5. Ducati Hyperstrada

Ducati Hyperstrada

We see lots of motard-type bikes in major cities. Makes sense: they’re light and nimble, and produce good torque from their Thumper engines. But dirtbike seats aren’t very comfy for longer rides, plus there’s no wind protection or storage capacity for that matter.

Enter the Ducati Hyperstrada. A slightly larger version of the motard, the 821cc V-Twin Hyperstrada is equally as useful as a dedicated motard through the city, but its broader seat and reasonable wind protection make for painless freeway jaunts. Capacious textile saddlebags provide room for whatever you need to lug around. The Strada version of the Hypermotard is a great compromise between motard fun and real-world practicality.