Kawasaki Concours 14 Recall
Just a quick post after receiving many private messages and emails asking if we would have taken our 2010 BMW F650GS bikes on the same trip we did on the Triumph Tiger 800’s last summer. Our answer is YES…totally. Our Beemers would have easily made the trip through BC, the Yukon and Alaska. We would have never have thought twice about riding up there with our own bikes. I was asked then ‘why didn’t you ride your own bikes?” Hmmmmmmmmmmm…..the answer is simple…Triumph gave us two new adventure bikes to ride on a very long demo…why would we NOT ride Triumph’s bikes, put the mileage on them and get to test ride another model? Not sure why I was asked that question but if any other company came to us and said “hey, you want to take our bikes for a ride?” I would answer yes yet again.
The Triumph Tiger 800XC with the Triumph gel seat no doubt is more comfortable on the street and more comfortable in general riding long distances in the saddle. Having said that anyone who might be looking to buy either the F650GS, F800GS or the Triumph 800….you will love any of these bikes and they will take you as far as your imagination can go….so enjoy ADV riding…it’s the best way to LIVE!
I don’t know some of the models on this list but I wonder if North America’s list would be much different? If anyone has a list of the top 100 bikes in North America can you let me know? In any case this is rather interesting to see what is and was popular over yonder. AN older list from 2010…you think 2011 might be different??????????????
Top 100 Motorcycles: 10 to 1
By MCN –
08 January 2010 14:08
More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and their combined scores on the bikes they own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this definitive list of your top 100 bikes.
Hey, guys, I’ve just finished my UK Theatre Tour – which has been great, but I’m so excited that the new TV show is about to air. Extreme Frontiers Canada is out on Monday the 28th of November on Channel Five. Filmed earlier in the year, we had an absolute blast in what must be one of the most incredible countries on the planet – Canada. The people, the places and the history – they have it all. I rode most of trip on my trusty BMW Adventure, but also done lots of wacky and sometimes scary activities – climbing with Barry Blanchard, of ‘Cliff Hanger’ fame, riding bulls in a rodeo and camping in true wilderness – a real Deliverance feel to that bit! Anyway, we’re planning to do a Twitter campaign after the show airs in the UK – but you can join in from anywhere around the world and send me your questions about the show and the adventure. Use the hash tag #extremefrontiers and we’ll be able to do a trawl through them! Ok – Speak soon about Extreme Frontiers!
Do you agree with Cycle World’s Ten Best Bikes????????????
Ten Best Bikes 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|
Triumph Tiger 800XC
|Best Motorcycles: July 26, 2011|
|Best Open Streetbike:
Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport
Ducati Diavel Carbon
|Best Motorcycles: July 27, 2011|
|Best Middleweight Streetbike:
|Best Enduro Bike:
|Best Motorcycles: July 28, 2011|
|Best Sport-Touring Bike:
|Best Motorcycles: July 29, 2011|
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