Five of Our Favorite Motorcycles of 2016 That Just Missed The Ten Best

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APRILIA RSV4 RR

Aprilia RSV4 RR on-track action

Aprilia’s RSV4 RR does a better job of keeping this year’s Best Superbike, the YamahaR1, in its sights than any other literbike thanks to a rock-solid chassis and V-4 engine that now makes more power up top—all of which is great but not why the bike is here. Credit the looks, sound, and emotionally stirring feeling it gives you every time you throw a leg over it instead.

 BMW R1200RT

BMW R1200RT on-road action

We are spoiled with choice when it comes to bikes designed to reel in distant horizons. If we had a Best Luxury Sport-Touring class, the BMW R1200RT would take the prize by a wide margin. It has a unique combination of long-road comfort and absolute cornering security. The 1,170cc liquid-cooled flat twin’s reassuring thrum at cruise is replaced with a wonderful ripping snarl when you whack open the throttle and makes winding-road performance so compelling you can hardly believe you’re this comfortable and that there are bags attached to your bike.

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