By John Burns
Ch-ch-ch-changes, my brethren. 2009 was only one decade ago, but so much has changed. Now the Tuono has four pistons instead of two, Buell has left the building – and so have Duke Danger, Pete, Fonzie, and the antipathy toward naked bikes the lads lamented at the time. Now that it’s 2019, let us embrace our naked ambition, throw off whatever pretensions toward fairness we once thought we had, and prey (upon the weak). Amen.
2009 Streetfighters Shootout: Aprilia Tuono 1000 R, Buell 1125CR, Triumph Speed Triple
Sportbike exotica with a practical side
It seems we may have found one we like a little more than the others, but it wasn’t an easy task! The fact is that all three bikes in our 2009 Streetfighter Shootout are excellent specimens from their makers, each one offering its own unique qualities. With this collection of players, it’s legitimate to apply the cliché that they’re all winners.We think more US riders should be aware of just how …read more