This is Chapter 2 of "20 most legendary motorcycles" article. We collected iconic motorcycles, which represent a balance between the motorcycles that have marked a milestone in the history of motorcycling and the motorcycles that marked the road. You can also disagree with this motorcycles list, but we are sure that, in more than one, you will agree with us. Today we will continue the review some of the most legendary bikes.
11/20 Kawasaki ZZR250
The Kawasaki ZZR250 is a benchmark in terms of power and handling. With an in-line twin engine and a maximum power of 35 horsepower at 12,000 rpm, Kawasaki ZZR250 managed to find her audience.
12/20 Ducati 916
The Ducati 916 was produced in 1994. Initially, it was designed only for racing. But its popularity pushes it to take the path of commercialization. It has a 916 cc V-twin engine. Its production stopped in 1998 after Ducati was bought by Texas Pacific Group.
13/20 Honda RC 30 - VFR 750 R 1988
The Honda RC 30 sold in 1988 is Honda's most legendary model. It is not a sports motorcycle but a motorcycle made for racing. The Honda RC 30 is designed to participate in competitions but is approved for the road. It has an output of 112 horsepower at 11,000 rpm. At the time this motorcycle was a technological revolution.
14/20 Suzuki RG 500 Gamma
The Suzuki RG 500 Gamma was sold in 1985. Its design is very similar to a circuit motorcycle. Its 4-cylinder engine allows it to have a maximum power of 95 horsepower at 9500 rpm and a maximum speed of 228 km / h. Its handling is outstanding and allows rapid adaptation to any road.
15/20 Norton 750 Commando
The Norton 750 Commando is seen as the last Norton motorcycle to be marketed in 1977 before it was bought by Stuart Garner. Capricious during the first few meters, the motorcycle becomes more and more cooperative as the journey goes. It is still advisable to stay below 5000 rpm.
16/20 Kawasaki GPZ 900 R
The Kawasaki GPZ 900 R is the first motorcycle to achieve a weight and power ratio of less than 2. It has a maximum power of 115 horsepower for a weight of 228 kg. Its top speed of 250 km / h is also a benchmark since it won against the TGV Paris-Marseille in 1985. The Kawasaki GPZ 900 R was piloted by Tom Cruise in Top Gun.
17/20 Honda 1000 CBX
The Honda 1000 CBX was produced in 1978. Honda brings out a monster. A six-cylinder engine allowing it to reach 105 horsepower. The Honda 1000 CBX excels in manoeuvrability.
18/20 Yamaha XT 600
The Yamaha XT 600 was inspired by the biggest motorcycles present during the Paris-Dakar of 1983. It is recognizable thanks to its 30-litre tank and its oil cooler. It has a power of 43 horsepower and a maximum speed of 160 km / h. In the 1990s, it was used by motorcycle schools thanks to its great manoeuvrability. The Yamaha XT 600 was produced from 1982, but the motorcycle was retired after 20 years of loyal service because of anti-pollution standards.
19/20 Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa
The Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa is renowned for its speed. It is the second production motorcycle which claims a speed above 300 km / h. Its design is tested in a wind tunnel to have the best drag coefficient. In 1999, the Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa received the motorcycle of the year award.
20/20 BMW R 1200 GS
The BMW R 1200 GS was produced in 2004 is the best-selling BMW motorcycle in history. It has a flat-twin engine for a maximum power of 125 hp at 7700 rpm and a maximum speed of 208 km / h. The BMW R 1200 GS is perfect for long journeys adapting to each type of road. Its success is such great that many gatherings of fans of the 1200 GS are held regularly.
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