Sportbikes offer the most advanced motorcycle design technology available and are designed for optimum speed, acceleration, braking and maneuverability. They have a more aerodynamic design than other classes of bikes and are a thrill to ride for experienced motorcyclists, especially in high-performance situations such as a trackday down at your local racetrack. However, comfort and amenities usually suffer at an inverse proportion to how quick they are around a racetrack.
The idea of a Kawasaki sportbike that costs $25,000 might seem incongruous.
The Honda CBR300R, Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS, KTM RC390 and Yamaha YZF-R3 face off
Unique is an adjective often misused, but the supercharged H2 certainly qualifies.
Aprilia’s superbike has been the closest a mass-production streetbike has replicated a MotoGP bike.
The R3 is a bike gentle enough for a new rider, yet entertaining enough for an experienced rider.
Yamaha might be late to the beginner bike market, but it was worth the wait.
In case it wasn’t clear from my 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and R1M
The new Yamaha YZF-R1 and R1M have just raised the bar in the literbike war
We take a quick Stateside spin aboard the MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR
The Lightweight Nakeds Comparo we did last September was such a hoot we decided to do it again on a few more little thumper/screamers.
The 1299 boasts more power than any other widely available motorcycle ever to see a public road.
An unsung hero, the Kawasaki Versys 650 gets significant upgrades and more versatility
The thrilling Yamaha FZ-09 gets friendlier and more versatile.
We pit the Kawasaki Ninja 650 against Yamaha’s FZ6R and Honda’s new CBR650F.