The List 2002 (KTM - Yamaha)

KTM
1119 Milan Avenue
Amherst, OH 44001
440/985-3553
www.KTMUSA.com

Model Price Engine (note 1) Speeds/Final drive Dry wt. (lb.) Seat height (in.) Verdict
LC4 Adventure $8198 l-c 4v 625 single 6/chain 340 35.4 Tall, expensive, take it anywhere
LC4 640 Supermoto $7248 l-c 4v 625 single 6/chain n/a n/a Just tape your license to the outside of your helmet
LC4 640 $6998 l-c 4v 625 single 6/chain 340 35.4 Real Paris-Dakar pedigree; Six Days rep. available
Duke II n/a l-c 4v 625 single 6/chain 320 33.8 Bad boy! Bad boy! Go to your room


Moto Guzzi
109 Smokehill Lane
Suite 190
Woodstock, GA 30188
678/238-0902
www.motoguzzi-us.com

Model Price Engine (note 1) Speeds/Final drive Dry wt. (lb.) Seat height (in.) Verdict
V11 Le Mans $12,690 a-c 4v 1064 V-twin 6/shaft 479 31.0 Recalls MG's glory days; Tenni-rep. version for sale, too
V11 Sport $11,990 a-c 4v 1064 V-twin 6/shaft 472 31.0 Naked, quirky, vibeyand all the better for it
California EV $11,990 a-c 4v 1064 V-twin 5/shaft 553 30.3 Traditional cruiser; 80th anniversary model tours, too
California Spl Sport $10,990 a-c 4v 1064 V-twin 5/shaft 552 29.0 Improved chassis dynamics but same engine
California Stone $8790 a-c 4v 1064 V-twin 5/shaft 541 29.0 Would you call your bike a Stone on purpose? Oh, man


MuZ
771 Fentress Boulevard
Suite 22
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
386/274-1948
www.motorradna.com

Model Price Engine (note 1) Speeds/Final drive Dry wt. (lb.) Seat height (in.) Verdict
Skorpion Traveller $6495 l-c 5v 660 single 6/chain 415 31.0 Sure, you can go places on a thumper; has bags, too!
Baghira Black Panther $6195 l-c 5v 660 single 6/chain 345 34.5 Assiduously butch motard; weird and wonderful
Baghira Street Moto $6195 l-c 5v 660 single 6/chain 345 n/a Panther with (slightly) toned-down styling
Skorpion Tour $4995 l-c 5v 660 single 6/chain 383 31.0 Yamaha-powered Tour is basic naked bike
125SX/SM/R125 $3495 l-c 4v 124 single 6/chain 295 n/a SX is dual-sport, SM a motard; R125 a naked thumper


MV Agusta
2300 Maryland Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
215/830-3300
www.mvagustausa.com

Model Price Engine (note 1) Speeds/Final drive Dry wt. (lb.) Seat height (in.) Verdict
F4 Senna $24,995 l-c 16v 750 inline-four 6/chain 414 31.1 Special Ayrton Senna-replica; mechanically as F4S
F4 SPR $22,695 l-c 16v 750 inline-four 6/chain 423 31.1 Hopped-up version with race exhaust
F4 Strada $18,895 l-c 16v 750 inline-four 6/chain 423 31.1 Original F4 gets power boost


Suzuki
3251 East Imperial Highway
Brea, CA 92821
714/996-7040
www.suzuki.com

Model Price Engine (note 1) Speeds/Final drive Dry wt. (lb.) Seat height (in.) Verdict
GSX1300R Hayabusa $10,849 l-c 16v 1299 inline-four 6/chain 480 31.7 Bulbous is beautiful, baby; torque is the game here
GSX-R1000 $10,399 l-c 16v 988 inline-four 6/chain 374 32.7 Brilliant, insanely fast, yet totally livable; a milestone
1500 Intruder LC $9999 a/o-c 6v 1462 V-twin 5/shaft 652 27.6 Huge cruiser for those who like their meals super-sized
TL1000R $9599 l-c 8v 996 V-twin 6/chain 434 32.5 Last refuge for the full-spec TL enginesob
GSX-R750 $9449 l-c 16v 749 inline-four 6/chain 365 32.7 Made-for-Mladin updates for '02
DL1000 $8899 l-c 8v 996 V-twin 6/chain 456 32.7 If your name's Gerhard, you'll love this one
1400 Intruder $8349 a/o-c 6v 1360 V-twin 5/shaft 535 28.9 Amazing longevity, pokeadelic engine
GSX-R600 $7999 l-c 16v 599 inline-four 6/chain 359 32.7 Basically unchanged; Telefonica scheme for $350 more
Bandit 1200S $7399 a/o-c 16v 1157 inline-four 5/chain 485 31.1 Half-faired, refined Bandito is a great all-arounder
750 Katana $7299 a/o-c 16v 749 inline-four 6/chain 465 31.1 Jellybean styling, GSX-R-based motivation
Bandit 1200 $6999 a/o-c 16v 1157 inline-four 5/chain 471 31.1 Naked 1200 is and feels lighter than S
Intruder Volusia $6599 a/o-c 8v 805 V-twin 5/shaft 526 27.6 Midsize Intruder remade in more "traditional" idiom
800 Intruder $6399 a/o-c 8v 805 V-twin 5/shaft 443 27.6 Another Methuselah motorcycle
600 Katana $6299 a/o-c 16v 599 inline-four 6/chain 458 30.9 Smaller jellybean, same flavor (that would be vanilla)
SV650S $6199 l-c 8v 645 V-twin 6/chain 372 31.7 Half-faired SV is a cheap treat; loads of potential
Marauder $5999 a/o-c 8v 805 V-twin 5/chain 456 27.6 Hot-rod licks, uneven styling, good dynamics
Bandit 600S $5849 a/o-c 16v 599 inline-four 6/chain 458 31.1 Mini Bandit lacks low-end punch of 1200
SV650 $5799 l-c 8v 645 V-twin 6/chain 363 31.7 Adjustable preload on the fork, otherwise the same
DR650SE $5449 a/o-c 4v 644 single 5/chain 324 34.8/33.0 Capable d-p mount; more dirt worthy than KLR
DR-Z400S $5449 l-c 4v 398 single 5/chain 291 36.8 A real dirt bike with lights; worth the commitment
GS500E $4399 a-c 4v 487 vertical-twin 5/chain 381 31.1 Seasoned beginner mount can't be broken
Savage $4299 a-c 4v 652 single 5/belt 352 27.6 Savage, at the heart, is a pussycat; good for beginners
DR200SE $3899 a-c 4v 199 single 5/chain 249 31.9 Cute little dirtlet for campground carving
GZ250 $2999 a-c 2v 249 single 5/chain 302 27.8 Nice-handling toy cruiser in need of ponies.soon


Triumph
385 Walt Sanders Memorial Drive
Newman, GA 30265
678/854-2010
www.triumph.co.uk

Model Price Engine (note 1) Speeds/Final drive Dry wt. (lb.) Seat height (in.) Verdict
Trophy 1200 $11,999 l-c 16v 1180 inline-four 6/chain 518 31.1 Massive ST with torque-laden four; last days?
Daytona $10,999 l-c 12v 955 inline-three 6/chain 414 32.1 Amazingly potent, light; less flawed than ever
Sprint ST $10,799 l-c 12v 955 inline-three 6/chain 456 31.5 New 955 engine for the ST, but no suspension updates
Tiger $10,799 l-c 12v 955 inline-three 6/chain 474 33.1/33.8 Updated engine puts it in contention with R-GS
Speed Triple $10,499 l-c 12v 955 inline-three 6/chain 416 32.1 Garish colors, die-cast 955 engine with more hp
Sprint RS $9499 l-c 12v 955 inline-three 6/chain 438 31.7 Half-faired version of the ST; still looking for a niche
Thunderbird $8999 l-c 12v 885 inline-three 6/chain 485 30.5 Original (new) Triumph cruiser; hanging in there
TT600 $8299 l-c 16v 599 inline-four 6/chain 374 31.9 More revisions (and more power) for troubled TT
Bonneville America $7999 a/o-c 8v 790 parallel-twin 5/chain 497 28.3 Custom-cruiser styling applied to the sleek Bonnie
Bonneville $6999 a/o-c 8v 790 parallel-twin 5/chain 451 31.5 Big hit for Triumph, absolutely looks the part


Victory
2100 Highway 55
Medina, MN 55340
763/417-8650
www.polarisindustries.com

Model Price Engine (note 1) Speeds/Final drive Dry wt. (lb.) Seat height (in.) Verdict
V92TC Deluxe $16,199 a/o-c 8v 1507 V-twin 5/belt 727 28.3 Top Victory gets updated engine and touring stuff
V92TC $14,999 a/o-c 8v 1507 V-twin 5/belt 720 28.3 Slightly stripped version of TC, much improved
V92C Deluxe $14,899 a/o-c 8v 1507 V-twin 5/belt 727 28.3 Short-wheelbase chassis has standard bags and 'shield
V92C $13,699 a/o-c 8v 1507 V-twin 5/belt 669 29.5 Now the basic model; has the engine/trans updates


Yamaha
6555 Katella Avenue
Cypress, Ca 90630
714/761-7300
www.yamaha-motor.com

Model Price Engine (note 1) Speeds/Final drive Dry wt. (lb.) Seat height (in.) Verdict
Royal Star Venture $16,399 l-c 16v 1294 V-four 5/shaft 807 29.5 Sole remaining Royal Star and Yam's only big tourer
Road Star Silverado $12,399 a-c 8v 1602 V-twin 5/belt 710 27.9 Silverado adds bags, chrome, conchos and 'screen
Road Star Warrior $11,999 a-c 8v 1670 V-twin 5/belt 606 28.1 Big-cube cruiser to take on V-Rod and VTX; good luck
Road Star $10,999 a-c 8v 1602 V-twin 5/belt 677 27.9 All-black version of the RS called Midnight, $800 more
V-Max $10,899 l-c 16v 1198 V-four 5/shaft 580 30.1 OK, this time we mean it; the last hurrah for Mr. Max
YZF-R1 $10,299 l-c 20v 998 inline-four 6/chain 382 32.0 Maybe not the quantum leap as in '98, but potent
FZ1$8499l-c 20v 998 inline-four6/chain45532.3New colors for '02 for our fave naked bike
V Star 1100 Silverado$9299a-c 4v 1063 V-twin5/shaft63927.9New Silverado package adds semitouring goodies
V Star 1100 Classic$8199a-c 4v 1063 V-twin5/shaft59927.9So much better than the old Viragos it's not funny
YZF-R6$7999l-c 16v 599 inline-four6/chain36532.2Unchanged for '02 but, no doubt, still a winner
V Star 1100 Custom$7899a-c 4v 1063 V-twin5/shaft57127.2Custom means hot-rod style; an amazingly good buy
YZF600R$6999l-c 16v 599 inline-four6/chain41631.7Smooth, capable and (sadly) overlooked
V Star Silverado$6899a-c 4v 649 V-twin5/shaft54428Same Silverado package applied to the 650
V Star Classic$5899a-c 4v 649 V-twin5/shaft60028Inexpensive buy not cheap, a fine entry-level cruiser
V Star Custom$5599a-c 4v 649 V-twin5/shaft47427.4Yeoman cruiser looks good and rides well
XT225$3999a-c 4v 233 single6/chain23831.9Inexpensive, easygoing, enough for most
TW200$3599a-c 2v 198 single5/chain26031.1Nothing new for this family-style trail bike
Virago 250$3399a-c 4v 249 V-twin5/chain30227Docile, forgiving, small yet still a hoot



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