Naked bikes are a very competitive category and will be more competitive in 2017. Yamaha has not wasted time and was the first to introduce and bring the new MT 09 to stores. We reviewed some of the top naked bikes for 2017.
Naked motorcycles for all tastes, revolutionary like the Yamaha MT 09, ultra sports like the KTM 1290 Super Duke R, with style like the Triumph Street Cup or Street Scrambler, logical and practical like the Honda CB 650 F, popular like the Ducati Monster Or Kawasaki Z900 or fun like the Ducati Scrambler. In 2017 we will have a harvest of motorcycles without fairing that will make us doubt or, better, have one of each in our garage.
We have made a selection of the best-naked bikes that will come next, taking advantage of the fact that Yamaha has already done the homework and has presented the MT 09 that will soon reach the stores. It will be the first Naked of 2017.
Aprilia Shiver 900
The most important change of the Aprilia Shiver 900 is precisely the change of displacement from the 750 of the previous version. We continue to have a 90 degree V-twin that may be limited to the 35 kw of A2, which now comes with electronic throttle and an advanced traction control system. The chassis is a multitubular in steel, with some elements made of aluminum, with an inverted fork in front. The front brake features a radial anchor clip and 320 mm disc. diameter. The instrument panel is a TFT screen similar to the one we have already seen in RSV4; Can connect to our devices via Bluetooth.
BMW S 1000 R
BMW wants to have in its catalog the most evolved naked on the market and with this intention has introduced the BMW S 1000 R. In addition to complying with the Euro 4 engine now delivers 165 hp instead of the 160 from the previous version. An HP titanium exhaust has been included and the handlebar vibrations have been reduced. As optional equipment, you can now add ABS Pro, new driving modes and change assistant that will help us to add or reduce gears. We also find in this naked a new instrument panel and a redesigned fairing.
BMW NineT Racer
The NineT family grows with this motorbike inspired by the racing motorcycles of the 70s. The BMW R NineT Racer has exactly the same configuration as the rest of its partners, the Pure, the initial model we all knew, the Scrambler, Recently launched, and the Urban GS, inspired by the BMW R 800 GS, the trail that raged in the 80s. The small fairing of seventy races and the decoration with the colors of BMW competition make this little jewel a Really appetizing bike.
Ducati Monster 1200 and 1200 S
The Ducati Monster 1200 and 1200 S have a more compact and aggressive design along with a more powerful engine. The S version has better components. Testastretta, water-cooled and 1,198 cc twin-cylinder engine now offer 150 bhp thanks to the new injection and exhaust system. The chassis remains multitubular with the engine heads anchored to it to serve as one more element of the structure. The swingarm, still monobrazo, has been redesigned the same as the suspensions: Kayaba reversed fork with 43 mm bars and Sachs rear shock absorber. In the S version, we find Ohlins elements front and rear, the bars of this fork with 48 mm. diameter.
Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer
The Ducati Scrambler family grows with this Cafe Racer, which mixes the unique design of these fun Ducati with the aesthetics of race cars of the 70’s. The configuration is still similar to the rest of the range with 803 cc engine ( Now it shares with the Monster 797) and adapted for the Euro 4. It has a license plate, special seat with a cover for the position of the passenger, Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires and trimmed front flap, among other things.
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Honda CB 650 F
The naked version of the mythical Honda CBR 600, the Honda CB 650 F, has had to be revised to meet the Euro 4 standard. The engine now receives 4 hp more than the previous version, to add 90, being now More efficient, lower consumption and with more contained emissions. The gearbox is now more closed between the intermediate gears and maintains a sixth, more downhill, oriented to the long cruises. Aesthetically it also receives some news, it has been repositioned the driving position to go now with more control over the front train. Also, the instrument panel is new, with a double digital sphere of curious design.
Kawasaki Z 650
The Kawasaki Z 650 is the replacement for the ER6N. It is a lightweight and easy-to-carry naked bike, somewhat lighter from the ER6N and with a new engine already adapted to the Euro 4. It is a parallel twin cylinder of 649 cc., Eight valves, and liquid cooling. The chassis is now made of aluminum (for this reason this weight reduction has been achieved) and with the engine, which still lighter the set. Also, has suffered a cure of thinning the double arm swingarm to get a motorcycle of 187 kilos in running order. The front suspension is a conventional fork with 41 mm bars. Of diameter, while the rear shock absorber is placed in a horizontal and centered position.
Kawasaki Z 900
The Kawasaki Z 900 is the successor of the successful Z 800, a motorcycle that has marked all references as to desired and well-sold model. The new engine of this larger version is 948 cc. With 125 hp of power. It has a multitubular chassis in steel with an inverted fork with 41 mm bars. The fully adjustable diameter and double arm aluminum swingarm. Low seat, wide handlebars and a very aggressive driving posture, the Z 900 can become a successful street fighter. The instrument cluster has a breaker design, just like the overall design of the bike that goes very in the line of what we have accustomed Kawasaki.
KTM 1290 Super Duke R
Even more radical, the KTM 1290 Super Duke R wants to remain the queen of the big Naked. The front of this 2017 edition is now more sharp and aggressive and its power has increased by 4 cvs more than in the previous version. The handlebar is now lower and in the brakes section we now have Brembo Monoblock tweezers, plus ABS with curve intervention system, semi-automatic change when metering or reduce ratios, LED headlamp and a TFT display in the Instrument cluster Optionally you can equip it with a track pack with circuit control output system, power map selection, and detachable anti-pinch system. You can also connect it to the KTM My Race system and download your data and your motorcycle data to your smartphone.
MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC
The RC version (Reparto Corse) of the MV Agusta Dragster adds some more sporting details to a motorcycle that in itself is sportive and sculptural. It is a more radical driving oriented bike with a minimalist driving position in which our whole body will move towards the handlebar to control the front train well. The engine is a tri-cylinder of 800 cc and 140 hp. The inverted Marzocchi reversed fork allows all kinds of regulations; Behind we find a Sachs shock absorber on a single-lever swingarm.
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Suzuki GSX S 750
Suzuki has replaced the GSX-R 750 for this S with a completely renewed engine and a concept of the motorcycle more naked and something less sporty. The Suzuki GSX S 750 has a four-cylinder in-line engine that offers 116 hp at 10,500 laps, 8 more than the previous engine, with three traction control modes. The improvements in the 2017 edition have been focused on the injection system, air filter box design and exhaust with a new larger muffler (also slightly lighter than the GSX-R) in order to accommodate A more effective catalyst. The front fork is an inverted KYB and accommodates Brembo radial brake calipers. A naked with a sporty touch and perfect for our day to day that surely will be one of the great rivals of the category.
Triumph Street Triple
The Triumph Street Triple 2017 has been one of the latest developments. The British firm took the opportunity to teach it away from the hustle and bustle of the halls of Cologne or Milan, seeking all the attention of the press and the public before one of the key models of its range of motorcycles. The bike, without losing its aesthetic characteristic, is completely new, lighter in terms of chassis, and more powerful, with three versions of 113, 118 and 123. The last one, the RS, is ready to roll with it in the circuit.
Triumph Street Cup
The family Street of Triumph grows with this Cafe Racer that joins to the suffering Twin last year and the Scrambler that was one of the novelties of the Hall of Milan. The base of the three bikes is the same, but in the case of the Cup with a beautiful decoration and corner inspired by the sports bikes, to go and coffee shop in the cafeteria, from the 70’s. Alloy wheels, the small baffle on The headlamp or leaks very similar to the British jewel, the Thruxton R, are other details.
Yamaha MT 09
The new Yamaha MT-09 incorporates new LED headlights in a double front headlight with an aggressive design. As the dimensions of the headlight are reduced and finer, the multifunction instruments have been approached to create a more compact structure and the indicators have been arranged closer to the radiator. The coin, more compact, power the Hyper Naked image of the MT-09. The subframe, inclined upwards, is shortened by 30 mm. It is equipped with a new LED taillight with a design that forms an “M” when viewed from above. In addition, it has a new fender mounted on the swingarm along with a license plate holder that incorporates a light aluminum bracket forged on the side. Anti-clutch clutch and change-over assistant, are other novelties of this successful naked.