TEN BEST BIKES FOR 2011


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Ten Best Bikes 2011

Best Motorcycles of 2011

Cycle World Picks the Ten Best Motorcycles of 2011

Evolution continues, in good times or bad, whether you believe in it or not. Seems like only yesterday we were content as could be to ride along on our dinosaurs and horses, and now look at us. One trend continues in 2011: the shift in motorcycle power from Japan to Europe. Last year, five of our Top Ten came from Japan. This year, only three—and two of those were bones of contention that required significant gnawing. A weak dollar hurts bikes from Europe, but not as much as it’s hurt models manufactured in Japan. Five years ago, the spread between the sporty BMW K1200S and a Kawasaki ZX-10R was about $5K; in 2011, $151 is all that stands between the base BMW S1000RR and a new ZX-10R—and the aftermath of the earthquake that rocked Japan in March isn’t helping matters. If you’re lucky enough to ride one of these great motorcycles, count your blessings. As for us, we were lucky enough to ride all of them. And like Lou Gehrig said, we consider ourselves the luckiest people on the planet.

Best Motorcycles: July 25, 2011
Best Standard:
Kawasaki Z1000
Best Dual-Sport:
Triumph Tiger 800XC
Best Standard: Kawasaki Z1000 Best Dual-Sport: Triumph Tiger 800XC
Best Motorcycles: July 26, 2011
Best Open Streetbike:
Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport
Best Cruiser:
Ducati Diavel Carbon
Best Open Streetbike: Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport Best Cruiser: Ducati Diavel Carbon
Best Motorcycles: July 27, 2011
Best Middleweight Streetbike:
Kawasaki ZX-6R
Best Enduro Bike:
Husaberg FE570S
Best Middleweight Streetbike: Kawasaki ZX-6R Best Enduro Bike: Husaberg FE570S
Best Motorcycles: July 28, 2011
Best Motocrosser:
Suzuki RM-Z450
Best Sport-Touring Bike:
BMW K1600GT
Best Motocrosser: Suzuki RM-Z450 Best Sport-Touring Bike: BMW K1600GT
Best Motorcycles: July 29, 2011
Best Touring Bike:
BMW K1600GTL
Best Superbike:
EBR 1190RS
Best Touring Bike: BMW K1600GTL Best Superbike:EBR 1190RS

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UNITED KINGDOM » Secret Valley, Somerset

Secret Valley, Somerset

Wooden wigwams and yurts surrounded by striking countryside within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty… more »

EUROPE » Glampelo, Central Portugal

Glampelo, Central Portugal

Absolute relaxation in a full service venue offering luxury safari tents in a completely secluded valley with private river… more »

AFRICA » Teniqua Treetops, Western Cape

Teniqua Treetops, Western Cape

Unique and secluded tented treehouse accommodation on the popular Garden Route in Western Cape… more »

AMERICAS » Bar W Guest Ranch, Montana

Bar W Guest Ranch, Montana

Cushy camping in these luxurious canvas lodge tents at the foot of the mountains near the town of Whitefish… more »

ASIA » Hintok River Camp at Hellfire Pass, River Kwai

Hintok River Camp at Hellfire Pass, River Kwai

A unique safari-style tented camp resort situated on one of the most spectacular spots along the famous River Kwai… more »

OCEANIA » Alure Boutique Villas, Queensland

Alure Boutique Villas, Queensland

High-end luxury awaits you at this first class tented villa in the heart of Queensland’s Granite Belt wine country… more »

NEW ARAI TOUR X4 HELMET ANNOUNCED


New 2012 Arai TOUR X4 Helmet Announced

Neither one of us have ever used a DS helmet mainly because we are on the highways for work.  We always thought that the beak would catch too much wind and make for an uncomfortable commute and/or ride on pavement for long stretches. 

Any thoughts from those out there that wear this type of helmet?

This helmet is also being called the XD4 but on the Arai web page it is called the Tour X4.  Not sure which is correct.  😉

ARAI HELMETS WEB PAGE HERE

Arai XD-4 HelmetThe XD-3 has been the benchmark helmet for dual sport riding since its release. The Arai XD4 Helmet moves that benchmark 1 step up with the next evolution adventure helmets. All the details have yet to be released, but there are several upgrades and changes!Arai XD-4 Helmet

  • New comfort headliner, with micro fitting 5mm peel away temple pads.
  • Fully removable/replaceable/washable interior: Comfort head liner, Cheek pads, Chinstrap covers.
  • Dry-Cool technology keeps you dry and cool for greater comfort.
  • Patent pending, New FCS (Facial Contour Support) cheek pad design, also with a 5mm peel away micro fit feature.
  • New shell shape for better aerodynamic stability at higher street speeds.
  • New exhaust ports added to the top diffuser vents.
  • New chin vent with more intake ports.
  • Visor brow vents on the new visor.

We will have a Arai XD4 Helmet review as soon as we can get one in stock!

Arai XD-4 Solid Helmets

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