2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 First Ride Review : 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 Editor Score: 84.75% Engine 18.5/20 Suspension/Handling 14.0/15 Transmission/Clutch 8.0/10 Brakes 8.25/10 Instruments/Controls 3.75/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 7.0/10 Appearance/Quality 9.25/10 Desirability 9.00/10 Value 7.0/10 Overall Score 84.75/100 It’s finally here, folks. The 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701. Since its concept was unveiled at EICMA in 2015, the 701 has been a highly anticipated model throughout the world. From the farthest stretches of the internet, comments have asked when, if, and where the Vitpilen 701 would be available – with some giving up hope as to whether it was ever going to be produced at all. MO is happy to announce that we have had the chance to get the Vitpilen 701 in our garage and to test on our home roads. Although our time with the Vitpilen 701 was brief, we made good use of it. Husqvarna is making its way back into street motorcycles after nearly 70 years, but one flip of the V
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2018 BMW K 1600 GTL vs. Honda Gold Wing Tour | Comparo Review : Honda’s all-new Gold Wing Tour and the BMW K 1600 GTL are the fastest and arguably most refined luxury-touring bikes on the road. Both have 6-cylinder engines, aluminum frames, dual-wishbone front ends and single-sided swingarms, but their performance and personalities couldn’t be more different. Photos by Kevin Wing. My, how the luxury touring landscape has changed. Since our last comparison test of these two high-performance, 6-cylinder luxos in 2012 (the year the BMW was introduced and the Honda was mildly updated), the ranks of V-twin full dressers like Harley-Davidson Ultras and the Kawasaki Voyager have swelled to include the Indian Roadmaster and Yamaha Star Venture. At the rate they’re selling, Americans clearly want traditional V-twin touring bikes. Is there still a place at the table for big six guns like the BMW K 1600 GTL and Honda Gold Wing? Read our Luxo Touring Comparo: Harley vs. Indian vs. Yamaha.