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About Our Selections

These selections considered ease of use, rideability, price, and how effective each motorcycle was achieving the stated goal of its class. We are confident that any of these bikes will be superb options for most riders.

There were really no other qualifications for any bike on this list except having its horsepower rating read 200 HP or more. In the interests of brevity, any bike that shares a similar frame and engine within a model family has been condensed into one entry, such as the BMW S 1000 RR being the base model that the M 1000 RR is based on

2023 Aprilia RSV4 / RSV4 Factory

Almost literally taken from the World SBK starting grid, with some mirrors and indicators bolted on

2023 BMW S 1000 RR & M 1000 RR

German attention to detail and engineering make these bikes about as close to perfection as a superbike can be

2023 Ducati Panigale V4 / V4 S / V4 SP2

A dominant superbike that is a precision instrument of speed and cornering

2023 Ducati Streetfighter V4 / V4 S / V4 SP2 / Lamborghini

Ready to rumble on the streets or on the track

2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R / ZX-10RR

One of the best superbikes on the road today, with a ton of racing pedigree

2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R

A surprisingly comfortable and capable big displacement sport tourer, with the soul of a superbike

2023 Kawasaki Ninja H2 / H2 Carbon

Consider that to make the H2 street legal, it had to be detuned to a measly 228 HP...

2023 Kawasaki Z-H2

We're not sure if a supercharger is fair in a street fight, but the Z-H2 brings one anyways

2023 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE

Supercharged sport touring? Yes please!

2023 MV Agusta Rush 1000

The ultimate hyper naked, as defined by MV Agusta

2023 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS / RR

A brutal streetfighter meant to dominate road and track, it even says so in its name!

Special Mention: 2023 Kawasaki Ninja H2R (Not Street Legal)

A record-holding bike that is possibly the fastest thing on two wheels you can buy

Special Mention: 2023 Ducati Panigale V4R (Not Street Legal In Race Trim)

If you ever wanted to feel like you were a MotoGP rider, get this bike in the race trim option...