The press office steers me toward its Concours 14 supersport touring model instead of the smaller bike I had asked for. “Its the most comfortable bike youll ever ride,” Im told, and an hour later Im cruising Highway 5 wondering how 1352cc and 650 pounds could feel so … well, so darn light and nimble.
Kawasaki offers a wide variety of models in its sportbike category, including the only 250cc sportbike on the market, the Ninja 250R, a popular choice for entry-level riders. The companys newest model is the naked Versys, a street fighter thats very different from the other Kawasaki models in that it almost defies description.
BMW executives didnt have to come right out and say it, but I knew that the new F 800 S and ST models being talked about at the press launch I attended recently are aimed squarely at the womens market. How do I know this? Read on to find out what Genevieve has to say about these new BMW motorcycles.
Suzuki has a diverse array of motorcycles ranging from the supersport Hayabusa 1300 sportbike to the Suzuki Burgman 400 scooter. The SV650 fits right in the middle and is a staple in the companys product line. Its a standard style motorcycle with the heart of a sportbike thats fun to ride in town or through the twisties. Find out what Diane Ortiz thought of this very popular motorcycle.
Before intricately painted, slammed and raked, high pricetag choppers, before heated grips, clothing and seats, there existed a time when motorcycling must have seemed, well simple. Hondas updated-for-2006 599 model hearkens to those simpler days. Check out what WRN contributor Pamela Collins thinks of the new bike.