The List 2002 (Aprilia-Kawasaki)

Aprilia
110 Londonderry Court
Suite 130
Woodstock, GA 30188
770/592-2261
ww.aprilia.com

Model Price Engine (note 1) Speeds/Final drive Dry wt. (lb.) Seat height (in.) Verdict
RSV Mille R $17,299 l-c 8v 998 V-twin 6/chain 403 32.3 More power, high-spec suspension highlight R model
RSV Mille $13,499 l-c 8v 998 V-twin 6/chain 407 32.3 Updated last year, a credible Superbike contender
RST1000 Futura $12,999 l-c 8v 998 V-twin 6/chain 462 32.3 Radical styling, all-day comfort, fastwhat do ya want?
SL1000 Falco R $10,999 l-c 8v 998 V-twin 6/chain 418 32.1 Graphics-only updates to semistandard Falco
ETV1000 Caponord $10,999 l-c 8v 998 V-twin 6/chain 474 32.3 Much-anticipated big trailie could kick R-GS's behind
RS250 $8569 l-c 2st 249 V-twin 6/chain 295 33.0 Track-only supertool is a special-order item
RS50 $3549 l-c 2st 50 single 6/chain 196 31.9 Join the GP grid at every stoplight; fun but very slow

BMW
300 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
201/307-4000
www.bmwusa.com

|||||||| |---|---|---|---|---|---|---| | Model | Price | Engine (note 1)| Speeds/Final drive| Dry wt. (lb.) | Seat height (in.)| Verdict| | K1200LT Elite| $22,500| l-c 16v 1171 inline-four| 5/shaft| 796| 30.3| Elite version has all the bells and whistles| | K1200LT| $16,990| l-c 16v 1171 inline-four| 5/shaft| 788| 30.3| BMW's take on luxo-touring; Custom and Std. versions| | K1200RS| $16,990| l-c 16v 1171 inline-four| 6/shaft| 586| 30.3| Restyled with comfier ergos, I-ABS. Heavy but fast| | R1150RT| $16,290| a/o-c 4v 1130 opposed-twin| 6/shaft| 563| 30.7| New fairing and long-awaited 1130cc engine/trans| | R1200C Montana| $15,990| a/o-c 4v 1170 opposed-twin| 5/shaft| 482| 29.1| Wild West meets Kraftwerk. Who asked this question?| | R1100S| $15,690| a/o-c 4v 1085 opposed-twin| 6/shaft| 487| 29.9| Underappreciated sport-R last to keep 1085cc engine| | R1150RS| $15,400| a/o-c 4v 1130 opposed-twin| 6/shaft| 494| 30.5| Original Oilhead mildly updated; old suspension| | R1150GS Adventure| $15,200| a/o-c 4v 1130 opposed-twin| 6/shaft| 511| 35.1| A massively butched up GS with dirt tires| | R1200C Stiletto| $15,100| a/o-c 4v 1170 opposed-twin| 5/shaft| 482| 29.1| Wrapped in juicy carbon fiber and sprayed black| | R1200C| $14,590| a/o-c 4v 1170 opposed-twin| 5/shaft| 482| 29.1| Basic BMW cruiser could be V-Rod's cousin, no?| | R1150GS | $14,500| a/o-c 4v 1130 opposed-twin| 6/shaft| 530| 33.1| A staff favorite; no changes for '02 (and that's just fine)| | R1150R| $9990| a/o-c 4v 1130 opposed-twin| 6/shaft| 492| 31.5| Restyled (and lovely) Roadster; ABS is $2200 option| | F650CS | $8690| l-c 4v 649 single| 5/belt| N/A| 30.7| New model for new riders, with accessories galore | | F650GS Dakar| $8690| l-c 4v 649 single| 5/chain| 387| 31.5| Set up for real off-road action with real off-road tires| | F650GS| $8190| l-c 4v 649 single| 5/chain| 395| 30.7| ABS is a $500 option on BMW's entry-level thumper| Buell 3700 West Juneau Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53201 414/343-8400 www.buell.com | Model | Price | Engine (note 1)| Speeds/Final drive| Dry wt. (lb.) | Seat height (in.)| Verdict| | Thunderbolt S3T| $12,495| a-c 4v 1203 V-twin| 5/belt| 465| 31.5| Standard S3 retired but bagger remains unchanged| | X1W White Lightning| $11,395| a-c 4v 1203 V-twin| 5/belt| 440| 31.0| Massively tweaked Sporty mill is all about top end now| | Lightning X1| $10,995| a-c 4v 1203 V-twin| 5/belt| 440| 31.0| Middle-boy sport model; an axe or stiletto?| | Firebolt XB9R| $9995 | a-c 4v 984 V-twin| 5/belt| 385| 30.5| Lots of new ideas here; execution will be everything| | Cyclone M2| $8995| a-c 4v 1203 V-twin| 5/belt| 435| 31.0| Maybe the best all-around Buell; makes most torque| | Blast!| $4395| a-c 2v 492 single| 5/belt| 360| 25.5/27.5| Entry-level basher unchanged for '02; two seat heights|

Ducati
237 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973/839-2600
www.ducatiUSA.com

Model Price Engine (note 1) Speeds/Final drive Dry wt. (lb.) Seat height (in.) Verdict
998 Bostrom $22,695 l-c 8v 998 V-twin 6/chain 412 31.1 Order now as only 155 B-boy reps are to be made
998 $17,695 l-c 8v 998 V-twin 6/chain 436 31.1 Enter the Testastretta. Will we miss the 996?
ST4s $15,195 l-c 8v 996 V-twin 6/chain 467 32.3 Huge improvements from better suspension, 996cc
748R/S $14,795 l-c 8v 748 V-twin 6/chain 423 31.1 Not a Testastretta, but extremely serious
748 $13,495 l-c 8v 748 V-twin 6/chain 423 31.1 Base 748 will still get your heart pumping
Monster S4 $12,995 l-c 8v 916 V-twin 6/chain 423 31.5 Mega power in ST4 chassis; is there a 996 waiting?
ST2 $11,795 l-c 4v 944 V-twin 6/chain 460 32.3 Son-of-Paso stays the course, price continues down
Supersport 900 $11,395 a-c 4v 904 V-twin 6/chain 414 32.1 Half-fairing versions gone; still controversially styled
Monster 900i.e. $11,095 a-c 4v 904 V-twin 6/chain 407 31.4 Minor tweaks to the essential Monster
900 Sport $9995 a-c 4v 904 V-twin 6/chain 414 32.1 New cost-cutter SS with big engine and dual discs
Supersport 750 $9195 a-c 4v 748 V-twin 5/chain 403 32.1 Same as 900 but for a cog in the box; no half-faired
Monster 750i.e. $8395 a-c 4v 748 V-twin 5/chain 394 31.3 Injection comes to the 750, otherwise unchanged
750 Sport $7995 a-c 4v 748 V-twin 5/chain 398 32.1 Underdog opening shot; cheap in the wrong places
Monster 620i.e. $6995 a-c 4v 620 V-twin 5/chain 389 31.3 More cubes, injection for the entry-level Duck

Harley-Davidson
3700 West Juneau Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53201
414/343-4056
www.harley-davidson.com

Model Price Engine (note 1) Speeds/Final drive Dry wt. (lb.) Seat height (in.) Verdict
Ultra Classic E-Glide $19,185 a-c 4v 1450 V-twin 5/belt 788 27.3 Top-shelf tourer has everything but quick reflexes
Heritage Springer $17,295 a-c 4v 1450 V-twin 5/belt 716 27.3 More exposed springs than a cheap hotel mattress
V-Rod $16,995 l-c 8v 1130 V-twin 5/belt 596 26.0 Kick-ass power cruiser with Porsche power. Woo-hoo!
Heritage Softail Classic $16,555 a-c 4v 1450 V-twin 5/belt 696 25.4 Arguably the classic-cruiser template; fairly refined
Softail Deuce $16,555 a-c 4v 1450 V-twin 5/belt 645 26.0 Factory custom breaks the Milwaukee mold
Electra Glide Classic $16,220 a-c 4v 1450 V-twin 5/belt 776 27.3 Big tourer with max customizing potential
Road Glide $16,060 a-c 4v 1450 V-twin 5/belt 731 26.9 Touring chassis, sleek frame-mount fairingvery cool
Springer Softail $15,995 a-c 4v 1450 V-twin 5/belt 653 25.8 Springer fork mated to sleeker styling than Heritage
Dyna Wide Glide $15,950 a-c 4v 1450 V-twin 5/belt 612 26.8 A Willie G favorite; 21-inch front wheel, apehangers
Fat Boy $15,795 a-c 4v 1450 V-twin 5/belt 666 25.5 In the land of bratwurst, fat is phat
Road King $15,790 a-c 4v 1450 V-twin 5/belt 723 27.3 It's good to be the King. (A classic style still selling well)
Night Train $14,950 a-c 4v 1450 V-twin 5/belt 630 25.2 We used to drink this stuff. Graduated to Brew 102
Dyna T-Sport $14,895 a-c 4v 1450 V-twin 5/belt 642 27.9 Sport-touring in the H-D idiom; curious but good
Dyna Low Rider $14,795 a-c 4v 1450 V-twin 5/belt 614 26.5 Built for the slight of inseam, choppy ride results
Dyna Super Glide Sport $13,895 a-c 4v 1450 V-twin 5/belt 619 27.2 Taller legs, sporty ergos; a capable and fun Dyna
Electra Glide Std. $13,995 a-c 4v 1450 V-twin 5/belt 758 27.3 Base-model tourer ready for customizing
Softail Standard $12,535 a-c 4v 1450 V-twin 5/belt 630 26.1 The bike that launched a thousand customs
Dyna Super Glide $11,895 a-c 4v 1450 V-twin 5/belt 612 26.5 Lowest-cost TC88 H-D is the proverbial blank slate
Sportster 1200 $8995 a-c 4v 1200 V-twin 5/belt 491 28.9 Sport and Custom versions also; tolerable performance
Sportster 883R $6695 a-c 4v 883 V-twin 5/belt 489 28.0 Orange-and-black paint on standard 883. Cute
Sportster 883 $5695 a-c 4v 883 V-twin 5/belt 489 28.0 Basic entry-level barge. Vibey, slow, ready for a remake

Honda
**1919 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90501
310/783-2000
www.hondamotorcycle.com **

Model Price Engine (note 1) Speeds/Final drive Dry wt. (lb.) Seat height (in.) Verdict
Gold Wing $17,699 l-c 12v 1832 opposed-six 5/shaft 792 29.1 Go whomp on one of these and say you're not smitten!
VTX1800S $13,199 l-c 6v 1795 V-twin 5/shaft 705 27.3 New spoke-wheel version gets deep-fendered look
Valkyrie $13,099 l-c 12v 1520 opposed-six 5/shaft 681 28.9 Last Valky standing, and it's still a rocket ride
VTX1800R $12,999 l-c 6v 1795 V-twin 5/shaft 739 27.3 R does not mean Race, but Retrogot it?
VTX1800C $12,499 l-c 6v 1795 V-twin 5/shaft 705 27.3 Original VTX is still the best looking (we think)
ST1100/ABS $11,899 l-c 16v 1084 V-four 5/shaft 635 31.5 Last chance for ST before stunning ST1300 debuts
CBR1100XX $10,999 l-c 16v 1137 inline-four 6/chain 492 31.9 Beautiful new pearl color for '02, otherwise unchanged
RC51 $10,999 l-c 8v 999 V-twin 6/chain 430 32.3 Detail refinements for Nicky and Colin's favorite tool
CBR954RR $10,599 l-c 16v 954 inline-four 6/chain 370 32.1 Bore job to wrest literbike crown from GSX-R1000
Interceptor $9999 l-c 16v 781 V-four 6/chain 472 31.7 Dramatically restyled, VTEC power; but porkomatic
Shadow Aero $8999 l-c 6v 1099 V-twin 5/shaft 615 28.5 Art-deco styling, offset-crank V-twin, typically Honda
Super Hawk $8999 l-c 8v 996 V-twin 6/chain 426 31.9 Oft-ignored but gratifying all-around twin
CBR600F4i $8199 l-c 16v 599 inline-four 6/chain 370 31.7 Sharper than F4 but a better all-arounder? Close call
Shadow Sabre $8199 l-c 6v 1099 V-twin 5/shaft 573 27.2 Sleeker Shadow for the hot-rod-inclined
919 $7999 l-c 16v 919 inline-four 6/chain 427 31.5 CBR900RR engine in naked chassis; an FZ1 it ain't
Shadow Spirit $7999 l-c 6v 1099 V-twin 5/shaft 553 28.7 Original VT1100 resurrected for the budget-minded
Magna $7499 l-c 16v 748 V-four 5/chain 505 28.0 V-four power and (slightly) dated styling; unique
Shadow A.C.E. Deluxe $5999 l-c 6v 745 V-twin 5/chain 505 27.6 For that full-fendered look without those filling cubes
Shadow Spirit 750 $5999 l-c 6v 745 V-twin 5/chain 496 26.6 Cut-rate Shadow is handsome if modestly quick
Nighthawk 750 $5799 a-c 16v 747 inline-four 5/chain 463 30.9 Smooth and nearly featureless; still loved by many
XR650L $5499 a-c 4v 644 single 5/chain 324 37.0 Light but old d-p mount; waiting for CRF trickledown
Shadow VLX $4999 l-c 6v 583 V-twin 4/chain 452 25.6 Budget cruiser for the coupon clipper
Nighthawk $3399 a-c 4v 234 vertical-twin 5/chain 287 29.3 A little something for Great Aunt Martha, yes?
Rebel $2999 a-c 4v 234 vertical-twin 5/chain 306 26.6 Miniature cruiser is well built but arthritic

Kawasaki
9950 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, CA 92618
949/770-0400
www.kawasaki.com

Model Price Engine (note 1) Speeds/Final drive Dry wt. (lb.) Seat height (in.) Verdict
Vulcan 1500 Nomad Fi $12,999 l-c 8v 1470 V-twin 5/shaft 739 28.3 Only Nomad left now that carb version is gone
Voyager XII $12,299 l-c 16v 1196 inline-four 5/shaft 728 29.7 Old enough to vote and drink (and enjoy it)
Vulcan 1500 Drifter $11,799 l-c 8v 1470 V-twin 5/shaft 668 29.1 Big old fenders, developed chassis and evergreen mill
Vulcan Mean Streak $10,999 l-c 8v 1470 V-twin 5/shaft 637 27.6 New perf.-cruiser entry; best handling of the bunch
ZX-12R $10,999 l-c 16v 1198 inline-four 6/chain 463 31.9 Fast-boy 12R receives numerous updates this year
ZZ-R1200 $10,499 l-c 16v 1052 inline-four 6/chain n/a n/a So long, ZX-11; new ZZ-R takes to sport-touring
Vulcan 1500 Classic $9999 l-c 8v 1470 V-twin 5/shaft 659 29.1 Fi version is $600 more; worth the dough
ZX-9R $9499 l-c 16v 899 inline-four 6/chain 404 31.9 Many small revisions could close gap to R1/954/GSX-R
ZX-7R $8799 l-c 16v 748 inline-four 6/chain 448 31.1 Still struts on the track, but surely a new one's coming
Concours $8199 l-c 16v 997 inline-four 6/shaft 595 31.1 Aging sport-tourer still has fans; unchanged for '02
ZRX1200R $7899 l-c 16v 1164 inline-four 5/chain 492 31.1 Lawson-rep. paint and new-found punch; lovin' it!
ZX-6R $7699 l-c 16v 599 inline-four 6/chain 377 32.3 Lower price on what may be the best all-around 600
Vulcan 800 Drifter $7499 l-c 8v 805 V-twin 5/chain 547 29.9 Looks like the 1500, handles better
ZX-6 $6999 l-c 16v 599 inline-four 6/chain 430 30.7 Elderly ZX can be had for cheap; still a thrilling mill
Vulcan 800 Classic $6799 l-c 8v 805 V-twin 5/chain 516 27.8 Best looking of the non-Drifter 800s by far
Vulcan 750 $6099 l-c 8v 749 V-twin 5/shaft 483 28.9 So '80s you can almost hear Duran Duran
Vulcan 800 $5999 l-c 8v 805 V-twin 5/chain 496 28.0 Got that full-fendered look and a stout heart
ZR-7S $5999 a-c 8v 738 inline-four 5/chain 445 31.5 Sticks to '80s tech, and often feels like it
Ninja 500R $5099 l-c 8v 498 vertical-twin 6/chain 388 30.5 No changes for '02, thanks; number one in a field of two
KLR650 $4999 l-c 4v 651 single 5/chain 337 35.0 Big-bore "killer" a superb value among d-p thumpers
Vulcan 500 LTD $4699 l-c 8v 498 vertical-twin 5/chain 496 28.1 Ninja 500R-powered cruiser; plenty quick
KLR250 $4149 l-c 4v 249 single 6/chain 258 33.7 Little KLR lacks punch of 650 (no kidding!) but still OK
Super Sherpa $3999 a-c 4v 249 single 6/chain 249 32.7 Very basic, pretty cheap, fits on your RV
Ninja 250R $2999 l-c 8v 248 vertical-twin 6/chain 304 29.3 Tiny tot tempting tool for terrorizing townsfolk
Eliminator 125 $2499 a-c 4v 124 single 5/chain 282 26.8 New one-lunger fine for the country, small pilots