The FLHTCUSE5 pushes the term "fully loaded" to the edge. From satellite radio and heated handgrips to exclusive custom paint schemes and a 1,801cc Scream in Eagle V-Twin engine, this ride is truly top-of-the-line.
The FXDF2-CVO has its show-stopping style with lavish custom details and adrenaline-pumping performance from a Twincam96 V-Twin engine.
The FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide has got old-school chopper looks with the comfort of a modem ride.
These are the leaked official photos of the much anticipated Stradaperta, Hypermotard’s successor in the adventure touring class (that is if you get your hands on a pair of off-road wheels and soften up the suspension a little bit). The bike will be powered by a liquid-cooled, V-twin engine of large displacement such as the ones found on the Ducati Streetfighter (1099cc) and on the Ducati 1198 (1198cc).
In terms of style, Ducati makes quite a daring move with the aggressive air intakes cut into the mudguard and stops pretty much there. Now, we could have lived with the thought that this 2010 Italian road bike comes with a dirt-style mudguard, but what’s with the bar-mounted mirrors? At least they stick to the abbreviated brush guards with integrated indicators and keep things in the off-road register although the bike will most likely never leave the tarmac. The Ducati Stradaperta will debut at the EICMA show next month.
The 2010 Honda Gold Wing comes more like a disappointment rather than the interesting new entry that the public had been expecting simply because the world’s ultimate touring motorcycle features no new technical innovation or design change that is characteristic to the class it proudly dominates and to it only. While remaining as reliable, comfortable and powerful as the previous generation model, the 2010 model year is a bit safer and the new color schemes still manage to make the bike stand out despite its old-fashioned look.
Honda has taken the 2010 Honda VFR1200 to the alps for some nice action pics ahead of next month’s official unveiling and this is where it was spotted by a very dedicated MotoBlog reader, who got the chance to take a few pictures with the bike before it blasted down the tight mountain roads.
Although it was initially thought that the new VFR will have generous dimensions, it hasn’t, so that the innovative technologies such as the dual clutch transmission and variable cylinder management can make a strong point in this industry. Also, we reckon it doesn’t weigh much either.
Click here for the VFR1200 engine sound.
Although Honda has been gradually releasing information about the new VFR1200 engine and dual-clutch semi-automatic transmission, we never got the change to actually hear that V4 running until now, when we’ve come across this video.
The engine has a healthy idle grunt and, although revved probably not higher than 3000-3500 rpm, it sounds insane. The fact is that no exhaust will ever replace a potent engine of large displacement.
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) and Graceland Harley-Davidson have teamed up to offer a special edition Street Glide and so commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Elvis Presley’s Las Vegas comeback in 1969.
Featuring a unique paint scheme created by O’s Custom Paint in Memphis, the Vegas Elvis Harley-Davidson Street Glide shows images from the 57 live performances that took place in only four weeks, while the billet alloy wheels, custom seat and LED lighting are meant to stay in tone with this bike’s touch of exclusivity. And with only five such machines built and a $50,731.69 price, every single bike is as exclusive as it could get.
Also, each one comes with a painted and numbered (like the bike) St Blues Bluesmaster guitar, so there will be five more kings of rock ‘n” roll out there.
With each year in which Victory comes up with new models, Arlen Ness and his son Cory Ness put their minds to work and create each one’s limited edition models, which are supposed to enhance the visual of the bikes as well as show their customization potential. While Cory Ness designed his own approach towards the Jackpot, his father saw the 2010 Victory Vision as a challenge and gave a try with this bike. The result: an eye-catching touring motorcycle.
Honda designers and engineers are busy working on the all-new VFR1200 sport-touring motorcycle, as the bike will be unveiled next month, and they’re no cheapskates when it comes to revealing technical information along the way. Last week, we found about the development of a dual clutch transmission that they’re preparing for this all-new model and now the Japanese company has released a video in which Honda senior engine manager Tsutomu Ishii takes us through the details of the 1200cc V4 engine.
The mastermind behind this motorcycle engine explains how they managed to achieve the width of a v-twin and the length of an inline-four, while the freshly created unit has a unicam head design, phase-pin crankshaft, 28° firing order and no balancer. Watch Honda’s official video after the jump.
Buell’s 2010 lineup wouldn’t have been complete without the notorious Ulysses models, the XB12X sportbike and XB12XT sport-touring one. Both motorcycles are powered by the smooth, reliable 1203 cc air-cooled engine and feature the appropriate wheelbase and ground clearance in order to prove efficient both on paved roads and unpaved roads. At a first glance, the Ulysses XB12XT model stands out thanks to the standard side and top cases, but it also comes with heated grips and tall windscreen, like any touring motorcycle should.