What are “naked bikes”? They’re exactly what it sounds like. These “naked” motorcycles are versions of their full-faired counterparts. They’re like regular sports bikes, but without the plastic fairings, a more upright riding position, and a slightly differently tuned engine. It’s a sports bike…with its clothes off.

The best part about a naked bike is that they are well suited to nearly anyone who wants to throw a leg over a motorcycle. Naked bikes generally have a low seat height and an upright riding positions, both the things that are great for new riders. Naked bikes also generally are quite sporty and fast, which is perfect for the more experienced rider to canyon carve or hit up a weekend track day.

We find naked bikes way more comfortable, and more suited for daily street riding, naked bikes are generally narrower and a little lighter and more agile as well. If you’re just commuting and pleasure riding, [...]

There are alot of amazing beginner bikes out there! Based on a few of our favorite beginner bikes in 2020, we wanted to give a list and quick comparison between the : R3, CBR300R, Ninja 400, and the GSX250R. When buying or even just choosing which motorcycle to buy, there are a lot of factors to consider. These factors include: horsepower, brake features, and technology. Even we had a tough time choosing which bikes to put on our list so it can definitely be very intimidating for beginners to know where to start looking.

Yamaha YZF R3

Engine: Twin-cylinder 321cc
Transmission: Six-Speed
Curb Weight: 375 lbs (170 kg)
Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gallons (14 L)

Yamaha first introduced these 321cc little rocket ships back in 2015 and they’ve become increasingly popular with beginner riders, commuters, and lightweight track [...]

When it comes to sport bikes, the Japanese big four often come to mind : Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha. However, in recent years, the German manufacturer, BMW, introduced their S1000RR.

What is the BMW S1000RR?

What does the S1000RR stand for?? Well, the “S” in this ridiculously powered German bike’s name stands for “sportbike”. Most can assume that the “1000” is an indication of enging size. Then, the “RR” means race replica like most RR’s. Most people already know this, but in case some don’t, now ya know!

How does it compare to Japanese litre bikes?

BMW proves to be better as the increase of 7 HP and low weight results in better overall results. BMW S1000RR now features twin headlight with a symmetrical design, lighter fairing, and better aerodynamic [...]

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Our goal is to grow and build great customer relations all the while providing excellent customer service. As a pre-owned motorcycle dealership, we’ve performed a wide range of services on thousands of motorcycles of all makes and models. This includes  all of the Japanese brands: Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha along side others like BMW and KTM.

AK MOTORS provides a range of motorcycle services to customers all over San Diego County. We also provide affordable shipping services not just to our entire service area but also all over California like Redding, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, the Bay Area, San Francisco, Oakland, Hayward, San Mateo, Fremont, San Jose, Pleasanton, Tracy, Modesto, Merced, Fresno, San Luis Obispo, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Hesperia, and Palm Springs. Even [...]

Triumph motorcycles have always had a place in motorcycle history. Celebrities from Clint Eastwood to Steve Mcqueen have publicly owned triumph motorcycles. Triumph motorcycles have always had this sense of style, performance, and coolness. This culture is still present in their current line-up of motorcycles, such as the very rare 2016 Street Triple Rx.

The design of this bike Just grabs attention of onlookers everywhere. Equipped with special seat cowl, belly pan, and a fly screen it give it a distinct look that sets it apart other Street Triples.

Street triples have also been known for their performance. This Powerful engine outputs 105 hp and 50 lb-ft of torque. Designed out the factory to have a well placed center of gravity this motorcycle is sure to provide several thousand miles [...]

Honda is one of the most prestigious manufacturers of motorcycles. Their versatility as a maker of motorcycles is what makes them unique and might be a reason for their continued success. This is best showcased in their 500cc motorcycles, namely the CB500F, CB500X, and the CBR500R. Although all motorcycles have the same power plant they all behave like different animals.

Honda CB500X

. The CB500X has a classic upright position and wide handlebars give you that comfortable ride. Designed with a 26.5 degree rake and with forks that allow 5.5 inches of travel you can expect this motorcycle to have the softest suspension among the three. This Motorcycle would be perfect for anyone starting to ride but don’t want to sacrifice comfort.

Honda [...]

There is a pleasure that comes from riding a motorcycle due largely to the complete stimulation of the senses. You feel the thrust of air, see the world blur in front of you, hear the howl of wind, smell the ever changing environment, and taste exhilaration. The Yamaha understood that and developed the FZ-09

Equipped with a 3 cylinder 847cc engine that produces 115 hp and is mated with a 6 speed transmission, this motorcycle is versatile. When you push it, it doesn’t push back, it actually asks for more. As you travel through the power band of the engine you feel your heart beat in line with the increasing RPMs and that’s is what triggers the complete stimulation of the senses. 

Here at AK Motors we truly believe that motorcycle riders have their own culture. Today we would like to discuss a couple of phrases that people may not be familiar with.

Brain Bucket: This is a what we call helmets, that’s where your brain goes….

Megaphone: A modified or aftermarket exhaust. Usually louder than the stock exhaust this earning the name of a “megaphone”

Gixxer: A motorcycle manufactured by suzuki. Originally names GSX-R but saying “GEE ES EX AR” bikers have quickly named it gixxer. It just rolls off the tongue.

Naked: A motorcycle without [...]

Introduced in 2015 the Yamaha YZF-R3 has made an impression in the beginner bike market, our impression is that this bike isn’t solely for beginners. Addressing the elephant in the room: this bike will not outperform any of the bigger bikes in the market, but not everything is a race and that is not to say that this bike isn’t enjoyable.

The Yamaha R3 weighs in at 368lbs and is paired with a 320cc engine that puts out 42HP and 21lbs of torque. The end result is a motorcycle that can handle it’s own and won’t easily be outgrown by novice riders. The R3 delivers a surprising punch north of the 5k rpm range which can be sure to give you a smile. The R3 shouldn’t be overlooked just because it isn’t [...]

Riding a motorcycle provides us with joy and pleasure, however we must not forget that operating a motorcycle comes with responsibilities. One of the most important parts of safe operation is the tires and it is our responsibility as riders to inspect our tires before every ride. Regular inspection can can ensure maximum lifespan of your tires and sustain ride safety. The following should help you monitor your tires throughout their lifespan.

1. Check pressure before you ride: Doing so ensures that your wheels are provide the best performance. Under inflated tires can wear out considerably faster, thus hurting your wallet and your chance of staying upright. Consider investing in an air pump and a tire pressure gauge. Inflate tires in the temperature you plan to ride, to put it simply, do no inflate tires in a warm garage if you plan to ride in cold weather and vise-versa.  Refer to the tire manufacturer as pressure can [...]

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