When it comes to motorcycle enthusiasts, there are some people who simply prefer one particular brand of bike over another. For instance, some people will only ride Indian motorcycles and some will only ride Hondas. The most important thing to remember here is that no matter where your personal allegiance lies, it isn’t wrong. You’re simply picking the bike that you like the best. It might be because of its performance, or maybe it’s because that particular bike is more comfortable to ride than others. If you like Honda motorcycles, you’re certainly not alone. As a matter of fact, there are many people that would likely argue that Honda bikes are among the best ones on the road. If you want to know more about some of the bikes the company has produced over the years, especially from 2000 to 2010, you can read about five of the best options below.
2006 Honda 919
The first thing you’re likely to notice about this bike is that it isn’t very big, especially when compared with some of the larger touring bikes on the market. That being said, you shouldn’t let its size fool you. This is a bike that can handle practically anything you decide to throw at it, and it does so quite well. It’s extremely light-weight and it has more than enough power to get you wherever you want to go at a speed that’s more than respectable. If anything, this is a bike that might catch you off guard at first, simply because it does have so much power. One thing is certain, this is a no-frills motorcycle that has virtually none of the bells or whistles some bike owners prefer. If your only concern is performance, this is the bike for you. It’s also what made this one of the best Honda motorcycles ever made.
2004 Honda 599
This is a good looking bike that’s capable of delivering enough horsepower to go fast, thanks to its light frame and 600 cc engine. The bike is smaller than most, much like the 919. However, it does have a little more when it comes to rider comfort. This is reflected in the larger seat, one that’s ergonomically designed to give the rider a better experience on the bike. It also has flared fairings, which makes it look like a smaller version of a racing motorcycle instead of looking like a dirt bike. All in all, it’s a good choice for anyone who wants to get where they’re going with a reliable and economical motorcycle that is still capable of turning some heads.
2010 Honda Shadow
The first thing you’re likely to notice when you see this bike is that it doesn’t really look much like a Honda. In fact, many people will tell you that it looks more like a Harley-Davidson than anything. That’s certainly not a bad thing. In fact, Honda had long been considered the king of racing bikes until this one came along. It made people pause and take a second look at what they were doing as far as their cruising bikes were concerned. The bike sits lower to the ground than most, complete with the lower saddle. It also has a fuel-injected V-twin that’s more than capable of producing the power it needs to go head to head with any motorcycle, including a Harley-Davidson. This bike even has the classic lines that harleys are so famous for. This bike clearly represents the point where Honda started encroaching on the territory of its competitors, all without missing a beat in its racing division.
2010 Honda 750 Shadow Phantom
If you think this is just an upgraded version of the Shadow, your assumption would not be entirely correct. As a matter of fact, this bike is completely different from the standard Shadow. It looks very similar, but the difference is in its performance. It has a four-stroke V-twin that’s liquid cooled. It also features electronic ignition. Perhaps the thing that really sets it apart is the 5-speed gearbox, which is essentially what allows it to accelerate so fast.
2007 Honda 599
This is a sturdy little bike that looks something like a cross between a dirt bike and a full-blown racing motorcycle. It’s got all the power you can handle and it doesn’t lack a thing when it comes to maneuverability.
Written by Garrett Parker
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