When you find yourself long on work but short on after-hours thrills—or just itching to salve a midlife crisis—a motorcycle may be the perfect indulgence. The classic, testosterone-infused cruiser or touring bike can be an amenable alternative to a low-slung sports car for open-road escapades. Here’s a fleeting look at five of the hottest rides on two (or three) wheels that can shift anyone’s daily grind into a higher gear.
A bike that makes a statement
The new-for-2010 Fury is a more affordable and reliable alternative to a hand-built chopper. While it’s guaranteed to turn heads, the Fury is also engineered to snap necks, thanks to a liquid-cooled and fuel-injected 1312cc V-twin engine and a five-speed transmission; antilock brakes are optional for added stability. With a massive dual exhaust pipe, the bike sounds as intimidating as it looks