Sportbike

$11k Sportbike Comparison: KTM vs. Suzuki vs. Triumph

The 2-3-4 Sportbike Comparison Let’s say you have $11,000 or so burning a hole in your pocket—or maybe you have the ability to borrow that

2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factor Review: Mugello Tested

A decade ago, Aprilia unleased the RSV4 and it immediately captured the attention of sportbike riders across the globe. In that time, the RSV4 has

2019 Husqvarna FS 450 Review – First Ride

The joy and fun of riding supermoto is something I personally love, but apparently this sentiment isn’t shared by most. It’s too bad, really. Supermoto

2019 BMW S 1000 RR First Look at Major Updates (12 Fast Facts)

BMW’s flagship sportbike, the S 1000 RR, was launched in 2009. That year, the Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer built 1000 units to satisfy World Superbike homologation rules. The

Best Sportbike Of 2018

Best Sportbike of 2018: Ducati Panigale V4 S To say Ducati has a lot riding on the Panigale V4 series is quite an understatement. For Ducati to finally admit

Aprilia RSV4 RF Vs. Ducati Panigale V4 S – Dyno Shootout

A living legend and a brash newcomer settle the score on the dyno Without a doubt, the biggest news in the sportbike scene for 2018

Top Five Motorcycles Under $5000

Recently, while riding the new 2019 Honda CB300R, I stopped and thought to myself how great a time it is to be a new motorcyclist. The

8 Things I’d Change On The Kawasaki Ninja 400

In case you haven’t figured it out by now, we – err, at least I – really love the Kawasaki Ninja 400. Ryan came off the bike at

Everything You Need To Know About The 2018 Aprilia RSV4 RF LE

Aprilia took advantage of the third round of MotoGP, making its sole appearance on North American soil to introduce a very exclusive machine. At the Circuit

2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400 First Ride Review

Kawasaki may have just found the sweet spot with its new Ninja 400. At a glance, the new motorcycle has undergone a substantial weight reduction treatment,

2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400: Exclusive Dyno Run And Measured Weight!

Kawasaki’s all-new Ninja 400 is ready to upend the small-displacement sportbike category by offering the triumvirate of appealing motorcycle characteristics: class-leading power, a reasonable price, and swanky

2018 Ducati Panigale V4 First Ride Review: 10 Things You Need To Know

Game-changing performance and technology We just returned from the launch of Ducati’s all-new Panigale V4, and it’s no exaggeration to describe it as one of the best

2018 Ducati Panigale V4 First Ride Review: 10 Things You Need To Kno

We just returned from the launch of Ducati’s all-new Panigale V4, and it’s no exaggeration to describe it as one of the best sportbikes ever made, perhaps

2018 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black First Ride Review

As technology races towards the future, style is moving the opposite direction, regressing to the past. Fortunately for us motorcyclists, the two aren’t mutually exclusive,

2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260 First Ride Review

I can feel the hair raise on the back of my neck as a smile stretches across my face. The beautiful cacophonous uproar of 20 Ducati Multistradas sitting,

First Look: 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260

With a long list of upgrades over the last generation of Multistradas, this year’s ’Strada is pretty much all new for 2018. It gets an upgrade

BMW HP4 Race First Ride Review

If you’re a fan of high-performance sportbikes, BMW’s new HP4 Race should be at or near the top of your must-ride list. This carbon-framed and -wheeled ultra-sportbike achieves

2018 Ducati Monster 821 Review – First Ride

In the fall of 1992 Ducati introduced its first ever Monster, the M900. It was a bike aimed outside of the company’s typical sportbike targets, a simple roadster that

Naked Sports Threeway: Aprilia Shiver 900 Vs. Kawasaki Z900 Vs. Suzuki GSX-S750

We here at Motorcycle.com are a bit spoiled. You see, stepping up to the top shelf of a manufacturer’s lineup for us is as simple as asking

First Look: 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400

As expected, Kawasaki has replaced its Ninja 300 with a new, larger Ninja 400, setting a new bar for the entry-level sportbike class with a 399cc powerplant. After years with the Ninja

2017-2018 Kawasaki Z900 Review

Kawasaki steps up its bid to grab a slice of the growing naked-bike market with the Z900 ABS. As demand for the genre increased, so have expectations of performance

2018 Honda CBR650F First Ride Review

Once upon a time there was the Honda CBR600F, or Hurricane as it was called in the U.S. The magazines tripped all over themselves and

2018 Benelli 302R Preview

An Italian is joining the small-displacement fun with the other kids, bringing to the U.S. market the 2018 Benelli 302R. The 302R carries the same

2015-2018 Honda CB300F Review

New from 2015 and going strong in 2018, the CB300F from Honda is all about naked sportbike styling at an entry-level price and demeanor. A little bit lighter and with a

2018 Suzuki GSX250R Review

New for the 2018 model year, Suzuki has released its quarter-liter sportbike, the GSX250R. Some may say Suzuki is a bit late to the game and ask: Why

2015-2017 Ducati Monster 821 Review

What does you do when you have a powerful and popular naked sportbike such as the Monster 1200 and a smaller, simplified version of same with an 803 cc powerplant?

2017-2018 Honda Grom Review

Introduced in 2014, the Grom from Honda is a compact bike with sportbike styling, two-up capabilities if you don’t mind having to Fred-Flintstone the take-off,

2017 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC Review

The same Italian madhouse production that gave us the F3 800 RC, the hottest performing middleweight sportbike in production, upgraded their Reparto Corse line-up with

2017 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 Review

Aprilia has been firing on all pistons to give the world class leading performance motorcycles that make the riding aphrodisiac’s hearts racing. And as with

2017 Lifan KPR 200 Review

Lifan, or Great Sail, is one of the heavy hitters of Chinese motorcycle manufacturing, and it’s looking to expand its footprint into the U.S. market