Ducati Moto Guzzi and Triumph scramble head-to-head in MotoUSAs Scrambler Motorcycle Shootout.
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The Diavel vs VMAX is certainly a bout for the ages between the brute finesse of the Ducati and the cudgeling strength of the YamaStar.
The VMAX postures like a dominant silverback gorilla but the Diavel refuses to be intimidated by the size and power of its opponent. In the annals of imaginary dream fights this matchup is akin to a young Mike Tyson in the ring with an equally youthful Muhammad Ali, or a movie where the Terminator is programmed to kill James Bond. While not exactly a David vs Goliath scenario, the Diavel vs VMAX is certainly a bout for the ages between the brute finesse of the Ducati and the cudgeling strength of the YamaStar.
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ADVENTURE-TOURING COMPARISON – THE ASPHALT ADVENTURERS
Ducati Multistrada S Touring vs. Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX vs. Triumph Tiger Explorer vs. Yamaha Super Ténéré
We hit the tarmac (plus a few dirt roads) to test these Open-class all-rounders.
Do these motorcycles offer false promise? Are they merely the SUVs of motorcycling with bold names and no balls? “Ténéré” is a remote part of the Sahara Desert, while “Explorer” implies nomadic intent, “Multistrada” says “I can do it all” and “Stelvio” is perhaps the greatest twisty road on Earth. Those are big statements from the respective marketing departments of each brand. Does reality live up to the hype?
Earlier this year, we set out to see which of three more-dirt-capable Open-class adventure bikes ruled the roost (“Ride There,” February 2012). The new Yamaha Super Ténéré took top honors over the BMW R1200GS and KTM 990 Adventure after demonstrating that it offered the best balance between off-road riding and being a great all-around commuter and sport-tourer.
At the time, the brand-new Triumph Tiger Explorer was not yet available, and we didn’t feel that the Multistrada and Moto Guzzi fit into the branch-bashing, rock-crawling and whoop-hopping that test had in store. But since then, the question kept coming up: “How would the Yamaha stack up against these other players?” As we’ve pointed out in the past, a lot of people buy ADV bikes more for their versatility and comfort than for off-highway chops.
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Some bikes and, for what's worth - the fun of riding them, are meant to be shared, while others have been created for a more egotistic purpose: that of solo riding. And I'm not thinking about big adventure bikes or cross motorcycles - this week is muscle bikes' turn.
More commonly known as the power cruisers, but bearing the fancier “muscle bike” tag, these bikes pack the essence of the motorcycling dream: killer looks, comfy riding and brutal, seemingly unlimited power. Built for those riders who can tame them, these beasts usually make absolutely no compromise in terms of performance and are definitely not for the inexperienced or the faint-hearted....More here: http://www.autoevolution.com/news/muscle-bike-trio-ducati-diavel-yamaha-vmax-and-triumph-rocket-iii-45409.html
We’re hard at work conducting our test of the exotic literbikes: Aprilia RSV4 R APRC, BMW S1000RR and Ducati 1199 Panigale S. We’re not finished yet, but here’s our first impressions about each bike after romping on them at the fantastic Thunderhill...more here: http://www.motorcycle.com/shoot-outs/2012-european-literbike-shootout-teaser-video-91288.html
Aprilia or Ducati - Who builds the nastiest naked bike? On this episode of On Two Wheels, we set out to find out. Motorcyclist magazine's Ari Henning and guest tester Zack Courts saddle up to Aprilia's Tuono V4R and Ducati's Streetfighter S to see which Italian manufacturer is king of the hill. They test them on the street, at the drag strip and on the track to pick a winner. For the complete comparison, pick up the June issue of Motorcyclist, or visit www.motorcyclistoneline.com.