2005 Cruiser Buyer's Guide

Who Is, Who Ain't
This year's list of motorcycles missing in action is much smaller than recent years, and not nearly as painful. BMW, who will disappear completely from the cruiser market after this year, has pared its line to three models (or four if you count the CL and CLC as separate bikes), so there is no Phoenix. Moto Guzzi, which has survived the recent financial upheavals of its parent, Aprilia, has trimmed the metal-flavored versions of its 1100 (the Aluminum and Titanium) from the line for 2005, though dealers still have some. Kawasaki has discontinued the 125 Eliminator, the carbureted 1500 Classic (replaced by a newer fuel-injected version as its budget big twin), and replaced the 1500 Nomad with a much-changed 1600. All Suzuki's familiar models have been given Boulevard names, some with significant upgrades, some virtually the same. Ural's Retro only comes with a sidecar now, so we aren't including it. There is at least one surprise reprise, Honda's Rune, which is making one more appearance in even smaller numbers to fulfill the remaining demand. Fortunately, there are plenty of new and revived models this year to keep this guide bulging. Harley, Honda, Kawasaki, Victory and Yamaha all have major new cruisers.

**Manufacturer & Distributor Directory
**Alpha
AlphaSports Motors
3123 Washington Road
Augusta, GA 30907
(706) 860-8385
www.alphasportsmotors.com

BMW
BMW North America
300 Chestnut Ridge Road
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07675
(800) 334-4269
www.bmwmotorcycles.com

Harley-Davidson
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
3700 W. Juneau Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53208
(414) 343-4056
www.harley-davidson.com

Honda
American Honda Motor Company Inc.
1919 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 783-2110
www.hondamotorcycle.com

Kawasaki
Kawasaki Motors Corporation
9950 Jeronimo Road.
Irvine CA 92618
(949) 460-5688
www.kawasaki.com

KYMCO
STR Motorsports
1770 Campton Road
Inman, SC 29349
(800) 845-7007
www.strmotorsports.com

Moto Guzzi
Moto Guzzi North America Inc.
109 Smoke Hill Lane, Suite 190
Woodstock, GA 30188
(678) 238-0902
www.motoguzzi-us.com

Suzuki
American Suzuki Motor Company
3251 E. Imperial Hwy.
Brea, CA 92821
(714) 996-7040
www.suzukicycles.com

Triumph
Triumph Motorcycles America Ltd.
385 Walt Sanders Memorial Drive, Suite 100
Newnan, GA 30265
(678) 854-2010
www.triumph.co.uk

Ural
Irbit MotorWorks of America Inc.
15411 NE 95th Street,
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 702-8484
www.imz-ural.com

Victory
Polaris Industries Inc.
2100 Highway 55
Medina, MN 55340
www.victory-usa.com

Yamaha
Yamaha Motor Corporation USA
6555 Katella Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630
www.yamaha-motor.com