Riders are often very choosy when picking a road trip partner. Some prefer touring bikes, while others will swear by their monstrous cruisers. Either way, both riding camps get to enjoy the outdoors in a way that cage drivers will never know.
Here are the top four motorcycle brands that have got the biking community buzzing. They are in no particular order, and they come from different motorcycle families.
This Italian bike maker is known for producing head-turning creations with smooth moves and high price tags. While the ownership of the company is complicated, the bike maker is still on many wishlists, and it’s easy to see why—their stable has glorious bikes like the Ducati Monster, Supersport and Multistrada. Enough said.
Harley is an American brand with lots of high ticket bikes to show. The company was founded in Wisconsin, 1903, by the Davidson brothers and their first idea was to build an engine for a fishing boat. It then dawned on them that mounting it on a two-wheel bike could be a great idea. They have now grown to be the trendsetter for the cruiser and tour bike market.
This Japanese bike maker is famous for building the Ninja and KLR. Both motorcycle series offer a progressive riding journey, and that’s part of the reason most people start with a Kawasaki. They have great options in the low cc camp, and that is always a great way to start biking.
Honda is also another Japanese company that builds great motorcycles. And their most famous creation is the CB500. It looks great, rides smooth and comes packing a ton of power. The bike maker even became the most popular motorcycle brand in 1982 when they sold a whopping 3 million vehicles that year. Now they seem to be more focused on their car business, but who knows? They might surprise the world with another winner pretty soon.