Sunday, 18 December 2011

Best of 2011: Top 10 Motorbikes

Bike ride is without doubt most thrilling and exciting rides in the world. The major attraction of the motorbikes is their masculine sound. The power of the sound is directly proportional to the power of the engine. All bike lovers prefer to ride powerful and strong bike. The competition in bikes market has increased a lot in the last decade or so. These days the market is full of several powerful motorbikes. Here is a list of top 10 motorbikes of the year 2011.
Japanese tuner Mugen is renowned for providing tuning packages for Honda models and now they have worked with a Honda motorcycle named the CBR250R. This bike has got a sportier and aggressive look. Currently, this package is available only in Thailand. Featuring red and black color scheme, the color of the seat and the pillion of this bike is also red. The seat and pillion feature Mugen emblems. This bike comes fitted with new light alloy wheels and sports an upgraded chromed muffler. The CBR250R comes fitted with Combined Brake System and an Anti-Lock Brake System.
This bike is strong and powerful offering thrilling and exciting ride to the riders. Manufactured by Italian firm Ducati, this bike is powered by a 1199cc V-Twin engine. This bike sports a 29.5-inch seat and the saddle has got a bucket-like perch. The seat features brilliant red stitching. Featuring a large fuel tank and side-mount radiators, this bike is a perfect machine for speed lovers. This bike can hit a top speed of 150mph.
Priced at $15,499, this bike features optional ABS and an H-D security system. This bike sports hardtail-looking rear suspension and is powered by a Twin Cam 96 motor. Featuring six-speed automatic transmission, this bike has got a high gloss finishing. Powered by a 1600 cc engine, this machine features spoked wheels and well-finished rims made of aluminum. The weight of this bike is 683 lbs.
Priced at £14,965, this bike can attain a high speed of 155mph. The six-cylinder 1,649cc engine of the K 1600 GT delivers 158bhp. The capacity of the fuel tank of this motorbike is 5.3 gallons and its range is 220 miles. The GT has got s sporty and aggressive look and is set to attract those who want to ride powerful bikes. Weighing 703lb, this bike has got a superb control and its handling is quite easy.
The Monster 1100 features released in 2009 is one of the most powerful bikes released by Ducati so far. This bike replaced Ducati Monster S2R. Featuring two-valve engine, the handling and control of this bike is excellent. This bike has got a new and improved engine. The exhaust is also tweaked. Ducati has also improved top-end oiling to keep cylinder cool.
Also known as GSX1300R, Suzuki Hayabusa was launched in 1999. This bike can hit a maximum speed of 194 miles per hour and is touted as the fastest motorcycle in the world. This bike offers high speed and amazing comfort with superb handing and control. The fuel efficiency of this motorbike is better than many other superbikes available in market.
Powered by a four-stroke, four valve per cylinder engine, the displacement of 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 is 1,352ccThis bike features six-speed transmission and a wheelbase of 57.5 inch. The height of the seat is 31.5 inches and the curb weight of this powerful bike is 566.7 lbs. The fuel capacity is 5.8 gallons.
Released in 2011, the 2011 Yamaha YZF-R1 is priced at $13,590. With a displacement of 998 Cc, this superbike is powered by DOHC, 4-valve engine. The efficiency of this bike is 40mpg. The 998 cc engine used in this bike generates 182 horsepower at 12,500 rpm.
Priced at £11,649, this superbike generates 97bhp@5,200rpm. Triumph Thunderbird Storm has got an aggressive design. This bike can hit a top speed of 120mph and is a perfect machine for thrill seekers. The capacity of the fuel tank is 4.8 gallons and the range of this bike is 220 miles. This bike features plenty of character and has got a good black finish.
This powerful sport bike is powered by a DOHC, Liquid cooled engine with 12.0 : 1 compression ratio. The engine delivers 130 HP @ 8700 rpm. This bike features electric start and 6-speed transmission. The seat height of this bike is 34.3 inches and its wheelbase is of 1528 mm. The capacity of the fuel tank is 4.0 gallons.

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