About Our Selections
These selections considered ease of use, rideability, price, and how effective each motorcycle was in the special use scenario of commuting. To define what we consider to be a commute, at least in a major American city, we broke it down into about 10 minutes of urban or feeder street riding, 10 to 15 minutes on the freeway or highway, and then another 5 to 10 minutes riding around a downtown core or an industrial area to get to your workplace.
We also put more weight into overall comfort than on many other lists, as when commuting, you want to arrive at work with your spine and wrists intact. That, by definition, removed supersports and superbikes almost entirely from the list, although we did include one as some will only ride supersports.