23 10 2011
Post-cancellation mat Malaysian GP Race due to an accident Marco Simoncelli, now the Moto GP rider is being dogged by sorrow. Marco Simoncelli finally died after suffering a terrible accident at the Malaysian GP, 23 Otober 2011.
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The 2012 Honda Gold Wing (left) sits next to the 2010 iteration, showing its new tires, revised side fairings and longer saddlebags.
Through the decades, Gold Wings have always had great seats, and the one on the 2012 model could be its best yet.
Upgrades to the 2012 Gold Wing include new iPod menu, surround sound, and a much more contemporary navigation system.
Our correspondent wasn’t a fan of the Wing’s new black engine cover.
The FZ8 shares much in common with the FZ1.
Thanks to Aerostich for its GORE-TEX® Roadcrafter one-piece suit – the perfect outfit for a cool and slightly rainy day.
Of course it might sound cooler with an aftermarket exhaust, and make a few extra ponies. The stock system gives the stealth factor, however. You can scream it when you need to, without drawing unwanted attention. Note curvaceous, control-filled die-cast aluminum swingarm. The process lets Yamaha precisely tune its characteristics.
Yamaha had a fleet waiting for us at the lobby of a hotel in Venice, Calif.
While there are bikes that arguably compete, in a real sense, the FZ8 stands alone.
Every once in a blue moon we get a cool bike first seen in Europe on this side of the pond. In this case it’s the 2011 Honda CB1000R.
While it doesn’t make nearly as much power as the CBR1000RR it was sourced from, the “retuned” mill provides plenty of grunt for street riding.
With plenty of torque on hand, simply sit back and twist the wrist and you’ll get results like this.
Suspension components are fully adjustable in front and lack only compression damping in the rear. Brakes on the CB are also competent for most situations, though our testers are split on their performance at the limit.
We’re impressed by the Honda’s supremely agile handling, which is at least partly due to the 180/55-17 rear tire. Note also the single-sided swingarm.