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.

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.

2004 Benelli TNT

Oh yes, it's amazing how the interpretation for the term "Naked" can be so different at the two poles of the motorcycle production world.

Kawasaki Z750

Who said nakeds have to be 600 or 1000cc's? What's wrong with a good old 750, if it sells for the same price as a Honda 599 or Yamaha FZ6?

2004 Ducati S4R Monster

Quick: what're the crucial elements of naked-bike greatness, the factors that define the class? Can I get some answers from the MO Crew?

2004 MV Agusta Brutale S

Yep, you're all welcome to skip right on through this text and scroll down to the wallpaper gallery.

Triumph Thruxton 900

I suppose it is easy to begin a review of the new Triumph Thruxton, with some sepia toned stories about the golden days of the Ace Cafe, the stale tea served there, or some bench racing tales of the "ton-up boys".

2003 Naked 1000 Shootout

Maybe we've been watching too much Discovery channel or late night TV, but here's a little something we learned about the Owl and the Pussycat: Suzuki's SV1000 goes head-to-head with the Kawasaki Z1000.

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