What is it in bikes that make our heart beat faster? Despite our best efforts, every time we see one of these exhilarating pieces of art we cannot but halt and watch them rush by. Or else spend a few minutes watching them stand like ambassadors of excitement. It is for sure that almost every one of us has had a moment when we just wanted to grab them and go for an adrenaline pumping spin and feel the rush of air washing away every other thought from our mind except the majestic feel of holding these wonderful bikes. We list here five bikes that open up our adrenaline torrents:
Suzuki SV650 Gladius: Classic Suzuki lines make this one of the most exciting sports bikes out there. Clean, lean and traditional, this one has been developed from the 1999 original version. Apart from some minor alterations, this bike retains almost all of its current SFV650 features. A little less masculine than the naked SV650 version, it retains a classic charm. A must for old school bike lovers.
Indian Scout Sixty: Polaris has been boosted by the resurgence of the Indian. This is again a classic and much loved bike. Boasting of a massive 1133cc engine in the original version, the revised model is a bit smaller at nearly a 1000cc. The chrome has been replaced with matte black finish from the original Scout. A slightly reduced speed option (from six to five) notwithstanding, this is still an excellent roadster.
Kawasaki Ninja H2: Another stunning bike from Kawasaki, this is truly “superbike” stuff. Its acceleration (0 to 60 mph in 2.6 secs) is primarily due its supercharger boost. The street version is slightly reduced in power and acceleration than the racing version, but makes for a wonderful experience nonetheless. It boasts of a 998cc engine with 189.8 hp. A max velocity of 183 mph is sure to make your adrenaline rush wild, indeed!
Ducati 1299 Panigale/S: A massive 1285cc engine powers this awesome super sports bike. The designing of the Panigale is such that the mounted fuel tank covers the frame turning it into the airbox. The weight to power ratio is incredible on this bike weighing at 166 kg with 205 hp. It is attributed to the design and the bore/stroke ratio of 1.91:1 and its aluminum Monoscocca chassis.
Harley-Davidson Street 750: Described as the ultimate H-D street bike, the American company promotes it as being extremely street friendly. It is easier to maneuver than other bikes in the same category and retains the classic Harley-Davidson feel. The company allows one to make modifications to the model according to the buyer’s sense of style.