Compared to the rest of Ducati's sexy red Italian lineup the Diavel might look a bit porky, but don't let that fool you. The power this thing delivers can put lots of other bikes to shame. One hundred thirty foot pounds of torque is nothing to sneeze at. Gesundheit.
Honda Gold Wing
The Gold Wing has been a winner for Honda ever since it was introduced, and the redesign in 2018 has given us all a sleeker, lighter, more beautiful iteration of the bike. It puts out 108ft-lb of torque and handily from its flat six cylinder engine. The Gold Wing is the gold standard in passenger comfort.
Indian Motorcycles have been going strong since their resurrection in 2013. The Chieftan has long been one of the brand's main players, with its stunning good looks and 119ft-lbs of torque. Put me on a highway and point me toward the opposite coast.
Of course we had to include Kawasaki's long-reigning supersport and iconic brand, the Ninja ZX14. The bike puts out 116ft-lb of torque and a whopping 186hp. This is not a motorcycle made for a beginner. These bikes will bite!
Suzuki Boulevard M109
Suzuki's power cruiser, the Boulevard, comes in at 118ft-lb of torque and 128hp. This is not too shabby for a V-twin engine and a giant, heavy bike. Respect the throttle on these bikes because they can get away from you.
Triumph Rocket III
Triumph's power cruiser has been on the market for quite a few years now, and it's as muscle-bound as ever. This thing puts out 163ft-lb or torque and produces 148hp. Better put some sticky tires on that thing so your rides are not one smokey burnout after another.
Yamaha Star Venture
Yamaha's Star Venture, along with being a comfy long-distance ride, puts out 126ft-lb of torque to move its 957lb frame along the pavement. The beauty of torque is that it makes the weight of the bike disappear. But any time the bike stops moving you will believe every single one of those pounds.
Every Harley Davidson
Every one of Harley-Davidson's offerings powered by the 107ci motor is rated to put out 111ft-lb of torque. Lots of people tune their Harleys to increase that number, but that is the stock rating. Are your eagles screaming?
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