While there is a growing demand for better cars that can offer better comfort, driving experience and fuel economy there is equal amount of craze for bikes as well as bike buyers are always in search of better models that can offer them excellent bike riding experience. Most automobile companies are focusing on better performance and low price rate that can allow them to capture the bike market in the year 2013. Here we take a quick look at some of the best bikes of 2013 that will soon hit the market.
2013 Harley Davidson Seventy Two
Harley Davidson has always focused on launching some of the best bikes in the market and this year they are coming up with 2013 Harley Davidson Seventy Two that has the classic feel attached to it. The bike weighs around 545 lbs and offers air cooled Evolution 1200 cc V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection that offers superior performance. It also offers 21 inch front wheel, ape hanger handlebar and whitewall tires and traditional 2.1 gallon peanut gas tank that give it a classic chopper feel to it. The bike offers fuel economy of 48 mpg on the highway which is around 4.9 liters per 100 kilometers. The bike is available in the market for $10,699.
2013 Victory Judge
Victory has always come up with some of the best bikes and this year they have decided to launch their least expensive bike which is 2013 Victory Judge. This new sports cruiser has the muscle car inspired styling that blends well with sporty ergonomics. The bike gets 106 cubic inch Freedom V-twin four stroke engine that produces 85 horsepower and 113 lb feet of torque at the wheel. The 1731 cc engine is mated with six speed overdrive constant mesh that adds to the performance. The bike weighs around 660 lbs and it offer fuel economy of around 42.5 mpg which is not that great but still fits the category. The bike offers top speed of 115 mph on an average. The bike is available in the market for $13,999.
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300
While Kawasaki saw lot of response for the Ninja 250R in the previous year the company is focusing on the new upgraded version of the bike for the year 2013. However, this year Kawasaki has decided to drop the R factor from it. The overall style factor of the bike remains identical to the 250R but Kawasaki has made certain changes to the design and structure of the bike. 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 is powered by four stroke liquid cooled DOHC parallel twin 296 cc engine that delivers better performance. It also gets new exhaust system that adds to the performance of the bike. The engine is mated with six speed transmission with new FCC Assist clutch. The bike is extremely lightweight with just 379 curb weight. The bike offers fuel economy of 55 mpg and is available in the market for $4799.
2013 Ducati Monster 696 Anniversary
Most bikers would agree that 696 is the smallest member in the Monster family but it also offers better performance. Ducati is back this year with the new 2013 Ducati Monster 696 Anniversary as they are celebrating the 20th Anniversary. Ducati has always focused on better design and the less is more philosophy and therefore the exterior design is almost identical. The bike also incorporates the legendary Desmondue 696 cc air cooled L Twin engine that delivers 80 horsepower and 50.6 lb feet of torque. However, the Anniversary version offers APTC wet clutch that prevents destabilizing on the rear side. Hence, it offers great benefit while driving in heavy traffic conditions. It also gets the same Brembo brakes and the overall dry weight of the bike is around 355 lbs. The bike offers fuel economy of around 50 mpg on the highway. 2013 Ducati Monster 696 Anniversary is available in the market for $8795.
2013 Suzuki SFV 650 Gladius
Suzuki is not too far behind when it comes to launching some of the best bikes that can offer better riding experience. The 2013 Suzuki SFV 650 Gladius offers better style factor with compact open trellis frame and aggressive styling. The bike is powered by 645cc fuel injected DOHC 90 degree V-Twin engine that offer superior performance. The engine has the capability to produce around 80 horsepower and the bike offers six speed transmission. The bike weighs around 446 lbs which makes it one of the lightweight bikes in the market. The bike also incorporates Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve and Idle Speed Control that improves the fuel economy of the bike. The bike delivers 100 kilometers in 5.9 liters which is good in terms of fuel efficiency. The bike is available in the market for $7999.
2013 BMW HP4
The HP here stands for High Performance and BMW has made sure that this bike creates a class of its own. The new 2013 BMW HP4 is among the lightest four cylinder supersports bike in the 1000cc class. The bike weighs around 373 lbs and it still manages to deliver outstanding handling, power and riding dynamics that is unmatched. The new HP4 is powered by water cooled four cylinder inline engine of the S 1000RR that produces 193 bhp and 83 lb feet of torque. It also offers new exhaust system made entirely from titanium that reduces the overall weight of the bike. The bike offers 41 mpg fuel economy with top speeds exceeding 165 mph. The bike is available in the market for $19,990 and above.
2013 Yamaha Super Tenere
Yamaha has always come up with best adventure touring bikes and this year they have plans to roll out 2013 Yamaha Super Tenere that is versatile and easy to handle. The design of the bike makes it reliable and tough and fun to ride. 2013 Yamaha Super Tenere is powered by compact and lightweight 1199cc liquid cooled DOHC four valve inline twin pump engine. The engine produces 90 horsepower and 80 lb feet of torque and the engine is slanted 26 degree forward which makes the bike easy to handle. However, the bike weighs around 578 lb and offers fuel economy of 40 mpg which is good enough. The bike is available in the market for $13,900.
2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer
The new V7 racer is the only sports version bike in the V7 family and Moto Guzzi has finally come up with the 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer. It has metal accents that add to the style factor of the bike along with color coded red frame. The bike definitely looks outstanding and quite classy because of the use of brushed drilled aluminum. The bike gets completely re-engineered 750cc four stroke 90 degree V-Twin engine that is updated and is made up of new components. The bike engine produces 50 horsepower and 42.7 lb feet of torque combined with five speed gearbox with cardinal final drive. The bike weighs around 395 lb and has fuel tank of 5.8 gallons which offers better travel distance. Moto Guzzi V7 Racer offers 55 mpg of fuel economy which is good for racer bikes. The bike is available in the market for affordable price tag of $9990.