If you were to pick the five best bikes to rob a bank, what would they be? How about crossing the country as fast as possible? What if you wanted to impress your hot date? Cycle World's newest series, 5 Best Bikes, looks for those answers and more in a video podcast format. Every other Thursday, Senior Editor Justin Dawes is joined by fellow motorcycle industry guests to argue what really are the 5 Best Bikes.

In the first episode, Chris Cantle, Editor In Chief of Motorcyclist magazine, joins Dawes as they argue the merits of using a Suzuki Burgman 400 scooter and Ducati Panigale V4 R superbike as bank robbery getaway vehicles. And their comments may surprise you...

Check it out, and let us know what your five bikes are.

So what are the 5 Best Bikes to rob a bank?

701
Husqvarna 701 SupermotoKevin Wing

Husqvarna 701 Supermoto: It's light, nimble, and plenty fast. Need to cut across a park or rip up some stairs? The 701 Supermoto fits the bill perfectly.

Honda Africa Twin
Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports DCTJeff Allen

Honda Africa Twin DCT: The key here is the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). It leaves your clutch hand free to hold a big bag of money as you speed off.

Aprilia Tuono V4
Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RRJeff Allen

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR: It's a Tuono. Plain and simple. It's a Cycle World Ten Best pick two years in a row, and it's just mean. You can't ever say no to a Tuono.

Burgman 400
Suzuki Burgman 400Suzuki

Suzuki Burgman 400: The Burgman has plenty of storage for your ill-gotten loot under the seat. And who robs a bank with a scooter? They'll never see it coming.

790 Duke
KTM 790 DukeSimon Cudby

KTM 790 Duke: Its nickname is "The Scalpel," and for good reason. It's the middleweight champ at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and if it can handle that course without coming undone, it will should be able to leave the police in the dust.