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.

Best Standard Motorcycle of 2013

Honda rang our heartstrings when it introduced its nostalgia-tinged CB1100 and it proves adept at nearly any task thrown at it.

2013 Suzuki SFV650 Review

After a short hiatus, the Suzuki Gladius returns for 2013 with a new name – the SFV650. The unfaired, mid-displacement standard is mechanically identical to its predecessor, though it comes in a more color scheme and a higher price tag.

New 2014 Yamaha FZ-09, YZ450F & YZ250F

Introducing the 2014 Yamaha FZ-09 - an $8000 naked sporty bike with impressive specs and an alluring price. Also new from Yamaha is the 2014 YZ450F and YZ250F.

2013 Honda CB1100 Review

Honda's new CB1100 standard hearkens back to a golden age of Japanese motorcycling currently enjoying a resurgence among the younger generation.

2013 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Review

I have a long history of saying that pretty much every engine could be improved by adding 10% more power. With the Brutale 800, MV Agusta has achieved that goal and then some.

2013 Honda CB500F and CBR500R Review - First Ride

As the average age of motorcyclists rises, the industry is scrambling to find a way to attract new riders to the street. How do you turn curious bystanders into devoted consumers? Honda thinks it has the answer.

2013 Zero S Review

If you're not yet weary of reading about how electric motorcycles have been approaching the speed and usability of petrol-powered bikes, here's another chance. The new 2013 Zero S is changing the way we judge these electron-excited two-wheelers.

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