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The 6 best motorcycles of 2015

July 30th, 2015 by admin

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Motorcycles have been getting more innovative for years and 2015 is looking like there is a bumper crop of out of this world models on offer. From superbikes, retro bikes to adventure bikes many manufacturers are keen to create sales by either creating new models or upgrading existing popular models.

1. Kawasaki Ninja H2

The only supercharged motorcycle in current production, the Kawasaki Ninja H2 (or H2R in track form) is a brand new design with a true 200mph+ top speed combined with full electronics to keep the front wheel down, state of the art brakes and suspension and a stubby aerodynamic design that gives off a hooligan demeanor. Light it may not be but its suspension and steering tweaks and an insane straight line power all combine to make this the top buy for 2015.

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2. Ducati 1299 Panigale S

Based on the Panigale 1199 the 1299 Panigale is a classic example of a manufacturer taking a good design and making it even better. The 1299 Panigale has the honour of being the first Ducati production model to produce over 200bhp-205bhp to be exact. Its Superquadro V-twin engine is now 1285cc, its swingarm pivot is 4mm lower for better sprocket alignment and its steering rake is half a degree less giving quicker response.

3. Yamaha YZF-R1

The new Yamaha YZF-R1 features a race-spec engine with such marvels as a cross-plane crank, compact combustion chambers and titanium connecting rods. Everything has been done to keep weight to a minimum as befits a track inspired bike from the magnesium wheels, titanium exhaust and LED lights producing a pure-bred race bike that’s a joy to ride.

4. BMW S1000XR

With looks similar to the legendary R1200GS, this new offering from BMW is designed for the roads more than the outback. Fitted with the powerful inline four engine from the S1000R and an upright seating position and large screen this will be the tourer to try for 2015.

5. Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle

Fitted with an 800cc V-twin engine, cast alloy rims and Termignoni slip-on silencers this retro offering from Ducati hails back to the scramblers from the 1970’s and is a modern take on a nostalgic design classic.

6. KTM 1290 Super Adventurer

With its proven 1301cc V-twin engine, the Super Adventurer is loaded to the max with standard equipment. From its hill-hold feature to stop roll-back on hills to its cruise control, lean-sensitive ABS and traction control this could be the new king of long distance adventurers.