30 best motorcycles

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

Motorcycles – alternative type of vehicle, characterized by increased maneuverability, small dimensions (relative to cars), good power parameters in terms of its own curb weight. Despite the fact that motor transport is developed in Russia not as good as, say, in the USA or Japan, they love him, about him they say and occasionally on the streets of large cities road bikes, enduro and even illustrious choppers coming out legends straight from the last century.

Due to the abundance of manufacturers and models of bikes on the modern the market an online magazine invites you to review the ranking of the most top 6 motorcycles in six categories based on double assessment by experts and consumers.

How to choose a motorcycle

how to choose a motorcycle

Choosing a motorcycle from a visual design point of view depends on the preferences of the consumer and the purpose for which he is acquired. However, in the general technical sense, there is a set standard features and aspects you need to know and taking into account. Therefore, with self-selection motorcycle magazine recommends taking into account the following parameters:

Engine power. One of the main indicators of any vehicle, affecting both the characteristics of movement and its cost. How fast depends on engine power the motorcycle will gain momentum (accelerate) how big it is maximum speed, as well as a predisposition to travel elevation plots. Now about the recommendations:

  1. If you ride cross country or sand, a good choice would be motorcycles with engines of 6-20 liters. from., having sufficient passability and not demanding in part budget

  2. The priority is measured trips to work within the city? Pay attention to models with a capacity of 10-20 liters. s. maneuverable in flow and economical in maintenance;

  3. For quick and maneuverable city trips when time is playing the main role, give preference to motorcycles for 20-45 liters. from.;

  4. As a vehicle for traveling long distances, from which requires a combination of speed, maneuverability and reliability, choose motors with a power of 50-95 hp.;

  5. Fans of superbikes and high speeds should pay attention to the lineup from 100 hp and higher.

Engine capacity. No less important aspect, providing influence on power, accompanying acceleration characteristics and fuel consumption. In this case, we can give the following recommendations:

  1. with quiet movement on city roads of a volume of 100-150 cube see will be enough;

  2. for the possibility of going on the road (fishing, hunting, camping), depending on the “neglected” terrain, the volume indicator of the engine may vary between 150-250 cubic meters. cm;

  3. if the prospects of using a motorcycle are pushing you to an energetic ride with decent acceleration, as well as maneuvering in dense flow, we recommend choosing models with an indicator from 250 to 350 cc cm;

  4. in all other cases, when travel comes first on highways, highways and good intercity roads, as well as professional appearances on decent racing series, should pay attention to motorcycles from 400 cu. cm.

Speed ​​indicators. Focus on this the parameter is important if the travel time (i.e. mobility) plays an important role for you. Here, as in previous paragraphs, all motorcycles can be divided into several discharges:

  1. low-power, economical and measured in terms of speed models, characterized by low fuel consumption at the expense of agility. The limit of such motorcycles is considered to be 90-100 km / h, and the average indicator – 60 km / h;

  2. motorbikes for riding on public roads connecting settlements between themselves. A typical picture for Russia and how Consequently, the most popular segment for buyers. Maximum the speed of these motorcycles can reach 150-180 km / h, which is a very good result;

  3. Autobahn conquerors, very powerful and demanding on fuel bikes created for motorway exits. Features such copies go far beyond 250 km / h, which allows owners save time when traveling.

Engine’s type. Currently in motorcycle design electric motors are actively integrated, however, their stability is as well as the charge, leaves much to be desired and not acceptable for operating conditions in Russia. Largely because of this the only options for the engines are still push-pull and four-stroke.

  1. two-stroke engines have a more primitive design, simplicity in maintenance and repair, however, they can be in no way inferior by the power of some categories of four-stroke engines. They are themselves a kind of “workhorse”, which shamefully use for utility cases, short-distance transportation around the city, and also for fishing or hunting.

  2. four-stroke motors are structurally complex, however have more stable traction, can offer users with greater internal volume and overall increase technical specifications. Motorcycles with such engines will ideal for short trips around the city, so and for long trips over long distances.

Cooling. Another important feature of the engine is a type of cooling. According to the canons of technical achievements, it happens air and oil. The first is suitable for low-power short-lived motorcycles travel. For such a short time, engine components do not have time heat up to critical levels. In the case of more powerful power units use oil cooling based on circulation liquids in a closed system. In this case, excess heat actively diverted by oil, simultaneously performing lubricating function.

Gearbox (transmission). Tips for this the parameter will be exploratory, with reference to emotions from use.

  1. manual transmission – an option for drive enthusiasts who used to getting maximum responsiveness from technology. Such an option performance allows you to make sharp jerks from the start and make fast acceleration, but requires timely gear changes in order to prevent overheating of the power plant. The mechanics are economical durable and much cheaper to repair than automatic boxes or variators.

  2. automatic transmission – “light” option for people, preferring practicality and ease of management. No need here distracted by gear shifting: the box controls the speed, raising or lowering them automatically. Ideal for the need for frequent travel, however, due to the implementation of the aggregate repair systems are more expensive to maintain and wasteful in terms of fuel consumption.

The mass of the motorcycle. Many users do not pay tribute attention to this characteristic, making a choice on intuitive level. In general, the degree depends on the mass. vehicle stability on the road as well maneuverability and controllability.

  1. if you want to buy a bike for off-road track riding and performing tricks, that is, it makes sense to look at lightweight models whose weight does not exceed 50-70 kg;

  2. there is no need to take too light for maneuvering around the city motorcycle, as its stability in the flow will be unstable. The best option here is to choose between 90-120 kg, which it’s convenient to roll over on its side, and it’s not possible to stabilize during demolition is a lot of work.

  3. in long trips at high speeds a necessary minimum by weight will be 200 kg. With such indicators, it is achieved minimally required clamping force ensuring stability of the bike on the track.

Type of suspension. Travel Comfort Aspect on various road reliefs. According to the standard classification distinguish the following types of pendants:

  1. rack with springs – is attached to the rear of the frame and has high rigidity. It behaves very badly on rough roads, because of what off-road driving (or “killed” does not accept domestic directions). But it will be a great option for movement on smooth tracks with minimal defects in coverage.

  2. monoshock – element of the type of the pendulum system, fixed in the rear of the frame in a position close to horizontal. Effectively dampens longitudinal vibrations due to large amplitude compression, making it great for jumping, riding on rough terrain and in small towns with plenty unpaved roads.

  3. telescopic vibration damper – working cylinders of this suspension options are located on the front fork, compensating unevenness of the roadway by compression or stretching in corresponding direction. It has a large power reserve, due to with what is a universal solution for urban traffic roads and for off-road travel.

Rating of the best motorcycles

Nomination a place name price
The best sports bikes 1 Kawasaki Ninja H2R 4 588 000 rub.
2 Ducati Panigale V4 RED 2 418 000 rub.
3 Yamaha YZF-R1M 1 970 000 rub.
4 Aprilia RSV4 RF 1 490 000 rub.
5 MV Agusta F4 RR RC 2 780 000 rub.
6 Honda CBR 1000 RR / RA Fireblade RUB 1,245,000
7 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 1,190,000 rub.
Best Touring Motorcycles 1 BMW K 1600 GTL 1 967 000 rub.
2 Honda Gold Wing (GL1800 AirBag + Navi) 1 785 000 rub.
3 Harley-davidson street glide 1 790 000 rub.
4 KAWASAKI 1400 GTR RUB 1,244,000
5 Indian roadmaster 2 817 000 rub.
The best sports and tourist motorcycles 1 Yamaha FJR1300A 1 200 000 rub.
2 Kawasaki ZZR1400 1 370 000 rub.
Best cross bikes 1 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S 1 400 000 rub.
2 Yamaha YZ450F 590 000 rub.
3 Kawasaki KX450F 656 000 rub.
4 Honda CRF 450 R 707 000 rub.
5 Kawasaki KX85-I 332 000 rub.
The best classic (road) motorcycles 1 Ducati diavel carbon 2 049 000 rub.
2 Yamaha VMAX 1 600 000 rub.
3 MV Agusta Brutale 1090 1 590 000 rub.
4 Kawasaki Z1000 R Edition 2018 1 161 000 rub.
5 Yamaha Fazer 8 ABS 730 000 rub.
6 BMW R nine T Scrambler 999 000 rub.
7 Honda CB 1000 RA (ABS) RUB 1,245,000
8 KTM 690 Duke 830 000 rub.
Best chinese motorcycles 1 Zongshen Winner ZS250GS 210 000 rub.
2 Lifan LF250 Cruiser 149 900 rub.
3 Patron taker 250 120 000 rub.

The best sports bikes

Kawasaki Ninja H2R

Rating: 4.9

Kawasaki Ninja H2R

After more than three years, the experts were finally able to interpret the mores of this sports bike that left mixed impressions at the time of debut on the world market in 2015 year. In fact, immensely cool became his strong features combination of aggressive appearance, power and design parameters that allowed the model to accelerate to a mark of more than 350 kilometers per hour. Actually, for ensuring such results corresponds to a four-cylinder in-line engine, the volume of which is 998 cubic centimeters. Accordingly, twisting the moment on the shaft reaches 165 Nm, while the power – an impressive 310 horsepower.

For the dynamics of movements in the Kawasaki Ninja H2R, a set of suspensions of two types: front telescopic fork with a stroke of 120 millimeters, and behind – a pendulum with a monoshock and 135 strokes millimeters. Actually, from this fact it is already becoming clear that the bike is designed exclusively for driving on flat roads. AND, more precisely, for tracks, because rapid acceleration takes just a couple of seconds, and move in a similar mode even on the autobahns very difficult.

Advantages

  • perfectly adjusted clamping forces and selected mass structures that positively affect handling;
  • an abundance of technological innovations;
  • high maximum speed limit;
  • very catchy appearance;
  • power of 310 horsepower.

disadvantages

  • extremely high cost (from 4 million rubles).

Ducati Panigale V4 RED

Rating: 4.9

Ducati Panigale V4 RED

Certainly, an icon of Italian motor industry, which is simply not could pass the rating of the best sports bikes on the planet. Ducati Panigale V4 RED – a very wayward bike spectacular look, with a capacity of 214 horsepower. This indicator, coupled with 124 Nm of torque, provided by V-shaped a four-cylinder engine with a volume of 1214 cubic centimeters. Behind accuracy in terms of fuel injection into combustion chambers here corresponds electronic nozzle control system, the setting of which allows add a few more “horses” to the output power.

The main feature of the Ducati Panigale V4 RED is lightweight housing design using a completely new frame from aluminum alloy. It provides excellent pressure effort, and also helps to lighten the bike, which ultimately ultimately leads to a noticeable improvement in handling, especially in criteria for entering curves. Needless to say that this a motorcycle is exclusively tracked, and ride it into the city on least unreasonable? Very expensive to maintain, it costs almost the same money as a good Korean crossover, giving with much more emotions, drive and adrenaline. it great purchase option for those who want to have a very frisky “toy” for periodic travel on the track.

Advantages

  • high power and torque;
  • relatively reasonable cost;
  • lightweight motorcycle design for better controllability;
  • enchanting design, in the spirit of the company Ducati;
  • the ability to fine-tune and increase technical specifications by adjusting the operation of electrical circuits.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Yamaha YZF-R1M

Rating: 4.8

Yamaha YZF-R1M

A peculiar style icon among sports bikes of the 2000s issues whose overall contribution to the segment is very difficult to overestimate. The Japanese from the legendary corporation almost completely reworked appearance of the Yamaha YZF-R1M (sample 2012), making it unlike the older motorcycles in the series. Like most competitors of that time, the motorcycle was at the disposal of 998 cc four-cylinder engine capable of delivering up to 182 horsepower at 115 Nm of torque. Given the light weight constructive solution (only 170 kilograms), the pilot easily can accelerate to 300 kilometers per hour, without experiencing no discomfort due to smooth gear shifting.

However, such subtleties have affected little ergonomics. Yamaha YZF-R1M feels sharpened by tracks in everything, right up to to a stiffer suspension that makes you feel literally every roughness of the road. As for the features, then from all the design of the bike stands out for its high seating position, atypical for products in this segment. Thanks to such configuration, the driver has additional opportunities for controlling maneuvers for the exact passage of curves and set the trajectory. This is a very good sports bike, deserved a high place in the ranking of the best.

Advantages

  • cheeky appearance;
  • high landing, increasing the controllability of the bike;
  • the possibility of acceleration to 300 kilometers per hour;
  • low, relative to competitors, price.

disadvantages

  • very stiff suspension.

Aprilia RSV4 RF

Rating: 4.8

Aprilia RSV4 RF

Italian superbike grand designed with serious claims to leadership in the category of track sports arrivals. Aprilia RSV4 RF is one of the few applicants the appearance of which, along with painting, was originally sharpened for performances on the track, because everything is framed according to the canons of the elite series (with the exception of sponsor logos). With pure from a technical point of view, the motorcycle is significantly ahead of the competitor Yamaha YZF-R1M, delivering all 200 horsepower with the same engine capacity (999.4 cubic centimeters). And here is the twisting moment has remained unchanged: 115 Nm at 10500 rpm quite enough to provide instant acceleration jerkily with places.

It is noteworthy that the curb weight of the Aprilia RSV4 RF is 204 kilograms, while the fuel tank is designed to fill 18.5 liters of fuel. Stiff suspension with short strokes (120 and 130 millimeters front and rear), which ensures no loss on vertical swinging and good downforce (together with streamlined shape of an aluminum body). It’s only a pity that it’s worth such a bike is very expensive, which is why it is not the highest, but a worthy place in the ranking of the best.

Advantages

  • power equal to 201 horsepower;
  • light weight even in running order;
  • original body coloring, sharpened for sports competitions;
  • good comfort conditions even with a stiffer suspension.

disadvantages

  • high price.

MV Agusta F4 RR RC

Rating: 4.7

MV Agusta F4 RR RC

Enchanting version of the track superbike 2017 release, manufactured at the world famous Varese factory. primary goal the creation of the MV Agusta F4 RR RC was dictated by the need improvements to obsolete motorcycles that took participation in the WSBK world championships. The engineers had a task create a motorcycle, at least not inferior in technical terms competitors represented by the same Yamaha, Ducati, Honda and Suzuki, with which they, by the way, managed 100%. The finished sample received 212 horsepower with an engine volume of 1000 cubic meters.

As for the other characteristics, the largest number Triggers MV Agusta F4 RR RC is observed in the plane of the senses and sensations. The vast majority of motorcycle enthusiasts recognize that this model is the most beautiful at this stage of development sports motorcycle industry. Streamlined shapes, great design, competent painting and a bunch of scattered little things can attract not only from a good angle of photography, but also live, which for ordinary Japanese variations (except, perhaps, Kawasaki Ninja) all more is becoming a rarity.

Advantages

  • magnificent design recognized as a reference at this stage development of a segment of sports bikes;
  • 212-horsepower engine with a capacity of 1000 cubic meters;
  • spot improvements that made a striking difference between the bike and previous series models.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Honda CBR 1000 RR / RA Fireblade

Rating: 4.6

Honda CBR 1000 RR

A typical Honda representative with recognizable features styles borrowed from previous CBR models. Possesses a sufficiently small power reserve (143 forces at 1000 cubic meters of volume), making him the most humble technical representative among their own kind. However, the torque remains at competitors’ level: 114 Nm give the opportunity for a sharp start with speed dial. However, all these nuances are compensated very low mass of the motorcycle – when equipped, it weighs only 196 kilograms, which makes it very playfully “proposal” to accelerate on cutoff.

If we discard the technical parameters, then the attention is entirely focuses on design moments. Namely, on sufficiently massive in appearance structural parts, such as exhaust pipe. The second important nuance concerns the noticeable landing, and visually lift the seat and rear wing. These things look very stylish and in the spirit of Honda, but also affects usability and motorcycle handling when entering curves. In this case, the back stroke the lever fork with a gas shock absorber is 138.2 millimeters, which is slightly higher than that of rivals in the category. In general, Honda CBR 1000 RR / RA Fireblade is a very solid a bike with a simple and understandable “character”, the cost of which is quite meets the technical side of the assessment.

Advantages

  • Honda look
  • lightweight design that unlocks potential low power models;
  • very reliable components and assemblies;
  • comfortable fit and enhanced handling.

disadvantages

  • low engine power (143 hp) with a large volume (1000 cubic centimeters).

Suzuki GSX-R 1000

Rating: 4.5

Suzuki GSX-R 1000

Motobike, which was launched in 2012, became the most the expected project of that season. The main heap of hopes was assigned to a lot of external changes, ardently expected by fans of the Japanese grand Suzuki. But, to the great regret of the crowd, a miracle did not happen: prudent manufacturers focused on modernization mechanical (or, in a general sense, power) part. Pistons four-cylinder engine were replaced by new, lightweight (almost 11%), but with the same supply of working resource. The volume of the engine, in general, remained unchanged – 999 cubic centimeters gave 182 horsepower and 117 Nm of torque. By compared to ranking leader, Kawasaki Ninja H2R – indicators extremely ineffective.

However, the Suzuki GSX-R 1000 marked that rare type sports bikes that have found their use on track the site, and beyond. Good dynamic qualities allow those few users from the people without problems to drive along flat streets without serious road defects canvases. In fairness, it is worth noting that this model made a serious contribution to the further development of Suzuki sportbikes, representing the first iteration of creating a real track “monster”.

Advantages

  • a number of point improvements to the chassis and mechanical parts bike;
  • possibility of use as a motorcycle for movement on autobahns and tracks;
  • good handling;
  • relatively low cost;
  • high degree of reliability of the constituent elements.

disadvantages

  • low speed performance with a solid working volume engine and, accordingly, low efficiency.

Best Touring Motorcycles

BMW K 1600 GTL

Rating: 4.9

BMW K 1600 GTL

BMW K 1600 GTL – objectively, the best motorcycle for tourist travel presented in this ranking as by technical indicators and other aspects of assessment. Successfully in the model are not the largest equipped weight (360 kilograms) and a six-cylinder engine running on limits of their capabilities (but preserving the resource for long time). At 1649 cubic centimeters of its volume power is 160 horsepower, and the torque reaches 175 Nm at 5250 shaft revolutions per minute.

Because of belonging to a large automobile (and nominally it exactly) to the concern, the K 1600 GTL enlisted the support of some a tremendous amount of proprietary technologies, which list the move is not so simple. Of the most obvious, we can distinguish:

  1. Three driving modes: Dynamic, Rain and Road;
  2. advanced ABS system (anti-lock brakes);
  3. track control;
  4. dynamic tire pressure monitoring system;
  5. Cruise control;
  6. electronic suspension adjustment.

All this and much more makes the model special within segment, and even the sky-high price tag in such a situation looks like something for granted.

Advantages

  • the best set of technical characteristics;
  • original design;
  • huge stock of work resource – ownership is felt premium German concern;
  • carefully designed ergonomic part;
  • an abundance of technological solutions integrated into systems motorcycle.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Honda Gold Wing (GL1800 AirBag + Navi)

Rating: 4.9

Honda Gold Wing (GL1800 AirBag + Navi)

The classic tourer from the Japanese company Honda, trapped in rating due to constant tradition and constant updating the lineup. GL1800 is a peak stage Gold Wing family motorcycle development, crowning it with a well-thought-out and hitherto unchanged seat system with well-chosen lumbar supports, chic design in all aspects, and some crazy torque indicators coupled with all technical specifications.

The engine capacity of 1832 cubic meters is 118 horsepower, which allow you to disperse a 421-pound colossus to 200 kilometers per hour. It is significant that the torque is equal to 167 Nm, giving the potential for a sharp jerk from the start. At all, looking at the technical part, it often seems that Gold Wing (GL1800 AirBag + Navi) has hidden sports features bike – at least the Honda lineups are for sure took place among the ideological inspirers of corporate engineers. One way or another, but this motorcycle turned out to be very high quality and successful, which naturally affected the sales figures. Yes, and the price, We will be honest, fully disposed to make a purchase.

Advantages

  • very high torque rating (167 Nm);
  • thoughtful comfort elements, in particular, very comfortable back support for driver and passenger;
  • good peak speed for the “heavyweight” – 200 km / h;
  • nice design.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Harley-davidson street glide

Rating: 4.8

Harley-Davidson Street Glide

As always beautiful and as always very dangerous for competitors, tourer from the world famous manufacturer of lighters and motorcycle ranked third in the ranking of the best tourist bikes. Street Glide is a lite version in Harley Davidson Electra Glide electric motorcycle line, inheriting all the characteristic features of this “Harley”, and indeed technical indicators retained its face in its original form. In fact, the whole difference between the “light” from the standard version is relocating to the “new” old twinCam naturally aspirated engine 103, the power of which is 87 horses, and the torque is 139 Nm at 3500 rpm. A very dubious update, which, nevertheless, pushes the model to the classics even more, rather than a full-fledged Electra system.

The second important change was the abandonment of the central wardrobe trunk, due to of which the seat also acquires a more classic (from that and more simple) view, and the passenger loses additional columns audio systems and solid support under the back. Driver’s seat also undergone a number of simplifications, but those do not affect on comfort and generally do not carry any more semantic load. Ultimately Street Glide is not seen as much a sequel or ideological follower of the series, how much a model designed to raise excess noise and link to classic canons. It’s still the same Harley Davidson – overweight A 372-pound road warrior worth buying for at least familiarization with the legendary brand cult.

Advantages

  • comfortable seat for both the driver and Passenger
  • improved handling (same minimum angle margin) tilt);
  • Harley Davidson look
  • balanced power characteristics with plenty of torque moment.

disadvantages

  • essentially a slightly modified “replay” of the Electra tourer Glide

KAWASAKI 1400 GTR

Rating: 4.7

KAWASAKI 1400 GTR

Japanese brand Kawasaki has almost manic cravings to squeeze maximum speeds from your own bikes production. And the Tourer 1400 GTR, quite famous in Russia, became another confirmation of this phenomenon. Its weight (279 kilograms) is not can be compared with the Indian roadmaster , however positive trends in the efficient use of engine resources are obvious even with such unequal indicators. The fact is that with with a volume of 1352 cubic meters, the power of a four-cylinder engine is 155 horsepower consistent with 136 Nm of torque. Therefore, a model designed to conquer long distances, it is capable of accelerating to 300 kilometers per hour, briskly gaining speed straight from the start.

Needless to say: externally the KAWASAKI 1400 GTR is a a slightly “fat” sports bike with an aggressive character, added in comfort and not at all lost in charge. Obviously, of all the applicants in this category it’s least like a traditional roadster (or a tourer, someone like whatever), but is able to give a lot of positive emotions from an unusual combination of sport and moderate road excellence.

Advantages

  • excellent power and torque characteristics to engine displacement;
  • truly athletic “charge” imprinted on technical parameters of the bike;
  • increased comfort due to redesigned chassis parts and fit the seat;
  • Stylish look in the spirit of superbikes from Kawasaki.

disadvantages

  • not a “clean” road bike.

Indian Roadmaster

Rating: 4.7

Indian Roadmaster

One of the flagship “chariots” of little-known in Russia manufacturer Indian, able to impress the audience of motorists and authentic appearance, and characteristics along with original solutions, and even prohibitively high price. Despite for real massiveness and load roadmaster represents very comfortable and manageable bike, the weight of which at equipment and without it is 630 and 421 kilograms respectively. No wonder that with an engine volume of 1811 cubic centimeters power is only 74 horsepower – speed in its real sense, it is absent completely. Nevertheless, when driving on highways, drive and peace from control creates some kind of wild quintessence of feeling that agility in this “iron” is, and quite large.

With technological solutions in terms of appearance and ergonomics Indian Roadmaster is also not unique. Motorcycle clearly trying to be like 40 or 50 years old models that achieved through the use of the same structural materials, like half a century ago. Dashboard (excluding electronic window of indications from airborne sensors), and with it all organizers imbued with the spirit of antiquity. So much so that, while driving, literally Feel the trends of the old era. And the only reminder of life in the beginning of the 21st century, the engine start button remains trigger with another set of buttons.

Advantages

  • stunning looks taken out of the context of half a century prescription;
  • control buttons (auto start, alarm, etc.) put on the steering wheel;
  • comfort due to comfortable fit and chassis design;
  • extremely reliable system, as well as high-quality selection materials.

disadvantages

  • very heavy motorcycle (630 kilograms equipped) condition);
  • high price (more than 3 million rubles);
  • “gluttonous” 74-horsepower engine.

The best sports and tourist motorcycles

Yamaha FJR1300A

Rating: 4.9

Yamaha FJR1300A

This is a sports tourer in its purest form and according to the nature of belonging it clearly superior to the Kawasaki ZZR1400 in a single rating categories. In fact, no revelations Yamaha FJR1300A not presents, remaining faithful to the classical structures of the structure of the Tourers of sports bikes is a charged appearance with a bit of enlarged shapes and modified chassis to enhance ride comfort.

As for the technical characteristics of the motorcycle, the first and the main thing to understand: a combination of power (140 horses) and torque (136 Nm) gives a very solid gain as in speed plan and acceleration parameters. According to experts, overclocking to weaving takes no more than 3 seconds, whereas maximum speed is limited to 260 kilometers in an hour, which for the Tourer is an extremely good result. Last thing it is worth noting (and that directly affects speed indicators) – this is curb weight. For such a frisky bike, it is 290 kilogram, despite the fact that the volume of the fuel tank is 25 liters (and takes about 40 kilograms of weight at full gas station).

Advantages

  • continuous improvement of embedded systems and integration new ones;
  • mass, providing increased controllability and sufficient to provide the required downforce;
  • the possibility of instant acceleration due to high torque moment;
  • optimal set of technical parameters;
  • sports design specific to the company’s products Yamaha

disadvantages

  • not found.

Kawasaki ZZR1400

Rating: 4.7

Kawasaki ZZR1400

The ideological successor of the legendary model Hayabusa, Kawasaki ZZR1400 turned out to be very extraordinary. Statement that this the bike will be the flagship of a series of sports tourers, it was met perplexed by both fans of the company’s products, and interested observers. With an engine capacity of 1400 cubic centimeters, the model produced an impressive 200 horses and demonstrated torque going under a hundred already at 2000 revolutions per minute. These figures allowed the ZZR1400 to accelerate. up to 320 kilometers per hour (according to experts, the maximum registered speed is even higher), after which it arose reasonable question: why is this not a hyperbike?

The mystery was obvious and lay in the plane of desire manufacturer to take an even more dominant position in the market. Thus, what should have been categorized as motorcycles with the prefix “hyper”, unexpectedly formally became called a sports tourer. However, consumers will not be fooled: characteristic aggressive traits, imprisonment for achievement maximum opportunities and fast driving impossible to hide behind framework of conventions.

Advantages

  • aggressive design specific to Kawasaki products;
  • peak speed above 320 kilometers per hour;
  • ideological successor of the famous Hayabusa;
  • excellent engine specifications.

disadvantages

  • nominally not a tourist motorcycle destination.

Best cross bikes

KTM 1290 Super Adventure S

Rating: 4.9

KTM 1290 Super Adventure S

According to numerous descriptions of people, one way or another connected with themed industry, the KTM 1290 Super Adventure S is a typical representative of the tourist enduro, standing on the border between heavy bikes like the BMW R1200GS Adventure and SUV type Ducati Multistrada. To the first he does not fit in technical parameters, and to the second – in the “spirit”, or, if you like, in bright pronounced off-road qualities.

Super Adventure S engine “migrated” here straight from 1290 Super Duke R (famous streetfighter even in Russian circles motorists), but survived a series of small changes that cut power to an annoying 180 horsepower. But acquired stability in work at low and medium speeds, which is what is required from an avid motor crossover. For off-road battles, they even introduced a separate a routine called a battered and well-known whole word “off-road”. When driving at these settings, the suspension becomes less sensitive, the gas handle loses responsiveness for the sake of smooth flow gas, and stabilizers begin to “understand” that under the wheels is not hard asphalt, but loose (sometimes very much) priming. In general, the bike perfectly adapts to off-road conditions, plays well on management impressions, and also does not Forgets to please buyers with appearance. Solid five and first place in the ranking.

Advantages

  • pronounced off-road qualities, the presence of traffic settings off-road mode;
  • nice design;
  • adaptive suspension settings for road conditions;
  • good technical characteristics, reliable engine.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Yamaha YZ450F

Rating: 4.8

Yamaha YZ450F

Slightly not reached the leading line and very “peppy” Yamaha YZ450F cross-country motorcycle whose early prototypes legendary not only because of good results on the world championships, but also on getting into user modifications of the game GTA Vice City. The motorcycle is equipped with a 450 cc engine of 53 horsepower, which, with body weight in running order about 110 kilograms, they can easily pick up speed at direct and impeccably respond to the actions of the driver.

Perhaps the most important advantage of the Yamaha YZ450F was the system suspension, possessing strokes at a whopping 310 millimeters. IN in particular, thanks to it there is damping from irregularities ways and it is it that allows you to get out of the most difficult sections of off-road terrain. As additional indirect pluses can be distinguished reinforced aluminum frame with two-sided beam, as well as a more ample fuel tank, net volume which is 7.5 liters. Given the low cost motorcycle both on the secondary and at authorized dealers, we get perfect model with legendary roots and an absolute minimum any minor flaws.

Advantages

  • increased fuel tank capacity (compared to competitors);
  • long suspension moves (310 millimeters in the back and front);
  • optimal technical performance;
  • low price in the secondary market and at dealers;
  • lightweight construction.

disadvantages

  • .not found

Kawasaki KX450F

Rating: 4.7

Kawasaki KX450F

The second Kawasaki in the category, rated for participation in professional series of motocross competitions in older series. It has a weight of 105 kilograms, which at declared 54 horsepower power gives a significant plus to controllability and good boost both at breakdown from the start, and along the way to overcome the distance. True, according to experts, the service motorcycle after the acquisition by ordinary users of the “people” requires good financial injections, since a single-cylinder the engine working at the limit of its capabilities provokes enhanced loss of life by individual structural parts.

In addition to the obvious modernization of the power unit Kawasaki KX450F got a good suspension upgrade. So, as elements Suspension on the front wheel was used Showa SFF-Air fork TAC with three air chambers and separate work of “feathers” for compression (22 adjustable positions) and hang up (20 positions). Symmetrically, on rear wheel, work on the perception of roughnesses of the roadway driven by a shock absorber from the same Showa, which has 4 adjustable provisions for fast compression, and another 19 for slow compression. That’s all features of a cross-bike are not limited, especially since the number of technological solutions for each node is simple rolls over. However tell about all of them in a short review does not work – just know that this motorcycle is one of the best of its kind.

Advantages

  • motocross bike designed for professional performances;
  • very lightweight design for responsive handling Models
  • powerful 450 cc engine delivering superb indicators of speed and acceleration;
  • as always chic appearance.

disadvantages

  • rapid wear of engine and chassis elements is observed parts.

Honda CRF 450 R

Rating: 4.7

Honda CRF 450 R

The model of a cross-country motorcycle of the 2013 model, which underwent a lot of proprietary modifications throughout the release period. Relative to previous versions of bikes in this category Honda CRF 450 R received a point reinforcement of the alloy frame design, which hardly affected the weight indicators. Dry weight (without fuel in a 6.2-liter tank) amounted to 110.2 kilograms, which had a positive effect on both ease of control and even complex landscapes, and to ensure sufficient clamping force when passing (albeit rare) direct sections.

As for the engine, it’s not an example of the same Kawasaki model KX85-I was upgraded to increase work resource of individual nodes. In particular, and due to weighting elements (e.g., flywheel AGC, increased with mass gain by eleven%). In general, the Honda CRF 450 R directly feels sharpened by increase in quality characteristics for the sake of lower costs for service. This is not bad, considering that most people consumers (not professional athletes) are important these are the indicators. Be that as it may, the bike still stands expensive, and the money that supposedly “saved” on the content, go away straight to the initial purchase.

Advantages

  • development of a motorcycle to increase working life individual nodes and mechanisms;
  • low weight guaranteeing good bike handling at all sections of the route;
  • increased safety by reinforcing the frame additional jumpers (binders);
  • high-quality shock absorbers and large suspension moves.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Kawasaki KX85-I

Rating: 4.5

Kawasaki KX85-I

One of two Kawasaki representatives in the category, intended for participation in professional competitions in motocross in the junior series. Kawasaki KX85-I has a single cylinder 85 cubic centimeter two-stroke engine enough to generate 29 horsepower. With a weight of 68.5 kilograms it allows you to reach speeds of up to 115 kilometers per hour, which in the conditions of motocross off-road competitions is very acceptable result (of course, for the subcompact class motors).

A notable feature of the Kawasaki KX85-I is UNI-TRAK adjustable monopole, which is an element of the rear pendants. According to the driver’s needs, it can be adjusted to 4 compression positions and 16 expanding positions. Total move this suspension is 275 millimeters, allowing you to compensate sharp changes in altitude when driving on the road. Purely technical any consumer can afford this bike: cost in area of ​​3,5 thousand dollars does not look something out of the ordinary among the “millionaires” represented in the ranking. Its active recommend to those who want to take a wide step out lovers in the category of professionals.

Advantages

  • low price;
  • nice appearance;
  • adjustable suspension (front telescopic fork and rear monostock with a stroke of 275 mm);
  • balanced ratio of mass, power and speed
  • sharpening for professional competitions.

disadvantages

  • for its performance and direction of operation – not revealed.

The best classic (road) motorcycles

Ducati diavel carbon

Rating: 5.0

Ducati Diavel Carbon

The leader in the ranking category of classic motorcycles has become a bright and charismatic production model of the Italian company Ducati, one of the most balanced bikes premium segment. Diavel V-twin engine Carbon has a volume of 1198 cubic centimeters, at which produces 162 horses (at 9500 rpm) and 130.5 Nm of torque moment (at 8000 rpm every minute).

The “cannon” appearance of the motorcycle is a merit of many years. the company’s production experience, coupled with the genius of individual engineers working on future transport concepts facilities. A stylish combination of black (carbon overlays) and red / silver in a number of elements only emphasize aggressiveness and uncompromisingness of the bike on the roadway. is he comfortable (despite the suspension travel limited to 120 millimeters), maneuverable, light (234 kilograms in running order) and very expensive that in the context of the Ducati line of bikes sounds like most flattering complement.

Advantages

  • enchanting design, due to the combination of the spirit of colors, the presence of carbon lining and underlining protruding parts spatial frame;
  • spacious fuel tank (17 liters);
  • peak speed exceeds 300 kilometers per hour;
  • weight is almost comparable with the results of superbikes;
  • high power from a modernized but slightly outdated two-cylinder engine;
  • optimal combination of price and quality.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Yamaha VMAX

Rating: 4.9

Yamaha VMAX

Legendary Yamaha Motorcycle Cruiser Launched started back in 1985, is the personification of the road idyll, sung and repeatedly voiced by consumers in their most striking desires. According to most experts, VMAX is undeniable king of the roads, a real “street bike”, the capacity of 1200 cc which engine was (and is) 140 horsepower. Given a curb weight of 263 kilograms, peak speed within 260 kilometers per hour is a very good result, however, all these indicators are in the context of the consideration of this The motorcycle is very secondary.

In the first roles in Yamaha VMAX has always been and will be component of the feeling of owning this technique, if you like – a sense of control and maneuvering in city flows, mixed with unlimited freedom when traveling on a suburban highway. All this is due exclusively to the precise operation of the engine on low and high speeds without dips in the middle, as well as the comfort of the installed seat, coupled with a rather rigid suspension (the stroke of which front and rear was 140 and 99 millimeters respectively). The cost of such a motorcycle in modern realities over the past couple of years has grown significantly, putting most lineup fans in a quandary between the desire to buy and tight budget constraints.

Advantages

  • design in the spirit of classic “road” motorcycles of the 80s years;
  • powerful engine that works well with 263 kilograms bike weight;
  • high degree of reliability of all systems and nodes;
  • comfort despite a stiffer suspension with in small moves.

disadvantages

  • the price has undergone a significant increase over the past few years old.

MV Agusta Brutale 1090

Rating: 4.9

MV Agusta Brutale 1090

The “brutal” MV Agusta 1090 is in many ways similar to the enchanting one (without embellishment) Ducati Diavel Carbon, presenting to consumers a little perhaps not in the most favorable light within the segment of road motorcycles. The two most important advantages of the model – power and lightness – give, perhaps the most reflex combination among all competitors in rated. 158 horsepower at 11900 rpm capable to disperse 200 kilograms of curb weight to the level of 265 kilometers per hour. This is enough to take a ride on urban roads or intercity highway, as they say, “with a breeze “. Another plus in the piggy bank MV Agusta Brutale 1090 is the volume of the fuel tank, designed to hold 23 liters gasoline. When driving within reasonable limits (100-150 kilometers per hour) one full fill is enough for about 500 kilometers, which allows you to classify this bike in the category of economical.

If we ignore technical and near-technical nuances, some nuances attributed to individual features of the bike and corporate identity of the manufacturer. The fact is that the cause of a series of disputes among consumers has become inexpressive front of the model, not getting the frontal shield and more “predatory” form. In fact, this is the only drawback which can be entered in the passive Brutale 1090 – in other aspects he is enchanting to the absolute.

Advantages

  • dry weight (183 kilograms);
  • maximum speed in the region of 265 kilometers per hour;
  • capacious tank for fuel (23 liters);
  • thoughtful design (apparently, except for the frontal parts);
  • comfort even with a “constrained” suspension.

disadvantages

  • the inexpressive front of the bike – the taste with which worth reckoning.

Kawasaki Z1000 R Edition 2018

Rating: 4.8

Kawasaki Z1000 R Edition 2018

A very beautiful corporate-style motorcycle Kawasaki and with confidence occupying a worthy place in the ranking the best road bikes. Let’s make a reservation right away: prerequisites for there were three entries in the rating. Firstly, it is worth noting the commitment of the Z1000 R Edition 2018, in general, to a meager coloring with very thin and perfectly relevant bright lines. Such a “trick” acts exclusively within the Kawasaki line of bikes – other companies do this more deliberately and rudely (which also has own effect).

Secondly, the four-cylinder engine provides 111 Nm torque and 142 power, giving a good boost right from the start. And thirdly, the curb weight of the motorcycle is only 221 kilogram, of which about 30 fall on the tank. With pure practical point of view Kawasaki Z1000 R Edition 2018 still included at the time of obtaining an objective assessment from consumers, since it appearance on the market recently. However, sales starts “from the spot” is impressive – albeit not in Russia, but around the world the bike managed to bring the creators not a single million dollars. And let it go it’s too early to talk about the future fate of the motorcycle, it’s all the same deserves an honorable place in the ranking of the best.

Advantages

  • very recognizable design from Kawasaki;
  • optimal combination of price and quality;
  • optimal power and torque performance to the curb weight of the motorcycle, taking into account the volume of the engine in 1000 cubes;
  • high degree of reliability of the main components of the bike.

disadvantages

  • incomplete opinion about the bike due to recent release.

Yamaha Fazer 8 ABS

Rating: 4.7

Yamaha Fazer 8 ABS

Another beautiful development by Yamaha, not a bit reached the category of superbikes because of equipment low-cup (by the standards of the “major league”) engine. Although on the outside look there are all prerequisites for that: a very “evil” form, which is not all that is needed is a fairing shield and a more massive frontal visor. 779 inline four-cylinder engine cubic centimeters provides 16.2 horsepower, which, along with 68 Nm of torque, you have to accelerate 220 kilogram of curb weight. Hence the low speed (relative to a number of competitors), and a more meek character with maneuvering in city traffic.

It is noteworthy that the last truly large-scale update Fazer 8 was produced in 2013 – since then, engineers only pointwise improve the technology and components of the bike. It is worth saying about that from the point of view of comfort, this model could to be better. A stiffer suspension (with strokes of 130 mm), coupled with poorly designed seat does not cause discomfort when riding on short distances, but on long trips can become real a problem for the driver (not to mention the passenger). Whatever it was, Fazer 8 is an important part of the classic motorcycle line from Yamaha, whose experience allowed the company to create some truly enchanting models even in the class of hyperbikes.

Advantages

  • very interesting design, borderline between enduro, classic and sports bikes;
  • obedient control, easy maneuvering in the city flow
  • continuous improvement of systems and technologies by manufacturers;
  • optimal quality indicators.

disadvantages

  • not the best example in terms of engine efficiency;
  • comfort during long trips causes questions.

BMW R nine T Scrambler

Rating: 4.6

BMW R nine T Scrambler

At one time, the scrambler R nine T from BMW did a lot noise, unexpectedly stating at the announcement and purposefully – at subsequent demonstration of capabilities along with the concept of external kind of. To say that the avid motorcycle community was in delight, then do not utter a single word. A kind of “all-terrain vehicle”, nominally road, for which, in principle, not it is important where the asphalt ends and the dirt road begins, produced the effect of an exploding bomb, and that is what caused this. Combining the features of the classic style a la 80s and a number of modern solutions (such as layout in the spirit of sports bikes), the scrambler “hooked” at once two segments of consumers: old-school and young, rushed to the harsh nature of the new “chariot”.

Without much pretensions to the present, the R nine T has two-cylinder 110-horsepower engine with opposed fuel injection, which can accelerate to 200 kilometers per hour, dragging 220 kg design for an exciting journey through winding country roads. Fuel consumption here has take-off from 4.5 to 5.8 liters per 100 kilometers, which is a good result even when compared with competitive samples. But special this scrambler does everything together – highlight clearly weak parties here and at this stage is not possible.

Advantages

  • The optimum ratio of price and quality;
  • engine with a good work resource;

    expressive bass exhaust from a twin muffler from the company Akarpovic;

  • cool integration of two styles working to attract consumers of various generations;
  • comfort and safety.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Honda CB 1000 RA (ABS)

Rating: 4.6

Honda CB 1000 RA (ABS)

Grace and amazing power in a compact body relevant definition for Honda CB 1000 RA motorcycle with integrated ABS system. On board a 2.1-meter model, a compact 1000 cc engine that delivers 125 horsepower and accelerates her up to 230 kilometers per hour. Great result considering that actually close in spirit competitor KTM 690 Duke has where more modest parameters.

In the context of the topic of speed characteristics, I want to say a couple words and manageability. Despite the meek nature of the Honda CB 1000 RA can and love to surprise. Up to 150 kilometers per hour, the handling of a motorcycle can be considered a reference: he does not try to stubborn with a small change of course, provides sufficient clamping force and satisfactorily enters into the curves. But what begins beyond this mark requires no other than professional-level driving. The fact is that streamlining models suffer greatly due to the lack of side panels and windshield, due to which the uneven distribution of air flows can cause wobbling and demolition. The task of the pilot in such situations – timely respond to what is happening and take countermeasures, which the ordinary user does not sufficiently trained. Perhaps the final feature of the CB 1000 RA is name different suspension travels of the front and rear equal 128 and 120 millimeters respectively. However, on the comfort of the driver it does not affect in any way – it’s convenient to move on a motorcycle like on both short and long distances.

Advantages

  • modern set of functions, implemented technologies;
  • interesting shape of the exhaust pipe going to the small pipe exhaust manifold;
  • comfortable fit and comfort during movement;
  • optimal power performance coupled with acceleration parameters and maximum speed;
  • Nice appearance with an abundance of sharp corners and shapes.

disadvantages

  • unpredictability when driving at speeds from 150 kilometers to hour.

KTM 690 Duke

Rating: 4.5

KTM 690 Duke

Road bike whose name translates only “Duke”, in fact, is very brisk, compact and pretty a model with a very flexible character. 690 cc engine with one the working cylinder has a capacity of 67 horsepower, which quite enough to ensure decent speed characteristics. And this is despite giving movement accounts for almost 150 kilograms of dry weight.

A good part of the weight of the KTM 690 Duke falls on steel spatial frame, the elements of which even without much analysis Motorcycles are visible and inspire confidence in the reliability of the whole constructions. By the way, frame elements stand out against the general background due to the bright color, which looks very appropriate and unintentional. In general, you can safely put a five with a plus for coloring a motorcycle – many small details, a combination of gray and black with bright (contour) orange create a unique picture that guaranteed not to bother for a long period of time. what Regarding comfort parameters, in general, neither experts nor There are simply no complaints about this side of the bike. Seat made with strict adherence to the balance of softness / stiffness, suspension albeit harsh, but has a stroke of 135 millimeters, and the motorcycle accelerates without kicks, jerks and other indecencies.

Advantages

  • excellent selection of colors and their combinations;
  • high degree of reliability of individual structural elements;
  • low cost on the secondary and from an authorized dealer;
  • comfortable fit and comfort when traveling around the city;
  • rigid space frame made of high strength become.

disadvantages

  • low power single cylinder engine.

Best chinese motorcycles

Zongshen Winner ZS250GS

Rating: 4.7

Zongshen Winner ZS250GS

Zongshen Winner ZS250GS – Unconditional old-timer specific segment of motorcycles from China, known in Russia is no longer one ten years. Despite the moral obsolescence of a number of nodes, he continues to be in demand among domestic users, mainly at a low cost, even from authorized dealers. Technically, this motorcycle is a real workhorse, designed for economical movement within the city or long distance trips. 17.7 horsepower engine non-greedy and very nimble, combined with 20 liters of volume certainly have a gas tank.

Call Zongshen Winner ZS250GS a sport bike – sedition in pure form. However, manners of a sporty style still exist in it. Engineers managed to achieve the effect of charge due to stock wheels on 17-inch wheels, the original form of the windshield, as well as the lining of their cheap plastic, amazingly expensive the appearance of the motorcycle. If you discard all the “tinsel” in the dry the remainder we get advantages in the form of profitability, dynamics and its full-fledged feeling, as well as amazing reliability of consumables elements (at least stock). Of the shortcomings of consumers complain only about the gearbox, which does not work in the end clear mode, but in the long run it’s easy get used to it.

Advantages

  • very economical fuel consumption;
  • reliability of consumables;
  • good movement dynamics at low power of 250 cc engine;
  • Attractive appearance with a claim to sports.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Lifan LF250 Cruiser

Rating: 4.6

Lifan LF250 Cruiser

Cruise motorcycle from the notorious company Lifan, prototype which (to the smallest detail) became the well-known Yamaha Virago bike. Having got an engine with a volume of 250 cubic centimeters at its disposal, the model was able to accelerate to an impressive 160 kilometers per hour even despite the reinforced frame structure. All this is distributed across five-speed transmission providing uniform acceleration without obvious jerks.

As for the exterior design, the Lifan LF250 Cruiser inherited most of Virago’s signature traits, as well as the spirit legendary cruise motorcycle. Black color of body elements in Combined with chrome trim, the model looks calm the excellence with which I want to leave mortal thoughts far Behind and slowly driving along good desolate roads along picturesque coast. Due to the special purpose of the bike manufacturers We took care of the safety and comfort of passengers on the road: the seat acquired orthopedic features, the dashboard is rendered to the gas tank, and you can pack on a cruise using trailed wardrobe trunks. Of course, there were some minuses here, however, they all otherwise associated with consumables and connecting cables (as then, clutch coupling). Fortunately, there is an option with additional Chinese original parts from the Japanese “source”.

Advantages

  • almost complete clone of Yamaha Virago with full interchangeability of spare parts;
  • interesting design;
  • maximum speed of the order of 160 kilometers per hour;
  • reinforced frame construction.

disadvantages

  • short-lived consumables requiring replacement at first operation.

Patron taker 250

Rating: 4.5

Patron Taker 250

Patron Taker 250 – a typical representative of Chinese production, which combines good technical Features and stylish design. With a small volume single-cylinder four-valve engine (total 250 cubic centimeters) its speed can reach 140 kilometers per hour. The reason for this lies in the use of lightweight structural materials to reduce the total weight of the bike to 146 kilograms. As for the external spectacularity, then the Taker 250 must cool plastic body kit and streamline shapes. After carried out restyling the body acquired additional stampings in the “skin” (mainly on the bottom), and the classic round front the headlight gave way to a monolithic plastic shield with a likeness broadening of the light source.

As users note, while driving along the Patron highway Taker 250 behaves very docile and predictably that due to a successful structural solution (with a rigid diagonal frame, monoshock on the rear wheel, and original front fork). Among the advantages are noted good maneuverability, comfortable fit, the aforementioned reliability and stylish look. The disadvantages lie in the little things – consumables pour in very fast.

Advantages

  • acceptable price;
  • very bright appearance (in versions before and after re-styling);
  • very lightweight construction (146 kg), affecting the increase maneuverability and speed;
  • the possibility of acceleration to 140 km / h.

disadvantages

  • low quality consumables.


Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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