At Motorcycle.com, we love play riding in the canyons and enjoy a day at the track, but we realize the majority of time we spend on bikes consists of commuting from point A to point B, darting through the city and handling whatever errands possible that don’t require a four-wheeler.
It’s for this reason we’ve compiled a list of 10 city/commuter bikes we think are good choices to handle the daily grind. The criteria for this list were for a narrow and agile machine to squeeze or maneuver through tight situations while being relatively comfortable and capable of freeway travel. Bonus points were given for having storage space or provisions to easily fit aftermarket luggage. As usual, we’re sticking with new models while trying to maintain diversity for all types of riders.
Now, in no particular order, is our Top 10 city/commuter motorcycles. Have a suggestion for this list? Tell us in the comments section below.+ Read More
Being “vertically challenged” is rough: you’re hard to spot in a crowd, you can’t see squat at concerts, and it’s a struggle to hop on many of the rides at the amusement park. The worst part of all is trying to find a motorcycle that’ll allow you to touch the ground. Some of the saddles on today’s motorcycles are so high only basketball players dare throw a leg over.
However, here we’ve compiled a list of 10 motorcycles even short people can enjoy riding. The seat heights are all manageable for those with shorter inseams, providing a confidence-inspiring reach to the ground. While it would have been easy to flood this list with beginner bikes, as they generally have among the lowest saddles, we realize there are plenty of experienced riders looking for more power than a 250 offers.
We’ve kept the list limited to new models and have tried our best to keep the list diverse with something for riders of all types. Have something to add? Tell us in the comments section below.+ Read More
For calendar year 2011, the National Insurance Crime Bureau tracked a number of statistics regarding motorcycle theft, including the top 10 stolen brands and the top 10 states for theft. Those lists can be found elsewhere on this site. Here, we list the top 10 months for motorcycle theft based on the NICB findings. In ascending order, they are:+ Read More
Recently, we published a story on the least expensive motorcycles to insure. In it, the bikes were broken down by category, knowing that consumers aren’t interested in a list entirely of small-displacement beginner bikes. We also kept the list to current models (2013 in this case) available in the United States.
This time we’re going the other direction. Here we have the Top Ten most expensive motorcycles to insure. Yes, we could have listed ten uber-expensive and super-rare motorcycles which cost a fortune to insure, but in the name of practicality this list is comprised of mass produced 2013 models the majority of folks can actually buy.
Again, we averaged quotes from different insurance providers to come up with our rankings. Our fictitious rider is a 30 year-old male, licensed for ten years, with a clean record living in Los Angeles. As always, shop around with your own and other insurance providers to get rate quotes tailored for you and your situation.+ Read More