Things are getting tough. Confusing. But only in the most wonderful way. There were nearly 500 different motorcycles from the 36 manufacturers listed this year in the annual Cycle World Buyer’s Guide. And from this great wealth, this embarrassment of riches, we must choose but Ten as Best, the bikes that embody spirit, utility, enthusiasm and excellence in the form of two-wheeled transport. Rarely in the 30 years of Ten Best balloting has there been such manufacturer diversity in this elite list, as eight makers made the grade, from Japan, England, Italy, Germany and the good ol’ USA.