A car mirror with a motorcyclist int he background. Media sourced from RideApart.
When I first swung a leg over a motorcycle, I’ll admit I had no clue what I was doing.
Sure, everybody riding had introduced the concept of motorcycles to me as ‘a bike but faster’…but the real perk came when I could ride for a handful of hours and refill for under $15 CAD (just under $12 USD).
Of course, this knowledge fuelled the occasional Google search into the gas-guzzling specs of two wheels versus the perks of the increasingly efficient four-wheeled sibling.
So which machine boasts better bang for buck? Have automobiles caught up to bikes when it comes to best bang for buck?
RideApart has found a test from Motorrad exploring three categories and pitting the following machines against each other:
The real bits and bobs I’m taking away from this whole thing is the spec difference – specifically, who over-performed and who under-performed.
(For those of you dubious as to the numbers, we’re told that this particular test had a set of rules which the Motorrad marque adhered to very strictly, ‘forcing each similarly-sized driver/rider to adhere to posted speed limits.’)
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