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Bikers are always on the lookout for the latest models that enter the market every year. While some want to learn all about the best sports bikes, some have a more practical and frugal approach towards making a purchase. Not everyone wants to spend an extortionate amount on a sports bike or a vintage bike that might not come handy in practical situations. This article reviews some of the best bikes to enter the market in 2020; ones that you can take out on the road for any practical situation. It is important to acknowledge that bikes that we purchase to ride on the streets must be practical and not just something that you can use once in a blue moon. A sports bike might not be able to suffice for your practical requirements, and that is why you must read the reviews of the bikes fit for the rough terrains. On that note, let us now take a look at some of the best bikes for practical purposes.
Aprilia RS 220:
The first model that we have on the list is the Aprilia RS 220. It has a mighty powerplant of 1,100 cc RSV4 and a 270-degree crank. With a horsepower of 100 in the 373-pound package, that is dry and claimed, this bike tops our list. At a cursory glance, the bike has all the makings of a sports bike, and some might even want to call it so. However, the practicality of the model is what must be considered and acknowledged, and this is the model that steals the show all of those things considered.
The second street motorcycle that we must talk about is the BMW F900R. BMW is a model that stands tall in the market for motorcycles. It had a similar model that released last year, but this model is the upgraded version of the same. Speaking of the features, it has a steel frame which makes it all the more robust and has a horsepower of 105 and 68 lb-ft of torque. There are several colors in which the model is available, thus, giving you many options to choose from.
Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour:
The last that we have on the list is the Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour. Speaking of bikes and not mentioning Ducati is nothing less than sacrilege. Ducati keeps upgrading its models quite frequently, and this is the latest that we have this year. The Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour claims a horsepower of 158 and has a 95 lb-ft torque. Further, it also has a gamut of IMU-based electronics, semi-active suspension and an up/down quickshifter. Priced reasonably for a Ducati, this could be just the right choice for you.
These were some of our choices when it comes to the best bikes for practical purposes. These models have graced the market in 2020 and might continue to rule the market even in the years that shall follow.
People who have a taste for adventure and the wilderness have often found interest in reading up about the best adventure touring motorcycles. Riding through the night, on the rough and shaky terrains to reach the final destination is an adventure like none other. And that is why there is a special category of bikes that caters to the people’s adventure. You cannot hope to take your regular bikes out on the streets and cover long distances without wearing your bike out or giving yourself a backache. In fact, the bikes meant for normal usage are not even cut out in that manner. Therefore, if you are keen on taking that road trip on a bike, here are a few reviews that might help you make the right decision.
Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere:
It is important that we remember here that this model is not exclusively an adventure bike. It has several practical purposes, as well. However, it is also built in a way that can help you take it out on an adventure. It is powered by a six-speed transmission and has top traction control. These are features that are extremely crucial for any bike to be classified as an adventure bike. Speaking of the other specifications, it has a fuel capacity of 23 liters and weighs around 262 kilograms.
KTM 1290 Super Adventure R:
The second bike that we have on the list has the word ‘adventure’ in its very name, which puts all the debates to bed. It is very much an adventure bike that weighs 217 kilograms and has a fuel capacity of 23 liters. It also has a torque of 140 Nm at 6750 per mile. The best thing about this adventure bike is that you can run it through any kind of terrain with utmost comfort and as smoothly as possible. The features of top-shelf suspension and adjustable fuel mapping also set it apart from many other bikes.
Triumph Tiger 800 xCx:
The final adventure bike that we are about to review in this list is the Triumph Tiger 800 xCx. It is fit to be taken out for long distances and has the necessary features that make for a great adventure bike. It weighs about 205 kilograms and has a fuel capacity of 19 liters. The fuel capacity might be a tad lesser than the others we have on the list. However, if you are looking for a cheaper deal with a great make, this bike fits the bill just right.
It is essential that we remember that each motorcycle is different from one another. No two motorbikes are the same. And that is why it is incredibly important to look into all the features of the bikes separately, compare and contrast them and only then proceed to select one. Bikes are expensive; make sure to do your research optimally before purchasing one.
Sports bikes have a certain charm and flair, which make them better than the rest. The velocity, the style and the feel that comes with riding a sports bike is something that you might not get riding a four-wheeler or a regular street motorcycle for that matter. And that is why sports bikes pique the interest of even those who are not technically into sports. They are something that most bike lovers show immense interest in. The mere mention of a sports bike can get the discussion in any mundane party rolling and raise a few eyebrows. Speaking of which, we have gathered the reviews of some of the best sports bikes that we think stole this year. Thus, if you are looking to buy a sports bike yourself, this article shall be a good enough read for you.
This one is our favorite; hence, we have it on the top of the list. The Ducati V4S steals the show when it comes to sports bikes, and its features are things that we would not mind raving about in one entire article. However, cut to the chase, the Ducati V4S is the packaged deal you are looking for. The weight, look, power and tech are at their best. You might have to pay a bit more than usual to get your hands on this bike, but it is worth the money. You might even want to call it an investment.
At economy 35 mpg / 8.1 L/100km and a range of 120 miles / 193 km, the bike makes its way at the top of our list.
The second bike that successfully made it to our list is the BMW S1000RR. We shall take this opportunity to dive straight into the key specifications of this bike and inform you that it has an Inline Four VVT engine, a range of 150 miles and a capacity of 999 cc. Now, going into the history of the bike, the S1000RR was launched way back in 2005 and resulted in some seismic shifts in the landscape of sports bikes. It has been upgrading its models continually, and the latest that we have is the one we mentioned here.
Kawasaki Ninja H2:
The last that we have on our list is the Kawasaki Ninja H2. This bike does not only look like a million dollars but also has specifications that would get you in awe. Like every other bike we have on the list, this too has made some serious evolution since the launch of its first-ever model. Getting straight to the specifications, the model flaunts of an Inline Four engine, a capacity of 998 cc and a range of 110 miles. This one shall make for a decent choice if you are new to the avenue of sports bikes and want some experience before getting your hands on something more expensive.
These were our top three choices of sports bikes that made the cut in 2020. Of course, there are several more bikes that you can research on. However, if you are looking for the cream of them all, these are the ones that you must consider, though the final call is always yours to make.
Some people have a penchant for all things vintage. Classics have a special charm about themselves. Call it retro songs or vintage motorcycles, the elegance and beauty that classics have is unparalleled and stands unrivalled even with all the technology swamping our lives every hour. And that is why it would not be too much of stretch to imagine that some people love to get their hands on vintage stuff of sorts and are prepared to pay an exorbitant amount for the same. The article that we have here today concentrates specifically on some of the best classic motorcycles. The thrill of tearing through the night on a vintage bike and turning a few heads while doing the same is a feeling like no other. Therefore, let us now review a few of these classics priced at under $10,000 and try to examine if they are worth the money.
BSA Rocket 3:
This vintage model is from the period of 1968-1972 and worth spending a part of your hard-earned money. It has all the makings of a classic, and it might do you well to get your hands on the model. Speaking of the specifications, the bike is 740-cc transverse triple and powers through at 60 horsepower. Of course, it is not the specifications for which you would want to own the bike. It is the vintage feel that comes along with it.
The second vintage collection that we have on the list for you to consider is the Ducati 860GT/GTS. Ducati shall always find a special mention on any article that speaks about bikes. Ducati is that one bike that has evolved over the decades. The bike is from the golden period of 1976-1978 and was one of the best back in the day. The latest model of Ducati still reigns the market with immense glory, and that is why we must about this vintage model. It has an Italian make, and the features will vouch for that. It has a capacity of 840-cc and delivers a visceral torque punch.
This model of Harley-Davidson was a range back in 1957 but continued to rule the market of motorcycles even in 2004, and for all the right reasons. The model brought in some sort of revolution in the market and changed the landscape for sports bikes. The model was one of a kind- agile, balanced and lighter. If you have a penchant for sports bikes, this might be the right vintage sports bike for you.
The final bike that we have on this list is the Triumph Bonneville. This model spurred an entire generation’s interest in riding bikes. The model was one of a kind for several reasons. It set several land records and is one of the best collections on this list. It is vintage, classy, yet chic and possessing the model shall earn you some serious brownie points among the bike lovers.
Though we have mentioned only four of the models on the list, there are more that your vintage bike-loving mind can opt for. Feel free to dig around on your own and take the pick that suits your biking sensibilities the best.