Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung
Motorcycles come in many different varieties, some better suited for certain purposes than others.
The Honda CBR600RR is available in a special Repsol replica edition inspired by the company's RC213V MotoGP race bike.
Some sportbikes are more sedate and designed more for the street than the track such as the Kawasaki Ninja 1000.
Forward mounted footpegs and a relatively low seat height are hallmarks of cruisers such as the Harley-Davidson Breakout.
Cruisers aren't all big, heavy and intimidating as we demonstrated in our recent 250cc Cruiser Shootout.
Tourers like the Victory Cross Country Tour offer plenty of wind protection and ample storage space - perfect for weekend getaways out of the city.
High-end tourers like the Honda Gold Wing F6B offer a dizzying array of features.
If you don't feel like spending $20,000 for a tourer, manufacturers offer more affordable options such as the Star V Star 1300 Tourer pictured here. Priced at $12,290. the V Star Tourer is $10,000 less expensive than the Victory Cross Country Tour pictured earlier, but doesn't have as many features.
sport-tourers like the Yamaha FJR1300A offer sporty performance while also being fit for long journeys.
BMW's best selling motorcycle, the R1200GS, is an example of the trendy adventure-tourer segment, combining on- and off-road performance with long-range travel.
Smaller models like the Honda CRF250L are affordable and easier to pick up in case of an accident than the larger adventure-touring dual-sps.
Standards such as the Triumph Bonneville offer a comfortable, neutral riding position.
'Standard' isn't necessarily synonomous with 'boring'. Naked streetfighters like the Triumph Speed Triple R remain favorites of the staff.
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