Both the 2013 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring and Custom models are built with performance and luxury in mind. The motorcycles are packed with a long list of modern features like a brand new powerful 1400cc engine in the classic transversal V2 architecture, ride by wire, cruise control, ABS and traction control.
Perhaps it goes without saying that Moto Guzzi’s engineers have spent a lot of time to develop perfect ergonomics for their new Touring. Thereby you get a comfortable riding position, proper aerodynamic protection and generous load capacity.
As far as style goes, the Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring is equipped with a “Patrol” windscreen, supplementary chrome-plated headlights, 35 liter panniers, a pair of tasty exhaust pipes, engine and pannier guard kit.
The bikes are hand built in the factory in Mandello del Lario (Como, Italy), so you can expect to first class craftsmanship and reliability.
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Re-introduced in 2010, the Dyna Wide Glide motorcycle is all about attitude. Its tough, dark styling and retro feel, along with a retro price tag, give riders the confidence to sit low and stretch out. The Wide Glide is raw and true to its roots with a chopped rear fender, black rims on 40-spoke laced wheels, a black tank console, “Tommy Gun” exhaust, beefy, raked-out forks and a swept back sissy bar. Throw in the old-school flame paint scheme and heads are sure to turn. The lowered suspension, internally-wired handlebar with 4-inch riser and forward foot controls offer an awesome ride and the sticker price provides amazing value.
The motorcycle is equipped with a new air-cooled, Twin Cam 103 engine that produces up to 100 ft lbs. peak torque, an increase of approximately 6 percent over the Twin Cam 96 engine it replaces. The engine is paired with a six speed Cruise Drive transmission and delivers an average fuel economy of 42 mpg.
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The old motorcycles continue to inspire today’s designers and one of the models that offers a perfect blend of classic and contemporary lines is the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom.
As far as styling goes, the 2012 Vulcan 900 Custom features a flat handlebar, forward footpegs and stylish cast wheels, including a solid-look rear wheel. Moreover, the motorcycle also comes with the 180-series rear tire which is the largest in its class.
The Vulcan 900 Custom is not only a shiny good looking motorcycle. It’s also packed with one of the most capable engines in its class, a fuel-injected 903cc unit that cranks out 58.2 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm and is paired with a five speed gearbox. Though, the really good news is that the 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom is offered at a pretty affordable price tag ($8,309).
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Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO)TM emphasizes exclusive styling and inspiring performance with four limited-production motorcycle models for 2012. Decked out with bold paint, gleaming chrome, high-output audio and the most-powerful V-Twin engines offered in production Harley-Davidson motorcycles, each CVO model is a rolling object of desire for the discerning motorcyclist.
Each 2012 CVO model is powered by the fuel-injected Twin Cam 110 V-Twin, the largest-displacement engine offered in a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, rated at up to 122 ft. lbs. of torque. This engine is only available from the factory in CVO models. CVO motorcycles are customized using premium accessories and paint treatments combined with numerous items from the Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories catalog. The CVO program is often used to introduce new custom components and techniques before they are offered as individual accessories. Harley-Davidson CVO motorcycles are backed by a two-year, unlimited mileage warranty.
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The Harley Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe is characterized by a low slung stature, an extremely low seat with "collapsing sides," pull back handlebar and riser, and easy-reach, extended kickstand.
The Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe is powered by a strong Twin Cam 96B engine which is paired with a 6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission and offers an average fuel consumption of 42 mpg.
The unique look of the 2012 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe is given by a series of tasty styling cues such as the clean front light bar, tombstone taillight, chrome grab rail and luggage rack and wide whitewall tires. On the options list you’ll find chrome profile laced aluminum wheels and more custom color schemes.
The bike is offered with a standard Smart Security System with proximity-based, hands-free security fob, five-gallon fuel tank and a horseshoe oil tank.
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Since its inception, the Aprilia Mana 850 GT was highly appreciated for its versatile character. The motorcycle has a lot to love and you’ll especially like its sporty performances, intelligent technologies and the first class ergonomics.
The company describes its new Mana 850 as being a “complete motorcycle, the new frontier, the missing link in an evolution that makes the world of motorcycling and its emotions accessible to all types of users.”
Among the wide range of features offered by the 2012 Aprilia MANA 850 GT you’ll find sequential/automatic transmission, radial brake calipers, helmet compartment, upside-down forks and ABS brakes. You also get an adjustable windshield which means that the level of protection can be adjusted to suit your own needs with a unique level of customization.
The motorcycle is powered by a 90° V-twin engine, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, single overhead cam engine with chain drive and four valves per cylinder.
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The Tri Glide Ultra Classic is a full-feature, factory motorcycle built to confidently chase the horizon with long-haul comfort and freedom on three wheels. The Harley-Davidson Trike platform brings original-equipment design, quality and service to the three-wheel motorcycle segment.
The 2012 Harley Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classis is powered by a Twin Cam 103 powerplant which is mated on a six speed transmission and delivers an average fuel consumption of 38 mpg.
For 2012, the Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic offers new paint color options, black powder-coated engine with chrome covers, chrome 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers, 7-Spoke Black-and-Machined Cast Aluminum wheels and a Lexan windshield.
Other features offered by the American motorcycle include the 80-watt, four-speaker Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio System with CD/MP3 player and CB/Intercom, 40-watt CB radio and intercom system and electronic cruise control.
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The Sport riding mode delivers an adrenalin-filled 150hp ride with sports-oriented throttle response and, on the ‘S’ version, an instant high performance suspension set-up. In character with its Superbike bloodline, DTC immediately adjusts to a level for expert riders whose ‘comfort zone’ is a little closer to the limit. Ducati’s racing experience combined with first-rate components makes riding the Multistrada 1200 a pure motorcycling thrill and a dream come true for those searching for best-in-class performance as well as comfort.
The new Ducati Multistrada 1200 combines innovative design and unprecedented technology to unleash four-bikes-in-one. Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro riding modes now enable a truly enjoyable and customisable riding experience separated by just one click.
The ground-breaking design makes instant adjustment to power and torque delivery in addition to electronic adjustment of suspension settings and traction control, transforming the Multistrada 1200 to the rider’s needs, and not the other way around. Hailed as a true ‘game-changing’ motorcycle, the technologically-advanced Multistrada 1200 introduces the new 150hp Testastretta 11° engine, and advanced ergonomics to be powerful, playful and a comfortable and versatile adventure on two wheels. Full story
Aprilia started its adventure in the big bikes segment with the Pegaso 650. In fact the Pegaso 650 was the first bike of its kind and gave the start to an entire new segment.
Fortunately the company never stopped to improve the Pegaso 650 and the bike continues to considered a benchmark in its segment.
The 2012 Aprilia Pegaso 650 Factory is propelled by a modern, four-valve, dry sump engine with electronic fuel injection which puts out 48 HP (35 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 59 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm.
The company says that its bike was made to master the hairpins of mountain roads and trails and rewards you with a thrilling ride every time you jump on the saddle. The bike was not only made for savage roads, as it feels imilarly comfortable around the city too. With a total steering angle of 76° (38°+38°), the Pegaso 650 flicks through the traffic like a compact scooter.
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When it was first launched, the Aprilia Shiver took its segment by surprise as it was packed with modern technologies, it had a powerful engine and it’s style screamed dynamism. Though, the company decided to raise the bar even higher and launched the technologically advanced Shiver 750 GT ABS.
The new Sports Tourer has all it needs to be considered one of the most capable models in its class. Thanks to its perfect combination of sports handling, versatility and power the Shiver 750 GT ABS is able to reward you with a rush of adrenaline every time you fire up the engine.
Talking about the engine, the motorcycle is powered by Aprilia’s V90 Four stroke longitudinal 90° V twin, liquid cooled, double overhead camshaft unit with mixed gear/chain drive and four valves per cylinder. r The engine cranks out 95 HP at 9000 rpm and 8.25 kgm of torque at 7000 rpm which is more than enough to keep even the most demanding riders satisfied.
Moreover, the integral Ride by Wire accelerator, the mapping management controlledby the rider (Sport, Touring and Rain), and the brakes with radial calipers, are truly unique solutions for the sports touring segment and make the Aprilia Shiver 750 GT a sophisticated bike.
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