Finally, a Man-Vespa. An update to the popular GTS 250 mid-size scooter, the 2009 Vespa GTS 300 Super ($6,200; March) is the company's most powerful yet. The 300 gets its go from a 22-hp 278cc four-stroke single cylinder, liquid-cooled, electronic injection engine — which should be good for a top speed of around 80 mph and a mpg rating of about 70. The 300 Super also also has new 12-inch alloy rims, double-disc brakes, red suspension covers, new grilles, and lots of cargo room.
No, that's not a typo. It's really a Honda. With all the chopper styling you could ever want, the Honda Fury ($TBA) grabs you like no other (attainable) production bike we've seen lately. Powered by a 1300cc liquid-cooled V-Twin engine, the Fury is a laid-back beauty with a super-stretched wheelbase, ultra-low 27-inch seat height, rumbly exhaust system, and a fat 200-series rear tire paired with a slim 21-inch front wheel. Chrome, billet, and leather add-on accessories will be available at launch for further customization. [Thanks, Steve]
Part racer, part streetbike, all Ducati. The Ducati Streetfighter ($TBA) offers riders an upright riding position, with plenty of power coming from its 1099cc, L-Twin cylinder, 155hp engine. Other features include twin stainless mufflers stacked on the right side for added effect, a slightly-exposed tubular steel Trellis frame, 10-spoke wheels, Brembo front disc brakes, and minimalist controls, instrumentation, and headlights. Ryu would approve.