"It's fun being reckless; here's to recklessness!" Motorcyclist Senior Editor Adam Waheed shouted out those words in the bloopers of the latest episode of On Two Wheels and triggered the basis for this episode of 5 Best Bikes.
What are the five best motorcycles for riding a little bit outside of the rules? Which machine would be the best for wheelies, endos, and slides?
Waheed made some great arguments for his choices, and as an expert in recklessness, none of his choices were taken lightly. Except for the suggestion that a Harley-Davidson Road Glide would be a great choice. After 10 minutes, the list was set:
Aprilia V4 1100 RR: With a rowdy V-4 engine and a snappy chassis, you can't deny the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR as a motorcycle that begs for recklessness.
KTM 1290 Super Duke R: The Tuono's equally wild competitor, the 1290 Super Duke R, has a V-twin that is so easy to wheelie that if you can't on this bike, you never will.
Suzuki GSX-R750: An easy-to-ride-hard character without any form of ABS or traction control makes Suzuki's GSX-R750 our choice for sportbike hooliganism. Get one while you can, 2019 might be the last year for this model.
Honda Grom: Its engine and chassis may be small, but the fun is immeasurable on Honda's Grom. Savvy stunters can fly under the radar while scratching that itch to be unruly.