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.

2010 Ducati Multistrada Review

The versatile new Multistrada is set to open the Ducati experience to a wide swath of conquest consumers. The Multistrada 1200 isn’t just good, it’s good enough to be a contender for bike of the year.

2010 Honda NT700V vs. Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS

While large-displacement rockets adorned with big screens and electronic wizardry, like BMW’s K1300GT or Kawi’s Concours, have come to define sport-touring, Aprilia’s Mana GT and Honda’s NT700V might just create a new sub-segment: sport-touring lite!

2010 Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS Review

The 2010 Aprilia Mana 850 GT is a shining star on the horizon for new riders and old. Twisting your wrist to go has never been more fun thanks to this liquid-cooled automatic transmission V-Twin from Europe.

2010 Kawasaki Z1000 Review

The new Z1000 truly is a sportbike that can entertain a hardcore sport rider yet be a dextrous and multifaceted motorcycle for real-world riding conditions. With an MSRP less than some 600cc sportbikes, it’s one of the best performance bargains available.

2009 250cc Streetbike Shootout

We collected 5 machines with various engine configurations, all in the 250cc range, and created our 2009 250cc Streetbike Shootout! Who will reign supreme out of the CFMoto V3 Sport, Hyosung GT250R, Johnny Pag FX/3, Kawasaki Ninja 250R and Suzuki TU250X?

2010 Ducati Streetfighter Review

The Ducati Streetfighter is an animal – both in its general nature and its ferocity when hard on the gas. After testing out the high-end S model on the Ascari Circuit in Spain, we decided to find out how the base Streetfighter works on the street.

2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Preview

After some gentle water-boarding of our “reliable source,” we’ve been able to get a bunch of exclusive details of the new Multistrada 1200, Ducati’s 150 horsepower salvo to go after the lucrative adventure-touring/big-trailie market.

2008 Benelli TnT 1130 Review

The American motorcycle market may not be the hotbed of success for standard and naked style bikes, but that doesn't necessarily mean you don't have choice when looking a fairing-less ride. One we'd like to bring to your attention is the Benelli TnT.

2009 Suzuki TU250X Review

Suzuki has come close to creating a time machine. The maker of one of the most dominant model lines in all of motorcycling – the GSX-R series – has returned to the simple formula of the UJM with the TU250X. Best of all, it’s fuel-injected!

2010 Kawasaki Z1000 Unveiled

Kawasaki's Z1000 returns to the American market in 2010. Receiving a brand new engine and cosmetic updates, the new Z retains its aggressive but unique styling.

2010 MV Agusta Brutale 990R Launch

The 2010 Brutale 990R replaces the old 989 and reverse the two last numbers and you’ll find 998 reasons to be excited. MV Agusta’s entry level motorbike and it’s just as well designed as its big brother 1090RR but with slightly cheaper components.

2010 Yamaha/Star Lineup Unveiled

There are some significant updates of Yamaha’s well-rounded line to share, including a surely popular R1 Rossi replica and a retuned R6, along with the introduction of a swoopy bagger from Star Motorcycles, plus a refreshed version of the V-Star 1300.

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