Sports bikes always capture our imagination. Even for those who are not that into owning or riding one, the beauty and power of these machines are still irresistible objects of interest. New models challenge our imagination. The wait for the ultimate speed machine is an unmatched feeling…We list here the top 5 eagerly awaited sports bikes of 2016:
Suzuki GSX-R1000: As always, Suzuki plans to storm the fort in style. The Japanese have a knack of producing stunningly efficient machines that maintain a user friendly look. Sure it’s fast (very fast!) but one look at it and you feel you can take the baby for a spin right now. Despite the demand for bare engines, Suzuki is still trying maintaining a classic look for this version. After the great success of K1 and K5 the company went into a slight slump but hopes to get back to business with this 999 cc 16-valve beauty.
Yamaha MT-10: Yamaha wants to play aggressive. The MT-10 is starkly different in its menacing look from previous versions. What adds to it is the massive twin spar aluminum frame. It looks to compete directly with the BMW S1000R. It is supposed to be equipped with cruise control. Yamaha also claims that its extra long aluminum swing arm and Deltabox main frame will make it more stable and agile.
Ducati XDiavel: This one looks stunning! Ducati claims that it is conceptualized to deliver both the joys of long low-speed cruises and fast paced Italian style action. At 1262 cc it is heavy on consumption. However its 156 hp sure promises to give some exhilarating sense of power. The engine, a twin cylinder Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262, uses the Desmodromic Variable Timing system. It is also the first Ducati to use belt final drive resulting in lower noise, smooth transmission of power and lower maintenance.
BMW G310R: A very user friendly bike, it is targeted towards the urban rider in large metropolitans. The ride is smooth with ease of maneuverability. Despite its light frame, it is significantly powerful. Its ergonomic design promises a comfortable ride with specially designed combination of the seat, handlebars and footrest. It has a single cylinder 313 cc engine.
Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro: This promises to be a classic Ducati model. The Multistrada 1200 frame is aimed at handling arduous rides under tough conditions. Though primarily meant to be an off-road bike, few are expected to do so, given its Ducati appeal. It has a great 12.5:1 compression ratio and at 160 hp promises to be quite a quick ride. The engine uses the DVT system and promises 100 Nm torque at rpm as low as 3500.