While it's not a complete remake of Bimmer's surprisingly adept superbike, the 2012 BMW S 1000 RR Motorcycle ($TBA) does feature enough enhancements to convince fence-sitters to hop on down and dance. Its engine still cranks out 193hp — adjustable down to 163hp in the new "Rain" mode — but it benefits greatly from suspension upgrades that offer better handling, steering accuracy, and feedback than its predecessor, the BMW Motorrad Race ABS braking system, and a refined Dynamic Traction Control system.
If you're so lucky as to live somewhere that the thought of winter doesn't have you immediately reaching for a blanket, perhaps you'd like to spend the next few months aboard this DP Customs Beach Cruiser ($9,900). A completely rebuilt 1977 Harley Davidson Ironhead, this stylish two-wheeler features an original '70s Super Glide tank, a handmade whiskey flask oil tank, an early, rebuilt CV carburator, custom fishtail pipes, custom laced wheels — 21-inches in the front and 18 in the rear — an electric start, all the original numbers and history it carried pre-rebuild, and a handsome British Green and Wimbledon White paint job.
Technology developed for and tested in F1 racing often makes its way down to daily drivers. But motorcycles? The Zero Engineering Type 9 Motocycle ($TBA) is proof that what works on four ferociously fast-spinning wheels works on two as well, thanks to a F1-inspired multi-link suspension built from the ground up for a clean look and a superb ride. Other features include a S&S 96" Evo engine, a HD five-speed transmission, and the ability to customize everything from the pegs to the paint job, so your ride is as unique as you.