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9 Best Motorcycles for Stunts

9 Best Motorcycles for Stunts

Doing acrobatics with a motorbike such as stoppies, wheelies, drifts, and burnouts is known as performing stunts. These are the most common types of stunts that bikers can perform. Most bikers modify their motorcycles to make them better suited for performing stunts. Lighter motorbikes are easy to handle and control while performing acrobatic maneuvers. Motorbike stunt riding is a popular hobby for most riders. Performing stunts is not an easy thing to do and requires a lot of expertise. Also, lots of safety precautions need to be considered before performing stunts.

Many bikers who love performing stunts are attracted to motorbikes solely built for stunts. The ability to manage the power output, shift quickly between gears, and release the clutch at the right time are the skills that make a good motorbike stuntman. This article discusses the nine best motorcycles for performing stunts.


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The Honda CBR900RR is a sports motorbike also known as the FireBlade. The Honda CBR900RR was introduced in 1992. There is also a version of the Honda CBR900RR with a larger engine displacement but the CBR900RR is ideal for performing stunts. This motorbike is considered the king of stunt motorcycles. The Honda CBR900RR is powered by an 893 cc inline four-cylinder engine. Sports bikes are usually heavy motorbikes with bulky designs. However, the Honda CBR900RR only has a dry weight of 185 kg.  The body design and styling of the Honda CBR900RR were given a modern touch. With a wheelbase of 1,405 mm, it gives off an aggressive feel for riders.

The introduction of the new shift drum in the Honda CBR900RR improved gear shifting. The upgraded front forks with a compression adjuster helped improve damping rates.

The Honda CBR900RR also comes with a head fairing to enhance the aggressive look of the motorcycle. The sixth generation of the Honda CBR900RR was launched in 2002 in both America and Japan. The Honda CBR900RR’s displacement was increased to 954 cc and was upgraded with a sleeker body. Also, the swingarm and frame were strengthened, the footrests were elevated, and the front disk had a size of 330 mm to make it more suitable for performing stunts.


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The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R or the Kawasaki 636 is powered by a 636 cc inline four-cylinder engine. The new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R is capable to produce a maximum torque of 70.9 Nm and a maximum horsepower of 134 hp.

What makes the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R ideal for doing stunts is that it is fitted with a smart braking system, traction control, and the Kawasaki quick shifter. These features enable great handling and reliable braking. The positioning of the footrests, seat, and handlebars gives this motorcycle an aggressive look. The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R is also equipped with a cluster of modern instruments. Equipped with an LCD panel, warning lights, fuel gauge, and gear position indicator, they help riders stay informed about the state of their vehicles.

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R is equipped with dual petal discs and Nissin four-piston 310 mm front brakes with a KIBS ABS installed. Also, a single 220 mm petal disc with a single-piston caliper rear brakes with a KIBS ABS installed.

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R also comes with a gas-charged shock absorber that allows for stepless compression damping adjustment in the rear suspension. The front suspension has a 41 mm inverted Showa SFF-BP fork that allows for stepless compression and rebound damping. The high-quality suspensions installed in the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R allow for better stunt performance.


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The Triumph Street Triple R is an affordable motorbike that costs only $11,195. The Triumph Street Triple R is a stylishly designed motorbike with a unique look. This motorbike comes with a powerful 765 cc inline three-cylinder engine. The Triumph Street Triple R is fun to ride and is quite addictive. The Triumph family also has the Rocket 3, designed for greater speed and power thanks to its bulky engine. The Triumph Street Triple R is ideal for doing stunts because it offers adequate power, an aggressive design, and low weight.

The Triumph Street Triple R can produce a maximum torque of 77.28 Nm and a peak horsepower of 116 hp at 12,000 rpm. The Triumph Street Triple R is equipped with a six-speed transmission along with the Triumph shift assist. The Triumph shift assist makes it easier to shift between gears regardless of how fast the Triumph Street Triple R is moving.

The Triumph Street Triple R is equipped with an ABS for reliable braking power. This motorbike is also equipped with rider-assisted instrument clusters. The instruments include a fuel gauge, gear position indicator, lap timer, gear change lights, and digital speedometer. The Triumph Street Triple R has a wheelbase of 1405 mm and a seat height of 32.5 inches. There is also a low-seat variant of the Triumph Street Triple R. The Triumph Street Triple R comes with a dry weight of 168 kg which makes it ideal for performing stunts.


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The Yamaha MT-07 is also another ideal stunt motorbike for both beginner and experienced stunt riders. The Yamaha MT-07 is a lightweight vehicle that comes with a stylish look and a naked shape. A stunt rider can modify this motorbike to make it more suitable for stunts, but It is capable of being smooth and responsive when it comes to stunts. The flexible suspensions and tire traction help make handling this bike safer regardless of rider positions.

This motorbike was famously known as the Yamaha FZ-07 in North America and was launched in 2014. In 2007, the name of the Yamaha FZ-07 was changed to Yamaha MT-07 when it was sold worldwide.

The Yamaha MT-07 is an affordable naked motorbike with a base price of $7,899. The Yamaha MT-07 is also powered by a 689 cc engine, a mileage of 58 mpg, weighs 184.16 kg, and a seat height of 31.7 inches. The Yamaha MT-07’s engine can produce a power of 72.7 hp and a peak torque of 68 Nm. The Yamaha MT-07 is ideal for those who wish to start learning motorbike stunts. The Yamaha MT-07 helps newer stunt bikers to better manage the power and handling of the bike thanks to its low-power engine.


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With the launch of the Suzuki GSX-R750 in 1985, Suzuki modernized the world of sports bikes. The Suzuki GSX-R750 is a lightweight vehicle with a nimble chassis. The combination of its powerful engine and light weight makes the Suzuki GSX-R750 a perfect stunt motorbike. This motorbike is commonly known as “the Gixxer” in the world of motorcycle stunts. The Suzuki GSX-R is equipped with a 749 cc engine capable of producing 147.9 hp at 12,800 rpm and a torque of 86.3 Nm at 11,200 rpm. The Suzuki GSX-R has a dry weight of 190 kg and a seat height of 31.9 inches. The new Suzuki GSX-R models are approximately nine kg lighter than the previous models. The weight has been reduced thanks to a lightweight Showa Big Piston Fork (BPF) being included. The new Suzuki GSX-R750 comes with Brembo brake calipers in the front brake and a Nissin caliper in the rear brake.

The Suzuki GSX-R750 is ideal for performing wheelies. The Suzuki GSX-R750 is also famous as a wheelie king due to offering adequate power output and gear shifts.


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The Honda CBR600F4i is another stunt motorbike in the Honda CBR series. The Honda CBR600F4i is an upgraded version of the Honda CBR600F4, being produced from 2001 to 2006. This motorbike is equipped with a 599 cc inline-four engine, able to produce a torque of 62 Nm and a horsepower of 109 hp. The Honda CBR600F4i can attain a top speed of 155 mph, has a seat height of 31.7 inches, and a dry weight of 170 kg. Along with the six-speed transmission and active gear shifting, the Honda CBR600F4i makes it perfect for stunts. Built as a sporty, high-performance, and lightweight motorcycle with active gear shifts, the Honda CBR600F4i is the most commonly used stunt motorbike.

The Honda CBR600F4i is built with an advanced frame and bodywork, designed with full body fairings. The aerodynamic design of the Honda CBR600F4i helps reduce drag by up to 3% compared to its previous versions.

7. KTM DUKE 390

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A stunt rider may have to do several modifications to make a motorbike better suited for performing stunts. However, some motorbikes do not require many or any modifications at all to transform them into good stunt motorbikes. The KTM Duke 390 is one such stunt motorcycle.

The KTM Duke 390 offers manageable power output and is easy to control when doing stunts. The KTM Duke 390 offers a good riding position. The brakes installed in the KTM Duke 390 offer reliable braking and the suspensions are quite flexible. With all these characteristics, the KTM Duke 390 is ideal for both beginner and experienced stunt riders. The KTM Duke 390 is the best stunt motorbike in the 250cc to 290 cc range. The KTM Duke 390’s handling makes performing wheelies easier. The KTM Duke 390’s powerful brakes and suspensions make performing drifts and stoppies easy. The KTM Duke 390’s tires offer good traction in different weather conditions.

The KTM Duke 390 is equipped with a 373 cc engine capable of producing a horsepower of 42.91 hp. The KTM Duke 390 has a six-speed transmission, ABS braking, a seat height of 32.5 inches, and a dry weight of 138.98 kg.


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The Yamaha YZF-R7 is a good stunt motorcycle with a beautiful sporty look. The Yamaha YZF-R7 motorbike looks like the upgraded version of the Yamaha MT-07 as they both share common features. However, the front of the Yamaha YZF-R7, its body fairing, and its uniquely designed fuel tank differ from the Yamaha MT-07.

The Yamaha YZF-R7 is equipped with the latest front forks and suspensions, making it perfect for doing stoppies. The Yamaha YZF-R7 is equipped with a 689 cc engine that can produce a horsepower of 74 hp. The Yamaha YZF-R7 has a seat height of 32.9 inches and a wet weight of 187.79 kg. The comfortable ergonomics, lightweight, powerful forks, suspensions, and brakes make the Yamaha YZF-R7 a good stunt motorcycle. With this motorbike, the stunt rider can comfortably perform wheelies in the second gear.


The Suzuki GSX1300R, also famously known as the Suzuki Hayabusa, is the fastest stunt motorcycle ever produced by Suzuki. The Suzuki Hayabusa was launched in 1999 and has been consistently reliable in its performance since its introduction.

The Suzuki Hayabusa is powered by a 1340 cc four-cylinder engine with a liquid-cooling system. The Suzuki Hayabusa can reach a top speed of 312 km/h. With a top speed record, the Suzuki Hayabusa can maintain a constant speed of 299 km/h as well.

The Suzuki Hayabusa weighs 264 kg, but its powerful engine performance, suspensions, and braking allow it to pull off quick maneuvers despite its large size. Being the fastest motorcycle and fitted with rider-assistance features such as the ABS and Suzuki Intelligent Ride System makes this vehicle safer to ride.


Performing motorcycle stunts is amusing, but this task requires balance, control, and expertise. The motorbikes you use for stunts are expected to have certain characteristics, including moderate power, better handling, and lightweight. Motorbikes are not usually designed for stunts, but with a few modifications, you can make certain motorcycles more suitable for performing stunts. Some motorbikes require very few modifications. Despite how good a motorbike is for performing stunts, its performance depends on the stunt rider. If you are a stunt lover and wish to do stunts yourself, the motorbikes mentioned above can be used by both beginner and experienced riders.

The motorcycles discussed in this article are well-known for performing stunts. However, these motorcycles can also be used for touring. With the inclusion of the LUGGAGE options available at Viking Bags, you can find the SADDLEBAGS, TAIL BAGS, BACKPACKS, and TANK BAGS to increase the luggage capacity of your motorcycle.

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