I’ve had the opportunity to ride and test out many different motorcycles over the years and have come to appreciate the unique qualities that each bike brings to the table. While there are certainly many great bikes out there, there are a select few that stand out in my mind as being truly the best of all time.
One of my all-time favorite motorcycles is the Harley-Davidson Sportster. This classic American motorcycle has a timeless design and a powerful engine that delivers a smooth and satisfying ride. Whether I'm cruising down the open road or tackling winding mountain roads, the Sportster never fails to put a smile on my face. Plus, with its iconic brand recognition and wide availability of aftermarket parts and accessories, the Sportster is a top pick for riders looking to customize their ride.
Custom 1987 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1100 I built for NBT Clothing Giveaway in 2022
Customizing your motorcycle is an important aspect of motorcycle ownership for many riders including myself. It allows you to express your personal style and make your bike truly your own. With the Sportster, customization options are virtually endless. From swapping out the exhaust system to installing a new set of handlebars, the Sportster is a blank canvas that can be transformed into a one-of-a-kind machine.
My personal Sportster
Another motorcycle that consistently makes my list of the best of all time is the Honda CBR1000RR. This sportbike is a true masterpiece of engineering, with a lightweight frame, advanced suspension, and a high-performance engine that delivers lightning-fast acceleration. If you're a thrill-seeking rider looking for a bike that can keep up with your need for speed, the CBR1000RR is a top choice.
While customization options for the CBR1000RR may be more limited than those for the Sportster, there are still plenty of ways to personalize this bike to your liking. Upgrading the brakes, suspension, and exhaust system are all popular modifications that can improve the bike's performance and give it a more aggressive look and sound.
Of course, it's not all about power and speed. For riders who value comfort and practicality, the BMW R1200GS is a top pick. This versatile adventure motorcycle is built to handle everything from long distance touring to off-road adventures, and it comes equipped with all the features you need to make the most of your ride. And with its reputation for reliability and top-notch build quality, the R1200GS is a great choice for riders who demand the best.
Customizing the R1200GS is all about making it the perfect adventure machine for your needs. Installing crash bars, luggage racks, and skid plates are all popular modifications that can make this bike even more capable and versatile.
Indian Motorcycle FTR
But if you're looking for an underrated motorcycle that deserves more recognition, consider the Indian Motorcycle FTR. Not only is it a fun little ripper, but it's a head turner as well. This mid-size cruiser has a modern design and a powerful V-twin engine that delivers a smooth and satisfying ride. It may not be as well-known as some of the other bikes on this list, but it is certainly a formidable motorcycle that is more than worthy of a test ride. And with its growing popularity and expanding dealer network, the Indian Motorcycle FTR is definitely worth considering if you're in the market for a new ride.
Customizing the Indian Motorcycle FTR is all about enhancing its sporty and aggressive look. Upgrading the exhaust system, installing new handlebars and mirrors, and adding a custom paint job are all popular modifications that can make this bike truly stand out.
My personal custom Indian FTR
When it comes to choosing the best motorcycle, the options are endless. But for me, the Harley-Davidson Sportster, Honda CBR1000RR, BMW R1200GS, and Indian Motorcycle FTR are all bikes that have earned a place in my heart as being truly the best of all time. Whether you're a seasoned rider or just starting out, these bikes are all worth considering as you search for your perfect ride.
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