A new ride for 2018 - our new top picks

Consumers like yourself have been spoiled for choice through 2018's beginning as manufacturers have launched range after range of appealing picks across all types, shapes and sizes of motorcycle - fit for any rider and budget. But narrowing it down can be hard to find one that fits you when you're given so many options, so we've picked out our top 5 motorcycle picks for 2018 to narrow down your choices to bikes available right here at HBC Motorcycles. Here's our seriously appealing 5 rides of 2018 so far!

5: 2018 Indian Chief

Where better to start than the Chief, truly leading the Indian motorcycle pack through thick and thin on each adventure and tour that takes place. Purpose-built for open-road rides that conquer mile after mile, the Chief offers a classic body bike with all the essentials to make your tour travels boundless. Powered by a Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin engine, you're guaranteed to experience pound for pound of thrilling torque, along with satisfying power that makes each cruise comfortable and accessible. 

4: 2018 Indian Scout

Not completely unexpected, but the Scout has been a favourite for some time in our eyes and the new colourways for 2018 set it apart quite beautifully, giving room to let the V-Twin engine thrive through the city. Confidently tackling a commute or a weekend blast, the Scout takes away from the harmful reputation of a bubbling-chopper and sets a new standard giving riders the power they desire and the agility they need for their day-to-day. What more could you ask for?

3: 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 250

Enabling an entire generation to experience what an adventure should feel like without waiting, the V-Strom 250 earned its place on our top 5 with simply its presence in the market, but then the machine itself set standards for the rest to catch up with. Exceeding the norm, the V-Strom 250 gives riders a premium feeling machine with bountiful torque and power that thrives in the economical 248cc engine. On top of all this, it's beautifully styled and takes inspiration from the siblings in the market, making this machine far more than just an A2 friendly adventure bike.

2: 2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000

Is there ever a list of top machines where a GSX-R hasn't been present? Well, this one is far more than surface level beauty even though it holds that plentifully. Directly enhanced, inspired and moulded by MotoGP technology, the new generation GSX-R provides riders that 21st century upgrade they've waited for, and the technology takes this already-astounding ride to the next level. Signature from tank to tyres, and turning heads throughout the city through the handsome growl of the 202PS engine - who doesn't like a little bit of attention and appreciation?

1: 2018 Suzuki SV650X

Once a generation, a new machine comes around that simply exceeds all competition and often, these machines are just concept models that a designer once dreamed of. Suzuki took that concept and moulded it directly into our new favourite machine of 2018 and granted us the new SV650X, a new-classic café racer model that fills our nostalgic-needs and carries forward our next-generation dreams into one machine and grants riders a beautiful, thrilling street motorcycle. Seriously barebones without missing a heartbeats moment to express its unique charismatic approach, while offering riders that smooth revving V-Twin engine and lightweight trellis frame we've dreamed of.

That's our list and we're confident that any of these machines could make your next rides a step above anything you've ever experienced. What's your personal favourite? You can let us know both through our website, by popping in-store or through our Facebook page where we're always happy for a chat with a biker. If you're interested in grabbing one of these rides, why not get in touch to discuss your options? Your next bike could be closer than you think.