By M. W. Byrne

Offshore Account: The 16 Best Import Motorcycles

Here’s the 17 most amazing import motorcycles you should get between your legs as soon as possible.

Ducati XDiavel

The XDiavel is a thunderstorm when you’re just tooling around the neighborhood, but that big, throaty beast settles down when you open it up to about 10K rpms. Let the big dog hunt!


Kawasaki Z800

A sport riding machine that has been hacked down for mid-sized street brawls, the semi-upright build makes it comfortable for commutes.


Suzuki SV650

140 parts were altered in the newest iteration of the SV650, taking it back to the glory of the original 1999 model. The weight’s been dropped and it clocks in at right around 75 hp, making it the little rider that can.


Kawasaki Ninja H2R

300 horsepower thanks to a screaming 4-cylinder engine, it’s also loaded with electronic controls just so you can put a leash on this puppy.


Ducati Scrambler Sixty2

Built like a street fighter with the body of an old dirt bike, with a seat that’s only 31 inches off the ground.


Yamaha SR-400

A classic, vintage kick-start bike, the SR-400 carries a soft-tuned suspension for riding along quietly rather than getting the checkered flag.


KTM Duke 390

A stellar bargain from the Austrian-based KTM, lightweight, speed, power, and switchback maneuverability combine to give the 390 all it needs for tearing up straightaways and taking on city turns like you’re running from the law.