After more than a year of building up a motorcycle that was six years in development, Victory Motorcycles executives finally gave members of the motorcycle press the keys to the first Vision motorcycles to roll off the assembly line. In mid-June, I joined my motorcycle media colleagues at Victory headquarters in Minneapolis to test ride the two versions of the Vision the Tour and the Street.
The newest member of Kawasakis popular Vulcan line is the Vulcan 900, and its available in three versions: the Classic, the Classic LT, and the Custom. I reviewed the Classic, and Editor Genevieve Schmitt reviewed the Custom in a separate story.
To understand where Kawasakis new for 2007 Vulcan 900 Custom fits in the Vulcan family, read through Teri Conrads article on the Vulcan 900 Classic, the sister to the Custom. The Custom is the sporty, custom version of the Classic.
You may have heard of a company making motorcycles without a clutch. Its Ridley Motorcycles. Its no secret that the Oklahoma-based manufacturer has been producing clutch-free motorcycles for more than 10 years, but for those who ride a Ridley well, they know the secret.
Two new models were unleashed from Victory this year, plus a couple of hot signature customs from Arlen and Cory Ness. WRN Editor Genevieve Schmitt reports on her test ride of the new bikes, and evaluates the rest of the Victory line-up with an eye on what women want.
Victory has an impressive line of motorcycles with several models ideal for women. We run down the list of bikes explaining what think about them.
With its painted flames and chopper-like profile, Hondas new for 2007 Shadow Spirit 750 C2 looks like one bad motorcycle, but it provides riders with a satisfying package of comfortable ergos, eye-catching looks and pleasing performance. WRN Contributor Pamela Collins tests the newest Shadow to join Hondas lineup.