New Motorcycles for 2011

Harley-Davidson and Suzuki unveil new models

Harley-Davidson and Suzuki are introducing several new models for 2011. Harley-Davidson is debuting the new SuperLow, on which Women Riders Now editor Genevieve Schmitt got an exclusive test ride. Also for 2011 is the race inspired XR1200X, and the Road Glide Ultra, a new touring model. In addition, four CVO models are being unveiled.

The Sportster SuperLow combines revised front end geometry, new wheels and tires with a reshaped seat and handlebars to achieve well-balanced handling like no other Sportster. Click here to read Genevieve Schmitt’s review on WRN.
The Road Glide Ultra has the King Tour-Pak luggage carrier in the back, vented fairing lowers, ABS (anti-lock braking system), Harley-Davidson Smart Security System, cruise control, and a four-speaker, 80-watt Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio System to make this an even more worthy long haul tourer.
The XR1200X is Harley-Davidson Sportster performance honed to its finest edge, with adjustable front and rear suspension, floating front brake rotors and the surging power of a high-compression 1200cc Evolution V-Twin engine.

Other highlights for 2011 include select touring models getting the new Harley-Davidson PowerPak, which bundles the Twin Cam 103 engine with ABS and the H-D Smart Security System. PowerPak is a standard feature on the 2011 Road King Classic, Electra Glide Ultra Limited, and Road Glide Ultra models, and will be available as a factory-installed option on the 2011 Street Glide and Road Glide Custom models.

2011 Harley-Davidson Softail models except Cross Bones are newly available with optional ABS. And the 2011 VRSC power-cruisers are available with a new Security Package option, which bundles ABS with a Smart Security System for greater value. Michelin Scorcher tires and new colors and graphics round out changes to the Night Rod Special and the V-Rod Muscle.

Each of the four 2011 Dynas are offered in new colors. And Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) offers four premium, limited-production motorcycles for 2011.

The CVO Softail Convertible has a new audio system that integrates 3.5-inch speakers and a 20-watt-per-channel amplifier into a redesigned inner fairing. Music is delivered by an 8GB iPod nano stored in a protective pouch. Also new is a 1.25-inch welded mini-ape handlebar, Electronic Throttle Control (ETC), cruise control, keyless ignition and ABS.
The CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide has a new suspended, heated, two-up seat with leather inserts. Dual mufflers feature new chrome billet end caps with black spears, and new mirrors are finished in mirror chrome.
The new CVO Road Glide Ultra features a Road Tech zumo 660 GPS navigation system, upgraded Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio system with BOOM! Bagger speakers and an 8GB iPod nano and dock, and a two-up suspended touring seat with dual heat controls.
The CVO Street Glide rolls on a new 19-inch Agitator front wheel, and new ventilated fairing lowers that house two of the six speakers that are part of a 100-watt-per-channel audio system that incorporates an 8GB iPod nano with dock.

Suzuki is releasing several new models for 2011 that it took out of its lineup for 2010 including the V-Strom 650 ABS, the Hayabusa, Boulevard S40, Boulevard M109R and Boulevard M109R Limited.

The S40, an entry level model, is available in two new color schemes, orange and black, or white and silver.
Returning for 2011 is the middleweight V-Strom 650 ABS which features antilock brakes as well as a large rear luggage rack with rubber-padded platform to help keep bags and luggage in place. The V-Strom is available in white and black.
The Suzuki Hayabusa also returns for 2011 in Pearl Mirage White or Pearl Nebular Black.
The Boulevard M109R comes in this new blue color and has new integrated instrumentation on the tank.

3 thoughts on New Motorcycles for 2011

  1. OMG… the new Busa is beautiful. Not too crazy about the red Busa markings though, but the bike itself is awesome. Gotta love a Busa.

  2. I read anything that offers some ink on my favorite line of motorcycles: Suzuki. Their models receive so little attention it’s refreshing for someone to update the masses. Thanks

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