Whether you want to burn rubber, cruise the nation’s highways, or leave the road far behind you, we’ve got a bike suited for every type of rider. If you don’t believe us, this list has one iconic brand releasing the most powerful engine ever created for mass production and another giant in the industry delivering an emissions-free electric engine. There are so many rad bikes to choose from, it’s a shame we can’t ride them all. Or can we?
2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America
Harley-Davidson has been around for 117 years—it would be safe to say that we know what to expect when we see a Harley. The 2021 Pan America shatters all of those expectations, as this motorcycle is something truly new from the iconic brand. This is Harley’s first foray into the adventure bike category and it looks to be a winner. No matter where you want to go, no matter the terrain, the Pan America can get you there.
2020 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally
The Triumph Tiger 900 Rally is perfectly suited for both those who ride to get their blood pumping adventuring off road and those who prefer to stay on the more beaten path. No level of comfort or style is sacrificed in the name of performance and vice versa. This bike sports an all-new 900cc triple engine and four different riding modes.
2020 Indian Challenger
Prepare yourself for one of the most powerful bikes that Indian has ever produced, thanks to the PowerPlus engine. The liquid-cooled V-twin engine produces 122 horsepower and 128 foot-pounds of torque, making it the new standard within its class. In addition to all that power, this sleek bagger also sports some cutting-edge technology, including a seven-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectability and keyless ignition.
2020 Aprilia RS 660
This is the sportbike that we’ve all been waiting for. Coming to us from Noales, Italy, the Aprilia RS 660 takes a hefty dose of power (twin-power 600cc engine capable of 100 horsepower) and places it on a light 370-pound frame. You know what that means? The RS 660 can absolutely fly.
2020 Triumph Rocket 3
It’s hard to know where to start singing the praises of the Triumph Rocket 3, but we may as well start with the world’s largest production motorcycle engine capacity of 2500cc. In addition to that beast of an engine, this iteration of the Rocket is 88 pounds lighter than its predecessor. This bad boy can go from 0-60 mph in an astonishing 2.73 seconds, making it obvious why it’s called the Rocket.
2021 Yamaha Ténéré 700
Who’s ready to get dirty? The Yamaha Ténéré 700 is a perfectly fine bike to ride on pavement, but keeping it on the road would be like keeping a tiger in a cage. This bike shows its true stripes when in the dirt, thanks to a highly adjustable suspension and spoked wheels mounting 21-inch front and 18-inch back tires. The triple-disc brakes are outfitted with a selectable ABS, allowing riders to switch it off when they want to get wild.
BMW Motorrad Vision DC Roadster
The 2-cylinder boxer engine has been the calling card of BMW motorcycles for over 90 years, but now, much like Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival, BMW is going electric. The Vision DC Roadster is still instantly recognizable as a BMW—an electric motor and battery have replaced the boxer engine, without losing the iconic appearance—while producing zero emissions for a cleaner Earth. This just might be the future of motorcycles.
Kawasaki W800 Cafe
The Kawasaki W800 Cafe is rideable proof of the maxim “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Rocking the same classic style that it’s called its own since the ‘60s, this bike gives a nod to the past while still being equipped with all of the modern technology that makes it a true standout. The affordable price point, starting at $9,799, is almost as exhilarating as the ride.
2021 KTM 890 Duke R
Ever since it was unveiled at EICMA 2019 in Milan, riders have been champing at the bit to get their hands on the middleweight 890 Duke R. This version is an upgrade from the 790 Duke, offering a fully adjustable suspension system and a souped-up version of the parallel twin engine offering more power and torque. Equally suited for the racetrack and windy mountain roads, this bike has it all.
2021 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP
With a name like “Fireblade,” this bike is expected to cut through the road at blistering speeds. Amazingly, this street legal but track ready bike from Honda lives up to every expectation. Delivering 214 horsepower and 83 foot-pounds of torque, combined with a 440-pound frame and an aerodynamics package inspired by the RC213V race bike, the Fireblade is one fierce competitor.