By Jason Mueller of A1 Auto Transport (Motorcycle Shipping)
More than a million motorcycle were sold worldwide in 2015 and for the last five to ten years, sales have seen an increase of between two and four percent on average each year. Whether this is due to the rising cost of gasoline or it is just because more people have realized how great riding can be, the 2016 year is practically guaranteed to end with a higher percentage of sales than previous years. With all of the bike sales worldwide, it would be nearly impossible to determine one bike that has sold the best, but we can try to come as close as possible by showing you four great motorcycles of 2016 that have sold well and have stood up to the tough demands of riders throughout the world. Whether you like riding a cruiser, roadster, sport bike or even a touring bike, these are top in each category.
Harley-Davidson Low Rider S
When it comes to cruisers, Harley-Davidson has long been the number one company in America. The 2016 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S tops the list of cruisers and starts at a price of around $16,000. Harley-Davidson has been a leader with cruisers over the years, but the Low Rider S has been deemed the best they have ever built by motorcycle enthusiasts nationwide. This is an aggressive motorcycle with a powerful twin cam 110-engine as well as dual disc brakes and great padding on the seat so you won’t be sore after a long ride down the highway. On top of that, the handlebars are at just the right height to prevent your arms from feeling numb if you decide to hop on for a long haul cross country. Cruise on a Harley-Davidson Low Rider S and you may never want to hop off.
Triumph Bonneville Street Twin
With a new engine, great traction control and a whole new chassis, this incredible roadster is ready to ride for under $9000. Last year the Triumph Bonneville Street Twin was 865cc but the 2016 model was upped to 900cc and can get up to nearly 73mpg on the highway and with a 3.2-gallon tank, a rider should be able to travel well over 200 miles although that will vary depending on road structure, riding techniques and speed. This is a bike that is easy to handle and includes optional traction control to help when taking curves. It is also a comfortable ride with a 29.5-inch-high seat and comfort level handlebars that allow for easy maneuvering around the tightest curves on the road.
Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro
Introduced in the summer of 2016, the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro is a sport bike that was made for rugged adventure and plenty of fun whether riding on or off road. This motorcycle is tough and was made to ride in the most extreme terrains as well as cruising long distances down the interstate. The suspension is stiff for street rides but can be tuned easily for off-road fun with a higher ground clearance. The tank holds 7.9 gallons and can reach speeds well over 140mph. The Ducati Multistrada Enduro 1200 can be yours, for a starting price of around $24,000.
If you want a touring bike that offers a truly smooth ride and plenty of power to impress, then the Yamaha FJR1300A/ES is the bike for you. The seat is adjustable so you can easily move it up or down during long rides and a new six speed transmission makes changing gears seem like nothing at all due to the smoothness of transition during a ride. Whether you want to travel on the highway or on a quaint back road in the middle of the country, this motorcycle has the power to handle it all. It is a little on the heavy side at around 640 pounds but if you can handle the weight, this is a great way to take a trip. The starting price is $16,000. Although it can be customized for your personal preferences, this bike has it all right from the factory. Most likely, you will see that everything you want in a bike is already included.
Looking for a new motorcycle before the year ends? With the 2017 models quickly approaching, the fall and winter are the best times to grab a 2016 model and make it yours. Nothing beats having licensed motorcycle transporter to bring one of these great bikes right to your front door. If you will be picking it up locally or riding cross country, be sure to pack a safety kit and be prepared for all kinds of weather and road conditions during your ride home. As any rider can tell you, there is no greater feeling than hopping on your bike and feeling the freedom that only a motorcycle can offer when traveling down the road.