Motorcycle Comparisons

Cycle World is the industry leader for motorcycle comparisons and motorcycle reviews, providing you with the best information for anything with two wheels.

Cycle World is the industry leader for motorcycle comparisons and motorcycle reviews, providing our readers with the most accurate information for anything related to two wheels. Unlike our first ride reviews, our motorcycle comparisons focus on how these bike stack up against each other.

Latest Comparisons

2021 Motorcycle Comparisons


The 2019 model year saw some huge improvements to existing models and the launch of a couple of anticipated models from European, American, and Japanese motorcycle manufacturers. We’ve decided to compare some of the best models in our 2019 motorcycle comparisons. Our largest effort so far has been finding our best 450 dual sport motorcycle with our 450 dual sport shootout.

How We Compare Motorcycles


Besides getting on the bikes and riding them side by side, another way we compare models from each manufacturer is by comparing motorcycle specs against one another. But we don’t rely on the power figures and specs the manufacturers give us. No, we run the bikes on our motorcycle dyno, measure them with our tools, and weigh them on our scales. And test them in real-world applications, along with our sister publication, Motorcyclist MC Commute. Our other sister publication, Dirt Rider, covers everything you need to know about dirt riding and dirt bikes.

Motorcycle Dyno Numbers

Motorcycle Comparisons And Motorcycle Reviews

 Our reviews give us the first steps to developing which motorcycles to compare. It also narrows down what to look for in the different models. Does one model have a dead spot in the rev range due to emission and noise regulations? How does the other model get around this or does it suffer from a similar problem? Does this manufacturer produce a motorcycle that no other manufacturer could compare to? Nothing could compare with the Grom until Kawasaki and Benelli started producing similar models.

We enjoy comparing 300cc motorcycles, adventure motorcycles, cruiser motorcycles, and even large touring motorcycles. We know that you read our motorcycle reviews and motorcycle comparisons and watch our comparison videos. This is why we put everything we can into them. Want to see some specific models compared that we haven’t done? Let us know on our review of the motorcycle

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