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.

Review: 2006 BMW K1200R

Do you feel a little insulted by the phrase "tuned for torque"? Do you think the perfect bike is a 140 hp standard that pulls wheelies with ease, tops out at 180mph? You want naked superbike? We got naked superbike right here, pal.

2006 Yamaha FZ-1

Yamaha Sets a New Standard with a Sport Standard Standard-Bearer

2006 Ducati S4Rs

"Mi raccomando!" I hear the PR officer saying at the other end of the line, which in Italian street speak means: watch your ass!

2006 Moto Guzzi Griso

It means that the end result is so innovative that it can't be really cornered into any known nook. Yes, Guzzi's Griso is that fresh a sight.

State of the Moto Guzzi

Moto Guzzi? Moto who? If you've been riding motorcycles for any length of time, you've probably seen one or two of these unique machines, usually owned by the kind of guy who likes 1970s Saabs. They are known mostly for being quirky to the point...

Sit Up or Lay Down?

The MOrons are off doing top-secret testing (Open Sportbike) at an undisclosed venue (Thunderhill Park) and will not be available under any circumstances this week.

2005 Kawasaki Z 750S

The Z750S was specially engineered for American tastes after much market research - it's clear Kawasaki wants to cash in on the middleweight do-it-all "standard" market.

2005 Ducati Monster S2R

Brothers & sisters, I feel your pain. You are enticed by the idea of a wet-and-wild supermoto, but you are not into racing a motocrosser with street tires in a parking lot, oh no.

Streetfighter Shootout

MO decided to test three of the funkiest Streetfighters we could find. The victor was quite surprising (to me at least,) and will go on to challenge...

Suzuki V-Strom 650

It's difficult to argue with the success of the Suzuki's SV-650 or to argue with the acclaim that the DL V-Strom 1000 has earned from the press.

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