Saturday, November 20, 2010

BMW GS Motorcycles Have Given Adventure to the Bike Community 2011

Now most motorcycle manufacturers are looking at the Adventure market with interest and most will have These two programmes projected the BMW bikes to world stardom and sales increased beyond BMW's dreams. It was followed with another tour going south, the 'Long Way Down' where they travelled from Scotland to Australia on two BMW R1200GS bikes. There is one piece of inadvertent marketing that occurred in the early part of the new century and that was a TV programme called 'The Long Way Across' in which Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman rode two BMW R1150GS bikes across Europe for a TV travel documentary.

Their later Tiger 1055 has caught the imagination and bank account of many born again bikers. KTM came on board with the 990 version and the Triumph Tiger 955 was released to directly compete with the established off road Adventure bikes. Honda then produced the Varadero and Suzuki launched the Vstrom, two very credible machines with mass appeal. Up until that point 'trail' bikes were the only real option to road 'naked' bikes and 'cruisers' which commanded worldwide bike markets.

However the Adventure bike never really took off until the late 90's when other motorcycle manufacturers jumped on the bandwagon and produced their own hybrid Adventure models to compete with an increasing foothold that BMW were gaining in the hybrid market with their GS1150 AND R1200GS and Adventure model bikes.  30 years ago BMW launched the GS Adventure motorcycle which was a new area for the German company and a new breed of motorbike for the world.

The New BMW F 650 GS 2011

I stopped the motorcycle at the end of the Home appeared too quickly. My kind of performance. This motorcycle is smooth, quiet, and seems to pull no matter what speed I'm traveling or what gear I'm in.

A little side trip up a gravel road did the trick. I had to pull over and look at the controls for everything to make sense. A smarter person could make the adjustment on the road. The turn signals took a couple of practice runs to reprogram my brain from the one button all function switch on the Vespa to the three button self canceling function of the BMW.

Just a less than direct ride home from work with a few stops to check out the motorcycle. I didn't really have time for any riding today. This bike has ABS brakes, heated grips, built in port for electrics, and a lot more. A quick check of the bike and the controls revealed a big difference from the usual tools on my Vespa.

But who am I to complain? I get nervous being the first one to take something out on the road. Zero miles on the odometer. This one is brand new. So I am starting with a BMW F 650 GS.

I was going to wait until the weather was a bit warmer but when Craig Kissell send an email asking when I was going to take a GS for a ride what could I do?  The time has arrived to check out one of the new BMW motorcycles at Kissell Motorsports.

BMW F 650 GS 2011 For Sale

However, all of that changed in 2011 when Ford added 12% displacement to the 6.7L Cummins B-series While injection systems and valves have undergone radical changes over the years, one constant with the Cummins B-series has been the displacement of the units. A 5.9L-powered F650 puts forth 269 horsepower at 2,550 rpm, and it provides 594 pound-feet of torque at 2,300 rpm. Engine aspects such as cylinder heads, emissions equipment, injection systems, and turbos, have all experienced dramatic improvement in the two decades since their inception. However, a great deal has changed since 1989.

In terms of design, the 5.9L Cummins B-series engines are essentially the same engines introduced in the 1989 Dodge pickup truck lineup. The 5.9L is the, standard, engine option, and most of the advertised price quotes reflect that. There's the old but reliable 5.9L Cummins diesel engine, the recently updated and innovated 6.7L Cummins diesel engine, and a 7.2L Caterpillar diesel engine that packs the punch need to tackle the most difficult jobs. This Class 6/7 truck comes with the customer's choice of three engines.

However, that hasn't stopped truck enthusiasts from seeing other potential, and aftermarket packages have resulted in an F650 for sale that is a lot like Navistar's International CXT, which they cancelled in 2011. As they did with the F600, Ford intends the F650 as a commercial vehicle with a focus on towing and heavy hauling that can meet the needs of the world's largest construction projects.  Ford introduced the F650 for sale in 2000 as replacement for the F600 super truck.

2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 First Photo

2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 First Photo
2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Side View
2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 First Ride

The new Kawasaki Ninja 1000 has sportbike attitude and clarification with a real-world, comfortable, sit-up basement position. Mounting a set of bendable bags, I adapted the 3-position windshield to its accomplished ambience and took off afterwards the US columnist barrage in Mill Valley, CA and spent three added canicule benumbed about littoral California. 1000 afar later, I had a boatload of abundant pictures and a abundant consequence of the powerful, adventurous ride.

2011 Yamaha Super Tenere First Ride

2011 Yamaha Super Tenere Side View
2011 Yamaha Super Tenere Rear View

2011 Yamaha Super Tenere is assuredly on US shores…almost. Yamaha hosted moto-journalists afresh in admirable Sedona, Arizona, area we were able to put the Tenere through its paces on paved anchorage and dirt. The new chance tourer fast became a admired of RoadBike Editor Steve Lita. Upright ergos and an all-day adequate bench accumulated with acceptable wind aegis and a absolute apparatus console to accomplish the ride go by quick. The Tenere (pronounced TEN-aray) has ABS, adjustable absorption control, and two drive modes; Sport and Tour. Put a drop bottomward at your bounded Yamaha banker today and you could be one of the aboriginal to accept his Super Tenere back they alpha accession in the US in May of 2011. Read all about it in the March 2011 affair of RoadBike, area you can additionally access our Caption Contest to win the analogous Tenere Casio Watch.

2011 Hyosung ST E3 Electric Scooter North America

2011 Hyosung ST E3 Electric Scooter2011 Hyosung ST E3 Electric Scooter North America

The Hyosung ST E3 was on affectation at the INTERMOT appearance in Cologne, Germany. The electric scooter will anon be accessible in North America. Hyosung will action an electric scooter as allotment of its 2011 North American artefact lineup. The Hyosung ST E3 runs on a proprietary lithium-polymer array that can be answerable in a domiciliary electrical aperture in three hours.

According to Hyosung, the ST E3 has a ambit of about 120 km (74.6 miles) on a distinct allegation while traveling at a connected acceleration of 35 km/h (21.7 mph). Maximum acceleration is estimated at 60 km/h (37.3 mph). Hyosung affairs to aftermath added electric models in the future.

2011 Triumph Daytona 675R First Photo

2011 Triumph Daytona 675R2011 Triumph Daytona 675R First Photo

The Daytona 675R is the first Triumph ever to be equipped with Ohlins suspension as standard – the forks and shock are both from the Swedish suspension masters. Top-spec Brembo brakes are fitted – four-piston radial-mount monobloc calipers and a radial master cylinder are standard.

Carbon mudguards are fitted, and the Daytona 675R is distinguished from the standard Daytona with a new white/black paint scheme, new Triumph logos and a new version of the Daytona stickers too. The red subframe is also unique to the Daytona 675R.

No specification is available at the moment – it is believed the engine is unchanged and the overall geometry is unaltered. Insiders claim pre-production bikes have been shown with a quick-shifter fitted. Dealers are expecting it cost somewhere between £9000-9500 when Triumph finalises 2011 pricing. The standard Daytona 675 will continue alongside the 675R.

2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm Unveiled

2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm Unveiled2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm

British motorcycle architect Triumph has alien a new ability cruiser for 2011, which receives a blacked-out attending with accompanying streetfighter headlights. Dubbed Thunderbird Storm, it is powered by a 1700cc adaptation of Triumph’s acclaimed T-16 alongside accompanying engine, the bike’s 107mm (4.2 inch) pistons pump up 98 application and 156 Nm (115 lb.ft.) of torque at 2,950 rpm.

The Thunderbird Storm uses the anatomy of the Thunderbird cruiser and Triumph’s iconic accompanying headlights, fabricated acclaimed on the Rocket III and Speed Triple models. The annoyance confined altogether fit this artery rod’s advancing attributes and are complemented by the abysmal brownish Phantom Black or aphotic Matt Black acrylic options, and the analogous blacked out agent cases.

The low 700mm bench height, calm with the 47mm forks up advanced and five-way adjustable accompanying shocks at the rear, accomplish the Triumph Thunderbird Storm to bear a adequate and accessible to handle ride. Accompanying 310mm amphibian discs up advanced akin with four-piston brakes accommodate for accelerating endlessly power, with alternative ABS for added addition security.

Creating the concrete and beheld affiliation to the alley are the Sporty Metezeler Marathon tires, developed abnormally for the Thunderbird range, which beautify five-spoke casting admixture wheels.

Piaggio Scarabeo 500 and 300 Special Edition

Piaggio Scarabeo 500 and 300 Special EditionPiaggio Scarabeo 500 and 300 Special Edition Picture

The Aprilia Scarabeo scooter is well known as a new production class for all engine sizes, 125, 200, 300 and 500 and continues to collect consensus despite the passage of time. The challenge starts from the designer Aprilia in 1990, when preparing a final design is clearly in conflict with the sporty lines, almost hi-tech fashion of most existing models of the manufacturers competing contrasting soft lines, elegant, classic.

No fear, a booming and they are to confirm this, well in time 750,000 units were produced. The success is undeniable because the technical skills that accompany it are beyond question, offering unparalleled comfort and safety, data from large wheels and a chassis perfect. Home of Aprilia Scarabeo 300 Special enriches a few details that give it a sporty touch, but always unique, for a balanced use of black rims, new brakes and windshield lowered.

The larger version of Scrabble has a single cylinder engine, four stroke, to 492cc, capable of delivering a maximum output of 39 hp at 7,500 rpm and maximum torque of 43 Nm at 5,500 rpm, while the 300 Special is powered by single cylinder four-stroke 278cc, capable of delivering a maximum output of 22 hp at 7,500 rpm and maximum torque of 22 Nm at 6,500 rpm.

Ducati 1198R Corse SportBike Special Edition

Ducati 1198R Corse SportBike Special EditionDucati 1198R Corse Special Edition Side View

1198R Ducati Corse Special Edition is the home of Ducati superbike more peppered his 2010 list. At the festival in Milan, one can only gape in front of this monster by 180 hp. The 1198 R Corse Special Edition was created to honor the new logo “Ducati Corse”, is characterized by several special prestige like the beautiful brushed aluminum fuel tank, the Ducati Traction Control and race kit.

The 1198R has the proven L-Twin engine to 1198cc, with Desmodromic four valves per cylinder, liquid cooled engine, capable of delivering a power of 180 hp at 9,750 rpm and maximum torque of 134 Nm at 7,750 rpm.

The chassis is composed of the Trellis frame in ALS 450 steel tubing, the front fork 43 mm upside-down Öhlins signed with fully adjustable TiN, the aluminum rear swingarm and monoshock rear TTXR always Öhlins fully adjustable, with rebound.

The home of Ducati superbike has forged rims light alloy seven-spoke seventeen inches on which is fitted with a 190/55 and 120/70 for the rear to the front. The braking system consists of a two semi-floating discs for the front 330 mm with radially mounted Brembo calipers with four pistons and two pads and a single 245 mm disc for the rear and 2-piston caliper.

Aprilia Scooter Atlantic 300

Aprilia Scooter Atlantic 300Aprilia Scooter Atlantic 300 Side View

Aprilia will attend sessantasettesimo Salone Internazionale of Milan (EICMA 2009) from ten to 15 November at the stands G65, G70 of the pavilion at the ten and green planet pavilion 13 to four. Aprilia Atlantic 300, the house is back with his Aprilia scooter crowd who had temporarily taken out of production. Back with a new engine and the agility that we already knew. The market segment where it is located Aprilia Atlantic 300 is much appreciated by the public, mid-size scooter 250cc / 300cc.

The customer facing half as it tries to do everything a scooter. Limiting costs and initial purchase of the vehicle, takes home a scooter agile in city traffic, the location ideal home – work, allowing him a trip out of town on weekends with short or the bypass highway.

The mid-size scooter market is mostly saturated by Japanese Yamaha Xmax 250 and 300 and Exciting Exciting Korean Kimko 300 R. Aprilia Atlantic 300 features a single cylinder 278 cc liquid-cooled, capable of delivering a maximum power of 22.4 hp at 8,000 rpm and maximum torque of 22 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The chassis is composed of steel frame, open cradle, the front fork 35 mm capable of 105 mm of travel and double rear shock absorber adjustable for preload.

The scooterone Noale has fourteen inch rims on which is fitted with a 120/70 front and 140/60 rear. The braking system is characterized by a single 260 mm front disc and single disc 190 mm for the rear.