4. KTM 690 SMC R


I swayed back and forth between including the 450 SMR or the 690 SMC R to this list, as neither are offered in the States. Ultimately, I chose the latter because its lights, indicators and sidestand make it a street-legal supermoto machine. SM bikes are incredibly fun, but I understand why most OEMs don’t offer one for sale in the States anymore. They serve a rather limited purpose for most folks, and the track-only 450 SMR wasn’t a great seller for the few years it appeared here. I don’t care. The few folks who did buy the 450 surely loved riding, it and I bet the 690 SMC R is no less fun, both on the track and in the canyons. I’d love the chance to get my hands on one.