We think we can all agree—motorcycles are beautiful pieces of machinery. Some enthusiasts can spend hours upon hours admiring a particular bike and discussing every little detail. Suffice it to say that motorcycles can be art. However, not all bikes are created equal. Some of them are more beautiful than others.
Of course, the list is subjective. You can disagree on some of these models—many will do so— and that's perfectly fine. Discourse makes the industry thrive. That said, in our humble opinion, these are ten of the best-looking motorcycles available in the Philippines today.
Ducati Panigale V4
Everything about the Panigale V4 screams speed. According to Ducati, it enlisted five of its best designers to bring the super sportbike to life. The Panigale V4 features a muscular look that fits right at home on the track, while its uber-aerodynamic fairings make for a sporty ride on the road as well. The bike is compact and doesn't waste an inch of its fairings. Its well-thought-out proportions make it so that only the rider is missing from the motorcycle. Isn't that what we all crave? The Ducati Panigale V4 is available now, starting at P1,620,000.
MV Agusta Brutale 800
The Brutale 800 is a naked bike through and through. Unlike other manufacturers, MV Agusta approached this model as a naked Sportster right from the start. From the beautiful mind of Massimo Tamburini, who led Brutale's design work in 2000, we now have a motorcycle that looks like a beast without frills. With none of the fluff, there remains only a pure, unadorned, adrenaline-inducing ride. You can take home the MV Agusta Brutale 800 starting at P1,100,000.
MV Agusta Super Veloce 800
MV Agusta doesn't just make amazing-looking naked bikes. It's also behind some of the most beautiful sportbikes today. Take the Super Veloce 800, for example. The retro-inspired design combines with modern styling cues. The classic headlight cowling is particularly of note, as it extends seamlessly with the bike's side fairing. It makes for a riveting ride that fits in both on the track and the streets. The MV Agusta Super Veloce 800 starts at P1,550,000.
Triumph Thruxton RS
The Triumph Thruxton RS is the epitome of the modern cafe racer. It fits all of the throwback design into one compact package while staying decidedly modern. The Thruxton RS features handlebar-mounted rear-view mirrors, gold-finished front forks, a single-seat setup, and racing-inspired livery. To complete the classic look, Triumph put a massive circular headlamp encased in the beautiful cowling, plus a bullet-style exhaust. Want one? The Triumph Thruxton sells for P1,270,000.
Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black
We have another Triumph on the list, this time in the form of a cruiser. The Bonneville Bobber Black is a looker. With its confident stance and classic proportions, this cruiser begs for a ride on the highway. It wouldn't be out of place on the streets either, as the comfortable riding position ensures a good time for any rider. The Bonneville Bobber will turn heads wherever you take it. You can get it now starting at just shy of a million pesos—P995,000.
BMW M 1000 RR
BMW Motorrad produces some of the most stylish bikes out there. The M 1000 RR is the latest proof of that. This street-legal super sportbike exudes performance with its aerodynamic fairings and carbon fiber accents. The M 1000 RR is BMW's first superbike with a single-sided swingarm. Paired with the titanium Akrapovic exhaust, it makes for a ride that's hard to resist. BMW's unmistakable livery finishes off the look for one of the best-looking bikes available today. It's available for an eye-watering P2,995,000.
Husqvarna Vitpilen 401
Just a few years ago, Husqvarna looked like it was in deep trouble. Some savvy business moves later, it has re-emerged as one of the pre-eminent bike makers in the industry. The Vitpilen 401 helped a lot with Husqvarna's resurgence, as its design drew praise from many.
The naked bike retains the slim and lightweight Husky look that we've come to know and love but adds an element of sophistication never before seen from the brand. Its design looks exposed but never weak, light but never flimsy. Husqvarna has struck the perfect balance, and it shows. You can be a Vitpilen 401 owner for P315,000.
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
Whereas the Vitpilen 401 exudes a kind of elegance, the Svartpilen 401 expresses toughness and control. Husqvarna has a streetfighting scrambler on its hands, and it's not afraid to tell the world. This Philippine-manufactured bike hits all the right spots with its narrow bodywork and stock dual-sport tires. It has the makings of a bike you'd love to take anywhere and everywhere. It's also the least expensive motorcycle on this list, retailing at P295,000.
Vespa GTS Super 300
This list wouldn't be complete without a scooter, and it comes from Vespa, no less. The Italian company is globally renowned, and its designs have become icons of pop culture. That's for a good reason, as Vespas exemplify the very best of romantic Italy. Who could resist going for a ride and pretending they're on the streets of Rome? The brand's enduring design work needs no further explanation. The GTS Super 300 is Vespa at its best—and it's available for P345,000.
Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250
There would be riots if we forgot about America's favorite motorcycle brand. The Pan America is the latest evolution of Harley-Davidson's design language. It was built with utility in mind, made to emulate the country's best off-road vehicles. While it may not look like a true Harley at first glance, the devil is in the details. The V-twin engine looks particularly alluring here, and Harley does not attempt to hide it. The result is a motorcycle that feels fresh but at the same time something that you've always known. Take the Harley-Davidson Pan America home starting at P1,400,000.