Best streetfighter motorcycles | Naked bikes


Streetfighter motorcycles always have aggressive styling to them, and they usually have no, or very little, fairings. Streetfighter motorcycles are part of the naked bike family just like the roadsters, which many mistakably call streetfighters as well.

Overview

In this article, we look at the 10 best streetfighter motorcycles. But we also discuss why some motorcycles are not on this list by first confirming what a streetfighter motorcycle is.

These are the 10 best streetfighter motorcycles:

  • Ducati Streetfighter V4
  • BMW S 1000 R (2021)
  • Kawasaki Z900
  • Kawasaki Z1000
  • Kawasaki Z H2
  • KTM 1290 Super Duke R
  • MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR
  • MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR
  • Suzuki GSX-S1000Z
  • Yamaha MT/FZ 10

What is a streetfighter motorcycle?

It’s very common that people can’t tell the difference between streetfighters and roadsters. Yes, there’s a difference, and that’s exactly why you won’t see bikes like the current Honda CB1000R on this list. The Honda CB1000R is actually a roadster and not a streetfighter. The new BMW S 1000 R, on the other hand, is a streetfighter while BMW incorrectly calls it a roadster.

But don’t let this confuse you. Both ‘streetfighters’ and ‘roadsters’ are part of the ‘naked bike’ family just like cafe bikes and standards. It will make more sense when I show you what they look like.

Here’s a typical example of what a streetfighter looks like next to a roadster:

Steertfighter motorcycle
Kawasaki Z1000 (streetfighter)
Roadster motorcycle
Honda CB1000R (roadster)

Defenition: Streetfighter motorcycle

A motorcycle with minimal, or no fairings, low rider-seat height, proportionally short wheelbase, an upright seating position and aggressive styling like a higher passenger-seat and a bulky fuel tank”.

– Two Motion

The streetfighters we are looking at in this list are all aggressively styled and have sportbike-like performance. A roadster, on the other hand, has a more traditional look to it. They commonly have a single large seat for the rider and pillion, round traditional headlights and, most likely, standard engine performance.

A streetfighter is very much the opposite of a roadster. Their styling is not necessarily modern. You could describe them as “industrious”, meaning that it’s all about the machine, it’s sound, and it’s ability to work. A streetfighter doesn’t hide its powerful and noisy engine. It also doesn’t care that the rider’s upright body is exposed to wind and weather.

The 10 best streetfighter motorcycles

Ducati Streetfighter V4

★★★★★

Ducati Streetfighter V4

Price: $19,995

EngineDesmosedici Stradale V4
Displacement1103cc / 67.31ci
Power208 HP @ 13,000rpm
Torque90.4 lb-ft @ 11,500rpm
Seat height845mm
Wet weight201kg / 443 lbs

Ducati Streetfighter V4

BMW S 1000 R

★★★★★

BMW S 1000 R 2021

Price: N/A

EngineDOHC, inline-four cylinder
Displacement999cc / 60.96ci
Power165 HP @ 11,000rpm
Torque84.0 lb-ft @ 9,250rpm
Seat height810mm
Wet weight199 kg / 439 lbs

BMW S 1000 R

Kawasaki Z900

★★★★

Kawasaki Z900

Price: $8,999

EngineDOHC inline-four cylinder
Displacement948cc / 57.85ci
Power114.0 HP @ 9,700rpm
Torque73.1 lb-ft @ 7,700rpm
Seat height800mm
Wet weight212 kg / 468 lbs

Kawasaki Z900

Kawasaki Z1000

★★★★★

Kawasaki Z1000

Price: $14,600

EngineDOHC inline-four cylinder
Displacement1043cc / 63.65ci
Power140 HP @ 10,000rpm
Torque81.9 lb-ft @ 7,300rpm
Seat height815mm
Wet weight221 kg / 487 lbs

Kawasaki Z1000

Kawasaki Z H2

★★★★★

Kawasaki Z H2

Price: $17,500

EngineDOHC inline-four, Supercharged
Displacement998cc / 60.9ci
Power197.0 HP @ 11,000rpm
Torque101.0 lb-ft @ 8,500rpm
Seat height830mm
Wet weight239 kg / 527 lbs

Kawasaki Z H2

KTM 1290 Super Duke R

★★★★★

KTM 1290 Super Duke R

Price: $18,699

EngineDOHC, 75° V-Twin, Liquid-cooled
Displacement1301cc / 79.4ci
Power180.0 HP @ 9,500rpm
Torque103.3 lb-ft @ 8,000rpm
Seat height835mm
Wet weight198 kg / 437 lbs

KTM 1290 Super Duke R

MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR

★★★★★

MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR

Price: $33,240

EngineDOHC inline-four, Liquid-cooled
Displacement998cc / 60.9ci
Power208 HP @ 13,000rpm
Torque85.9 lb-ft @ 11,000rpm
Seat height845mm
Wet weight218kg / 480 lbs

MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR

MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR

★★★★★

MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR

Price: $17,725

EngineDOHC inline-three, liquid-cooled
Displacement798cc / 48.7ci
Power140 HP @ 12,300rpm
Torque65 lb-ft @ 10,100rpm
Seat height830mm
Wet weight195 kg / 430 lbs

MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR

Suzuki GSX-S1000Z

★★★★★

Suzuki GSX-1000Z

Price: $11,099

EngineDOHC inline-four cylinder
Displacement999cc / 60.96ci
Power147.5 HP @ 10,000rpm
Torque79.66 lb-ft @ 9,500rpm
Seat height810mm
Wet weight210 kg / 463 lbs

Suzuki GSX-S1000Z

Yamaha MT-10

★★★★★

Yamaha MT-10

Price: $12,999

EngineDOHC inline-four cylinder
Displacement998cc / 60.9ci
Power160 HP @ 11,500rpm
Torque82.0 lb-ft @ 9,000rpm
Seat height825mm
Wet weight210kg / 463 lbs

Yamaha MT-10

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