Which manufacturer has the best bike range?

By John Westlake -

New bikes

 14 January 2011 14:00

In next week's MCN, technical expert Kevin Ash discusses how Kawasaki has methodically rejuvenated its range of bikes, so that it now has an impressive model in almost every category.

So if you were to rate each of the major manufacturers' ranges, who would come out top? Here's a quick summary of how they stack up – there wasn't space to include all the bikes in all the ranges, so feel free to point out ones we should have put in.

MCN's road testers have also rated what they think is the top three in each category – marked in red. Where we've yet to conduct a group test (eg 600s and 1000s), we've taken our best guess.  

So what do you think? Which manufacturer most needs to invest in their R&D department?

Read Kevin Ash's verdict in MCN next Wednesday, out January 19. 

 

Honda

Kawasaki

Yamaha

Suzuki

Triumph

BMW

Ducati

Superbike

Blade

ZX-10R

R1

GSX-R1000

-

S1000RR

1198

Supersport 600

CBR600RR

ZX-6R

R6

GSX-R600

675

-

-

Big tourer

Pan European

1400 GTR

FJR1300

-

-

K1300GT

-

Sports tourer

VFR1200F

Z1000SX Tourer

Fazer 1000

GSX1250FA

Sprint GT

R1200RT

-

Cruiser

Fury

VN1700

XV1900

M1500

Thunder
bird

-

Diavel

Big naked

CB1000R

Z1000

FZ1

B-King

Speed Triple

K1300R

Streetfighter

125

CBR125R

KLX125

YZF-R125

DR125

-

-

-

Beginner

CBR250R

Ninja 250R

XJ6

Gladius

Street Triple

F650GS

Monster 696

Big adventure bike

Varadero

-

Super Tenere

Tiger 800

R1200GS

Multistrada

Middleweight naked

Hornet

ER-6n

XJ6

Bandit 650

Street Triple

F800R

Monster 796