Source: Indian Scout via Bloomberg

New Motorcycles That Are Ready-Made for Your Midlife Crisis

Spring is the perfect time to relish the sweet scent of the road—especially on a motorcycle. Here are 13 of the best two-wheeled offerings on the market this year. Some cost less than a first-class ticket to Australia; others cost more than a MINI Cooper. Some run on electricity; others will go 310 miles on one tank of petrol. But whether you want a café-racer or a supercharged sport bike, these are the coolest new bikes out this season.

  1. Suzuki GSX-S750Z
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    Suzuki GSX-S750Z

    Suzuki has taken the cult favorite GSX-R750 and refined it as a comfortable urban street fighter. It has one of the greatest all-around engines on the market. The new model has upright handlebars rather than clip-ons plus adjustable brightness on the dials, of which there are a lot: analog tachometer, digital LCD speedometer, fuel-consumption meter, gear position indicator, a fuel gauge, an odometer, and a clock. $8,149
    Source: Suzuki via Bloomberg
  2. Bandit9 EVE
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    Bandit9 EVE

    This bike will surely gain you attention—and admirers. It’s made in Vietnam on a 1967 Honda SS engine available in 90cc-125cc sizes. It has a steel body, a chrome finish, and custom exhaust. The leather on the seat and quartz glass brake light complete the stunning look. $6,000
    Source: Bandit9 via Bloomberg
  3. Kawasaki H2
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    Kawasaki H2

    This is one of the most exciting monsters of the year and sold out almost immediately via preorders. Luckily, Kawasaki recently announced it would release another small batch of the 200-horsepower supercharged supersport bike. Its 998cc inline four-banger is completely new and built by hand; its brother, the H2R, is a track-only bike that comes with aero wings (for essential down-force). $25,000
    Source: Kawasaki via Bloomberg
  4. Ural CT
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    Ural CT

    The Soviet-style sidecar motorcycle is possibly the most fun you can have on something still classified as a motorcycle despite that third wheel. It has a 749-cc engine, which makes it especially potent over rocks and mud, and the sidecar will fit a passenger, with luggage, comfortably. Optimum cruising speed is about 70mph. $12,999
    Source: Ural via Bloomberg
  5. Zero SR
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    Zero SR

    This electricity-powered motorcycle hits 60mph in 3.3 seconds (top speed: 100mph), with tons of torque right up front in the low gears. It's basically the smoothest, quietest, sleekest running bike you can buy and has a combined range of 115 miles on one charge. With the special charger Zero sells, you can fully charge in less than 2 hours. $17,345
    Source: Zero Motorcycles via Bloomberg
  6. Ducati Scrambler
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    Ducati Scrambler

    This six-speed throwback has an oil-cooled L-Twin two-valve 803-cc engine taken directly from the Monster 796. Compare it with the $9,099 Triumph Scrambler, the $10,399 Honda CB1100, and Royal Enfield's $5,999 Continental GT—and then realize how much more stylish and more powerful it is than all of them. $8,495
    Source: Ducati via Bloomberg
  7. BMW R NineT
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    BMW R NineT

    This is the bike BMW created as a blank canvas for customization. It has an air/oil-cooled 2-cylinder, 4-stroke flat twin engine and standard ABS. Dual front instruments emphasize its minimalist appeal. $14,995
    Source: BMW via Bloomberg
  8. Moto Guzzi V7
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    Moto Guzzi V7

    The V7 Racer is a heritage bike that recalls the V7 sport that emerged in the early 1970s. It has a powerful new 750cc engine with a V-Twin motor and new ultralight, split-spoke aluminum wheels. The redesigned metallic tank has enlarged fuel capacity that’ll allow more than 300 miles between fills. $10,490
    Source: Moto Guzzi via Bloomberg
  9. Honda Interceptor
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    Honda Interceptor

    This is Honda's famous V4 engine with lots of extra character. It’s been called the Gentleman's Sport Tourer because of the performance, comfort, innovation, and exceptional fit it offers. Plus it has LED lighting and, on the Deluxe Model, traction control, antilock brakes, canceling turn signals, a center stand, and heated grips. $12,499
    Source: Honda via Bloomberg
  10. Triumph Thruxton
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    Triumph Thruxton

    This is the bike built to evoke the café racer style from the 1960s. It has the same classic color combinations as those vintage bikes, too, with dropped handlebars, dual instrument dials and the single-seat top that was typical in that period. $9,099
    Source: Triumph via Bloomberg
  11. Yamaha FZ-09
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    Yamaha FZ-09

    This is the 2015 solution if you want to own just one bike with no compromise. It’s a fully urban sportbike you can ride pretty much anywhere, with a steady 850cc, triple-cylinder engine, light handling, and 44mpg fuel efficiency. $8,190
    Photographer: Taylor Weidman/Getty Images for Yamaha Motors Co.
  12. Vespa 946
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    Vespa 946

    This is the best-looking Vespa we’ve seen in years. It has a 4-stroke 125 cc mono-cylinder engine, redesigned handlebars, and the classic rear lines of Vespas from old Italy. It’s also modern: ABS braking and traction control come standard. $9,946
    Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
  13. Indian Scout
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    Indian Scout

    This, like the Thruxton, takes its cues from vintage bikes. Its low-slung seat, low weight, rounded fenders and compact body echo a 1970s Indian. Its brand-new, 100-hp liquid-cooled engine emits a distinctly “Scout” note. Even if you’re not much of a cruiser guy, you won’t want to give this one up. $10,999
    Source: Indian Scout via Bloomberg