Standard Motorcycle Reviews

Standard-naked-bikesStandard Motorcycle definitions are broad and sort of a catch-all for everything that is simply a street motorcycle outside the niches of other categories. Cycle News features the latest Standard Bike news, tests, reviews and comparisons. Sometimes called Naked Bikes, these machines get back to basics with open cockpits, upright or relaxed posture and exposed engines and frames. Standard Bikes are comfortable and can range from mellow entry-level budget bikes to stripped down performance machines built for attacking corners and flaunting speed. Frills are kept to a minimum and motorcycling gets back to its core. They aren’t retro, because they’ve never really changed.

Standard Motorcycle Comparisons and News on Cycle News

The go-to Standard Bike example must be the traditional Triumph with it’s compact riding stance and open appearance, showing off the simplicity of a motorcycle. Today, nearly every major motorcycle manufacturer is taking on the Standard segment. Headline-grabbing models from Yamaha, Ducati, BMW and others keep the segment relative in the mainstream while niche brands like Royal Enfield build nothing but Standards. Motorcycling simplicity is what it’s all about.

Standard Motorcycle Reviews
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2018 Yamaha MT-07
2018 Yamaha MT-07 | FIRST TEST

Friday, March 16, 2018

2018 Yamaha XSR700
2018 Yamaha XSR700: FIRST RIDE

Thursday, November 30, 2017

2018 KTM 790 Duke Prototype
2018 KTM 790 Duke Prototype: FIRST RIDE

Thursday, November 23, 2017

2018 Ducati Monster 821
2018 Ducati Monster 821: FULL TEST

Thursday, November 9, 2017

2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe First Look

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

BMW G 310 GS
BMW G 310 GS: FULL TEST

Thursday, October 12, 2017


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