Now that the 2016 riding season is in full swing, motorcycle manufacturers have unveiled their new lineups. Whether your passion is cruisin’ the open road, rippin’ through twisties, or long-haul adventure, there’s a new bike out there sure to fulfill your dreams.
And Check out These Noteworthy Models:
Harley Davidson Softail Breakout -- With the look of a vintage “hardtail” frame, Harley’s Softail has been a mainstay of the Milwaukee lineup for years. With low lines, bobbed fenders, straight bars and tons of power, the Breakout brings drag styling to the venerable Softail family (see the photo above).
Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Café -- This new member of the Vulcan family hearkens back to days of the fast machines, the Isle of Man, and the Ton-Up Club. Outfitted with a tinted wind deflector, custom matte black and brilliant lime green paint, and minimalist lines, the Vulcan S ABS Café marries the Kawasaki’s proven 649cc parallel twin with café racer cool.
Ducati Diavel Carbon -- With a name that means “Devil” in Italian and a color scheme in asphalt grey, hot red, and carbon fiber accents, The Diavel Carbon looks like it sprang straight from the gates of Hell. With its 162 hp Testastretta engine, the Diavel is both wicked fast and wicked fun.
Yamaha FZ-07 -- This sporty naked bike, outfitted with a 689cc liquid-cooled parallel twin and a full lineup of LCD instrumentation that keeps you plugged in to all the vital stats, may be one of the best values in motorcycling, coming in at an amazingly reasonable $6,990 MSRP.
Indian Scout -- Few makes are as iconic as Indian, and few models as highly regarded as the Scout. Once hailed as the best motorcycle Indian ever built, the Scout is back with a vengeance. 69 cubic inches of liquid-cooled power drive this all-American classic.
Honda CRF1000 Africa Twin -- Ride with elephants. Circle the globe. Explore Tierra del Fuego. Commute to work? You bet, with Honda’s new dual-sport 998cc adventure bike. Skid plates, high-tensile-steel frame and all sorts of accessories make this bike an ideal pic for those who crave the road less traveled.
Zero S Streetfighter -- No gas, no emissions, and instant torque straight from a standstill make the Zero S Streetfighter a blast to ride. It can go up to 197 miles on a single charge (with the optional Power Tank accessory), and can hits speeds in excess of 90mph. Who says electric bikes are wimpy?
Suzuki GSX-S1000 -- Derived from Suzuki’s legendary GSX-R, the GSX-S brings racing technology to the street. This bike is serious power, and with its advanced Traction Control System, it’s built to deliver serious performance.
Star VMAX -- Once dubbed the fastest production bike based on 0-60mph tests, the VMAX (originally a Yamaha model but now badged as part of Yamaha’s “Star” family) remains a serious bike for serious speed freaks. Outfitted with a monster 1679cc V4, Mr. Max delivers power, performance and radical styling in one impressive package.
Victory Empulse TT -- Proving that Zero Motorcycles isn’t the only game in town when it comes to viable electric bikes, the Victory Empulse TT can go up to 100 miles on a single charge, yet still deliver 54 horsepower and 61 foot-pounds of torque.