Why have four wheels when you can have two? Less is more in our world. Nothing can match the power, comfort or sense of freedom that comes with motorcycle ownership.
What’s the best bang for your buck out on the open market then? How about the Suzuki SV650? You’re probably wondering if this version stands up to the benchmark placed by the 1999 original. We can confirm that it’s pretty close to say the least — this is a very good bike. It’s pretty as well. We think Suzuki have gone for a more retro look this time and more power to them we say. There is no lack in power as it is reported to be up to around 75 horses, which is ample for spirited riding. An added perk — weight has been significantly reduced from the outgoing model. So performance gains all round — which can only be a good thing. What a great machine.
Next up, the Indian Scout Sixty. This is a big bike, let’s just say that now. It has a 1,100cc engine to lug around so if you’re a small guy… you may struggle to ride this one. Power is very good — at 100 horses, you’re gonna leave a lot of things standing in your dust, so no concerns there. Prices for these machines are also very reasonable… prices start at circa $11,000, which is great value when considering the competition. Personally, we found this bike had one too many gears. The six-speed was designed to see more torque from the engine and less need to click up and down the box every five seconds… but who are to comment on such things? It’s not a bad looking machine… but there are better on the market, This is totally subjective of course.
How about the Ducati Scrambler Sixty 2? We love Ducati here at Evil Twin and anyone who is familiar with the brand will know exactly what we’re taking about. They rarely make a bad one! They sound great, look like the biz and go like poop of a metaphorical digging tool. So what’s this particular specimen got to offer? You’ll be glad to note that it has all the hallmarks of yet another great bike. At $8,000, we think this is an absolute steal! It’s an old school dirt bike with an air-cooled 400cc, 41HP engine. We strongly recommend you check this one out while stocks last… they won’t be on sale for long, we assure you.
Finally, the Kawasaki Z800. Holy moly — what a bike. Actually, this is less a bike and more a time machine. Never have we ridden something so rapid. The way this machine picks up speed defies belief. All we’ll say on this subject is that you should not even consider buying this bike unless you’ve got some serious riding experience. To do otherwise is simply playing with fire. Any bike that can do 80 miles per hour in first gear needs a danger sign stuck to it.