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.

2007 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100

Form and function merge wonderfully in Moto Guzzi's design darling: the 2007 Griso 1100. Is the Griso more than just unique looks? We ride it to find out.

2007 Air-Cooled Twins Naked Comparo

We went back to basics with a look at four liter-plus-sized air-cooled naked Twins to see which would make the best all-around do-it-all motorcycle. Enter the BMW R1200R, Ducati Multistrada 1100, Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 and the Buell XB12X Ulysses.

2008 Kawasaki Versys First Ride

Already a success overseas, the jack-of-all-trades Versys – powered by a retuned Ninja 650 Twin – makes its debut in North America.

2007 Ducati Monster 695

Lost in the shadows of the illustrious 1098 superbike, Ducati’s entry-level roadster was also hopped up with a bigger motor, endowing it with the stonk it needed to satisfy experienced riders while still appealing to newbs with short legs

2007 Harley-Davidson XL1200N

Have you had your fill of virtually everything under the sun being called "old school" (or old skool, oldschool and oldskool; take your pick)? I know I have. What was once a genuine urban turn of phrase suddenly finds its way into everyday language, and i

2007 Suzuki Bandit 1250 ABS

In the competition of being the most practical motorcycle in the world the Bandit 1250S would score very high.

2007 Triumph Bonneville T100 Review

For every modern Bonneville sold from the Hinckley factory, Triumph sells four Bonneville T100s. T100 is the most popular Bonneville model and there are now five modern classics to chose from

Three for Five: Budget Bombers

Five thousand bucks used to be a lot of money, didn't it? Maybe you remember when five grand could buy a pretty sweet Cadillac, or the fastest, most exotic sportbike known to man.Those days are gone.Five gees will get you a 10 year-old Honda Acc

Ducati GT1000 Sport Classic Road Test

It seems like everything is retro these days; retro cars, retro music, retro clothing. The wild, colorful '70s are the thing. At least they are at the Ducati factory. We can just imagine the lava lamps, platform wedgies and giant hair-dos in the lunc

2007 Buell Lightning XB12STT

Erik Buell’s love for what he does and has done comes through in bursts of exuberance at overcoming the challenges of designing a motorcycle, or rather a sportbike, like no other. It’s that passion that fueled the creation of the Buell Lightning Super TT.

Three Naked Euros

If you have a young child, you know that they have more fun when they are naked. Come to think of it, doesn't everybody have more fun when they're naked? Motorcycling is actually an exception; the rider gets either very cold or very sunburned, plus nude r

Royal Enfield Bullet Sixty-5 Riding Impression

"What in the world is a Royal Enfield Bullet Sixty-5?" That's a question I was asked many times while I was testing this bike here at my western North Carolina home.

2007 CBF1000 First Ride Report

In Europe they're all about the naked bikes: you see them everywhere. But unlike the USA, bigger isn't necessarily better there, and the naked bikes are almost all of the middleweight variety.

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