Budgets are tight these days, right? But that doesn’t mean you have to give up any of life’s necessities like big horsepower, awesome handling or incredible brakes.
These machines prove this point. Our group of five Workhorses in this less-costly class range from the $13,799 Suzuki GSX-R1000 to the $16,490 BMW S1000RR. Three have traction control, two do not. Despite being designed as streetbikes, all have been used as the basis for successful racing motorcycles. We rolled them out onto Miller Motorsports Park’s East Loop and let Bostrom have his way with them, to some surprising results.