By Hilary Diack
Dreaming of cutting through traffic, or feeling the scenery flash past as you enjoy the rush of wind around you? The thrill of riding a state-of-the-art motorbike is hard to beat, and definitely raises the adrenalin levels to the max. Cairo West Magazine comes up with the pick of the bunch, be tempted!
The Scrambler: The Ducati Scrambler is a contemporary bike that expresses the pure essence of motorcycling. Tried and tested materials such as the aluminium of the rear swing arm and engine covers and the steel of the teardrop tank and frame, which are combined with new-generation components such as front and rear LED lighting and LCD instruments. Wide handlebars and a long seat provide a comfortable, relaxed riding position and, together with the low weight, low centre of gravity and slightly knobby tyres, ensure pure riding fun whatever the situation.
Price starting from 95,000 EGP
Monster 821: Charismatic in its simplicity, it presented a bold and brave concept from the Bologna-based manufacturer, which signified a break from tradition. The Ducati Monster was incredibly successful for the company and kick-started a new and futuristic direction in motorcycling – the “naked”. Coming in a choice of colors, there are three configurations – Sport, Touring and Urban.
Price starting from 125,000 EGP
Diavel: The name Diavel was inspired by the Bolognese dialect word for “devil”. One day, early in the development process of the bike, the first prototype was assembled and wheeled out in front of a group of Ducati engineers and technicians who were viewing the complete motorcycle for the first time. One person looking from the rear of the bike saw its silhouette and exclaimed in Bolognese dialect: “Ignurànt comm’ al diavel!” Which means: “Evil, just like the devil!”. With two eye-catching color schemes, the Diavel also comes in three configurations: Sport, Touring and Urban.
Price starts from 199,999 EGP
Street XG750: Harley’s entry level comes with blacked-out finish, 750cc Liquid cooled “Revolution X” engine, Six speed transmission, Specially tuned shocks and a frame and suspension made for tight turns and quick moves.
Price starts from $10,888
Sportster Fort Eight XL1200X: A true urban warrior, agile handling, lowered suspension, low profile, solo seat and fat balloon tyres. 1200cc “Evolution”engine and famous peanut tank. Price starts from $14 888
Fat Bob FXDF: Big, bold and a brute of a machine of 103i “1690cc”, the Twin Cam Engine hugs the curves. Dual front headlights, 15-inch front wheel armed with dual brake discs and a rear 180mm tire.
Price starts from $24 888
Softail Breakout: With a wide rear section and lowered shocks giving a rear view for the 240mm wide tyre, it offers a forward reach riding position, high performance clutch sporting hydraulic actuation and 103ci air-cooled engine Twin Cam B.
Price starts from $32 888
V-rod Muscle: Powered by the 1250cc Liquid-Cooled engine with dual overhead cams an four valves per cylinder, which delivers 85FT LBS of Torque @6500RPM. 125HP so nothing rides smoother. Ultra fat 240mm rear tyre, and a double barrel exhaust sending a mean statement.
Price starts from $27 888
Road Glide Special: This is all Rushmore Project Known as “road warrior’s bike of choice”. It Boasts a high output Twin Cam 103ci engine and 6 speed cruise drive transmission, Haymaker lights and the latest Boom Box 6.5 GT Audi system with GPS and touch screen. Comfort is the name.
Price starts from $ 38 888
KTM always has its finger on the pulse. True motorsports enthusiasts work here. People who know what it means to ride or drive a KTM vehicle. Every single model catches the eye with pure power and innovative design from which no beholder can wrest their attention. This alliance of power and style is not to be found only in every KTM shop, but above all at all the major exhibitions as well. KTM worlds of experience are created here, which convey that “Ready to Race” feeling to visitors, with all its emotions.
The KTM Duke is agile, light and nimble, stable, precise, and sure-footed. The bike provides relaxed rides around town and in the country, thanks largely to the well-shaped and nicely padded seat. This is the new king of city traffic, way above any scooter or small bike available. Prices start at EGP 45,000.
This motorcycle is tailored perfectly to the requirement of those who love dynamic travel. Key features like ABS, traction control, stability control, the WP semi-active suspension, cruise control and cornering light are standard with this model. It combines all a motorcyclist could wish for in terms of comfort, long distance capabilities and riding enjoyment.
Victory Cross Country Tour: The Cross County Tour carries a whopping 156 litres of gear atop a versatile cast-aluminium chassis. Ride two-up with fully loaded bags and the chassis is stable and confident. Strip it down for a solo ride by removing the quick-detach rear trunk. The Cross Country Tour is on sale in two colors, Gloss Black or Gloss Pearl White over Super Steel Grey.
- Largest Total Cargo Capacity in the World: Forty-one gallons of storage capacity makes this the most cargo space of any production motorcycle.
- Adjustable Passenger Floorboards: Give your passengers the control they deserve. Ensure their comfort with adjustable floorboards that range with three different positions.
- Confidence-Inspiring ABS: Own the road in any condition. The Victory Anti-Lock Brake System monitors traction to automatically provide control, stopping power, and confidence in any situation.
- Victory Comfort Control System : Turn the winds to your favor. Victory’s Comfort Control System provides upper and lower air controls that channel the wind to maximize your comfort.
Price starts from 230,000 EGP