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Where do naked bikes come from and why are they called that?

22 mayo, 2021
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Today we will talk about naked bikes, If you are an expert on the subject, you will surely know more about this model, but if not, we invite you to discover the origin of the name, its particular style and the best brands and models of this style of motorcycle.

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The best naked bikes
The best naked bikes

The name of this motorcycle has to do directly with its main characteristic, since they are called that way because they take the engine into the air and not covered with a fairing, as in the case of sports cars.

The main characteristic of naked bikes, it is a comfortable riding position, a wide handlebar, compact dimensions and a seat to match all user sizes.

Naked motorcycles
Naked motorcycles

They are practical for day-to-day use, but as they lack a fairing, the aerodynamic protection is scarce, so traveling with them can be especially uncomfortable.

Another of its characteristics is that this name emerged with a new generation of motorcycles, after the massive introduction of the fairing in all types of motorcycles, offering them even as an “old” image.

As in custom motorcycles, importance is given to aesthetics and design, but the purpose of the naked bikes, is that they do seek maximum speed, good behavior, protection for the pilot, etc.

Naked motorcycles
Naked motorcycles

Most brands, like Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Bimota, KTM, Suzuki, Honda, Triumph, Benelli, Hyosung, etc. They have this type of motorcycles in their catalogs. In addition, within this segment, we can find different types of naked motorcycles, like this:

Naked motorcycles
Naked motorcycles
  • Roadster: Naked with large displacement and slightly protected from the wind, to carry out long journeys.
  • Streetfighter: Naked with great power and sportier aptitudes than a normal naked.
  • Scrambler: Naked with classic aesthetics with wheels adapted to earth and of great robustness.

Which is your favorite?

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