Sunday, March 20, 2011

2011 BMW S1000RR vs. 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R

At the recent 2011 Atlantic Motorcycle Show, there were two sport bikes that I spent some time looking at, the Kawasaki ZX-10R and the BMW S1000RR. The reviews I have read on each are overly positive for these high horsepower machines. Motorcycle.Com recently put the two up against each other...they provide an in-depth comparison of the two bikes and in the end, they give the S1000RR a slight advantage over the ZX-10R. Well worth the read! This video from Motorcycle.Com provides a good overview of both bikes. Enjoy!

Riding season is just around the corner and I am looking forward to getting out on the 09 Buell 1125R and the 02 V-Star 1100 Classic!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

More From Motus...

Over the last couple of days Motus released a couple of videos. One about their motorcycle company and a second showing a street ride at Daytona. Enjoy...

Spring is coming and I can't wait to ride...

Friday, March 4, 2011

American Muscle - Motus MST-01

Today, there were several tweets via Twitter related to the release of the American made Motus MST-01 motorcycle. I have to admit, I had never even heard of Motus Motorcycles, so I was rather interested. The first tweet provided a link to MCN where there is a brief description of the bike. The second tweet provided a link to Hell for Leather where there is additional information and pictures of the Motus MST-01 release.

Photo: MCN

Photo: The KneeSlider

Along with the MST-01 model, there will also be an upgraded MST-R model available.

Photo: Motorcyclist Magazine Blog

Although, I have only seen a few images and video clips, the bike appears functional, somewhere between a sports bike and a sports tourer. The exposed frame gives the MST-01 a Ducati like appearance and the 1654cc, Pratt & Miller V-4 direct injection push rod engine looks awesome! Check out the video, the bike certainly sounds unlike others...

Video: Hell for Leather

A quick Google search, led me to this YouTube video which provides additional details on the unique KMV-4 power plant in this machine. This is an engine even car guys are going to appreciate! A second video shows the KMV-4 engine on the dyno.

It is nice to see North American companies moving into the sport bike market...a couple weeks back, Erik Buell Racing with the EBR 1190RS and now Motus Motorcycles.

Until next time, ride safe!