MOTORCYCLE-USA have got the
first ride report on the all new for 2007 STREET LEGAL Husaberg FS550e - and that 'e' means electric start, so no risking life and especially limb trying to kick start the big single.
Picks? A dry weight of just 247 pounds, electric start, a super-slick 6-speed tranny, a 310mm disk in front, a 220mm disk in the rear, and 17-inch supermoto wheels.
Nits? The new black-n-blue color scheme, and a rather breath-taking MSRP of $9090 !
No horsepower numbers yet, but it looks to be a real hooligan's street toy nice little ride for putting back and forth to work *snigger*.
Don't think you've got the scratch for a Desmosedici RR, but still want to ride a Ducati? How's about a mini battery-powered version of their famous "Monster", complete with the famous Ducati logo.
. . . and if your wallet is still a little light after patronizing the local filling station, but you simply must have something with the Ducati name on it, and a T-shirt just won't cut it, put one of
these in your pocket. When you show up at the local watering hole, you can whip it out and nonchalantly imply that the new Desmosedici RR is safe at home in the garage. After all - wouldn't want to get road tar on that pricey bodywork now would we?
. . . To match the approaching release of Aprilia's little red and black 450/550 street rods, a partial color scheme change around here - and yes, I do want one. Badly. Return to racebike colors when I get bored with it.
Here in Bologna we have just finished our monthly meeting on new product development. This month, as mentioned in a previous post, we had a long talk about the Hypermotard. First of all, I would like to tell you all that: WE WILL PRODUCE THE HYPERMOTARD! Thanks to the capital increase, the enthusiasm shown by Ducatisti and the work done in research and development, we have decided to add the Ducati Hypermotard to our production schedule, without giving anything else up. We are also going to reduce the development time thanks to the work done while the bike was still a concept. So… THE DUCATI HYPERMOTARD WILL BE READY IN YOUR DEALERSHIP BY THE SPRING OF 2007!
More Aprilia SXV 450 Pics . . .
. . . pardon me while I clear a spot in the garage for an '07 . . .
Posted January 12, 2006 by Mike
. . . from the
Aprilia web-site -
click pics to enlarge.
Too bad the Big Three won't send U.S. one like it - 'cause I know they got 'em! Check out this awesome little Honda below, currently available in the land of cheese, fine watches, and secret bank accounts: