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The Honda NT700V touring bike won’t scream intimidation to high heavens, but it can take you from point A to point B in a trendy and fashionable way.

The rich pearl black and silver polished finish of the NT700V makes for an attractive two-wheeled ride, and when you combine that with an impressive 680cc liquid-cooled 52° SOHC, four-cylinder V-twin engine that produces tidy horsepower, then you have the perfect everyday commuter. The bike also comes with a 41mm telescopic fork front suspension and a single shock with remote spring pre-load adjustability rear suspension plus dual 296mm front disc brakes, and a single 276mm rear disc brake.

The NT700V also features a fully-equipped fairing, interlinked saddlebags, a 45-liter rear trunk, an inner bag-trunk, a lower rear trunk pad, a wind deflector set, a knee pad set, heated grips, a tank pad, and an outdoor cycle cover.

It’s not the most powerful bike on the market, but as far as everyday commuting on a two-wheeled cruiser is concerned, the Honda NT700V has all the elements to make for a no-frills everyday bike that you can take anywhere you want to go.

Find out more about the Honda NT700VA’s specs after the jump

Anybody that has ever ridden a motorcycle will tell you that there are a select few bikes on the market that offer the perfect blend of looks, performance, and handling quite like the Yamaha V Star 950 , all for the reasonable price of $8,490. That’s not an indictment on the competition; it’s just a matter of truth that’s no more evident than the fact that the bike has scooped up awards left and right, including the 2009 "Metric of the Year" award by V-Twin Magazine.

The Yamaha V Star 950 gives plenty of evidence that it’s got more more than enough to back up its stature. The bike’s "New Style Classic" body design concept is based on a single streamline running along the entire body surface. It has a new low, lean, and lighter image than conventional old style cruisers with a long, low design that provides plenty of space and passenger comfort.

As an entry-level cruiser, the bike rolls out a sleek and svelte look that belies the true power inside the powertrain, courtesy of a 942cc, air-cooled, SOHC, 4-valves per cylinder, 60° V-twin engine that produces outstanding low- and mid-range torque. This engine is mated to a 5-speed transmission that features optimized gear ratios for excellent city and highway drivability, providing the kind of for exceptional performance that only a true cruiser can provide.

In addition to its upstanding power, the V Star 950 comes with a carefully designed chassis that features a double-cradle steel main frame, a monocross style, single-shock, bottom link rear suspension for agile handling, and large 320mm front and 298mm rear discs that provide strong braking power.

Find out more about the Yamaha V Star 950’s specs after the jump

The Yamaha V Star 950 Tourer speaks to the talent and capabilities of Yamaha as one of the world’s best manufacturer of motorcycles. It’s got the looks, the performance, and the handling that only a company like Yamaha can provide.

Aesthetically, the V Star 950 Tourer is no slouch, rolling out with a sturdy windshield, leather-wrapped hard sidebags, and a passenger backrest, all of which come as standard. Even the fenders of the bike, both on the front and rear, are made from real steel, adding a quality look to the bike and providing easy customization for the rider.

In terms of power and handling, the V Star 950 Tourer comes with plenty of both. The former features a 942cc 60° V-twin engine that’s both simple and sophisticated. It carries four-valve cylinder heads, ceramic-composite-lined cylinders, forged aluminum pistons, fuel injection, and a meticulously tuned 2-into-1 exhaust system that has a throaty exhaust note, as well as 3-way catalyst technology to reduce air pollution. As far as handling is concerned, the bike comes with a double-cradle steel main frame, 41mm tube front forks, a bottom-link-type monocross shock rear suspension, and large 320mm front and 298mm rear discs, which provide strong braking power to the bike.

Overall, the Yamaha V Star 950 Tourer offers the best of all worlds as far as looks, performance, and handling are concerned. After all, there’s a reason why the V Star 950 was recently named one of the best bikes on the market.

Find out more about the Yamaha V Star Tourer 950’s specs after the jump

Kawasaki ’s been a force to be reckoned with in the sport touring category for a quarter of a century now so it’s no secret that they’ve always been considered as one of the pre-eminent bike manufacturers in the world.

One model that has spurned a cult following of its own amongst the Kawasaki family of bikes is the Concours , which made its debut in early 1986 and ushered in a new era of motorcycles that featured experienced performance and long-distance functionality blended so successfully in a single motorcycle.

Fast forward 25 years and the Concours is still standing strong, taking all the elements that turned it into a classic and translating them with a 2011 model that still features the ideal mix of function and performance. The 2011 Concours 14 ABS is a sport-oriented tourer that can pile on the highway miles with the best world-class touring rigs yet still negotiate the twists and turns of America’s backroads in fine, Ninja-inspired tradition.

Find out more about the 2011 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS after the jump.

Star Motorcycles has really hit the jackpot with the V Star 950. Not only has it become a market favorite for its clever mix of classic styling with cutting edge technology, but it has also earned the high praise of some of the industry’s opinion leaders, including that of V-Twin Magazine, which gave the V Star 950 the prestigious "Metric of the Year" award in 2009.

Suffice it to say, the V Star 950 has become a true benchmark for all mid-cruisers, becoming one of the most user-friendly cruisers on the market delivering true cruiser character.

It blends all the elements of a must-have bike in one outstanding package. Whether its the classic no-frills design, or the superior performance and excellent handling, the V Star 950 makes bike travels that much more fun.

There may be other bikes on the market that have a better name recall than Star Motorcycles, but when it comes to all-around statements of excellence, the company’s V Star 950 cruiser is a sparkling example of exactly that.

Find out more about the Star Motorcycle V Star 950 after the jump.

As with a lot of tourer bikes we’re seeing on the market these days, the Star Motorcycle V Star 950 Tourer, is the embodiment of a classic-looking middleweight cruiser that appeals not only to novice riders, but more importantly the experienced type that knows plenty about their bikes more than anybody else.

It’s the kind of bike that won’t feel left out wherever it goes, be it for the morning commute to school, the workplace, or for those extended joyrides on the highway. The bike’s overall appeal has resulted in plenty of awards, including being honored as the 2009 Metric of the Year by V-Twin Magazine.

But more than all the fancy awards, the V Star 950 Tourer achieves plenty of what you’ll need in a classic tourer. From its classic looks to its powerful engine to its excellent handling performance, the V Star 950 Tourer covers everything in a cruiser bike checklist. So much so, in fact, that you won’t need anything more than just shelling out the money to buy one.

If you have that, then nothing’s stopping you from conquering the roads on your V Star 950 Tourer.

Find out more about the Star Motorcycle V Star 950 Tourer after the jump.

Yamaha ’s full-size V Star family of cruiser bikes has made a name for itself for being one of the most popular lines of Yamaha bikes in the world. The smallest of the lot, the V Star Custom, may not carry the same cache as its more powerful brothers, but for strict monetary value, it’s completely second to none.

The bike combines outstanding performance with great overall handling, packing plenty of attitude in a low, long, and lean package. Featuring plenty of chrome, a striking luminous paint, and a bobtail rear fender, the V-Star Custom’s design is as striking as its iconic name suggests.

Make no mistake, there’s a lot riding in Yamaha’s new line of Star bikes. And just as they’ve done in the company’s long and illustrious history, the Japanese motorcycle brand has come out with a model range that’s as good as advertised, even for its lofty standards.

Find out more about the Yamaha V Star Custom after the jump.

With all the history surrounding the Yamaha V Star 250 , it’s easy to think that this classic bike has had its fair share of memories from all over the world.

First introduced in 1989 as the Yamaha Virago 250, the V Star is the epitome of a timeless bike, one that has stood generations yet still manages to be as successful today as it was back then. It’s also one of the most copied bikes in the world, especially in Third World countries where they appear far more times than any other bike in history.

Despite the fact that the V Star 250 has been around for a little over two decades, it still offers plenty of appeal to riders the world over. It’s become one of the most famous and popular bikes for riders of all shapes and sizes and has become the ’uncompromising solution’ for those in the market for a sharp little cruiser.

Find out more about the Yamaha V Star 250 after the jump.

The 2011 Yamaha TW200 ’s reputation as a fantastic all-purpose ride is greatly highlighted by the fact that anybody can have a good time with it on just about every imaginable surface. It certainly doesn’t matter if you’re a newbie or a vet; the TW200 takes care of everybody without bias or prejudice.

One of the more important characteristics of the bike are the big fat tires that deliver great traction and rider comfort over a wide range of terrain. A compact chassis and a low seat configuration also helps in making the bike one of the most user-friendly two-wheeled vehicles in the market.

Quite simply, it’s the embodiment of comfort and versatility, a throwback to a time where both elements were absolute necessities. The bike certainly helps make a case for itself by offering plenty of features that riders want to have in their bikes without compromising the extensive work and laborious detail that comes with building a bike that makes a name for itself in terms of overall versatility.

Find out more about the Yamaha TW200 after the jump.

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As avid lovers of motorcycles, we have great expectations when it comes to our bike’s performance and design. We aim for a two-wheeled vehicle that can perform at its best, have outstanding features, and a mesmerizing appearance. These expectations in our bikes are what cause us to be grateful for BMW Motorrad who are here to produce the best motorcycles ever built. For several decades, Motorrad had been serving the motorcycle industry by producing highly-designed motorbikes thereby committing them to creating bikes that are near perfect.

This year, BMW Motorrad surprised the local market by launching their newest sportbike, the BMW R1200 GS. The R1200 GS is a versatile motorbike that can be treated as a touring-oriented naked motorcycle or a classic sport bike. The term ’GS’, as defined by BMW Motorrad, is an output of their bikes’ high-quality performance. According to Motorrad, The ’GS’ is not just able to handle everything, it is actually built to do so; it’s the result of independent tests worldwide. Their GS series of R1200 is a combination of easy handling, great touring features, off-road potential, and comfort for rider and pillion passenger.

Hit the jump for the full review.


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