Supercars and hypercars commanding a price tag in crores isn't unheard of but what about their two-wheeler counterparts? Are they equally pricey? ZigWheels takes a look at the 10 most expensive (not to mention insane) production motorcycles in the world!

For many, a motorcycle is just a utilitarian mode of transport that gets them from point A to B while for some others it's a means of self expression and a passion. Imagine if you have all the money in the world and need a bike that can share garage space with your swanky Rolls-Royce or sporty Ferrari with equal panache? For such niche customers there exists a very rare breed of bikes which apart from their incredible craftsmanship and performance sport a price tag that can put many sports and luxury cars to shame. Here's a look at the current top 10 most expensive production motorcycles:

Vyrus 987 C3 4V V (Volumex)

10, Vyrus 987 C3 4V V (Volumex)

Price : $1,03,769 (Rs 57 lakh)

If Bruce Wayne had to buy a motorcycle then the Vyrus 987 C3 4V V would be definitely his weapon of choice. It not only looks like a motorcycle from another planet but rides also like one, instead of traditional steering arrangement where forks are used up-front, the Vyrus employs hub-centre steering and front swingarm which is parallel to the tarmac. The C3 4V V is the brainchild of Ascanio Rodorigo who used to work for Bimota in the early '80s and the bike is powered by a Ducati-sourced 1198cc V-twin engine which has been further supercharged to pump out 214PS of power while weighing just 154kg. 

MV Agusta F4CC

9, MV Agusta F4CC
Price : $1,20,000 (Rs 66 lakh)

When the CEO of Italian exotic motorcycle brand MV Agusta gives his name to a bike then it is clear that the end product has to be spectacular. The MV Agusta F4CC where CC stands for Claudio Castiglioni is according to the company’s boss the most extreme expression of the brand MV Agusta. Powering the F4CC is a 1,078cc mill competent enough to pump 203PS of power and enables the bike to attain a top speed of 315 kph. Though visually the bike looks similar to the standard F4, according to company officials around 90 per cent of the entire superbike has been crafted using custom-built parts. To keep the weight of the bike as low as possible titanium has been used guards in the intake and the air outlets along with the classic four-pipe exhaust system. Carbon fibre has been employed in crafting the bikes body panels and fenders whereas the single-sided swingarm to the rear wheel is made entirely of magnesium.  Only 100 examples of the F4CC would be built and each would set the owner back by $1,20,000 or Rs 66 lakh. Along with every bike the owner would be gifted a Girard-Perregaux Laureato EVO3 F4CC wristwatch worth $ 22,856 or Rs12.5lakh which would be also limited to 100 units.

NCR MH TT (Mike Hailwood)

8, NCR MH TT (Mike Hailwood)
Price : $ 1,30,000 (Rs 71.38lakh)

When NCR planned to build a tribute bike then it is obvious that both the man and the machine would be special. The MH TT is NCR’S tribute to commemorate the 30th anniversary of legendary racer of Mike Hailwood’s victory at the Isle of Man. The MH TT is a modern replica of the Ducati 900 NCR on which Hailwood recorded his famous win. The donor bike is the Ducati Sport 1000 which has been modified extensively to reduce as much as possible and the super lightweight bike tips the scale at just 136kg. Like its other creations NCR has sought the aid of titanium and carbon fibre to shed the extra flab. The 1,120cc engine pumping out 132PS is nestled in a titanium frame which weighs a mere 5kg. The exhaust and frame of the bike has also been crafted from titanium whereas carbon fibre has been employed on the body panels and wheels. Just 12 MH TT would be built and each bike would loosen your wallet by $ 1,30,000 or Rs 71.38lakh.

NCR MH TT (Mike Hailwood)

8, NCR MH TT (Mike Hailwood)
Price : $ 1,30,000 (Rs 71.38lakh)

When NCR planned to build a tribute bike then it is obvious that both the man and the machine would be special. The MH TT is NCR’S tribute to commemorate the 30th anniversary of legendary racer of Mike Hailwood’s victory at the Isle of Man. The MH TT is a modern replica of the Ducati 900 NCR on which Hailwood recorded his famous win. The donor bike is the Ducati Sport 1000 which has been modified extensively to reduce as much as possible and the super lightweight bike tips the scale at just 136kg. Like its other creations NCR has sought the aid of titanium and carbon fibre to shed the extra flab. The 1,120cc engine pumping out 132PS is nestled in a titanium frame which weighs a mere 5kg. The exhaust and frame of the bike has also been crafted from titanium whereas carbon fibre has been employed on the body panels and wheels. Just 12 MH TT would be built and each bike would loosen your wallet by $ 1,30,000 or Rs 71.38lakh.

Confederate B120 Wraith

7, Confederate B120 Wraith
Price : $1,35,000 (Rs 74.12 lakh)

When you first lay your eyes on the B120 Wraith, the first thought that strikes your mind is what this contraception is? It doesn’t even resemble remotely to any standard motorcycle nor does it have killer performance (127PS from an air cooled V-twin) to command a price tag which would help it enter this list. Then what makes the Wraith as one of the most expensive production bikes in the world? The answer is details, like the carbon fibre frame, handmade massive fork and seven-spoke wheels. For Confederate, functional minimalism is of utmost importance and with the Wraith they took it to the next level. The aircraft-inspired chassis consists of a carbon fibre spine complemented by aluminium bulkheads sandwiching the engine. The fuel tank is located under the motor, while the front suspension shuns conventional telescopic forks in favour of a blade-type girder arrangement. When you have customers like Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Bruce Springsteen and King Abdullah II of Jordan you have every right to command an asking price of $1,35,000 or Rs 74.12 lakh

NCR Leggera 1200 Titanium Special

6, NCR Leggera 1200 Titanium Special
Price : $ 1,45,000 (Rs 79.57lakh)

In a glance the Legerra 1200 loojks like a standard Ducati Hypermotard which has been modified moderately but once you start looking at the bike closely all the details of the bike rise-up an you realise this is something unique. NCR’s belief is that everything can be improved upon, made lighter and pack more performance and that’s the treatment they have given to the Hypermotard with the Leggera 1200. The Trellis frame of the stock bike has been replaced with handcrafted titanium one which weighs a mere 4.8kg. To further reduce the weight the bike uses carbon-ceramic brakes and the body has been sculpted from carbon fibre all this has resulted in the bike weighing 47kg lighter than the stock bike. Engine modifications include more titanium for the valves, magnesium engine covers and bigger bore cylinders which have resulted in a total power output of 140PS.

Icon Sheene

5, Icon Sheene
Price : $ 1,72,000 (Rs 94.39 lakh)

Icon is a brand that has a longstanding reputation in the racing world so when they decided to build a tribute bike to legendary British rider Barry Sheene it had to be special. For the tribute bike they utilised a 1,400cc Suzuki mill which was mated to a a Garrett turbocharger running at 0.4 bar pressure resulting in a final power out put of an incredible 253PS. It features a custom made tubular aluminum frame, a fuel tank made from hand-beaten aluminum and hand-laid carbon fibre body panels. Each bike features a hand-painted image of a playing card, held by a bikini-clad girl and each will be different as there are 52 cards in a pack, that’s how many Icon Sheenes are being made. 

MTT Y2K Superbike

4, MTT Y2K Superbike
Price: $ 1,75,000 (Rs 96 lakh)

If a normal bike builder wanted to create a fast bike he would mostly go in for a twin-cylinder or an in-line four engine and tune its nuts out to extract as much power from the mill as he can. But Ted McIntyre of Marine Turbine Technologies thinks slightly differently. Instead of plonking a normal internal combustion engine, he installed a Rolls-Royce-Allison Model 250 turboshaft engine from a helicopter to power his behemoth! The stock engine pumps out an astounding 324PS of power but if you want to go full bonkers, there is the Streetfighter variant with an insane power output of 426PS and a torque rating of 678Nm! All these numbers mean the Y2K boasts a top whack of 365km/h which can put many hypercars to shame. To translate all that power on the road the bike uses a 240mm Pirelli Diablo rear tyre and instead of a standard review mirror as found on all motorcycles, the Y2K employs a rear-mounted camera with LCD color display on the instrument cluster. Speed and the worlds most powerful production bike comes at a price and the Y2K commands a cool $ 1,75,000 which equates to Rs 96 lakh.

NCR Macchia Nera

3, NCR Macchia Nera
Price : $ 2,25,000 (Rs 1.23 crore)

The Macchia Nera or Italian for 'black spot' is designer Aldo Drudi’s ultimate expression of a motorcycle moulded with carbon fibre and titanium. Like most NCR machines, the donor engine for the Macchia Nera is also a Ducati but this mill is a special one as it is a Ducati 998R testastretta engine from the 2003 World Superbike season with a power rating of 182PS. Like all NCR creations, keeping the weight as low as possible was the main criteria and it was achieved by its expert craftsman who built the gorgeous frame from titanium and a carbon fibre tank with a special one of a kind titanium fuel cap. By employing such lightweight materials, the Macchia Nera's weight was restricted to just 135kg. NCR wanted the bike to go as fast as it looks and to achieve that it employed an Evoluzione Slipper Cluch, Öhlins suspension in front and rear, ultra-exclusive MotoGP Brembo brake system with 320mm double disks (centrally vented) and magnesium wheels. All this craftsmanship and performance comes at a steep price, though, which is $ 2,25,000 or Rs 1.23 crore!


2, NCR M16:
Price : $232,500 (Rs 1.27 crore)

How to make a bike worth nearly quarter of a million dollars? Simple; by taking a donor bike which is already expensive. Boffins at NCR took the already bonkers MotoGP bike for the road, the Ducati Desmosedici RR and went berserk with it resulting in the creation of the NCR M16. The bike has been put on a diet that would make any size zero model burn with envy as the machine weighs just 144kg (dry weight). To attain this, M16 features a carbon fibre frame, swingarm and wheels alongwith ceramic matrix composite brakes, and specially tuned Öhlins to lay the power down nicely on the tarmac. The engine has also been tuned extensively and delivers over 203PS of power on the rear-wheel. The final cost? $232,500 ($72,500 for donor bike, plus $160,000), which equates to Rs 1.27 crore.
Supercars and hypercars commanding a price tag in crores isn't unheard of but what about their two-wheeler counterparts? Are they equally pricey? ZigWheels takes a look at the 10 most expensive (not to mention insane) production motorcycles in the world!

Ecosse Titanium Series FE Ti XX

, Ecosse Titanium Series FE Ti XX:
Price : $ 3,00,000 (Rs 1.64 crore) 

Ecosse Moto Works is renowned for its exquisite and exclusive motorcycles and its latest creation in the Titanium Series the Ti XX is billed as the most expensive motorcycle in the world. The bike commands an eye-popping price tag of $ 3 lakh, which translates to Rs 1.64 crore! The motorcycle is powered by a 2,409cc billet aluminium powerplant and transmits 228PS of power to the rear wheel. Carbon fibre has been used abundantly on the bike to keep the weight low and the saddle has been handcrafted by posh Italian leathermaker Berluti. If that wasn’t enough, its grade-9 titanium exhaust pipes have a ceramic media shot-peened finish on them. To keep the Titanium Series FE Ti XX highly exclusive, only 13 units would ever be made..
10 Fastest Bikes In The World
04:58 | Author: Udhaya kumar
No sensation in the world can compare to riding or driving a motorbike. Some even say the experience is almost like being able to fly.
With a mere glance at the most powerful of these machines, you can almost feel the rush of adrenaline pumping through your veins. So which models will have you cruising through the streets like the champion you are?

1. MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K
MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K
MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K (Photo: Wikipedia)
This list of the world’s fastest bikes starts with the MTT Turbine Superbike, which is also called by some as the Y2K Turbine Superbike. A brainchild of Ted McIntyre, this wheel-driven motorbike gets its power from a turbo shaft engine and hails from Marine Turbine Technologies. With a capacity to reach 370 kilometers per hour, this mighty bike will surely have jaws dropping as you whiz by on it.

The MTT Turbine Superbike has a weight of approximately 230 kilograms and can hold up to 34 liters of fuel. Valued at a whopping 175,000 USD, it certainly deserves the worldwide recognition of being the “most expensive production motorcycle” as well as the “most powerful production motorcycle.”

2. Suzuki Hayabusa
Suzuki Hyabusa
Suzuki Hyabusa [Photo : flickr | bluXgraphics(motorcycle design Japan)=Midorikawa]

The Suzuki Hayabusa is definitely part of the top 10 fastest bikes in the world. Engineered by Suzuki, the Hayabusa packs a lot of speed into its ultra-hip and sleek form. It has the ability to go as fast as 320 kilometers per hour and is known for the high level of comfort it offers to riders.

The Japanese name Hayabusa means Pergerine Falcon, a bird which has the capacity to achieve speeds exceeding 180 miles per hour or approximately 290 kilometers per hour and preys on the common blackbird. The motorbike certainly lived up to its name when, in the year 1999, it became the fastest production motorcycle at the time, overtaking the Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird. Priced at 11,999 USD, the Suzuki Hayabusa is worth every penny.

3. Kawasaki Ninja ZZR 1400
Kawasaki Ninja ZZR 1400
Kawasaki Ninja ZZR 1400 (Photo Wikipedia)

The ZZR has always been regarded as one of the most excellent and most sought after motorcycles in the world. With the introduction of the Kawasaki Ninja ZZR 1400, or simply ZZR 1400 to people outside the United States, all the other ZZR models were overshadowed.

Holding up to 22 liters of fuel, the ZZR 1400 has a top speed of 185 miles or 299 kilometers per hour and has the ability to accelerate from 0 mph to 60 mph in just under 3 seconds. The ZZR 1400, to this day, has held its own against the fastest motorbikes to ever be created.
4. BMW S1000RR
BMW S1000 RR
BMW S1000 RR (Photo: Wikipedia)

Who can neglect to include the BMW S1000RR in this list of the fastest motorcycles in the world? Originally made by BMW Motorrad, this sport bike was introduced in Munich in the year 2008 and in the Superbike World Championship a year later.

Sporting a 999 cc inline-4 engine, the BMW S1000RR can have every other motorbike eating its dust with a speed of 305 kilometers per hour. The newer model’s engine capacity, compression ratio, torque, power output, and bore and stroke are exactly like those of the original with the exception of the rear sprocket, which now comes with an extra tooth for better acceleration.

5. MV Agusta F4 R 312
MV Agusta F4 R 312
MV Agusta F4 R 312 (Photo: Flickr | KlausNahr)

Introduced in the year 2007 by MTT, the MV Agusta F4 R 312 model is somewhat similar to the earlier F4 1000 R version. However, the MV Agusta F4 R 312 comes with a much more powerful 1078 cc engine and has the amazing top speed of 195 miles or 314 kilometers per hour.
With the crispness that the EFI fuel system adds, one can ride this motorcycle easily, even on slick and wet surfaces. Though its appearance is bested by the F3 model, the F4 remains the quickest Agusta motorbike.

6. MV Agusta F4 Tamburini
MV Agusta F4 Tamburini
MV Agusta F4 Tamburini (Photo: KlausNahr | flickr)

Released in the year 2005, this particular model is a special F4 1000 S edition. With a top speed of 307 kilometers per hour and the first ever of its kind to boast the Torque Shift System (TSS), the MV Agusta F4 Tamburini gets its name from its creator – Massimo Tamburini. With the exception of the fuel tank, this bike’s bodywork is made of carbon fiber. Only 300 bikes were manufactured.

7. Yamaha YZF- R1
Yamaha YZF- R1
Yamaha YZF- R1 (Photo: kenjonbro | flickr)

One of the world’s fastest bikes is the Yamaha YZF- R1, which can go as fast as 297 kilometers per hour. Its seven-level Traction Control System makes it easier for the rider to achieve better traction, while its cutting-edge footrest is another ingenious addition.

The bike was launched with the infinitely better and more compact Genesis engine, which Yamaha redesigned. At the time it was introduced, in the year 1998, the Yamaha YZF-R1 bike took the true liter class (1,000 cc) closer to what a genuine racing motorbike should be.

8. Suzuki GSX- R1000
Suzuki GSX- R1000
Suzuki GSX- R1000 (Photo: Wikipedia)

Taking the place of the GSX-R 1100, the Suzuki GSX- R1000 saw the light of day in the year 2001, when it was introduced by the company. Its debut was a successful one, owing to its impressive top speed of 285 kilometers per hour as well as its all-new and extremely hip bodywork and style.

The sport bike is powered by a 999 cc, four-stroke, four-cylinder, sixteen-valve, TSCC, DOHC engine and comes with a new suspension set-up as well as a new chassis.

9. Honda CBR 1000 RR
Honda CBR 1000 RR
Honda CBR 1000 RR [Photo: Easa Shamih (eEko) P.h.o.t.o.g.r.a.p.h.y | flickr]

When it comes to the fastest motorcycles in the world, the Honda CBR1000 RR certainly deserves a good mention. This extraordinary bike was introduced by Honda in the year 2004, and it has the jaw-dropping capacity to reach speeds of up to 291 kilometers per hour with its 999 cc, inline four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine.

More commonly known as the Fireblade, this superbike has been widely used by participants of international races such as the World Superbike Championship.

10. Aprilia RSV4
Aprilia RSV4
Aprilia RSV4 [Photo: bluXgraphics(motorcycle design Japan)=Midorikawa | flickr]

This motorcycle made its debut in Milan, Italy at the International Piaggio Group Convention in 2008. A year later, the company launched the bike for racing at the 2009 Superbike World Championship. With this bike, which has a 999.6 cc V4 engine, you can achieve a maximum speed of 175 miles or 281 kilometers per hour.

Hero Xtreme
02:23 | Author: Udhaya kumar

This is the bike that you can currently find being advertised on TV by Hero Motocorp. The Hero Xtreme is not a new bike. It was first launched as Hero Honda CBZ which was later revamped and relaunched as Hero Honda CBZ Xtreme. After the split up between Hero Motocorp and Honda India, the bike has now been launched as Hero Xtreme.

Hero Xtreme

Like the CBZ Xtreme, the new Hero Xtreme is a 149.2cc bike that is powered by a single cylinder 4 stroke engine that can deliver a max power of 14.4 PS and torque of 12.80 Nm. This places the Xtreme somewhere in the middle in terms of power delivered by 150cc bikes. Here is a table of all the bikes in the segment we have reviewed so far and the average max power claimed by these bikes.

BikeMax Power
Suzuki GS150R14 PS
Apache RTR 16015.2 PS
Honda CBR 150R17.81 PS
Yamaha SZ-x12.1 PS
Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler14.2 PS
Yamaha FZ1614 PS
Hero Achiever13.5 PS
Yamaha YZF R1517 PS
Hero Hunk14.4 PS

The Hero Xtreme is priced at around Rs. 65,975 ex-showroom Delhi.

Officially Claimed Mileage

According to, the official claim on the fuel consumption is around 65.1 kmpl. This is better than the claim from most motorbikes in this segment. Here is what the various 150cc bikes delivered under standard test conditions:

BikeOfficial Claim
Suzuki GS150R55.7 kmpl
TVS Apache RTR 16054 kmpl
Yamaha SZ-x62.4 kmpl
Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler60 kmpl
Yamaha FZ1650.81 kmpl
Yamaha YZF R1546.93 kmpl
Hero Achiever68 kmpl
Hero Hunk65.1 kmpl

Customer Reviews

Let’s start with BikeDekho. The website doesn’t seem to have had a hands-on test drive. But according to them, you can expect a mileage of close to 50 kmpl on city roads. I’m not sure if this is an official number or anything, but even WheelMela appears to concur. Even they note that the standard city mileage with the Xtreme is likely to be 50 kmpl. Again, MaxAbout too notes the fuel economy in city to be 50 kmpl that can go up to 60 kmpl on highways.

To get a realistic figure, let’s jump into user discussions. First off, on Yahoo Answers, there are a lot of people discussing the mileage on their Xtreme and the consensus seems to be between 45-48 kmpl. However, this is if you keep your bike well serviced. If the bike has had its run, then the mileage could drop down to 40 kmpl at which point it is time for yet another servicing.

On the BikeAdvice reviews section, there are over 70 reviews for the bike since the time it was CBZ Xtreme. The numbers floated by the various customers reviewing their bike falls in the range 45-51 kmpl. There are of course a few people who claim top mileage of as high as 55-58 kmpl but they are few and far between.

Checking out MouthShut, there are close to 187 reviews for the Xtreme since the earlier Hero Honda days. The average customer has rated the bike 4/5 on bike consumption which is a pretty good thing for a 150cc bike because not too many people are happy with the fuel consumption on this range. The average fuel consumption reported by the reviewers here is around 40-50 kmpl on city and around 63 kmpl on highways although there is more than one occasion where people have complained of low mileage of not more than 35-40 kmpl. But looking at the average numbers, I would take a guess that these are not the norm and it could also be because of other issues with the specific bike in question.

Things are not very different on Olx where various customers have put their bikes up for sale. The average fuel efficiency one can observe on the Hero Xtreme is between 40-50 kmpl.

So there you go. It is very difficult to see a reliably good mileage delivered on a bike in the 150+cc range. But in this case, the Hero Xtreme delivers. There could be other things that you may want to look at before putting in the money. But as far as the fuel consumption goes, the Hero Xtreme should give you extreme satisfaction. Go for it.

Here’s the summary, as always:

SourceCity Mileage (kmpl)Highways (kmpl)
Yahoo Answers45-48
Hero Hunk
02:19 | Author: Udhaya kumar
Launched as the Hero Honda Hunk way back in 2007, this is a bike in the 150cc category that is one of the most masculine and heavy bikes in the category. Weighing 146 kg when dry, the latest variant of Hero Hunk comes with a rear disc brake or a rear drum brake. Both these models are equipped with a 149.2cc 4 stroke single cylinder engine that can deliver 14.4 PS power and 12.8 Nm torque.

Hero Hunk Mileage
Hero Hunk Mileage

In comparison, the Hero Achiever – another 150cc bike from Hero can only deliver 13.5 PS of power. Among the bikes we have reviewed, the Hero Hunk is only bettered in power by Apache RTR 160 and Honda CBR 150R that can deliver 15.2 PS and 17.81 PS of power respectively. The Hero Hunk is available at a starting price of Rs. 66,125 ex-showroom from Delhi.

Official Claim

Not too many bikes in the 150cc have a column dedicated to mileage on their brochure. That’s because at this range, people normally stop looking for fuel economy and instead look for power. But with Hero Hunk, the manufacturer has made a special mention of features like low-friction core 2 engine, an advanced microprocessor ignition system fitted with a carburetor controlled variable ignition system that “delivers optimum power, torque and acceleration along with better fuel efficiency”. So what’s the economy like? According to, Hero Motocorp has claimed a mileage of 65.1 kmpl on the Hunk. Not bad at all considering that the maximum mileage we have come across so far in this category has been 62.4 kmpl offered by the low powered Yamaha SZ-x.

Customer Reviews

Let’s start with the review from IndianDrives. The website compares the Hunk against Yamaha SZ-R and notes that the Hunk may in fact be delivering a lower fuel economy than the Yamaha rival. Unlike official claims, the Hunk is seen to be offering only around 47.2 kmpl mileage on city roads. MaxAbout on the other hand has more positive picture in their review. They report a mileage of between 52-58 kmpl on city roads that can go as high as 60 kmpl on the highways. If this is what you are going to be seeing on your bike, it is seriously good considering we are talking of a 150cc bike here!

WheelMela has a pretty similar report noting an overall mileage of 53 kmpl on the Hunk. IndiaMart quotes the exact same figure. On ProdEase, the Hero Hunk is given an okay rating with respect to fuel consumption although its overall performance is not questioned. They note a fuel efficiency of 49.1 kmpl.

A number of bikers have reviewed the Hunk on BikeAdvice and from their reports, it is evident that the average mileage that one may expect from this 150cc bike is between 45-50 kmpl. There are of course reports of better mileage of even up to 62 kmpl, but they are definitely under extremely favourable conditions and should probably not be considered while looking for city road performance.

To validate this report, let’s also look into user reviews posted on MouthShut. There are over 210 reviews for Hero Hunk (since its Hero Honda days) and the rating from reviewers in the past year has been 4/5 on fuel consumption. Most of these reviewers seem to be insanely in love with their bike. The mileage reported by these users has been consistently between 45-55 kmpl. One user points out that the mileage may not be great in the initial months but should go above the 50 kmpl post the first servicing.

All said and done, this bike appears to be a perfect recommendation for those seeking a combination of good power and good mileage. Should you go for it? Absolutely. Here is a snapshot of mileages reported by the various reviewers.

SourceCity Mileage (kmpl)Highways (kmpl)
Bajaj Pulsar 150 Vs. Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler
02:17 | Author: Udhaya kumar
Here we are to compare the Honda Unicorn Dazzler with one another impressive bike in the 150cc segment. If you are looking for more comparisons, please check our earlier review of the Dazzler against Hero Hunk.

Unicorn Dazzler vs. Pulsar 150

Right, so this is one comparison that is so often made by potential customers becausae both these bikes are priced at a pretty similar range. The Pulsar 150 is available at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 67,110 while the CB Unicorn Dazzler is available at Rs. 66,738. Here is a comparison of the important specifications in tabular format.

SpecificationBajaj Pulsar 150Honda Unicorn Dazzler
Max. Power15.06PS14.19PS
Max. Torque12.5 Nm12.74 Nm
Kerb weight143 kg138 kg
Fuel tank15 liters12 liters

The above table gives you loads of information on some inherent advantages of the Unicorn Dazzler over Pulsar 150 with respect to mileage. Not only does the Dazzler come lighter by around 5 kgs, it also has a smaller fuel tank which means the weight pulled by the engine is higher on the Pulsar compared to the Dazzler for any given rider and hence the mileage “may” possibly be lower on the Pulsar. We will however test the same. The Pulsar however has a marginally smaller displacement which means the fuel consumed at any particular time is lower than the Dazzler and so the mileage delivered could be theoretically higher than, not considering the other parameters of course.

Mileage Comparison

The official fuel economy as reported by the company officials is under standard test conditions. These are primarily highway-type roads with favourable wind conditions and minimum load. Consequently, the economy reported here are always on the higher side. According to Bajaj, the Pulsar 150 can draw 64 kilometers for every liter of petrol under standard conditions whereas Honda claims their Unicorn Dazzler can only reach up to 60 kmpl. Fret not however, since real-world conditions are much different and there is always a possibility of a different winner here.

We will first look at what MaxAbout has to say. In their review of the Pulsar 150, they note that the bike was not great during their city road test. Pulsar 150 could only offer 45 kmpl whereas in a similar test on the Unicorn Dazzler, they were able to see 50 kmpl. On highways though, the Pulsar returned 62 kmpl while the Dazzler was stuck around 60 kmpl.

BikeAdvice in their review though give a thumbs-up to the Pulsar 150. They report a fuel consumption of between 50-52 kmpl on the Pulsar whereas a similar road test on the Dazzler returned just 48 kmpl.
MouthShut is a website that I often refer to considering the plethora of real-customer reviews available there. We had close to 46 reviews for the Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTS-i and the customers have rated the product 4/5 in terms of fuel efficiency. The reported mileage from these customers though varied quite a bit between 40-53 kmpl. So you have happy as well as not-so-happy customers here. In comparison, there were close to 76 reviews for the Unicorn Dazzler on MouthShut. Although the ratings was still a 4/5, the reported mileage figures are more consistet between 48-52 kmpl.

So there you have it. Pulsar seems to be a good bike on the highways. But when it comes to a road test on inner city conditions, the Dazzler appears to win the race in a photo-finish. Although BikeAdvice gives the Pulsar a higher rating, in terms of the sheer number of reported figures, the Dazzler seems to have a more consistent mileage that seems to better the Pulsar 150.

SourceBajaj Pulsar 150Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler
MaxAbout (city)4550
MaxAbout (Highways)6260
Hero Hunk Vs. Suzuki GS150R
02:15 | Author: Udhaya kumar

It’s been a while since we discussed 150cc bikes. So let’s get back to where the heart is. Today we will compare two bikes that have both been around for a good 4-5 years now and are both popular among people seeking 150cc motorcycles.

Hero Hunk vs Suzuki GS150R

The Hero Hunk was first launched back in 2007 and is one of the most masculine bikes around. Weighing 146kgs, this is heavier than most bikes in the market. Of course, a reason this is the case is also because the Indian market is full of entry level 100cc+ bikes. The GS150R on the other hand, is more of a traditional variety and focuses on the functionality aspects – it gives you mileage and power at the same time. NDTV conferred the GS150R with the ‘Motorcycle of the year award’ in the year after its launch. So without mnuch ado, let’s look up the tech specs of both the bikes.

Tech Specs Comparison

Both the Hunk and GS150R are known for their power. The Hunk delivers a max power of 14.4PS while the GS150R offers a slightly lower power of 14PS which is nothing to scoff at either. The torque is good to from both bikes. The Hunk delivers 12.8 Nm @6500 rpm while the GS150R can deliver 13.4Nm @6000 rpm. Let’s look at the other specs as well in a side-by-side comparison chart.

SpecificationHero HunkSuzuki GS150R
Max Power14.4PS @850014PS @8500
Max Torque12.8Nm @650013.4Nm @6000
Ground Clearance145mm160mm
Kerb mass146kg149kg
Fuel tank12.4 liters15.5 liters
Price (ex-Delhi)Rs. 66125Rs. 72457

Most of the specs are comparable among the two bikes. However, the GS150R has slightly higher power and weighs slightly more than the Hunk. So gut feel tells me that the Hunk could deliver a slightly higher mileage than the GS150R given similar engines. However, like many times in the past, I could be wrong on this. Let’s look compare the mileages from both these bikes to see how it goes.

Fuel Consumption Reviews

The Hero Hunk is built with a low friction core-2 engine and the ignitition system is microprocessor controlled that effectively helps optimize fuel usage. According to the manufacturers, the Hunk will deliver 65.1 kmpl under standard testing conditions. Suzuki does not have similar tall claims on its 150cc bike though. They say the GS150R could offer a mileage of around 55.7kmpl under standard conditions. Do note that standard testing conditions are vastly different from regular city roads and so you should be seeing much lower fuel efficiency in your everyday commute.

The city performance of bikes are pretty different from official claims. So before we conclude the Hunk as the winner in this fuel economy contest, let us look deeper into what the reviewers have got to say about the two bikes in their city road tests.

First up, the Hunk. We looked at seven different sources. Both Wheelmela and IndiaMart report an economy of around 53kmpl on city roads. Three of the reviewers claim a figure of under 50. While IndianDrives claims 47.2kmpl from their test ride, ProdEase report 49.1 kmpl. We looked at the claims from actual customers on the BikeAdvice forum and the reported numbers consistently falls in the 45-50 kmpl range. This is also matched by customer reviews on MouthShut where the reported number falls in the 45-55kmpl range. The best review is offered by MaxAbout who report a city road economy of between 52-58kmpl on the Hero Hunk.

Let’s now look at the Suzuki GS150R. There are again seven sources we looked at. Both IndiAuto and MotorBeam report a fuel consumption of between 45-50 kmpl. The xBHP forum has a much wider base of reported numbers with the figure lying between 40-56 kmpl. MaxAbout which reported a 52+ kmpl figure on the Hunk reports only around 48kmpl on the GS150R. The reviewers on MouthShut have been more consistent with this bike reporting between 48-52kmpl on their bikes. The highest reported figure comes from Olx customers who report a number between 50-65kmpl. This is however a number that I will take with a pinch of salt considering that Olx is a classifieds site where customers will put up a pretty rosy picture for their bikes just so they elicit more response from potential buyers.

Here’s a comparison chart of mileages as reported by various sources

SourceHero HunkSuzuki GS150R

Both bikes fare almost equally in the comparison. However, the Hunk appears to have a slightly better mileage compared to the GS150R. Also, considering the fact that it is more macho-looking at a lower price, my choise in this comparison would be the Hunk. Is your choice different? Tell me why it is so in the comments below.

Yamaha FZ-S
02:12 | Author: Udhaya kumar
The Yamaha FZ-16 was one of the earliest bikes reviewed on MileageInfo. The FZ-S that we are discussing today is an improvisation upon the same bike and comes with distinct features like a front visor. I was not too impressed with the FZ-16 when I first reviewed it. The bike offers a city mileage of just around 38-42 kmpl on most counts. We have had 180cc bikes that offer a better economy. While the FZ-S is not too different from the FZ-16 on many aspects relating to the engine, let us look at it independently and see if it is worth the buck.

First, the tech specs. The Yamaha FZ-S is built with a 153cc single cylinder 4 stroke engine that delivers a maximum power output of 14PS @7500 RPM. The torque delivered can go up to 13.6Nm at 6000RPM. There are both electric and kick start options The wheelbase measures a standard 1334mm and the bike has a ground clearance of 160mm. This 135kg bike has a total fuel capacity of 12 liters. The bike is priced at around Rs. 67,000 ex-showroom at Delhi.

Manufacturer’s Claim

The official claim on the fuel front is not too different on the FZS when you compare it with the FZ-16. If you remember, the claim from Yamaha was 50.81kmpl on the FZ16. This has not changed and Yamaha maintains the same figure for the Yamaha FZS as well.

Test Ride & Customer Feedback

MaxAbout calls the bike exteriors “strikingly different” from the FZ-16 despite both the bikes built over the same platform. The review commends the bike on its ease of navigation without any turbo lag and also for the nearly silent engine. The fuel consumption reported on city roads is around 35-40kmpl with the number jumping up to 45kmpl on the highways.

Although there are quite a few proud customers of the FZS on IndiaMart, there aren’t too many reports on the fuel consumption. One user though notes the mileage to be around 38kmpl on busy city roads which rises to 48kmpl on highway roads.

On xBHP, there was a discussion initiated by a customer who reports a pretty low mileage of 25kmpl on the FZS. However, as reported by various other forum members who happen to own the bike, this appears to be a one-off case since the average fuel consumption seems to be in the range of 35-40 kmpl on city roads. So in case you are experiencing bad economy, do take it to the service station and get the bike checked.
A reader on BikeAdvice has reviewed his FZS after owning it for around six months. While he commends the bike on the style and ‘eye catching features’, the reviewer does note that the mileage is on the wrong side of 40. It just delivers around 35kmpl on city roads. Another reader who in his review says the FZS gives a feel of a 180cc despite being a 150cc bike says the fuel consumption on his bike was just between 38-40 kmpl.

There are close to 107 reviews for the Yamaha FZS on MouthShut and these reviewers have rated the bike 3/5 for fuel. Do note that most bikes, including those in the higher power range have got 4/5 if they seem to be on par with the industry standard. A 3 rating probably means there are more users who are not happy with the fuel economy than those who do.

Surprisingly though, the mileages reported on MouthShut seems to be actually higher than what a lot of reviewers from other sources have put. Except for one reviewer who says he gets 25kmpl, almost every other review has noted a fuel economy on city roads to be between 38-53kmpl which is extremely good. Even here, the average reported mileage appears to be around 45kmpl which is not bad at all.

I’ve put all these figures from various sources in the table below. The report from MouthShut appears to be some sort of an anti-climax since this user-reviews site is the only place where the fuel economy appears to be good. And I would personally believe in these numbers than those that were reported on test rides simply because these are from real customers. Overall, truth be told, I’m confused. Have a look at these numbers – does this make you want the bike or not want it? Tell me in the comments.

SourceCity Roads (kmpl)Highways (kmpl)
Yamaha FZ-S Vs. Yamaha FZ-16
02:10 | Author: Udhaya kumar
The Yamaha FZ-16 was introduced way back in 2008 and has been around for a good 5-6 years now. The FZ-S model on the other hand was introduced less than a year back. This 150cc model is an improvisation upon the older FZ-16 model in that it comes with minor changes like an aerodynamic windshield, a longer pillion seat which is also relatively wider, a chain protector and a wider rear fender. You should know that none of these improvements would impact the mileage of the bike by a great deal since the engine has been kept practically unchanged. In any case, let us first compare the specifications of the two bikes.

Tech Specs Comparison

Both the bikes come with a 153cc displacement engine that offers a max power of around 14PS at 7500RPM that translates to 13.6 Nm torque at 6000 RPM. Everything – right from the seat height to the wheelbase and the kerb weight are the same on both the bikes. It goes without saying that both the FZ-S and the FZ-16 are bikes with the exact same interiors and just minor changes on the exterior. Let me just put down the major specifications side-by-side for your reference.

SpecificationYamaha FZ16Yamaha FZS
Max Power14PS @ 700014PS @ 7000
Max Torque13.6Nm @ 650013.6Nm @ 6500
Dimensions1973mm x 770mm x 1045mm1973 mm × 770 mm × 1090 mm
Kerb Weight135kg135kg
Fuel Tank12L12L
Price (ex-Delhi)Rs. 69500Rs. 71500

So there you go – except for a few millimeters difference in the height of the bike, there is not much change as far as the specs go. The Yamaha FZS is also priced slightly higher at Rs. 71500 (ex-showroom Delhi).

Mileage Comparison

The manufacturer’s claim on fuel efficiency is done via ARAI certified tests that are conducted in standard test conditions. These are usually much different from the riding conditions you experience within the city. Therefore you need to take these numbers with a pinch of salt since the numbers that you will be seeing could be much lower. In any case, according to Yamaha, both the FZS and the FZ16 are expected to deliver 50.81 kmpl under standard test conditions. For a better understanding of how the bikes would perform on city roads, let us take a look at what the various test rides and customer reviews have got to say.
BikeAdvice has official reports as well as usage reviews to put forth their claim. In their review of the FZ16, they report a figure of 40 kmpl on city roads that goes as high as 54 kmpl on highways. The corresponding FE for the newer Yamaha FZ-S is between 35-40. The latter figure has been derived from reports from a couple of real customers, one of whom though commends the bike saying the FZ-S feels like a 180cc bike although it belongs to the 150cc category.

The reports on MouthShut have been pretty positive for both the bikes. According to these reviewers, the FZ-16 can be expected to deliver anywhere between 38-47 kmpl on city roads. This is an extremely good figure considering that this is very close to the official manufacturer claim. The FZ-S does a notch better on MouthShut. Aggregating the reports from various customers, the FZ-S is expected to deliver somewhere between 38-53 kmpl. I doubt all this testing was done on city roads though.

Various other reviewers report the mileage on Yamaha FZ-16 to hover around 40. According to MotorBeam, you should count yourself lucky if you get 40 kmpl on the bike. BikeDekho says the figure on city roads should be around 35 kmpl while on the highways, this can go up to 46 kmpl.

Things are not looking very different for the FZ-S either. Users on xBHP note that the average fuel consumption should be in the range of 35-40 kmpl on city roads. On IndiaMart, customers have reported around 38 kmpl on city roads and 48 kmpl on highways. While MaxAbout is in love with the bike exteriors and the silent engine, the reported fuel consumption is not very different from other reviewers. They report 35-40 kmpl inside the city and 45 kmpl on highways.

Here is a summary of mileage reports from various sources. If you are someone who would love a more judicious use of fuel, neither of these bikes are for you. Check out our report on the best 150cc bikes – there are over half a dozen bikes that offer over 50 kmpl. Maybe you could take a pick from there.

SourceYamaha FZ16Yamaha FZS
Yamaha SZ R
02:08 | Author: Udhaya kumar

There is not much of a difference between the Yamaha SZ R that we will be discussing today and the SZ-X that we had discussed a while back; except for a few variations in the looks and accessories. Anyway, we will discuss the SZ R independently to see what customers have got to say about it.

In terms of specs, the SZ-R is very much like the SZ-X. It comes with a 153cc air-cooled 4 stroke engine delivering a max power of around 12.1 PS at 7500 RPM. This effectively gets you a max torque of 12.8 Nm at 4500 RPM. Unlike the SZ X that has drum brakes on both the front and the rear wheels, the SZ R has a disc on the front and a drum on the rear. The bike measures 2050 x 730 x 1100 mm and weighs 134 kg. Equipped with a wheelbase of 1320mm, ground clearance of 165mm and seat height of 802mm, the other specs are mostly the same. The SZ-R can hold 14 liters of fuel at any point. You can purchase the motorcycle at a price of Rs. 57,500 ex-showroom Delhi.

Manufacturer’s Mileage Claim

Given that there is not much to choose between the SZX and the SZR, the manufacturer’s claim has stayed unchanged. As a matter of fact, Yamaha has one standard fuel economy claim for all their SZ variants – 62.4 kmpl. Do note that this is under test conditions and the real world FE would definitely be lower than this. Only a few other bikes like the Pulsar, Xtreme and Achiever have a higher mileage at the 150cc level.

User Reviews & Test Ride Reports

On Indiagarage, a customer reports that his SZR gives an unsatisfactory 43 kmpl on city roads. However there are more than a couple of other users who think the SZR is probably the best in class and they note a much higher FE of between 50-55 kmpl on city roads.

MaxAbout in their review say the SZR is “virtually identical to its younger sibling SZ-X” without any element of surprise when it comes to engine that they say lacks power. In terms of mileage, the SZR is reported to offer 55-60 kmpl on city roads and 65 kmpl on the highways. I feel the author has been too generous in this case. Anyway, let’s go through what the others have to say before jumping in on a conclusion.

In a customer review report back from 2011, BikeAdvice writer Naren calls the bike Sporty and ‘one of the hottest chicks’ in the Indian bike market. The review, which is overall very positive, does not specify the mileage. However, the readers reporting their FE claim it to be somewhere in the 45-49 kmpl mark.

On Motorbeam once again, the reviewer points out that the power delivered by the bike may not be up to the mark. However, there is a lot of thrust at low rev which is good in the city traffic conditions. On the mileage front, the reviewer notes 55+ kmpl overall which is extremely good which makes me rethink what I said about MaxAbout’s review.

Anyway, the final word needs to come from the customers themselves. On MouthShut, there are over 133 reviews for the SZR. The reviewers have together rated the bike 3/5 in fuel consumption which is not really a good figure. However, reading through the latest reviews, it seems like customers are happy with the mileage offered. The reported figure has hovered between 40-52 kmpl which is a pretty wide, yet good number to go with.

The summary of reports from various sources is tabulated below. Overall, the SZR looks like a decent bike to go with. Do you agree? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

SourceCity (kmpl)Highways (kmpl)
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New colour for Triumph's Speed Triple
03:46 | Author: Udhaya kumar

Does this mean a new Speed Triple for 2015?

TRIUMPH have relased a new colour option for the Speed Triple.

Still available in its original colour schemes of either Phantom Black or Crystal White, the new-look Speed Triple is also now available in Matt Caspian Blue.

Gold wheel pin-stripes and gold decals are new, as are the fly screen, belly pan, clear rear light and black exhaust heat shields.

No power updates but the 133bhp beast includes switchable ABS as standard. Available in dealers from the 24th of June, priced at £9,599 OTR.

Reading between the lines, we think Triumph could be clearing stocks of 2013 models ready for a new 2015 Speed Triple, possibly being introduced at the end of 2014. Watch this space.
Honda Reveals CTX700 models
03:41 | Author: Udhaya kumar

HONDA has launched its new CTX700 and CTX700N models – the first of a new generation of bikes that blur the line between commuter, cruiser and tourer.
Based on the existing NC700 machines, including the same parallel twin engine and optional dual clutch transmission, the CTX700N (naked) and part-faired CTX700 are going on sale in America first but are promised to be world-wide models in 2014.
Here’s what Honda had to say about them:

CHICAGO, Illinois, U.S.A., February 8, 2013 - Honda today unveiled the CTX700N naked model and the CTX700 model equipped with cowls at the International Motorcycle Show in Chicago as the first motorcycles embodying Honda's new CTX (Comfort Technology Experience) concept.

The CTX series was developed from the new "Comfort Technology Experience" concept dreamed up by Honda. The CTX delivers maneuverability and comfort brought by coupling a low center of gravity with less tiring low-vibration characteristics to realize an uninterrupted stress-free ride even as the distance adds up. Excellence in both stability and cornering offers users quiet and stable high-speed cruising. On top of this, the super-controllable engine characteristics found in the CTX series realize a smooth launch, speed changes and decelerating combined with smooth power response. Honda has thus achieved a level of comfort never experienced before through its pursuit of super-controllability accomplished by the best-fitting engine characteristics for every condition.

The CTX styling inherits Honda's own "horizontal motive design" from its flagship model, the GL1800 (GOLDWING) - a model enjoying high acclaim worldwide. From the overall styling all the way down to the very details including the seat and silencer, the horizontal motive design melds harmony with functional beauty.
The CTX series incorporating Honda's technologies seeks to reduce susceptibility to variations in the riders' experience and body size and offers a comfortable ride for any rider. These models also give users the opportunity to experience a stress-free ride in a wide variety of uses, from long-distance rides to street transport.
Equipped with the liquid-cooled inline 2-cylinder 670cc engine designed for compactness and a low center of gravity, the CTX700N and CTX700 announced today are entering the market as the first CTX series.

These new models sprung from Honda's "Comfort Technology Experience" concept, and were developed under the keywords of "easy, comfortable and exhilarating." The models feature a compact, low-center-of-gravity engine full of torque and producing a delightful throbbing feel in the low- to mid-speed ranges together with a smooth high-quality controllability that remains true to the goals of superior fuel efficiency and easy handling, featuring the liquid-cooled, inline, 2-cylinder 670cc engine design.

Putting the compact engine to its best use, the CTX700N and CTX700 support a wheelbase of 1,530mm. Nimbleness and high cornering performance are attained by a centralized mass achieved by the placement of heavy components near the vehicle's center of gravity and by optimizing the front-rear weight distribution. Engine mount position and frame rigidity balance have also been optimized to reduce vehicle body vibration while lowering the weight and offering the reassurance of straightforward handling.

For the frame and suspension, Honda's original horizontal motive styling comes configured with a newly designed rear sub-frame (seat rail), resulting in only 720mm of seat height to provide a vehicle standard with a sense of security. A framework that exploits the toughness of steel pipes realizes a high degree of responsiveness and flexibility against ever-changing road surfaces. In addition to enjoying excellent riding stability and turning performance, the rider can enjoy the high-quality riding taste featuring the right amount of pleasing vibrations. Bringing these features all together, the CTX700N and CTX700 have been perfected as models that are less susceptible to the riders' experience and body size in order to offer a comfortable ride for all riders.

The riding position is set with a high degree of freedom in mind so that the greatest number of customers can enjoy riding in suitable positions accommodating the wider variety of physiques found around the world. Comfort is at hand in a diversity of situations including rides that start in a congested urban area or travel along a highway or outside the city. The seat also delivers a ride with a sense of security through optimized hardness and shape, while securing a low seat height of 720mm with good ground reach facilitated by the seat shape. Passenger movement is in no way hindered over the delightfully enjoyable, long comfortable rides. At the same time, a step position that allows the passenger to extend their feet forward brings even more improvement to the riding position's degree of freedom.
For styling, Honda's unique and stout horizontal motive design was selected in Honda's quest to give the rider a sense of freedom through the up-close feel embodying the world view of the GOLDWING (GL1800), known for nimble transport on the street and a stress-free ride. The models are nimbly configured with a low center of gravity using a shape that honors the horizontal motive design. The forward glare of the front face and the "front-massive form" convey an impression from the front of a mass so dense that no concept like this has existed before.
To enable the widest possible variety of customers to ride with a sense of security, model types incorporating more lightweight, compact and highly useful DCT (dual clutch transmission) will be available for both the CTX700N and CTX700. Also adopting ABS (anti-lock brake system) as standard equipment, these model types with DCT will offer the user an "easy, comfortable and exhilarating" ride so that a broad spectrum of customers can experience riding comfort in a simple and easy way.

The CTX700N and CTX700 make use of a diversity of comfort technologies thought up by Honda. We are bringing these models to market to give a wider variety of customers than before the opportunity to experience the appeal of stress free, exceedingly comfortable motorcycle.
Honda Announces The New 2012 Gold Wing
02:36 | Author: Udhaya kumar
TORRANCE, Calif., U.S.A., February 21, 2011 - American Honda Motor Company announced the first release of machines for the 2012 model year, the Gold Wing and FourTrax Foreman. These two 2012 models kick off the beginning of an exciting new season for Honda.

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"This pair of 2012 new-model releases really illustrates the great diversity we have in styles of machinery for Honda customers," said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. "Both the Gold Wing and Foreman serve as the newest extensions of incredibly popular models that have built up large and loyal fan bases in their respective fields over the years. The Gold Wing now expands its reputation as the premier touring motorcycle in the world, while the Foreman is the newest iteration in a full line of machines built to work—but are also ready to lead the way to good times when a day off comes around. With these two especially popular models we're starting off the 2012 model year in a big way, and we're equally excited about the additional new releases to follow later this year."

The first opportunities to view these new Honda models will be at the International Motorcycle Show in Greenville, South Carolina, February 25-27 and Daytona Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida, March 5-12.

More detailed information and images of Honda's model line can be found on or see your local Honda powersports dealer.

- Gold Wing: The Gold Standard For Two-Wheeled Journeys

Long acknowledged as the pinnacle of two-up motorcycling, the 2012 Gold Wing® continues its remarkable legacy. Its travel-oriented creds include the latest generation of sophisticated electronic amenities, starting with an updated and innovative GPS navigation system with user-friendly programmability for sharing favorite ride routes with friends and other riders, which can be accessed online via computer. The Gold Wing also now incorporates a built-in MP3/iPod® interface for a new SRS CS Auto™ technology surround-sound system for a premium listening experience. In addition to its renowned power-laden yet refined drivetrain and delightfully sporty handling, the 2012 Gold Wing also brings upgraded styling, increased luggage capacity, greater protection from wind and weather, revised suspension settings for enhanced ride compliance, and unparalleled comfort for both rider and passenger. In addition, packages for Navi, ABS and airbag do much to further the Gold Wing's reputation as the most celebrated touring machine in motorcycle history. Price: $23,199 to $28,499 TBD. Availability: May 2011.

- FourTrax Foreman: Built To Work Hard, Day In and Day Out

Over the years, the FourTrax® Foreman® range of 4x4 ATVs have proven themselves to be hard-working partners that also know more than a thing or two about recreation. For 2012, the Foreman line of ATVs boasts a brand-new liquid-cooled 475cc single-cylinder OHV four-stroke engine that's powerful enough for taking on those extra-tough jobs. The introduction of a new fuel injection system with 36mm throttle body for instant throttle response, consistent performance at high altitude, and hassle-free cold-weather starting adds to the Foreman's performance package. The rolling chassis has been re-engineered as well, featuring an all-new and lighter rear suspension system incorporating a single, high-quality shock for increased comfort, precision, and work capabilities, plus a shorter wheelbase for agile handling and a tighter turning radius. With a wide variety of choices in configuration including manual shifting or Honda's renowned Electric Shift Program (ESP®) that delivers push-button convenience for shifting, plus the option of Electric Power Steering (EPS) there's a model to suit everybody. Throw in new body styling with a more aggressive look and you have one full-sized machine that will carry you through a week's worth of chores with ease, then beg for some playtime adventuring come the weekend. Price: TBD. Availability: May 2011.

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