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With this kind of torque, fifth will handle anything from 70 km/h and up and gear selection becomes almost optional. Clutch pull is relatively light, but I would often skip-shift and toot around town in just second and fourth. Cockpit instrumentation is well laid-out in retro style. A digital tachometer with the gear-selection readout and assorted idiot lights sits atop the headlight cowl. A tank-mounted analogue speedo has the fuel

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a necessity for the bigger Bubbas, the manmountain riders who really need heavyweight cruisers. Other choices include Yamaha’s Raider, Kawasaki’s Vulcan 1700 lineup, even those smaller Harleys with their cute little 103 cubic-inch engines (tee, hee). The 2012 Suzuki Boulevard M109R Limited Edition. Maybe not exactly a monster — but a muscle bike with a style all its own. And, power and attitude to spare.

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Representative financing example based on 2012 Soul 1.6L MT (SO551C) with a selling price of $18,367 [includes delivery and destination fees of $1,650, $500 loan savings‡, other fees and certain taxes (including tire levies) and A/C tax ($100, where applicable)] financed at 0% APR for 60 months. Bi-weekly payments equal $124 with a down payment/equivalent trade of $1,750. License, insurance, applicable taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $699), PPSA and registration fees are extra. Cost of borrowing of $0, for a total obligation of $18,367. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. x“Don’t Pay Until Fall” on select models (90-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing offers on select 2012 and 2013 models on approved credit (OAC) (2012/2013 Sportage/Sorento/Sedona excluded). No interest will accrue during the first 60 days of the finance contract. After this period, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal interest monthly over the term of the contract. \Cash purchase price for 2012 Sorento LX MT (SR55AC) is $21,917 and includes a cash savings of $3,850 (which is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease and finance offers), delivery and destination fees of $1,650, other fees and certain taxes (including tire levies) and A/C tax ($100, where applicable). License, insurance, applicable taxes, PPSA, admin fee up to $699 and registration fees are extra. Based on the Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price of $25,767. Retailer may sell for less. Available at participating dealers. See dealer for full details. &Bi-weekly finance payment for 2012 Optima LX MT (OP541C) based on a selling price of $23,072 is $127 with an APR of 0% for 60 months, amortized over an 84-month period. 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See dealer for details. ††Competitive Bonus offer available on the purchase or lease of new 2012 Optima (excluding Hybrid) models at a value of $500 (deducted before tax) for owners of a Honda Accord, Toyota Camry or Mazda6 with proof of ownership. Certain restrictions apply. Offer is transferrable within same household (must provide proof of address). Limit of one bonus per customer or household. Offer not combinable with any other loyalty/conquest offers. Offer ends July 31, 2012. ^2012 Kia Sorento/2012 Kia Soul awarded the Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 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