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We are spoiled for options these days in terms of new motorcycles. Riders have access to displacements and engine configurations that run the gamut from easygoing to race-ready. There is a huge range of motorcycle segments, a broad variety of electronic rider aids, seemingly endless amounts of aftermarket upgrades, the list could go on and on. This is equally true in terms of transmissions, with ever more twist-and-go options available beyond the scooter set. There are growing numbers of electric motorcycles along with a slowly expanding list of DCT and semi-automatic options available in the gas-powered realm. So why not take a look at some of the best options out there this year?

The LiveWire One is a great commuter machine, capable of providing some spirited riding when pushed.
The LiveWire One is a great commuter machine, capable of providing some spirited riding when pushed. (LiveWire/)

LiveWire One | $22,799

The LiveWire One is a compelling electric motorcycle package with a Revelation motor developed by Harley-Davidson, a nimble cast aluminum frame, Showa suspension components, and Brembo braking kit. It charges fully at a DC fast-charge station in an hour, or will charge to full power in 11 hours on a standard 110V outlet. Range depends on the ride mode selected, with the uppermost distance listed at 146 miles in the city. It comes with cornering ABS, drag-torque slip control, and cornering traction control systems, and is Bluetooth compatible allowing riders to utilize a number of additional features from their smartphone.

Honda’s venerable Gold Wing is even easier to tour with when you get a model equipped with DCT.
Honda’s venerable Gold Wing is even easier to tour with when you get a model equipped with DCT. (Honda/)

Honda Gold Wing Tour Airbag Automatic DCT | $33,000

Honda is definitely committed to offering riders automatic options with a number of its models coming in DCT trim, including its widely loved Gold Wing. This particular version has all the bells and whistles, including a seven-speed auto DCT transmission, 61 liters of trunk space, an airbag safety system, and electronically controlled preload. The 1,833cc-powered machine is a touring juggernaut thanks to its silky-smooth ride quality, the exceedingly high level of comfort provided to both rider and passenger, thoughtful rider aids such as walking assistance and cruise control, and fuss-free touring amenities.

Yamaha’s Zuma 125 is easy to operate, approachable for any skill level, and fully automatic.
Yamaha’s Zuma 125 is easy to operate, approachable for any skill level, and fully automatic. (Yamaha/)

Yamaha Zuma 125 | $3,799

Scooters remain top of mind when thinking about automatic options, and there is a wide range of models that offer fully automatic setups. The Yamaha Zuma 125 is a prime example. It’s affordably priced, lightweight, extraordinarily nimble, and highly convenient for around-town rides thanks to generous storage under the seat. The V-belt transmission is fully twist-and-go, and the 125cc single engine is smooth and responsive. It’s a machine that riders of all skill levels can be instantly comfortable with, and fuel economy is phenomenal, making this a perfect ride for those in urban environments.

The Energica Experia pushes the range boundaries of electric bikes and offers some choice adventure-touring amenities.
The Energica Experia pushes the range boundaries of electric bikes and offers some choice adventure-touring amenities. (Energica/)

Energica Experia | $23,750

Energica is among a handful of companies pushing electric motorcycle technology forward, and its Experia adventure-touring motorcycle has a range of appealing features that make it an enticing twist-and-go option. Its new motor and battery combo offer up to 261 miles of range in the city and up to 100 hp. A DC fast charger will give you 80 percent charge in 40 minutes as well. It utilizes Sachs adjustable suspension front and rear along with Brembo

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By: Byron Wilson
Title: Best Automatic Motorcycles of 2024
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/best-automatic-motorcycles/
Published Date: Thu, 09 May 2024 10:00:00 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1967-ford-bronco-custom-suv-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1964-chevrolet-c10-custom-pickup-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

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