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 Motorcycles of 2012

It’s again that time of the year when we select’s Best Of choices – our annual MOBO awards. Surf along as we look back at the standout motorcycles of the past year.

2012 Honda NC700X Review - Video

Honda’s taking a risk with the NC700X, hoping it will attract new and returning riders. While its looks are definitely polarizing, its practicality, performance, comfort and value can’t be overlooked.

2012 Ducati Diavel Cromo Review

Ducati recategorized the power-cruiser market with the Diavel, taking the fight to YamaStar’s venerable VMax. The the Cromo version only ups the fashion ante.

2012 MV Agusta Brutale 675 Review

MV Agusta has launched the Brutale 675 to be its budget contender enabling the Varese firm to tap into a bigger market. A budget MV Agusta, however, is still expected to place itself right at the top in its segment.

2013 Kawasaki Early-Release Models

Kawasaki has just released news about changes to four of its existing models for 2013, including the addition of an electronic steering damper to the potent ZX-10R and the option of adding antilock brakes to the versatile Ninja 650.

2012 Moto Guzzi V7 Lineup Review

Piaggio re-launched Moto GUzzi's V7 line with three models, the V7 Stone, the V7 Special and the V7 Racer, all powered by an updated 744cc 90-degree V-Twin engine.

2012 Bajaj Pulsar 200NS Review

Bajaj’s Pulsar bikes are a rage in India. Now, a triple-plug Pulsar 200NS, with an engine based off of the KTM Duke 200, aims to spark off a new chapter.

2012 Literbike Streetfighter Shootout - Video

We make no secret of our love of naked motorcycles, but who do we love the most? We’ve assembled the aristocrats of the class — Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC, MV Agusta Brutale R 1090 and Triumph Speed Triple R — to determine the hierarchy of the naked elite.

2012 Aprilia Tuono V4 R Review

One of our favorite sporting nakeds has been Aprilia's Tuono that debuted a decade ago, based on the V-Twin RSV1000. Today, we have its successor, the Aprila Tuono V4R, a naked conversion of the championship-winning RSV4.

2012 MV Agusta Brutale R 1090 Review

Motorcycle art, as MV Agusta has branded itself, is a generally accepted description of the models produced by the Italian manufacturer. Our question is if a bike as attractive as the Brutale 1090R can perform as well as it profiles.

2012 Triumph Speed Triple R Review

The Triumph Speed Triple gets the R treatment with a host of upgrades including Ohlins suspension, Brembo monoblocs and carbon fiber bits. But are these upgrades worth the $4000 premium?

2012 Confederate X132 Hellcat Preview

Hellcat, the most affordable motorcycle in Confederate’s portfolio, enters 2012 as a new model with reduced complexity and increased performance. Among the upgrades is a 2,163cc V-Twin engine of unit construction, with cases milled from billet aluminum.

2012 Honda NC700X Preview

American Honda will import its most recent all-new model, first seen at last fall’s EICMA show in Milan. Unveiled today at the New York International Motorcycle Show, the NC700X is a multi-purpose, versatile machine with a big emphasis on utility.

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