Standard Motorcycle Reviews

Standard-type motorcycles have a riding position midway between the forward-rotated position of a sportbike and the reclined arrangement of a cruiser, putting the rider in a very natural position not unlike a low dirtbike. Standards often have little or no fairing and limited bodywork, and many are appropriately termed as Naked bikes. Standards are popular for commuting and other city riding, as the upright riding position is comfortable and gives greater visibility in traffic.

2012 Honda NC700X Preview

American Honda will import its most recent all-new model, first seen at last fall’s EICMA show in Milan. Unveiled today at the New York International Motorcycle Show, the NC700X is a multi-purpose, versatile machine with a big emphasis on utility.

Top 10 Hottest Bikes of 2012

Recession be damned, 2012 looks to be one of the most highly anticipated years in the motorcycle industry in years. From the looks of things it would appear as though the bottom of the economic turmoil is behind us.

2012 KTM 200 Duke Review

The KTM 200 Duke is a special motorcycle, just as comfortable puttering around town as a zippy commuter bike or being thrashed while you attack your favorite section of twisty tarmac

2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster SuperLow Review

Along with its 26.8-inch seat height, the SuperLow, powered by the venerable 883cc air-cooled Harley-Davidson V-Twin, holds the honor of possessing the lightest claimed dry weight in Harley’s stable in 2012.

2012 Triumph Street Triple R Review

Triumph’s Street Triple R has remained a staff favorite since its introduction in 2009. The up-spec R iteration brings fully adjustable front and rear suspension, along with radial-mount front brake calipers.

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS Review: First Ride [Video]

Regarded as a well-balanced bike by the powersports media as well as motorcycle consumers, a notion supported by sales figures far in excess of its 1000cc counterpart, the Suzuki V-Strom 650 continues its legacy with the 2012 iteration.

2011 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer Review

Moto Guzzi’s V7 Racer exudes speed in a ’60s Ace Cafe sorta way. Its throwback-themed appearance regularly provokes admiring comments from passersby who have a high regard for the café racer movement.

2011 Suzuki V-Strom Review & 2012 Preview

In advance of our ride on the 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650, we went to task refamiliarizing ourselves with the 2011 iteration garnished with ABS and hard saddlebags. It took only a short period for the Suzook to remind us what a great all-’rounder it is.

Ryca CS-1 Review

It may only feel like you’re being followed everywhere you go when you’re riding a Ryca, but you can’t deny the cost-effective café racer’s curb appeal. A beat-up Suzuki Savage S-40 and $2,595 is all you need to be the center of attention wherever you go.

2012 Ducati 848 Streetfighter Review - First Ride

With the world launch of the Panigale superbike at the EICMA show in Milan still a month away, Ducati filled the interim with an international press launch of the 2012 848 Streetfighter.

2012 Yamaha and Star Motorcycles Model Preview

As the 2012 model year arrives and the economy is struggling to pick itself up, Yamaha and its cruiser line, Star Motorcycles, is erring on the side of caution with next year’s street lineup.

Motorcycle.com Best of 2011 Awards

The motorcycles that have made their way to dealerships in the last 12 months have been category-crushing and stunningly well developed. After riding everything this year, here’s our selections of the best motorcycles of 2011.

2012 Harley-Davidson Models Updates

When it comes to bold new stuff from Harley-Davidson for 2012, the recently reviewed Dyna Switchback and an updated V-Rod line is about it. However, H-D did grace several areas of its entire product lineup with some notable updates.

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS Preview

When the first images and specs emerged however, the perception was the 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 was, as the cliche goes, more evolutionary than revolutionary. But perhaps that isn't such a bad thing.

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