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10 Most Comfortable Naked Bikes

10 Most Comfortable Naked Bikes

Naked bikes are the most agile, versatile, and fun motorcycles to ride, designed for quick travel and better maneuverability. They are essentially lighter, stripped-down versions of sports bikes. Initially, riders used to remove the fairings, panels, and other heavier parts from their sports bike rather than replace the fairings since the latter was the more expensive option. However, the trend has become popular in recent years until the world was introduced to a new class of motorcycle: naked bikes.


Naked bikes are well-known for their fast acceleration, quick throttle response, and low weight. Being stripped-down versions of sports bikes, they are not always comfortable and offer an aggressive riding style. They are popular among stunt enthusiasts due to being agile, lightweight, and maneuverable. However, unlike sports bikes, most naked bikes offer both aggressive and upright riding positions. Read this article to learn the 10 most comfortable naked bikes.

1. 10 Most Comfortable Naked Bikes

1.1 Yamaha MT-09

Yamaha MT-09


Photo Credit: @Yamaha


On top of the list is the Yamaha MT-09, a favorite naked bike among motorcycle enthusiasts. If you love motorcycle stunting, this motorcycle is one of the best options. Despite being aggressive and ideal for stunting, the Yamaha MT-09 is also comfortable and suits most riders as it ensures an upright back position. It has a tall seat height of 32.48 inches, but thanks to the low overall wet weight of 189 kg, it is easier to control and maneuver.


The Yamaha MT-09 is powered by an 890 cc three-cylinder engine capable of producing 117.34 hp at 10,000 rpm and a torque of 93 Nm at 7,000 rpm. The engine is capable of high-end torque even at lower rpms and quick acceleration for agile road performance. The gear shift is easy and smooth to operate thanks to the Quick Shift System (QSS) technology. The telescopic front fork, adjustable rear link suspension, lightweight wheels, diamond frame, aluminum chassis, and chiseled and slim shape makes the handling sharp and quick.

Yamaha MT-09
Engine
890 cc Liquid-Cooled, Three-Cylinder Engine
Horsepower
117.34 hp at 10,000 rpm
Torque
93 Nm at 7,000 rpm
Wet Weight
189 kg / 416.67 lbs
Seat Height
825 mm / 32.48 in
Base Price
$9,799

1.2 Yamaha MT-07

Yamaha MT-07


Photo Credit: @Yamaha


The Yamaha MT-07 is considered the younger sibling of the Yamaha MT-09 due to being fitted with a slightly smaller engine. The 689 cc liquid-cooled, dual-cylinder engine is capable of a horsepower of 72.4 hp at 8,750 rpm and a torque of 67 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The Yamaha MT-07 is almost similar to the MT-09. However, due to the smaller engine, it weighs 5 kg less than the MT-09, making it more nimble, agile, and fun. Despite being fitted with a 689 cc engine, this motorcycle is not ideal for novice riders. You need to have adequate riding skills to handle the Yamaha MT-07.


The most distinct feature of the Yamaha MT-07 is its unique 270° crankshaft design. The engine technology draws inspiration from the Yamaha R1 supersport bike. Unlike conventional engine designs, the crankpins are designed to rotate with a 90° interval gap to ensure smooth and uniform power delivery and reduce engine vibrations. This engine technology also causes the V-Twin engine to create a soul-satisfying rumble.


The Yamaha MT-07 is a popular motorbike available at an affordable price of $8,199. It has a seat height of 31.7 inches and a wet weight of 184 kg, making it accessible to all riders. Like the Yamaha MT-09, the Yamaha MT-07 also provides an upright riding position.

Yamaha MT-07
 Engine
689 cc Liquid-Cooled, Dual-Cylinder Engine
Horsepower
72.4 hp at 8,750 rpm
Torque
67 Nm at 6,500 rpm
Wet Weight
184 kg / 405.65 lbs
Seat Height
805 mm / 31.7 in
Base Price
$8,199

1.3 Suzuki GSX-S1000

Suzuki GSX-S1000


Photo Credit: @Suzuki


The Suzuki GSX-S1000 is another aggressive-style naked bike inspired by the Suzuki GSX-R1000. This motorcycle also ensures an upright back position, making it slightly more comfortable than sports bikes. However, like most naked and sports bikes, it also has compact legroom as the footpegs are mounted backward.


The Suzuki GSX-S1000 is powered by a 999 cc liquid-cooled, four-cylinder engine, ensuring impressive power, agility, and a fun riding experience. The 999 cc engine is capable of a horsepower of 150 hp and a torque of 108.46 Nm. The sharp aerodynamic styling, lightweight chassis, and compact design make the Suzuki GSX-S1000 quick, maneuverable, and easy to control. It has a bold front-end look with broad shrouds and MotoGP-inspired winglets for wheelie and lift control.


The Suzuki GSX-S1000 is equipped with electronic ride-by-wire throttle so that the riders are able to control the engine’s power output. Other technological features include an ABS, fully-adjustable suspensions, Quick Shift System, riding modes, and a traction control system.

Suzuki GSX-S1000
 Engine
999 cc Liquid-Cooled, Four-Cylinder Engine
Horsepower
150 hp
Torque
108.46 Nm
Wet Weight
214 kg / 472 lbs
Seat Height
810 mm / 31.9 in
Base Price
$11,499

1.4 Kawasaki Z900 ABS

Kawasaki Z900 ABS


Photo Credit: @Kawasaki


The Kawasaki Z900 ABS has tough competition from Kawasaki itself as the most popular beginner model is the Kawasaki Z650 and the Kawasaki Z1000 has a higher power output. However, it still manages to attract intermediate riders with its 948 cc liquid-cooled, inline four-cylinder engine capable of a horsepower of 125 hp and a torque of 99.1 Nm at 7,700 rpm.


The Kawasaki Z900 ABS is a sporty naked bike with an aggressive riding style. However, the handlebars are within comfortable reach of the rider seat to ensure an upright back position. The legroom also provides adequate room for most riders. The ergonomics are ideal for daily commutes and city travel. The Kawasaki Z900 ABS has a seat height of 31.5 inches and a wet weight of 467.5 lbs, making it ideal for all riders.


The Kawasaki Z900 ABS includes several modern rider aids, including traction control, power modes, an ABS, an assist & slipper clutch, dual throttle valves, and smartphone connectivity. Despite sporting several standard modern features, the Kawasaki Z900 comes at an affordable price of $9,399.

Kawasaki Z900 ABS
Engine
948 cc Liquid-Cooled, Inline Four-Cylinder Engine
Horsepower
125 hp
Torque
99.1 Nm at 7,700 rpm
Wet Weight
467.5 lbs / 212 kg
Seat Height
31.5 in / 800.1 mm
Base Price
$9,399

1.5 Triumph Street Triple 765 R

Triumph Street Triple 765 R


Photo Credit: @Triumph


The Triumph Street Triple 765 R is a small and sporty naked bike, ensuring an upright back position and adequate legroom for all riders. The ergonomics are comfortable for even taller riders. The Triumph Street Triple 765 R is fitted with a 765 cc engine, making it a fun, agile, and versatile naked bike, popular among beginners and expert riders alike. The 765 cc engine produces a horsepower of 118.4 hp at 11,500 rpm and a torque of 80 Nm at 9,500 rpm.


The Triumph Street Triple 765 R is a versatile motorcycle for city travel, track racing, and daily commutes. It is suitable for riders of all skill levels due to being nimble and easy to ride. It has a seat height of 32.52 inches and a wet weight of 189 kg. Like most naked bikes, the Triumph Street Triple 765 R has a shift assist, four riding modes, optimized cornering ABS, traction control, and wheelie control.

Triumph Street Triple 765 R
Engine
765 cc Liquid-Cooled, Inline Three-Cylinder Engine
Horsepower
118.4 hp at 11,500 rpm
Torque
80 Nm at 9,500 rpm
Wet Weight
417 lbs / 189 kg
Seat Height
32.52 in / 826 mm
Base Price
$9,995

1.6 Honda CB500F

Honda CB500F


Photo Credit: @Honda


If you are a beginner looking to buy a naked bike capable of daily commutes, city travel, and weekend rides, the Honda CB500F is a perfect option. Being an ideal first bike, it can last you for years due to being durable. The Honda CB500F has a slim design, low weight, beginner-friendly powerband, and is available at an affordable price of $6,799.


Despite being an entry-level motorcycle, the Honda CB500F has an aggressive look. It is powered by a 471 cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine capable of a horsepower of 47 hp and a torque of 43 Nm at 6,500 rpm.


The Honda CB500F has a seat height of 31.1 inches and a wet weight of 416 lbs. The ABS is also a standard feature of this motorcycle. The Honda CB500F offers compact legroom for riders to adjust their legs. However, the rider can sit with an upright back to ride comfortably.

Honda CB500F
Engine
471 cc Liquid-Cooled Parallel Twin Engine
Horsepower
47 hp
Torque
43 Nm at 6,500 rpm
Wet Weight
416 lbs / 188.7 kg
Seat Height
31.1 in / 789.94 mm
Base Price
$6,799

1.7 Suzuki SV650

Suzuki SV650


Photo Credit: @Suzuki


The Suzuki SV650 is a retro-style naked bike with a large round headlamp. It is a simple motorcycle with useful features, including reliability, versatility, steady power delivery, and good mid-range torque. The Suzuki SV650 is often used at riding training centers in the UK due to its ideal weight and handling. This bike’s low weight makes it agile and comfortable.


The Suzuki SV650 was introduced in 1999 and is currently still in production due to its popularity among beginners and intermediate riders. The Suzuki SV650 is also well-known due to its being easily customizable. The 645 cc liquid-cooled, 90˚ V-Twin engine is capable of a horsepower of 75 hp and a torque of 63.72 Nm. The Suzuki SV650 has a seat height of 30.9 inches and a wet weight of 196 kg, making it a nimble and agile naked bike. The handlebars are within a comfortable reach of the rider, ensuring a slightly upright riding position. However, the Suzuki SV650 has compact legroom and the rider has to bend their knees a great deal to handle this motorcycle.

Suzuki SV650
Engine
645 cc Liquid-Cooled, 90˚  V-Twin Engine
Horsepower
75 hp
Torque
63.72 Nm
Wet Weight
196 kg / 432.1 lbs
Seat Height
785 mm / 30.9 in
Base Price
$7,399

1.8 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo

KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo


Photo Credit: @KTM


The KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo is one of the best-naked bikes in the market with an impressive power-to-weight ratio. It is powered by a large 1,301 cc liquid-cooled, 75° V-Twin engine capable of horsepower of 177 hp at 9,500 rpm and a torque of 140 Nm at 8,000 rpm. This motorcycle receives tremendous upgrades yearly, its most recent upgrades being titanium inlet valves, a lightweight crankcase, and a semi-active suspension. The KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo is ideal for city traveling and track racing as the rider can easily switch from an upright to an aggressive riding position.


The KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo comes with several modern and safety features, including adjustable suspensions, stability control, and traction control to ensure better performance. The chassis was upgraded in 2022 to make it lighter and more rigid. The KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo also received several modern rider aids over the years, including a Supermoto ABS, traction control, ride modes, track mode, performance mode, cruise control, and auto-canceling turn signals. It has a seat height of 32.9 inches and a wet weight of 198 kg.

KTM 1290 Super Duke R
 Engine
1,301 cc Liquid-Cooled, V-Twin Engine
Horsepower
177 hp at 9,500 rpm
Torque
140 Nm at 8,000 rpm
Wet Weight
437 lbs / 198 kg
Seat Height
32.9 in / 837 mm
Base Price
$20,399

1.9 Kawasaki Z H2

Kawasaki Z H2


Photo Credit: @Kawasaki


The Kawasaki Z H2 is the naked version of the Kawasaki Ninja H2, one of the fastest sports bikes. Despite being a naked bike, this motorcycle still has a bulky look. Being powered by a large 998 cc supercharged engine usually found in the Kawasaki Ninja H2 series, the Kawasaki Z H2 is also an expensive motorcycle, costing $18,500. The 998 cc engine is capable of producing a horsepower of 197 hp and a torque of 136.9 Nm. However, it comes with several standard safety features, including riding modes, power modes, traction control, launch control mode, ABS, quick shifter, electronic cruise control, and cornering management system. The Kawasaki Z H2 has a seat height of 32.7 inches and a wet weight of 529.2 lbs.


The handlebars are slightly pulled-back to be in perfect reach of an average rider, ensuring an upright riding position. The legroom is adequate for a naked bike and makes you feel like a part of the motorbike as you squeeze the fuel tank with your knees while riding.

Kawasaki Z H2
 Engine
998 cc Liquid-Cooled, Four-Cylinder Supercharged Engine
Horsepower
197 hp
Torque
136.9 Nm
Wet Weight
529.2 lbs / 240 kg
Seat Height
32.7 in / 830.58 mm
Base Price
$18,500

1.10 BMW S 1000 R

10 BMW S 1000 R


Photo Credit: @BMW


The BMW S 1000 R is a stylish and high-performance naked bike based on the BMW S 1000 RR sports bike. The BMW S 1000R is fitted with the latest automobile technology to ensure it performs at its best when track racing.


The BMW S 1000 R is powered by a 999 cc oil- and a liquid-cooled, four-cylinder engine capable of a horsepower of 165 hp at 11,000 rpm and a torque of 113.9 Nm at 9,250 rpm. Due to its low wet weight of 195 kg, it is an agile and highly maneuverable motorcycle, ideal for tracks and city traveling. The BMW S 1000 R ensures the rider has full control over the motorcycle thanks to its electronic rider aids, which include ride-by-wire, traction control, electronic engine management, ABS Pro, and three ride modes.


The BMW S 1000 R is also suitable for daily commutes and city travel thanks to its adjustable handlebars position, ensuring an upright back position. It has a seat height of 32.7 inches and a wet weight of 438.7 lbs.

BMW S 1000 R
Engine
999 cc Oil- and Liquid-Cooled Inline Four-Cylinder Engine
Horsepower
165 hp at 11,000 rpm
Torque
113.9 Nm at 9,250 rpm
Wet Weight
438.7 lbs / 199 kg
Seat Height
32.7 in / 830.58 mm
Base Price
$21,605

2. Final Words

Naked bikes are not originally designed for comfortable rides. The weight of these motorcycles is reduced by removing the fairings and heavy parts to ensure better maneuverability and quicker acceleration. Naked bikes are versatile motorcycles used for daily commutes, city travel, and weekend rides. Some powerful and technologically advanced naked bikes are also used for track racing. Due to having the combined characteristics of sports and standard bikes, naked bikes provide both aggressive and upright riding positions. If you are looking to buy a naked bike for a fun and comfortable riding experience, the motorbikes mentioned in this article are best for daily and casual use.


Naked bikes can also be used for light touring and adventure rides if they are equipped with certain luggage options available at Viking Bags, including saddlebags, tail bags, backpacks, and tank bags.

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