Top 5 best handling bikes - according to you

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Here’s a top 5 countdown of the bikes rated highest for handling by user reviewers in the MCN bike reviews section. 

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Scroll down to see what came out as the best handling bikes of all time according to MCN web users.


Suzuki GSX-R750 (2006-2007)

5. Suzuki GSX-R750 (2006-2007)
“Perfect balance is a tricky concept to build into a motorcycle, especially a sportsbike, but the Suzuki GSX-R750 is arguably the best blend of sheer speed, fluid handling and outstanding braking that anyone could ask for. The GSX-R750 is devastatingly fast, at the track, or on the road and incredibly easy to ride too.” 


Suzuki GSX-R1000 (2001-2002)

4. Suzuki GSX-R1000 (2001-2002)
“This Suzuki GSX-R1000 is the original ‘Gixxer-thou’ – THE top dog sports bike of its day. Later Suzuki GSX-R1000s became smaller and more revvy as well as faster round circuits and arguably easier to handle. The original Suzuki GSX-R1000 K1 and K2 models are still supremely competent sports bikes and pretty decent all round machines too.”


Triumph Street Triple

3. Triumph Street Triple (2008-current)
“The Street Triple is light, fast, fun, agile, sounds great, stylish, cool and cheap, too. Overnight the new Triumph has made its rivals seem like relics. The Street Triple isn’t just the best in its class, it’s enough to tempt all but the most performance-obsessed away from their sportsbikes. Plus it’s comfortable enough to be an everyday town motorcycle.”


Honda CBR600RR (2007-2008)

2. Honda CBR600RR (2007-2008)
“Honda hit back hard with the track focused CBR600RR. They’ve rectified the old motorcycle’s weak points, namely lack of midrange and weight. The 07 Honda CBR600RR was the lightest in the class in its time, and had much more midrange and razor sharp handling.”


Buell XB12S Lightning

1. Buell XB12S Lightning (2003-current)
“The Buell XB12S Lightning is weird but it works. An antique, character-rich engine in a stubby street-fighter motorcycle chassis dripping technical innovation. The Buell XB12S Lightning  is a very individual motorcycle and hugely enjoyable to ride. Easy to love if hard to justify.”


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James Keen

By James Keen