Lightweight and narrow, these machines come with the perfect combination to tame the urban jungles (2020 models)

Tall, upright handlebars, forward set footpegs, and void of fairings, naked streetfighters are the perfect choice for urban hooligans. These machines come with the epic combination of sport bike aggression and urban practicality. These motorcycles master narrow lane splitting and have lightweight construction for the ease of flickability around traffic and obstacles.

This list of machines are known to do just that and could be yours for under $ 10,000.

BMW F 900 R

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BMW F 900 R
MSRP is $8,995

This is the Bavarian manufacturer’s latest additions to its naked streetfighter category and is powered by the same engine as the F 850 GS with the displacement bumped up to 895cc. The parallel-twin now produces 105 hp and 68 lb-ft of torque, sipping juice from an ultra-lightweight, plastic-welded fuel tank – the first in the industry.

Along with the engine, it also borrows the steel bridge frame and a new bolt-on steel rear frame. This is tethered with an upside-down 43mm telescopic fork and a fully adjustable shock. It features a 6.5-inch TFT screen with BMW Motorrad Connectivity and gets two riding modes, ABS and ASC, as standard. Also available as options are quickshifter, traction control, electronic suspension, cornering lights, keyless ignition, quickshifter, and an emergency call system. MSRP is $8,995.

Yamaha MT-09

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YAMAHA MT-09
MSRP: $8,999

Taking cues from the MT-10, the eldest hyper naked of the family, the 09 gets the swanky paint schemes as well as blacked out controls. It includes new decals, twin-headlight arrangements, colored wheels, and more. On the mechanical side, it all remains the same with Yamaha’s 847cc three-cylinder torque-rich cross-plane engine making 115hp and 64.5 lb-ft of torque. The slip-and-assist clutch makes clutch actions a breeze, and the six-speed with quickshifter helps aggressive riding give you a whole new experience.

Flicks and reversals benefit from the 425-pound wet weight, but it’s the 25-degree rake and 4.1-inch trail that really delivers the goods to make the MT-09 eager in the corners. Dual, 298 mm front discs and radial-mount, four-pot calipers slow the front wheel with a 245 mm disc and single-piston anchor at the other end. All-around ABS comes as part of the standard equipment package. 41mm inverted fork and a monoshock handle the undulations. MSRP: $8,999.

Honda CB650R

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HONDA CB650R
MSRP: $9,199

Naked streetfighters have their styling roots in the café racer culture of the 1950s and 1960s, and Honda has attempted to showcase this very nature with their Neo-Sport Café machines. The CB650R leads the way with a pared-down front fender that makes an immediate connection to the custom culture reinforced by the ample blackout treatment throughout the design. A single, round LED headlight splits the night with an LED DRL ring for improved safety during daylight hours.

The powerplant is a runs 67 mm bores and a 46 mm stroke giving it an 11.6-to-1 compression ratio to put out 94 ponies with 47 pound-feet of torque. A slipper clutch makes riding this a breeze. The factory beefed up its suspension game with a set of inverted, 41 mm Showa forks upfront that are of the Separate Function. Outback, a coil-over monoshock takes care of business. A pair of radial-mount, four-piston anchors bite dual 310 mm discs up front followed by a 240 mm disc and single-pot caliper outback with ABS. MSRP: $9,199.

Kawasaki Z900

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KAWASAKI Z900
MSRP: $9,299

Carrying the trademark Sugomi-inspired styling, this naked 900 describes the intense aura or energy given off by a person or an object of greatness felt by the person viewing it. The elegant bodywork has sharp lines flowing from head to tail and is minimalistic to the core. The slim and close-fitting bodywork gives its representation as light and agile. The DOHC, 16-valve, 948cc inline four-cylinder engine offers impressive power and strong torque. Four 36mm throttle bodies and sub-throttles provide better mid and low power bands, and the engine belts an impressive 126 hp, and torque peaks at 100 Nm.

Suspension forces are worked by the 41mm inverted front fork featuring stepless rebound damping and spring preload adjustability. An adjustable Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension that is positioned above the lightweight swingarm contributing mass centralization. Standard ABS works brilliantly on the dual 300mm front petal discs and 250mm rear petal disc that are clamped by dual opposed piston calipers with resin brake pads to deliver ample braking power. MSRP: $9,299.

Ducati Monster 797

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DUCATI MONSTER 797
MSRP: $9,295

Touted to be the spiritual successor of the Monster 795, the Monster 797 has replaced the Monster 821 as the most affordable model of the Monster family. The Monster 795 comes bolstered with the same four-stroke, L-twin, air-cooled, fuel-injected, 803cc engine which powers the entire Scrambler family. This engine, on the Ducati Monster 797, pumps out 75 bhp of maximum power and 51 lb-ft of maximum torque. The engine is coupled to a 6-speed gearbox, which has shorter ratios to unleash the fun this motor packs in, especially in the upper rev range.

43 mm, inverted Kayaba forks push the wheelbase out to 56.5 inches. Symmetrical, 17-inch, cast-allow wheels come in a ten-spoke configuration that’s both stylish and lightweight with Pirelli’s Diablo Rosso II tires for the final connection to the pavement. Sachs provides the rear monoshock, and it comes with the courtesy spring-preload adjustment plus adjustable rebound damping. Dual, four-pot, Monobloc Brembo calipers bite huge, 320 mm front discs for the bulk of the stopping power with a single-pot caliper and 245 mm disc to slow the rear and all-around Bosch 9.1 MP ABS protection as part of the standard equipment package. MSRP: $9,295.

Triumph Street Triple S

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TRIUMPH STREET TRIPLE S
MSRP: $9,950

Triumph gave their favorite naked Street Triple a major overhaul in 2017. Keeping the character and the looks of the Street Triple alive, this new edition retains the overall silhouette but gets a fresh new attitude with sharper poise, contemporary and aggressive lines throughout the bodywork. More like the bike hit the gym every day to get those definitive cuts and lines. It gets twin headlights, LCD dash the angular windshield, new bodywork, flyscreen, radiator, cowls and integrated air intake.

The thrilling new race-bred triple engine comes with three levels of power and torque figures: the ‘S’ tune gets 111 hp, and 54 lb-ft perfect for everyday riding with ride-by-wire. Mechanically the Triple S is fitted with a 41mm Showa USD forks, a mono-shock unit attached to a new ‘Gullwing’ swing-arm, Nissin sliding calipers on Brembo brake units and premium Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tires. Other rider aides include riding mode setups that are linked to the ride-by-wire setup, traction control, and ABS systems. The S features two levels: Road and Rain. MSRP: $9,950.

Sagar Patil
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