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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KTM’s single-cylinder 390 Duke is a classic case of a good motorcycle that doesn’t overthink things
2018 KTM 390 Duke | First Impression

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport
2019 Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport

Friday, September 7, 2018

Super edgy styling and a superb ride: Honda has nailed this one.
2018 Honda CB1000R | First Impression

Thursday, September 6, 2018

A single cylinder motor, cool styling and a great price—there’s a reason the K.I.S principle works for Honda’s CB300R.

Friday, August 10, 2018

2018 Kawasaki Z900RS | Project Bike
2018 Kawasaki Z900RS | Project Bike

Thursday, July 19, 2018

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