Thanks to my job I'm lucky enough to see quite a few motorcycles pass through my garage, and every once in a while an interesting group of bikes gets me thinking. Last week, while the ginormous Triumph Rocket III touring graced the garage of guest reviewer Jason Fogelson, I was looking at the Kawasaki Ninja 250R (333 lbs dry), Ducati Monster 696 (359 lbs dry), and the Yamaha R6 (366 lbs dry.) Their common thread? Their featherweight footprints.
While there's a time and place for everything (like the 787 lb Suzuki C109R or virtually any Harley), the latest array reminds me of how great it feels to throw around a compact little whisp of a bike. I'm sure a few of you disagree…
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