Motorcycles are considered as one of the most, if not the most practical and economical options as far as transportation, commuting, and getting around the city goes – especially when you live in one of the world’s crowded cities.
Don’t let that fool you, however – these motorcycles will do just as well for your medium rides if you live out in the suburbs – and save you a little bit in terms of gas consumption and traffic time. After all, motorcycles were precisely made for bobbing and weaving in and out of city and country traffic.
Fortunately, there’s plenty of choices for each rider of every persuasion – whether you prefer a low-rider, a hog, or a bike that’s perfect for zipping around the city, there will always be one within your price point and your pocket; and we’ve got 6 of the best, fuel-efficient, and economical motorcycles for perusal, in recent times – in no particular order, might we add.
1. Honda CB500X
One of the current bestsellers in this class would be the Honda CB500X – and why not? With proven power levels of up to 47 HP, that’s a lot of power for such a fuel-efficient bike. And it can go up to speeds of 168 km/h. So don’t get this motorcycle wrong – it’s efficiently powerful, and solidly built, with its parallel twin and liquid cooled engine. Plus, it’s real sexy on a stand – if you buy one, why not support your bike professionally and see it in all its glory?
2. Suzuki Burgman 400
The Suzuki Burgman runs in a whole set of models depending on your purpose – that is, 125cc, 250cc, 400 cc and 650 cc models. With a melange of bells and whistles that improve cycling experience, and a body to match and die for, this motorcycle is becoming one of the most popular models midway through the year – with excellent fuel economy to boot! Talk about a highway star, to steal a few words from Deep Purple.
3. Honda CBR250R
If you don’t need that much power, then this model may be more apt for you – with a top speed of 135 km/h, this affordable option provides great handling and maneuverability in tight spaces while remaining economical with its fuel consumption for a motorcycle. Furthermore, it’s great for hot climates with its liquid cooled engine – plus the ride is superb for its price point. Perfect for city conditions and the heat in the streets of the concrete jungle!
4. Triumph Bonneville
Now let’s talk about an English classic – the Triumph Bonneville, with its third generation that seeks to reclaim the glory of the old Triumph line of motorcycles. Just one look at the chassis and the body and you’ll know you’ll get a great ride, as well as more than a few admiring looks – it really is a sight to behold. But don’t be fooled by mere looks – despite its clean, retro look, this machine packs quite some power; otherwise it wouldn’t be named after the place where Triumph attempted to beat the fastest speed known to motorcycles (Bonneville, Utah). Solidly built with excellent balance, the Triumph Bonneville rides as well as it looks.
5. Yamaha Star Bolt Cruiser
The Yamaha Star Bolt is undoubtedly designed with the unmistakable character, top notch performance and a sleek, bobber style design. There are huge numbers of the features are designed with this motorcycle such as cool textured color, black fenders, piggyback shocks and stitched seat. The bike is newly designed with double cradle frame technology, providing superb handling in tight corners, while providing an excellent ride with its mid range torque. Not just that – compared to many other motorcylces, it also provides excellent economy and reduced carbon footprint.
6. Suzuki DR-Z400SM
One of the latest offerings from Suzuki is one of its finest. Its gearbox provides superb shifting, while its wide bars and tall front end provides excellent control and an effortless ride. With a 4-stroke liquid cooled four valve engine, this baby will do more than enough to get you around the city and its outskirts – its light build is perfect for city traffic and maneuvering through alleyways. What more can you ask for? It’s economical, it’s affordable, it’s superbly built, and it’s light – making it rightfully one of the more popular models for city riders.