Roehr eSuperSport/eSuperBike $16,965/27,595
MOTOR Single/Twin AC Induction | SeatNA | Wheelbase NA.
The entry-level electric eSuperSport machine is powered by a 48-horsepower motor combined with a 5.8 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery pack, while the eSuperBike has two motors (for 96 horsepower) and a 7.7 kWh battery pack. Upscale running gear on the eSuperBike includes Brembo front calipers and an Öhlins rear shock.
Roehr 1250sc $39,995
Engine L-C 16V 1250 V-TWIN | Seat31.5 IN. | Wheelbase 56.0 IN.
Powered by a supercharged version of the Harley-Davidson Revolution engine (think V-Rod) that's mounted in a unique chromoly/aluminum modular frame, the 1250sc is 180 horsepower of raw sportbike. Top-drawer running gear includes Brembo radial-mount front brakes, Öhlins suspension and Marchesini forged aluminum wheels.
Star VMax $19,890
Engine L-C 16V 1679 V-FOUR | Seat30.5 IN. | Wheelbase 66.9 IN.
The big bruiser continues for 2011 unchanged since its major redesign in '09 - which is not a problem as the VMax has always had plenty of everything. The '11 model comes in Granite Gray and is part of Star's Priority Delivery Program, so you'll have to reserve yours by placing a deposit at your local dealer.
Suzuki Hayabusa $13,699
Engine L-C 16V 1340 INLINE-FOUR | Seat31.7 IN. | Wheelbase 60.0 IN.
Even though it last had a makeover in '08, the Hayabusa lasted almost a decade before that revamp, so it's obvious why the bike is still a favorite with the drag and custom crowds: its reputation as the king of quick hasn't faded one bit. And that history has created a strong aftermarket with a myriad number of hop-up parts to make the 'Busa even faster and more powerful.
Suzuki GSX-R750 $11,999
Engine L-C 16V 750 INLINE-FOUR | Seat31.9 IN. | Wheelbase 54.7 IN.
Along with the GSX-R600, the GSX-R750 received an extensive revamp for '11. The lone surviving 750 in the supersport category underwent both an extensive weight loss program (cutting a claimed 20 pounds) in addition to a plethora of internal engine changes aimed at reducing internal frictional losses and boosting midrange power and acceleration.
Suzuki GSX1250FA $11,599
Engine L-C 16V 1255 Inline-FOUR | Seat31.7 - 32.5 IN. | Wheelbase 58.5 IN.
Take the discontinued Bandit 1250 engine and chassis, and dress it up with a full fairing, ABS as standard equipment, twin radiator cooling fans, and a centerstand, and you have the new GSX1250FA. Already introduced to European roads this past year, the GSX1250FA is a bike that's as comfortable eating up major miles or commuting through city traffic as it is carving canyons.
Suzuki GSX-R1000 $13,599
Engine L-C 16V 999 Inline-Four | Seat31.9 IN. | Wheelbase 55.3 IN.
After a thorough revision in '09, American Suzuki didn't import any '10 models, so the return of the liter-size GSX-R unchanged for '11 save for different paint seems like the usual two-year development cycle. The 999cc four-cylinder was given even more power in '09, with a redesigned chassis utilizing a 43mm Showa Big Piston fork to help harness that beefier engine.
Suzuki GSX-R600 $11,599
Engine L-C 16V 599 Inline-Four | Seat31.9 IN. | Wheelbase 54.5 IN.
As with the GSX-R750, the new '11 model 600 also underwent a major makeover, with a very similar weight loss regimen resulting in a similar 20-pound weight loss. Besides the internal engine changes and less weight, both bikes also received upgrades such as Showa Big Piston Forks and Brembo calipers to round out their improved acceleration.
Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS $8099
Engine L-C 8V 645 V-Twin | Seat32.3 IN. | Wheelbase 61.2 IN.
The 650-engined V-Strom outlived its 1000cc brother by being lighter, more agile and economical, and possessing a near-six-gallon fuel tank that allows well over 200 miles between fill-ups. The V-Strom was Suzuki's attempt to explore the now-popular adventure-tour genre, and it's even more relevant now. Add the accessory hard bags and you've got a great do-it-all machine.