The best-selling of these fuel-efficient cruiser motorcycles live in the rather nebulous middleweight segment. Widely ranging from 500 to 1000cc, these motorcycles all pack pumped-up styling, loads of comfort and conventional V-twin powerplants. The middleweight bikes are lower, much easier and lighter to ride unlike the large boys. So they won’t overwhelm first time riders. It isn't needed to leave the babies at home! These people will go together with you! Attach a bike trailers http://thebikes.net/bike-trailers or make use of a baby seat and you are all set to go. The bicycle trailer can allow for up to 2 young children, and the child seat is proposed to mount only one.
We gathered up 5 middleweight contenders from Harley Davidson, Yamaha (Star), Kawasaki, Suzuki and Honda, and rode them almost 350 miles through some of worst traffic and best roads of Southern California.Yamaha V Star Custom
The Yamaha V Star Custom is one of the lightest of large Stars, meaning great performance and handling are along for the ride. Steel fenders, dual exhausts, lots of chrome and custom-looking clear turn signals, the V Star Custom symbolizes marvelous cruiser bang for the buck. Classic rigid look rear end serves up 3.4 inches of rear wheel travel damped by hidden preload adjustable shock, providing up a great ride.Specifications and Technical DetailsPrice: $4,190Bore x Stroke: 49 x 66mmEngine Type: 249cc, air-cooled, 2 valves/cylinder SOHC 60-degree V-twinFuel Delivery: Mikuni 26mmCompression Ratio: 10.0:1Transmission: five-speed; multiplate wet clutchIgnition TCI: Transistor Controlled IgnitionSuspension / Front: 33mm fork; 5.5-in travelFrame: Steel tubeBrakes / Front: Hydraulic disc, 282mmSuspension / Rear: Dual shocks; adjustable preload, 3.9-in travelTires / Front: 3.00-18Brakes / Rear: 130mm drumLength: 86.2 inTires / Rear: 130/90-15Height: 41.7 inWidth: 28.0 inWheelbase: 58.7 inSeat Height: 27.0 inFuel Economy: 78 mpgFuel Capacity: 2.4 galWet Weight: 323 lbHarley Davidson Sportster XL 883
The quality and value of confidence inspiring Harley Davidson Sportster XL 883 is unmatched in its segment. With a true Harley-Davidson steel parts, rumble, flawless chrome and premium paint, it unveils its authentic American bike roots in every inch of detail. The 4.5-gallon walnut fuel tank provides roomy fuel capacity for a low profile tank. It is iconic, tough and it leaves a good amount of space for showing off more V-Twin. The tank graphic highlights its distinctive styling; as if the tank came right off the calligraphers brush. Skimping simply isn’t in the company’s vocabulary. The Evolution powerplant known in certain crowds as the Blockhead was originally bolted to the frame of a Harley Davidson bike back in the year 1984.
FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) issued the provisional list of 21 MotoGP teams and riders for 2012 Series. Amongst these entries are nine CRT teams, which will be using customized superbike motors from Japanese manufacturing companies like Kawasaki and Honda, along with Italian firms such as Aprilia and German manufacturing company BMW.
There are quite a few talented riders on CRT motorcycles for 2012, which include Colin Edwards motivated by BMW, experienced MotoGP riders Alex Espargaro and Randy De Puniet powered by Aprilia. Carmelo Ezpeleta, Chief Executive Officer of Dorna Sports said that 2013 series will see further significant rule changes, possibly like spec ECU that must be available on all motorcycles as well as rev limit for reducing costs and equalizing performance.
The provisional list includes 1 Casey Stoner AUS – Honda Team, Honda; 99 Jorge Lorenzo SPA – Yamaha Factory Racing, Yamaha; 4 Andrea Dovizioso ITA – Yamaha Tech 3, Yamaha; 77 James Ellison GBR – Paul Bird Racing, Art; 5 Colin Edwards USA – Forward Racing, Suter; 69 Nicky Hayden USA – Ducati Team, Ducati; 6 Stefan Bradl GER – LCR HONDA MotoGP, Honda; 68 Yonny Hernandez COL – BQR, BQR-FTR; 8 Hector Barbera SPA – Pramac Racing Team, Ducati; 51 Michele Pirro ITA – Honda Gresini, FTR; 9 Danilo Petrucci ITA – Ioda Racing Project, Ioda; 46 Valentino Rossi ITA – Ducati Team, Ducati; 11 Ben Spies USA – Yamaha Factory Racing, Yamaha; 35 Cal Crutchlow GBR – Yamaha Tech 3, Yamaha; 13 Anthony West AUS – Speed Master, Art; 26 Dani Pedrosa SPA – Honda Team, Honda; 14 Randy De Puniet FRA – Aspar Team MotoGP, Art; 22 Ivan Silva SPA – BQR, BQR-FTR; 17 Karel Abraham CZE – Cardion AB Motoracing, Ducati; 20 Aleix Espargaro SPA – Aspar Team MotoGP, Art and 19 Alvaro Bautista Spa – Honda Gresini, Honda.
Ducati the name itself define the Power, Pride and Prestige, one of the leading manufacturers in sport bikes. The Ducati Motor Holding Company is the manufacturer based in Bologna, Italy that offers motorcycles that are in the line up production for both the racing as well as for the road use. At present Ducati Motorcycles has hold and owned many of the companies and groups, by offering one of the best styled designs and styles of motorcycles. From the year 1926, the company is serving the industries with one or the outstanding and excellent bikes that rocks the industries. The three brothers Bruno Ducati, Adriano Ducati and Marcello Ducati changed the revolution of the bike industries.Ducati Multistrada 1000DS
This model was introduced by the Ducati Motorcycles in the year 2003. The word “Multistrada” means for many roads in the ‘Italian’, as the Ducati Multistrada 1000DS is specially designed in order for proper handling. The Ducati Multistrada 1000DS is the combination of the ‘Sport touring’ and ‘Supermoto’ motorcycle. After the ride on the Multistrada, I were pleased to see that the riding on is been like and similar experience with new Porsche. In short I can say for this bike as the two wheeled version of the Porsche car. The outstanding worked done on the air cooled engine, thanks to the new gear wheel that is been displayed that is eye catching and swing sided arm. The bike is light in weight from the 999 model and offers “Dual Spark” called 992cc V twin engine is been fitted to support the 1000DS.Ducati Monster 695
The Ducati Monster 695 is one of the entry level bikes that offer thrilling and adventurous experience. The 695 is not the name actually, they have signify the engines used under the hood. This model represent on the unique features from the Ducati Motorcycles. The Ducati Monster 695 offers high performance that can cross any of the terrain roads with ease. The potent L twin 695 engine delivers greater torque and horsepower with the help of the Ducati air cooled engine. The motorcycle is available in three colors Aggressive Glossy Black, Traditional Ducati Red and Distinctive Matte Black. It comes with the warranty period of two years and unlimited for mileage.