There are plenty to choose from these days: You've got your ZRX1100s, your Bandits, your SVs, two sizes of Monsters, etc. And there's good news on the naked-bike horizon, too. As we reported last month, Ducati is set to launch a 916-engined Monster early next season, and if the performance of our Monster 900 i.e. test bike (see page 52 for a look) is any indication of the direction Ducati's going with all this, the eight-valver is gonna be a major grin-producer. Better still is Yamaha's all-new Fazer (see Up To Speed for the scoop), an R1-based scoot that's almost sure to come Stateside and raise the naked-bike performance bar more than a few notches. The thing's got a claimed 140 crankshaft horsepower, and it's way light to boot. Hoooooooooo!