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2020 Zero SR/F: This is the Noise That Speed Makes Now

November/December 2019

2020 Zero SR/F: This is the Noise That Speed Makes Now

Riders who have not experienced an electric motorcycle might think the power output will be quaint, like that of a supercharged electric toothbrush or perhaps one of those ubiquitous city scooters. Despite warnings to the contrary, these same riders have a come-to-Jesus moment when they finally whack open the throttle. This is especially true of Zero Motorcycles’ latest offering, the all-new SR/F (as in “Street Fighter”), which makes a tractorlike 140 lb-ft of torque, delivers 110 horsepower, and reaches a top speed of 124 mph. On a naked bike with this kind of muscle, one should pull the trigger only after grasping the handlebar with premeditation and purpose.
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2019 Ducati Diavel 1260 S: Diavel at the Crossroads

November/December 2019

2019 Ducati Diavel 1260 S: Diavel at the Crossroads

When Ducati introduced the Diavel (the name translates to “Devil”) in 2010, the Italian manufacturer broke new ground, entering the somewhat unlikely realm of cruisers. The Diavel was an impressive audition in a world where one manufacturer has enjoyed a virtual stranglehold for some time. The Ducati’s persona and performance helped contribute to the evolution of a new category: the “power cruiser.” The manufacturer continues its commitment to, and faith in, the Diavel, evolving its stature with subtle implications of taking on America and, in equal measure, seducing a cadre of motorcyclists who may not have ever considered putting a Ducati in their garage.
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2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+

September/October 2019

2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+

Since Kawasaki first brought the Versys 1000 to market in 2012, the bike has seen a few changes. With the 2019 SE LT+ model, the Japanese manufacturer is upping the ante across the board, offering improved performance, new suspension, more aggressive styling, and loads of high-tech wizardry.  What’s New Electronic throttle valves replace the mechanical units of previous models, allowing for ride-by-wire technology and the addition of cruise control.
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2019 Ducati Multistrada 950 S

September/October 2019

2019 Ducati Multistrada 950 S

Ducati’s aptly named Multistrada (“many roads”) has significantly upped the definition of the word sport in sport touring. Imbued with the leading-edge performance and sensual styling that has always been the vanguard of the Italian manufacturer, the new 950 S is a highly consummate and sophisticated motorcycle married to practicality.  The 950 Multistrada is available in two configurations: standard and S model.
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2019 BMW R 1250 GS / GSA: One of the Best Gets Even Better

September/October 2019

2019 BMW R 1250 GS / GSA: One of the Best Gets Even Better

The versatile R-series boxer GS models are important to BMW, as the bikes are the top-selling models, with sales of both the GS and GSA (GS Adventure) comprising 27% of all BMW motorcycles sold in the U.S. In this competitive adventure-touring segment, it’s vital to constantly improve and update the machines. A considerable number of changes were made for 2019.
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