Motorcycles weren’t that popular until after WWII when they quickly became famous around the world. For different reasons: In the United States, they were considered inappropriate and rebel tools, while in other parts of the world, such as Japan, they were considered a better alternative means of transportation. Harley-Davidson established its roots in the American motorcycle market during this time.
Japanese motorcycle brands such as Yamaha and Kawasaki began to gain recognition in the global market in the late 1960s, but they came up with such innovative ideas that they have kept them alive in the industry to this day. Even today, some of the largest and most reliable motorcycles in the world, ordinary and extraordinary racing beasts, come from Japan.
In this article, we’ve rounded up five of the new Japanese bikes that are likely to stand the test of time and five that are designed to fall apart.
10. Built To Fall Apart: 2019 Yamaha YZF R3
Yamaha introduced the YZF-R3 to the international market in 2015. The 2019 model came with improved suspension and bodywork to match MotoGP designs. If you are a beginner rider, the YZF-R3 is the perfect choice for you. But that’s also his death point; it is for beginners. Anyone looking for a sports racing motorcycle will consider the Kawasaki Ninja 300 to be their main competition.
Who would buy a racing bike that doesn’t have the clutch to sleep anyway? And if you were looking for a touring motorcycle, you will still be disappointed; the Yamaha YZF-R3 cannot transport anyone other than the driver. It’s built in a MotoGP body style, but with minimal racing capabilities.
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9. Built to Fall Apart: 2018 Honda CBR500R
Unless you’re buying the Honda name, the 2018 CBR500R isn’t the sports bike you should buy, even for novice riders. Let’s start with its racing features. The CBR500R comes with very soft suspensions that cannot allow you to enjoy a tighter cannon racing event.
If you wanted a sports bike, the high bars on the CBR500R would completely betray you; they make it look more like a touring bike than a sports bike. These factors explain why sales in the global engine market are slowly declining.
8. Built to Fall Apart: 2017 Honda CBR 1000RR
The 2017 Honda CB1000RR came with many improvements compared to the one it was replacing. Don’t get too excited yet. It also came with a big oil burning problem. Almost every 2017 1000RR owner has had this problem with their Honda.
A user on a 1000 RR enthusiast website says he bought the 2017 base model and sold it in less than six months as it caused him a lot of drama, he says.
These issues aside, the Honda CBR 1000RR is a powerful motorcycle that comes with a standard 998cc liquid-cooled engine. Some improvements to the engine gave it some nice added performance, such as the 11 hp power output increase.
7. Built To Fall Apart: 2018 Kawasaki KLR650
Kawasaki must have learned that the KLR650 was losing ground in the global market, so it discontinued it in 2018. The 2018 model was the last of its production.
The Kawasaki KLR650 is a good motorcycle for beginners; He has some guts, but not that much. It is a cheap and reliable motorcycle, especially if you just want something that reads 500cc or more.
When comparing the Kawasaki KLR650 to other sports bikes of its caliber, there are many things that you just wish you had, such as cruise control, 6-speed transmission, enough ground clearance, especially off-road, and many other features.
6. Built To Fall Apart: 2019 Suzuki Gixxer 155cc
The 2019 Suzuki Gixxer model comes with a total update, especially in its bodywork. The engine remains the same as previous models at 155cc.
While it is a beautiful looking motorcycle, there are a few hiccups that, compared to its predecessors, you could easily believe that it is not going to last long on the market. The Gixxer 155 has some far superior handling improvements, but the suspension sucks.
It is so rigid that it cannot absorb …