Hitting the open road on the back of a hog can free you from the daily grind of life. With spring in full bloom, you may want to treat yourself and get a new ride. With thousands of bikes on the market, you may have trouble deciding which one is right for you. A bike should have good gas mileage, be safe for driving conditions and not to mention look cool. Along with buying a durable bike, you should also purchase motorcycle insurance before you get on your hog. An insurance plan can help you cover the cost of your bike's repairs and your injuries in the unfortunate event you are involved in an accident. If you're looking for a new bike this year, here are a few durable hogs for you to choose from in 2014:
BMW R nineT: $14,900
A crisp new model may be the way to go, but sometimes a bit of nostalgia can be better. This retro-themed BMW model is not only a favorite among bike purists, but also first-time buyers as well. On the back of this ride, you can zooming down the streets thanks to its 110-horsepower air- and oil-cooled engine.
Ducati 899 Panigale: $14,995
Although it may be cheaper than the 1199 Panigale model, this bike still offers the same heavy duty accessories of its predecessor. The 90-degree V-twin Superquadro 899cc engine can not only provide you with enough speed to zip past other bikers, but the eight-level traction control and three-level anti-lock brake system can also help you safely navigate the open roads.
Harley-Davidson SuperLow 1200T: $11,799
Since Harley-Davidson was established in 1903, the company has made a name for itself by providing some of the most dependable bikes on the market. The SuperLow 1200T model is no different, as it offers a 1200cc V-twin engine that can really burn some rubber. Although it allows you to add on saddle bags and a detachable windshield, this model does not have the bulk of standard Big Twin models, as it is 100 pounds lighter than the Switchback model, which can make your ride all the more easier.
Victory Gunner: $12,999
With its 24-spoke cast aluminum wheels and Titanium Suede paint job, the Victory Gunner can provide you with a slick and dependable ride. Looks are not the only thing this hog has to offer, as its 106 V-twin engine packs a punch.