It’s no secret that naked boots have long won the hearts of urban motorcyclists who love sports fuse, but are not fanatical about the abundance of plastic. For novice drivers, an engine of 400-600 cubic centimeters will be more than enough, no matter who says anything, inciting the first-season driver to buy a “liter”. But when the rider feels confident and has experience behind him, it’s time to take a closer look at the options.
Let’s take a look at what naked bike the motorcycle market offers for experienced riders. Do not forget that many models have older and younger brothers – almost copies with more or less engine displacement. Therefore, everyone will be able to choose something for themselves according to their experience, desire and capabilities.
Urban motorcyclists pay attention to such motorcycles as the Honda CB650R, Husqvarna Vitpilen 701, Suzuki SV650, but more often they are the ones that fall under the magnifying glass of a gaze:
Kawasaki Z series motorcycles made their way to many charts. Lightweight, agile, not too angry, obedient – the right city bike to develop your driving experience.
The four-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine produces 68 horsepower. Fuel consumption 4.3 liters per 100 kilometers with a tank volume of 15 liters. The frame “Birdcage” (Trellis) is made of high strength steel. The curb weight of the bike is 187 kilograms.
The nimble and high-torque motorcycle is not inferior to the Kawasaki. He quickly gained his circle of fans.
The two-cylinder in-line engine with a transverse crankshaft has a volume of 689 cubic centimeters and consumes an average of 3.8 liters per 100 kilometers.
The curb weight of the motorcycle is only 182 kilograms, and the gas tank is 1 liter less than that of the competitor. He fell in love with many, because it suits people of all sizes. And we remember that it can be problematic for tall pilots to choose a motorcycle up to “liter” for themselves.
KTM Duke 890 R 2021
It would be strange not to add the KTM Duke to the list, as it is very popular with urban motorcyclists. And the new Duke 890 R 2021 is definitely of interest. The redesigned engine produces 121 horsepower.
The tubular chrome-molybdenum-steel frame is traditionally auburn mated to a triangular subframe for improved rigidity, and the swingarm is set at a sharper angle. Maximum suspension settings for professional handling on city streets with the precision of a motorcycle racer on a high-speed track.
The volume of the tank is 14 liters, the average consumption is 4.7 liters per 100 kilometers. The dry weight of the motorcycle is 166 kilograms.
An obedient and dynamic motorcycle, inside which a four-stroke two-cylinder in-line engine with a volume of 895 cc produces 105 horsepower. Fuel consumption is 4.2 liters per 100 kilometers with a gas tank volume of 13 liters.
Curiously, the motorcycle’s adaptive cornering lights turn on automatically when the bike is leaning more than seven degrees. Options include ABS Pro, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and engine brake control (MSR).
For all its advantages and reliability, there is one obvious drawback. The mass of the equipped bike is 211 kilograms. Not critical, but against the background of previous proposals, it is difficult for us.
Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS
This bike is primarily for the streets, and only then for the track. Inside, a new 1160cc three-cylinder engine pulsates, producing 180 horsepower.
In general, the 2021 model has a lot of new things – a lightweight aluminum frame, alloy wheels, a five-inch TFT color dashboard, an ABS system that takes into account the angle of the motorcycle and a stability control system. The system uses a keyless motorcycle start, fuel tank opening and steering column lock. An updated exhaust system also provides a lower and more distinctive sound.
The manufacturer says it is the lightest Speed Triple ever, at 198 kilograms loaded.
Ducati Monster 1200
A distinctive and high-tech bike in the spirit of Italian fashion. The engine is a two-cylinder Testastretta 11 ° DS with a volume of 1198 cc with four valves per cylinder and a liquid cooling produces 147 horsepower. Fuel consumption is the highest among the models on our list – 5.2 liters per 100 kilometers.
The dry weight of the motorcycle is 187 kilograms, and the curb weight is 213 kilograms.
Standard equipment includes Bosch Cornering ABS, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Drive Modes, Power Mode, Ride by Wire.
The modern market offers a rich model range from which you can choose a bike to your liking. At the same time, it is not necessary to buy a new one just off the assembly line; in the secondary market, with due care, it is really possible to choose a decent motorcycle.