Matt's first bike, the 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650. Matt quickly outgrew his Ninja and has passed it on to his wife, but you may occasionally spot it in some of our videos. Matt says it was the perfect beginners bike. With about 60hp and 44ft-lbs of torque, it is a comfortably handled, yet spunky ride. It's light weight design and updated for 2017 fairings give it the handling and aggressive look it deserves.
Matt's second bike, the 2018 Yamaha R1. This 200hp monster was a major upgrade for Matt, who started on the 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650. With features like a Moto-GP derived crossplane crank, the first six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit ever offered on a street bike, updated Quick Shift System, and refined Wheel Lift Control, the 2018 R1 is the ultimate street machine. Despite loving the upgrade, Matt is still anxious to grow his collection!
Mike's first bike, the 2015 Harley Street XG750. With an exhilarating 58 peak horsepower, hold on for a wild ride! JK. This bike is a tame cruiser. Small, light, and nimble, the XG750 has been a pretty solid first bike. It offers a comfortable riding position and a no-nonsense experience. A wide 43 ft-lbs of torque offers plenty of pick up for a beginner without getting out of control when mistakes happen. However, Mike has outgrown this mild-mannered HD and may only give it one more season.