Top Motorcycle Brands of 2015

Just like in the car industry, there is stiff competition among different brands in the motorcycle world. Each brand comes up with innovative motorcycles that feature powerful engines, sleek designs and a range of convenience features. In the current market, there are a variety of brands and this may put you in to a dilemma on which brand to go for. Here is a review of the top motorcycle brands of 2015.

Motorcycle Brands

5. Aprilia

Even though not a popular brand worldwide, this is a subsidiary of Piaggio, an Italian automotive company. The Aprili brand was founded as a bicycle manufacturing company by Cavaliere Alberto Beggio. Its product portfolio started with bicycles, scooters and small motorcycles. Today, it is known for its great sports bikes, parts and accessories. Their most advanced bikes include the V4 RSV4 and V-twin RSV Mille. Their fastest bike is the Aprilia RSV 1000R Mille that can do 281km/h and features among the fastest bikes in the world.

4. Yamaha

Yamaha is a Japanese brand that deals with motorized products like boat engines, go-kart engines, outboard motors, bicycles and motorcycles. Founded in 1955, it has its headquarters in Shizuoka Japan. Yamaha has since then grown in to a worldwide brand by asserting its position in the global market. It is known for its super bikes like Yamaha YZF R15, FZ1, YZF R1, e.t.c The Yamaha YZF R1 is their fastes and does a cool 283km/h making it among the fastest bikes ever.

3. Ducati

Founded in 1926, this Italian brand based in Bologna is also a popular brand in the motorcycle market. It is owned by Audi through Lamborghini, its Italian subsidiary. At first, it used to manufacture condensers, vacuum tubes and radio equipment and aftre its huge success, it ventured in to manufacturing motorbikes. Some of their best bikes include the Ducati Streetfighter, Diavel, Monster 696 and Hypermotard 1100EVO SP. However, Ducati made its name with the Ducati 1098s which has a top speed of 271km/h.

2. Kawasaki

If you are a fan of MotoGP or any other motorbike events, then you understand how fast and powerful Kawasaki motorcycles are. Kawasaki is a big brand when it comes to the motorcycle market. Their bikes are well designed using the latest technological advancements to produce the likes of Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R, the company’s most popular bike. Some of its other popular bikes include Kawasaki Ninja 1000, Ninja H2 and the Versys. This company has received several recognitions in the motorbike racing world including 9 AMA Superbike Championships, Endurance World Championship and the 1993 Superbike World Championship. Their fastest bike is the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 (ZZR1400) that can hit 299km/h.

1. BMW

BMW (known as Bavarian Motor Works) is a renowned automobile manufacturing company based in Munich, Germany. It has a long history in business dating back to 1916. Not only does BMW manufacture motorcycles but also cars and aircraft engines. The brand uses cutting edge technology to manufacture some of the fastest and powerful bikes in the world thus making it among the best motorbike brands worldwide. Among its best selling motorcycles is the S1000RR, F800GS, HP2 Sport, HP2 Enduro and K1600GT. The BMW S1000RR is the fastest bike in the world with a top speed of (305 km/h)


The motorbike world is one that has stiff competition. Even though this are the top 5 brands of 2015, there are also great brands, the likes of Honda, Triumph, Harley-Davidson and so on. So, if you are looking for a great bike, get one from any of these brands and you will like the performance and durability!