics, a smooth riding experience and a strong engine then you’ll certainly like the Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic as is considered by many riders one of the best “toys” in its class.

The motorcycle was designed with versatility in mind and comes with a convertible two-up seat, a removable windshield and a tall handlebar that offers a commanding riding position. For enhanced comfort you also get full-length rider footboards and a tank mounted console which keeps you posted on all vital stats.

At its heart lies a modern twin cam 103 engine that offers plenty of low-end torque and is kept under control by a six speeds Cruise Drive transmission.

The 2014 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic comes with a base price of $18,349.

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