Sometimes it’s the looks of a motorcycle that makes it a legend, sometimes it’s the engine but today we are not going to talk about either of them. Apart from crafting a gorgeous design or engineering an engine, manufacturers also have to take care of the name they give to a motorcycle, as sometimes it’s the name that makes a bike a legend. In the article below we are going to talk about some of the most famous motorcycle names of all time.
Honestly, Ninja became the most successful name to be ever slapped onto a bike’s tank. Kawasaki came up with this name back in the 1980s and after three decades, this name means so much to the brand that it’s hard to imagine Kawasaki bikes without this name. Kawasaki uses this name in its different segment of motorcycles from sports tourers like the Ninja 650, Ninja 1000 to Supersports like the Ninja ZX-10R. Apart from that, it is also used on the hypersport Ninja H2 and Ninja H2R.
Kawasaki uses the name 'Ninja' in different styles of motorcycles, but there is only one series of Honda bikes that is famous for being the Fireblade. This name created a huge impact for the CBR900RR so many years ago, and we are sure that it is still one of the coolest names ever to be given to a motorcycle.
The Chennai based retro motorcycle company has been in business for more than any other company in this article. The bullet is also the oldest production motorcycle present in this list. Royal Enfield uses the tagline, “Made like a gun, goes like a bullet” for their motorcycles which may not be entirely true but we can’t deny the fact that the name Bullet is legendary and suits perfectly on the kind of bikes this company makes.
Like other Japanese motorcycle makers in this list, Suzuki has been making mind-boggling motorcycles since the start. The introduction of Hayabusa in 1999 lead the manufacturers to agree on limiting the bike’s top speed to 299kmph. It was named after the Japanese word for peregrine falcon which also indicates that is capable of matching a falcon’s top speed of 200mph. Hayabusa is still one of the most famous superbikes in India whose name is very well known even in the country corners deprived of high capacity motorcycles, thanks to Bollywood flicks like Dhoom.
Ducati changed the perception about naked street bikes with the introduction of Monster in 1993. Never before the street bikes looked so fierce but the original Ducati Monster changed it all. Ducati has been great when it comes to naming their motorcycles, be it the Streetfighter, Diavel or the Multistrada. But the crown for the best name goes only to the Monster.