14 Motorcycles You Should Never Buy

The motorcycles have always been considered rebellious, and these two-wheelers in most cases look beautifully, plus they drive well. No matter whether you are a fan of choppers, off-road machines, everyone can find something which suits them. However, there are always some models which are bad in every sense of the word, and if you stumble upon one of these, you will not have a great time. Here are 14 motorcycles people regretted buying.

14. Ariel Arrow

The Ariel Motorcycles was a company established in 1902 in the United Kingdom. One of their bikes was the Arrow, which looks nice, but it has some major issues that prevented the customers from enjoying it. For instance, the mufflers were too low, close to the ground, which caused problems in corners.

13. Honda C50

This is a simple bike which appears to be perfect for city riding. Although the C50 was sold well, it had issues with the gears in the earlier models and changing gears was a nightmare and a mission impossible sometimes.

12. Ducati 900SS

Ducati is not the company that would fail your expectations, but the 900SS was a mistake everyone would love to forget about. Not only was the bike much slower than anticipated, but it also had maintenance issues, and it produced a lot of noise.

11. Kawasaki 750 H2

Another reliable company is Kawasaki, but they too had some issues with one of their models. The 750 H2 had awful brakes and unpredictable handling which was quite the disappointment for all those who purchased this model.

10. Moto GuzziCentauro

Although this bike looks perfect, the Moto GuzziCentauro is quite boxy, and consequently, the handling is such an issue. Moreover, the engine overheats quickly, and it starts to vibrate, which is not something you want to hear and experience.

9. Suzuki GT380

Just by looking at it, we could say that this Suzuki is smooth and it would appeal to more classic bike lovers. However, the motorcycle had problems with clearance and braking, which made it one of the worst purchases.

8. Greeves

It appears that Greeves is a powerful two-wheeler but the enormous weight caused suspension problems, which made the bike quite demanding to ride.

7. Ducati Street Fighter 1098

We apologize to Ducati fans (we love this manufacturer as well), but another failure bike was the Street Fighter 1098. The design was awkward, and it seemed as if was put together by clumsy hands. On top of that, it was too expensive.

6. Kawasaki 500 H1

Kawasaki has had some good models in the lineup, but the 500 H1 definitely missed the target. Even though this was a powerful machine, the handling was disastrous and brakes as well, meaning that safety was far from best.

5. Harley-Davidson Sportster

Even Harley can go wrong sometimes. In the early 1980s, they launched the Sportster, which had major issues with handling and it was quite heavy. Riders couldn’t enjoy it as much as they wished and they had to drive slowly to be safe. Of course, since that time, the Sportster has been significantly overhauled, and the problems were fixed.

4. Suzuki GS500E

This Suzuki model was affordable and easy to get, but many riders said that the entire brake system needed to be replaced after the purchase. And that’s just the wrong start.

3. Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

Servicemen used this bike to control the highways, but governments were forced to replace it since maintenance costs were high due to plenty of issues. Mind you, the bike could reach 200 mph, but if you were a novice, you would definitely fall off it.

2. Benelli TRK 502 X

Benelli had some notable models in their history which lasts for over 100 years, but the TRK 502 X was not one of them. It was shaped awkwardly, and it was difficult to control in traffic.

1. Moto Guzzi V7

Last but not least is the Moto Guzzi V7. The ideas about this bike were great, but the execution failed. Rubber mounts were added in order for vibration issues to be solved, but that didn’t work. Also, the handlebars were higher than usual, which made this motorcycle hard to ride.

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