There are many different types of motorcycles. You can find the best sounding motorcycle for your needs by reading our reviews of the Honda Africa Twin, the Aprilia RSV 4, the Yamaha MT-09, and the Kawasaki H2R. However, you may want to check the specifications of the products you are considering before you purchase. Below we’ve outlined the main features and specifications of these motorcycles, so you can decide which one will give you the best sounding bike.
Honda’s Africa Twin
The Honda Africa Twin is a 1,084cc overhead-cam parallel-twin with six-speed manual transmission. Although Honda doesn’t publish its official horsepower and torque numbers, the manufacturer does state that this engine is more powerful than the previous model. Despite the bump in displacement, the Africa Twin is still a lightweight motorcycle. Its new powertrain delivers more torque and a wider powerband. For gear selection, the Africa Twin has a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed DCT automatic transmission.
Aprilia RSV 4
The Aprilia RSV 4 offers some excellent technical improvements. We tested it at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca to get a firsthand impression of its performance. Read on to find out more! Listed below are some of the most noteworthy technical details about the Aprilia RSV4.
The Yamaha MT-09 is perhaps the best sounding motorcycle you’ll ever own. During the engineering process, Yamaha engineers spent countless hours on the dyno and in the field. To make the exhaust note louder, they tuned the intake and exhaust systems as if they were musical instruments. The result is a sound that’s both rich and deep. We’ve listened to countless bikes, and we know that the Yamaha MT-09’s sound is no exception.
Compared to its predecessor, the Kawasaki H2R has an extremely loud exhaust note. It is akin to the sound of a jet engine stomping through the sky. The Kawasaki H2R boasts an insane top end, launch control, quick shift functions and a variety of other gadgets to hurt your feelings. But if you’re looking for a motorcycle that won’t put you off, look no further.
Triumph Daytona 675
If there is a single Triumph Daytona that sounds good, it is the 675. The first generation featured a six-cylinder motor, and the new 675R version is even more powerful. This newer engine is designed for the racetrack, and its roar is reminiscent of racing. However, the 675 is not as fast as some rivals, and its suspension can be too spongy and unforgiving for long rides. Nevertheless, it’s a good street bike, with a great tripple sound.