Ten Best Bikes 2010

Cycle World Picks the Ten Best Motorcycles of 2010

Best Motorcycles of 2010
Best Motorcycles of 2010Cycle World

Is good the new bad? Sure seems like it. Even as the world appears to be turning upside down, we have once again been treated to an amazing selection of motorcycles in 2010. There's a bike for every purpose and for every enthusiast.

There may be, as many like to say, "no bad bikes" these days, but that just means we get to raise our standards!

Because as good as things are, excellence still has a lot going for it. So while it may be true that good is the new bad and there truly are more than 500 great new motorcycles on the market, there still are machines that set themselves apart for delivering just the right combination of performance, quality and style to suit the times and emerge as better than the competition. Well, not just better, but the Ten Best Bikes of 2010.

For the first time ever, Cycle World is debuting the Ten Best Bikes right here on cycleworld.com. Starting Monday, July 12, we will roll out two bikes per day and wrap it up on Friday. Photo galleries and video will accompany each winning-bike story to bring you closer to the best new motorcycles on the market in 2010.

Best Standard: Kawasaki Z1000

Best Standard: Kawasaki Z1000
Read More: Kawasaki Z1000Cycle World

Best Dual Sport: KTM 990 Adventure R

Best Dual Sport: KTM 990 Adventure R
Read More: KTM 990 Adventure RCycle World

Best Open Streetbike: Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport

Best Open Streetbike: Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport
Read More: Ducati Multistrada 1200 S SportCycle World

Best Enduro Bike: Triumph Thunderbird 1600

Best Cruiser: Triumph Thunderbird 1600
Read More: Triumph Thunderbird 1600Cycle World

Best Middleweight Streetbike: Kawasaki ZX-6R

Kawasaki ZX-6R
Read More: Kawasaki ZX-6RCycle World

Best Enduro Bike: KTM 450 XC-W Six Days

KTM 450 XC-W Six Days
Read More: KTM 450 XC-W Six DaysCycle World

Best Motocrosser: Yamaha YZ450F

Best Motocrosser: Yamaha YZ450F
Read More: Yamaha YZ450FCycle World

Best Sport-Touring Bike: Kawasaki Concours 14

Best Sport-Touring Bike: Kawasaki Concours 14
Read More: Kawasaki Concours 14Cycle World

Best Touring Bike: Honda GL1800 Gold Wing

Best Touring Bike: Honda GL1800 Gold Wing
Read More: Honda GL1800 Gold WingCycle World

Best Superbike: BMW S1000RR

Best Superbike: BMW S1000RR
Read More: BMW S1000RRCycle World