There's no doubt about it - motorcycles are just some of the most exciting things on Earth. Even if we've never even taken a ride on one, there's always that little voice in our heads, telling us to take the plunge and buy a motorcycle. Why not? Yes, we all know that motorcycles can be incredibly dangerous. We all know that there's no real protection while we're zipping around town at high speeds on this crazy machines. But at the end of the day, motorcycles speak to our inner child - the one that wants to take risks and pretend to be a superhero.
These 50 motorcycles are guaranteed to get anyone's adrenaline pumping. Sure, they might not all be capable of high speeds and stunning technological features. But each motorcycle has its own unique personality, and every single one is special. Motorcycles are sort of like people. When we choose a motorcycle, it says a lot about who we are, and what kinds of things we value and find attractive. Take a look at these 50 motorcycles, and figure out which ones to ditch, and which ones to ride into the sunset... At the end of the quiz, we'll play matchmaker with a few blonde wifeys...
Can Am Ryker
Is this really a motor bike? Well, not really... But honestly, we don't really know what else to classify it as! This is a seriously awesome piece of machinery that is driving motor enthusiasts wild in 2019. It's fast, it's rugged, and it definitely turns heads when it zips down the street. This is the kind of toy people buy when they're a little bored with life. But after a few miles on the Can Am Ryker, people will probably forget all about what the word "boredom" even means!
The Ubco 2 X 2 is a seriously cool new innovation that has been released by an interesting company from New Zealand. In case it wasn't obvious, this isn't an ordinary motorcycle. In fact, many people wouldn't even classify it as such. It's an electric two-wheeled vehicle, similar to a scooter. But this little machine can do a lot more than an average scooter. It's meant to help farmers zip around their land, and can reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. It can also carry decent loads. And of course, it features 2 by 2 wheel drive, which is great for off-roading.
Some people just don't want anything big or fancy when they buy a motorcycle. They just want something they can mess around with on their spare time, and have fun ripping around on two wheels. Well, Honda has just the ticket for anyone who thinks like this. Meet the Honda monkey, a cute little motorbike with tons of attitude and power. Some people might even classify this as a "mini bike," although it can handle all sorts of different body types riding on top of it.
Indian FTR 1200
Ask any motorcycle enthusiast who knows what they're talking about, and they'll tell you that Indian Motorcycles are some of the most respected machines on the market. Throughout the history of motorcycles, Indian is a brand that has been a solid fixture, coming out with some seriously beautiful and immaculately designed pieces of machinery that make motor enthusiasts go crazy. These days, one of the best Indian motorcycles someone can get their hands on is the fabled Indian FTR 1200.
KTM 790 Adventure
There are motorbikes for looking cool on the street, and there are bikes for going fast. And then there are bikes for simply having fun in the outdoors. The KTM 790 adventure would probably fit into that latter category. This awesome motorcycle is meant for one thing - off roading. But even if you take this baby on the road, you'll still look sporty and stylish. KTM is one of those manufacturers that is well-respected in the motorcycling world, and for great reasons.
BMW R 1250 GS
Another awesome example of an off-roading bike is the BMW R 125 GS. This incredible bike is one of the newest on the market right now, and it's definitely on the wish list of most motor enthusiasts who know how to spot quality when they see it. This bike might shine in the rocky and dusty patches, but it'll also draw plenty of admiring glances on asphalt as well. It's just a beautiful bike, and it blends ruggedness with style in a way that only BMW is capable of doing in the motorcycle world.
Another motorcycle that seriously soars when it's ripping down the trail is the Honda CRF450L. If we're going to choose a dirtbike, we might as well choose this one. It's brand new for 2019, and it's capable of some seriously high performance. Many people choose a dirtbike over other options, because you can use it in many different scenarios. It might belong on the rocky paths and narrow forest trails, but you can also use it to get to the local store if you really need to run a few errands.
Take a good, long look. It'll take most people at least 15 seconds to fully figure out exactly what's going on here. No, we didn't suddenly develop double vision. There really is two wheels on the front of that bike, and it's positively awesome. This bike has the potential to stun, thrill, and cause all kinds of emotions of envy in anyone who watches it roar by. To call the Yamaha Niken one of a kind would be a massive understatement. Everyone in the motorbike community is talking about this bike, and for good reason.
KTM 690 SMC R
When KTM designed this really cool motorbike, they had one thing in mind: make it as fun as possible. The KTM 690 SMC R is for people who really like to get their adrenaline pumping, and go completely wild. Whether you take this bike on the road or on the mountain, you're going to get the same experience: heaps of fun. Don't be deceived by its off road aesthetic, this bike is capable of some pretty impressive speeds on the street. Going fast and having fun is exactly what this bike delivers.
Harley Davidson Livewire
Wait... We haven't mentioned a Harley Davidson yet? How could this be? After all, the Harley Davidson brand is synonymous with motorcycles in general. These guys ARE motorcycling. Ask anyone what type of motorcycle is the best, and more than a few are going to say a Harley Davidson. So what kind of Harley is this? Well, this is something special. The Livewire is actually an ELECTRIC Harley Davidson. Yep, you heard us right. We can't wait to see what kind of a bike this turns out to be in 2019.
When it comes to motorcycles, some people just want to go fast. And there's nothing wrong with that. But not all fast bikes are created equal. If we want unparalleled speed and performance, then we have to choose the best of the best. And when it comes to performance and speed, we can't really do too much better than the BMW S1000RR. This 1000cc SuperSport bike has all kinds of amazing features, including several innovative safety features. It's a great bike for virtually any scenario.
Harley-Davidson FXDR 114
When we think about Harley-Davidsons, we often think about those classic, all black choppers that roar and rumble with power and style. But things are changing fast. The older bikes might not be quite attractive enough for newer buyers, and Harley-Davidson is adapting and evolving. A great example of this is the FXDR 114. This bike is clearly a technological marvel, and it's advanced enough that it really stands out from the crowd. The bike features beautiful finishing, as well as a seriously modern and powerful engine.
The R3 series has been a fan favorite of the Yamaha line for many years, and in 2019 this brand has delivered the goods once again. The Yamaha YZF-R3 might look like an intimidating, fast bike... And in many ways, it is. But underneath its tough demeanor lies a welcoming, warm opportunity for new riders to learn the ropes for the first time. It's a 320cc engine that is lightweight, but it can still easily achieve highway speeds - which means it's capable of pretty much anything.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR
There are racing bikes, and then there's the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR. This bike isn't quite one of a kind... But it's about as close as one can get in the world of motorcycles. Only 500 of these bikes were ever made, which makes this one of the most exclusive motorcycles out there today. This thing was built for speed. Not only that - the Ninja ZX-10RR was built to WIN. Its 998 cc engine allows it to leave its competition in the dust, but that's really just the tip of the iceberg. This machine is a masterpiece of engineering.
Motorcycle enthusiasts who have been following the development of new machines for many decades will recognize the name "Katana." Everyone worth their salt knows that the Katana is one of the most respected names in motorcycling history, and its legacy is something which lives on to this day. The original Katana racing motorcycle came out in the 80's to thunderous applause. But the newer Katana is an updated version of that legendary bike. Subtle design cues pay homage to that legend.
KTM 790 Duke
The KTM 790 Duke is another bike that is causing a lot of commotion and whispers from the motorcycling crowd. Once again, the respected name of KTM has delivered a really stunning bike. While many of its other bikes are designed for off-roading, this one is clearly built for the mean streets. This rugged bike can handle anything you throw at it, but its also known for being incredibly accurate and fine-tuned. Riders can rip around corners with ease atop this amazing piece of machinery.
Aprilia Dorsoduro 900
Aprilia is a brand that we've neglected to mention so far, and that's really a crime. This is a brand which delivers masterpiece after masterpiece, and the Dorsoduro 900 is a great example of that. They call this one the "Thrill Generator," and we have to admit, the name is well deserved. Some manufacturers might build bikes with the intention of reaching high speeds, or handling off road situations. But when Aprilia set out to make the Dorsoduro 900, they thought only of helping their fans have tons of fun.
Bike fanatics will know that the BMW K1300S was recently continued, which made a lot of enthusiasts sad. Honestly, it was just a matter of time before this legendary bike bit the dust. Introduced in 2008, the bike has enjoyed a long run. Many people still own units and love what they're able to enjoy. The BMW K1300S is an absolute beast, and it's capable of reaching very top speeds. It's a rugged machine built for racing, and it might just be obsolete today. But it's still got tons of style.
Ducati Panigale V4
If speed is the main goal, then there's not many better options than the Ducati Panigale V4. One look at this motorcycle, and it's easy to tell that it comes almost directly from the racetrack. In fact, this is the first mass produced Ducati motorcycle to be equipped with a 4 cylinder engine - which is standard equipment for the fastest racing bikes on the planet (those that compete in the Moto GP). Ducati is brand that demands respect in the motorcycle world, and the Panigale V4 is a great example of why this is so.
Indian Chief Dark Horse
This is probably exactly what comes to mind when the majority of us think "chopper." This bike is retro cool, but it's still packed with tons of futuristic features. This is the 2019 version of the Indian Chief "Dark Horse." We have to admit, even our grandmas would look cool riding around on this thing. We can only imagine what it feels like to actually get on top of one, but we're willing to bet that it's an amazing sensation. This is exactly why Indian Motorcycles is such a well-respected brand in this industry.
BMW NineT Pure
Sure, futuristic looking bikes can be a dream come true for many motorcycle enthusiasts. There's nothing better than the feeling of cutting edge technology working wonders underneath you as you reach breakneck speeds. But many motorcycle enthusiasts still love the retro, vintage feel of the motorcycles of bygone eras. For people like this, the BMW NineT Pure is sure to be a hit. This is a bike created especially for those who love retro bikes - although it definitely has tons of cool new technology as well.
Aprilia RSV4 1100
This bike isn't even available yet. As of 2019, we're still just seeing peeks and glimpses of this superbike. But so far, there's a lot to get excited about. The Aprilia RSV4 1100 represents the future in motorcycle sport performance, and there's plenty of bells and whistles on this one. First of all, there's a powerful 4 cylinder engine aboard this racing behemoth. There's also advanced, precision frame details, as well as a ton of advanced electronics. Make no mistake, this thing is ready to win races.
Confederate Combat Bomber
There are some motorcycle brands out there that try to do things a little differently, and that's always a wonderful thing to see. Meet the Confederate Combat Bomber, which is probably the most powerful and aggressive motorcycle offered by the esteemed Confederate brand. These bikes are known for being one of a kind, and the Confederate Bomber certainly doesn't disappoint in this department. One look at this amazing piece of engineering, and we just want to take one home for ourselves.
Kawasaki Z1000 R ABS
This is one bike that definitely stands out from the crowd. It might not look as wild and unique as some of the other motorcycles in this quiz, but it definitely attracts a lot of curious glances. After about 15 seconds of staring at this bike, we quickly realize that it doesn't really fit in with any other category. Kawasaki admits that the Z1000 R ABS was conceived in "complete design freedom," which led to its unique image. Boasting a 1000 cc engine, this bike promises to give the rider a ton of fun.
Zero S ZF7.2
At first glance, this might look like a regular motorcycle. But as we look closer, we begin to notice some pretty big differences. Where is the exhaust? Why is there a power cord running from the bike's engine? There's only one answer to that... The Zero S ZF7.2 is fully electric. But hold on. This isn't one of those low-powered electric scooters. This thing can reach speeds of about 165 km per hour. It's also got an impressive range, and it's way cheaper to run than a motorcycle powered by gasoline. Sign us up!
Harley Davidson XG750A
Harley-Davidson motorcycles don't always have to look heavy, chunky and clunky. Meet the Harley Davidson XG750A, otherwise known as the Street 750, or simply the "Street Rod." This is a bike that was designed to be relatively lightweight, while still retaining that power that we all associate with Harley-Davidson. It's got tons of advanced features, including a liquid cooled 750 cc engine that blows the competition away. Those who are looking for a light, functional Harley Davidson need look no further than this one.
The Honda Goldwing has been around for ages - 40 years to be exact. And during those four decades, Honda has built itself an amazing reputation with these wonderful touring motorcycles. Touring motorcycles are for people who want to spend a lot of time sitting on their motorcycles as they embark on long trips across entire countries. For many people, this represents the ultimate way to road trip. Featuring a powerful 1800 cc engine, this thing will get you where you need to go - guaranteed.
MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR
Agusta is another brand that is a huge name in the motorcycle business, and the Brutale 800 RR is a bike that we just have to mention. This thing is seriously cool, although we don't need to tell anyone that. One look at this machine, and anyone in their right mind would want to hop on and open the throttle. It just screams of speed and attitude. Those who have ridden this amazing piece of machinery know that the sound that it makes is positively sublime. This bike will make anyone fall in love.
Honda Africa Twin
The Honda Africa Twin is one of those bikes that has a legendary reputation in the motorcycling world. This is a bike for anyone who loves pushing the limits and creating their own adventure. While it draws heavily from off road bikes, this amazing motorcycle can certainly excel on the road as well. There's a deep growl when you fire this monster up, and its sound is distinctive and wonderful. But above all else, this bike is simply a lot of fun to ride, and that's really all that matters.
Many people consider this to be the king of sportbikes. And it certainly has the championship wins and the crown to back up that name. Suzuki has once again created a stunning bike in 2019 with the GSX-R100R. Updates include tons of advanced electronics, although none of these features seem too complicated to use. After a few minutes riding this bike, you quickly realize that it was built for the race track. It's nimble, it's precise, and it's delightfully fast. This is one bike that is going to be very popular this year.
Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 Concept
This is a motorcycle that has a lot of people excited, and it's finally going to be available for purchase in 2019. The Husqvarna 701 Concept is many things, but boring is not one of them. In fact, most enthusiasts are pointing out just how unique this bike is. Above all else, the 701 delivers a thrilling, genuine motorcycle experience. This is what riding is supposed to feel like. With a powerful single cylinder engine, this motorcycle is still able to peak out at about 700 cc.
Kawasaki Ninja 1000
Ask anyone if they can name a single motorcycle, and a lot of people will probably mention the Ninja. This is a bike that many people have seen around town from time to time, and it's a very popular choice for all kinds of different people. And it's popular for a reason - this is actually a really solid motorcycle. The ninja can be used as a speedy recreational motorcycle, or as a touring bike built for long journeys. It's versatile, powerful, and thoroughly enjoyable to ride.
Ducati Monster 797
We've neglected to mention too many Ducati motorcycles throughout this quiz, but don't worry - we haven't forgotten to mention the Ducati Monster 797. The name really is appropriate - this thing is a beast. Although it might not look quite like other Ducati bikes which are more racing inspired, this one packs a real punch. It's still got that racing DNA under the skin, and the Monster is capable of some blistering speeds. It's also got a really aggressive, cool design.
Honda CBR 600
There's nothing too snazzy about the Honda CBR 600, and in many ways that's actually a good thing. Honda didn't worry too much about style when they created this motorcycle - instead they focused on creating an affordable replica of their best racing bikes currently speeding down the race tracks in major competitions. The 600 cc bike has tons of power, and it'll leave the competition in the dust nine times out of ten. People love this bike because it's fast, it's functional, and it just works.
Royal Enfield Continential GT
This is one of those real classic motorcycles that even your Grandpa remembers riding as a young boy. The Royal Enfield Continental GT is back, and it's as stylish as ever. There's a demand right now for retro cool bikes, and the Continental GT fits right into that category. Although this bike might not be manufactured in the same place as it was originally, it actually does its predecessor justice. A few little tweaks and upgrades have been made for the future, and those little adjustments are enough to make this bike stand out.
Bimota Tesi 3D
One look at this motorcycle, and it's clear that the people who designed it were trying to accomplish something very special. There's no doubt about it... This bike is... Different. The technology that went into this bike was incredibly advanced at the time that the first model was made, and it's still quite groundbreaking. This bike has a special place in the hearts of many enthusiasts, and it's somewhat of a legend. The whole idea behind this bike was to make turning easier at high speeds.
Honda CBR 1100XX Blackbird
This bike might not seem so special today, but true bike experts know that there's a lot of history behind the Honda CBR 1100XX Blackbird. This bike was designed around the turn of the millennium with one simple goal in mind - beat the previous world record holder for top speed. At the time this bike was made, that top speed record was held by the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11. The motorcycle succeeded in breaking this record, achieving an impressive top speed of 178 miles per hour.
Triumph Bonneville T120
Triumph is another well-known brand within the motorcycling world, and they've come out with all sorts of amazing speed machines over the years. They're probably best known for their retro vintage aesthetic, but they've also advanced a lot with new technology and features throughout the years. But the Bonneville T120 is definitely a blast from the past - even though it's a new bike. This bike embraces those vintage looks, and the results are quite beautiful. It's definitely a bike that many people love.
This bike might look like a futuristic motorcycle from the current era, but in reality this one is from all the way back in the late eighties. Even though this motorcycle looks like it was built for pure, unfiltered speed, you might be surprised at how powerful this thing actually is. In reality, this is a 125 cc engine bike that was suitable for beginners when it first came out. That made it an iconic bike that was a big part of many people's memories as they were learning how to ride for the first time.
Indian Scout Bobber
Here's another absolutely beautiful motorcycle from Indian. This is probably one of their most iconic bikes, and it's been a popular choice for many years now. Pretty much anyone would be at home riding this motorcycle down the street - no matter what their personality or age. The all black and matte finishing really sets this bike apart. When you buy a bike like this from Indian, it's going to be a family heirloom for many years to come - providing the owner takes good care of it, of course.
Here's another Ducati bike that's definitely getting a lot of talk right now, and for a good reason. The SuperSport is exactly what it sounds like. It's a superbike with some serious punch up its sleeve, and it's enough to really excite a lot of enthusiasts out there today. This bike has it all. One look at it, and it's clear to see that the Ducati SuperSport has tons of style and unique features on its body. But there's also so much hiding under the skin, and this engine is capable of some seriously blistering speeds.
MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K
Readers might remember this bike after it appeared on the news and on multiple talk shows. There's something very unique about this particular motorcycle, and that's the fact that it's actually powered by a genuine jet turbine. Yes, we're talking about the same jet turbine that we would find on a jet plane. There aren't many motorcycles out there that are capable of actually melting popsicles with the exhaust, but this is definitely one of them. It's truly one of a kind.
Aprilia Shiver 900
There are motorcycles that might appeal to only some people out there, and there are bikes that pretty much everyone wants to ride. Some people might prefer to ride a really slick racing motorcycle. Some people might prefer something with a little bit more retro vibes. Others still might prefer a chopper, like a Harley or an Indian. But the Aprilia Shiver 900 appeals to pretty much everyone. There's just no way around it - this bike is pure awesome. It's a street bike with all kinds of attitude.
The Suzuki Hayabusa is considered by many to be the fastest motorcycle in the world. It's certainly the fastest motorcycle that money can buy, and the fastest motorcycle that was ever mass produced on a commercial scale. This was the world record holder for the longest time, and it was only usurped by the Dodge Tomahawk, which many don't even consider a real motorcycle. It was named after a bird of prey, and it's capable of speeds up to about 250 miles per hour.
Kawasaki Ninja H2
If there's a modern motorcycle that rivals the Hayabusa, it's the Kawasaki Ninja H2. Everyone knows about the Ninja, and we've mentioned quite a few Ninja H2 variants in this quiz. But in terms of peak performance, the H2 goes where no Ninja has ever gone before. This motorcycle represents the peak of technological performance that Kawasaki has to offer, and it's truly stunning. With some incredible top speeds, this is a racing bike not to be taken lightly at all.
The Triumph Tiger is something of a black sheep. When most people think about the Triumph brand, they think of old, retro cool bikes that look as if they should be ridden by some superspy from the 60s. But the Tiger is definitely a rugged beast that forges its own path, and we can see some real off-road vibes on the Tiger. This bike is tough enough to handle pretty much anything the rider throws at it, and it's built for fun, speed and adventures. Tons of motorcycle enthusiasts can't wait to get their hands on one.
Triumph Street Triple R
Triumph also isn't afraid to make bikes that have some seriously futuristic vibes. Take the Street Triple R, for example. This is pretty much on par with the other top racing bikes in its category, and Triumph shows that they're capable of bringing some serious technological advancements to the table with this motorcycle. The Street Triple R is a street fighter with plenty of attitude, speed and style. Pretty much every motorcycle enthusiast in their right minds would love to be riding this machine right now.
Here's another bike that a lot of enthusiasts would probably love to own. It's a bike that doesn't really stand out too much, but it's still got enough under the hood to really excite us when we ride this motorcycle around town. It's not exactly a racing bike, as we all know that Honda's speedy bikes have a very distinct shape and style. It's more of a general purpose street bike with speed, grace and functionality. This is a motorcycle that pretty much anyone can enjoy riding.
And here we have it - the legendary Dodge Tomahawk. We just couldn't create this quiz without sneaking this "motorcycle" in. Is it street legal? No. Was it ever mass produced for the public? Of course not. Is it one of the coolest vehicles ever made? You better believe it. The Dodge Tomahawk is actually a concept vehicle which was never made to be street legal. It features a 10 cylinder engine which was intended for a car. It currently holds the record for the top speed of any motorcycle.
The 2019 Yamaha MT-10 motorcycle is one of the coolest motorcycles around today. The more we look at it, the more we love it... And the more we want to hop on and take this motorcycle for a spin around the city. Other than the fact that it just looks really cool, the MT-10 has some amazing features. It's got a liquid cooled 4 cylinder engine, topping out at about 1000 cc. Its chassis is built for lightweight speed runs, and its nimble and highly responsive. This is one motorcycle that anyone would be happy to own.