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We put the Dunlops latest offering for sport-touring to the test.
Sport-touring riders are a special group. Better said, they are a well-rounded bunch. They want it all – speed, handling, long stretches of road and everything in between. With those waPostnts come needs. One of those is a set of tires that works in just about any situation, and works well. As a result developing a sport-touring tire is quite the undertaking for a tire manufacturer. Dunlop is up to the task and recently invited us to sample its latest and greatest – the Sportmax Roadsmart II.
Motorcycle USA highlights its selection for Best Street Bike of 2011 and the winner is...
It’s no surprise the Ducati Multistrada repeats as Street Bike of the Year in 2011. At least it’s no surprise to anyone who’s ridden one. The ‘Strada proved one of the most exciting bikes to debut in the 2010 model year, with its gorgeous Italian lines backed up by a fire-breathing engine and stellar chassis. Nothing changed in 2011....more
Motorcycle USA selects its favorite Cruiser in our Best of 2011 Awards - the Ducati Diavel.
In the age of teaser videos, “spy” photos and orchestrated leaks, it’s difficult for a motorcycle to live up to its hype. Not so with the Ducati Diavel. The long-rumored Italian “power cruiser” is a genre-bending bike to be sure. While it dons a cruiser-ish stance, fat rear tire and low-slung looks, there’s the insane sportbike engine power, top-class brakes and advanced electronics.
The Ducati Diavel was one of the strangest rides to debut in 2011. It's also one of the most fun to ride!
Motorcycle USA couldn’t get enough of the Diavel in 2011, testing it multiple times to figure out just what the hell the Italian devil really was. In our Performance Cruiser Shootout it completely decimated its supposed competition. Adding it to our Streetfighter Comparison it finally met its match against nimbler rivals. Even so, the Diavel proved its premium performance – smoking the likes of the Speed Triple and Z1000 in 0–60 and quarter-mile tests. We also had a ball thrashing the new Duc at a trackday too. Try that on a typical cruiser! More...
For many, riding season is over now that winter is in full swing. There’s no need to fret, however, as now is the perfect time to catch up on the latest DVDs. Featuring some of the year’s best racing moments, Motorcycle USA presents a look at some fun motorcycle flicks in the 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to DVDs.....more (click the link above)
After notching a half century in the saddle, our Matchless G.50 hero turns to a new hobby and discovers some important lessons for the motorcycle industry. We all know that riding a bike is the nearest thing to heaven on earth so why aren’t we out there recruiting?