No Area 51 Raid Would Be Complete Without These Motorcycles

With the rise of public scrutiny of the highly controversial government facility, Area 51 has long been a place of interest for millions of people. From aliens to weapons of war, almost any and everything imaginable has been said to inhabit Area 51.

When the public decided that the answers it was getting from government officials weren’t enough, they decided that it was best to seek out the truth for themselves. While the motorcycles you’re about to see look like they could help get the job done, we would never recommend anyone actually attempt to storm a highly guarded and secure government facility.

Suzuki SV650X

Suzuki SV650X
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The Suzuki SV650X is one of the best bikes that you can find on the market and is suited for drivers of all levels. You can extend or shorten the style bars if you want a sportier or shorter look while you are riding out under the sunset in Nevada.

While the bike only has a 649-cc twin-engine, it has great handling and the suspension on the bike will handle just about anything you can throw at it. Add in the Suzuki SV650X’s standard ABS and you have a bike that can start and stop on a dime if you need to make a quick turnaround or getaway.

Kawasaki ZX-6R

Kawasaki ZX-6R
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Photo by Fabio Averna/NurPhoto via Getty Images

In 2019, the Kawasaki ZX-6R got a huge price drop from its 2018 model counterpart but don’t let the cheaper price dissuade you from buying the bike. The Kawasaki ZX-6R is a middleweight riding machine that was built to be able to handle rough terrain like you would encounter in the deserts of Nevada.

It comes with a 636cc four-cylinder that allows drivers the ability to rev up all the way to 16,000 rpm if you want to intimidate. While the base price for the 2018 model was over $12,00, a new Kawasaki ZX-6R costs only $9,999.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
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A Swedish dirt bike, the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 is a perfect motorcycle if you want to take on Area 51. For starters, you will be one of the coolest looking people on the raid with this bike; it has an upright seat and is customizable if you aren’t into its standard speed or features.

Standard on the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 is its 373cc single-cylinder engine which doesn’t pack much power and only gets 44 hp but can be easily swapped out for something larger and faster. For a bike that translates to ‘black arrow’, the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 is exactly what you need to pierce the gates of Area 51.

Triumph Bonneville Speed Twin

Triumph Bonneville Speed Twin
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One of the best things about the Triumph Bonneville Speed Twin is the power behind the wheel. Not the fastest bike on the list, the Triumph Bonneville Speed Twin has a 1200cc engine that pushes out 100 horsepower so getting to 3 digit speeds while trying to evade capture will be easy.

The Triumph Bonneville Speed Twin is also a comfortable bike so you don’t have to worry about having sore legs or an achy back while you are running up to Area 51. The Triumph Bonneville Speed Twin starts at just $12,100.

Rev’It #95

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With the massive 12-gallon fuel tank in the Rev’It #95, you can make a fast getaway and go for miles without needing to stop for gas. Its all-wheel-drive system will also make going over mountains and hills a lot easier and gives the driver more control and better handling.

It has a 942cc 75-degree V-twin engine which produces 98 horsepower. If you are planning on stealthily taking on Area 51 then the Rev’It #95 may not be the ideal choice because it has one loud engine and everyone on base will hear you a mile away.

Yamaha YZF-R3

Yamaha YZF-R3
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Another smaller sportbike, the Yamaha YZF-R3 is built for anyone looking for an adventure or anyone that is planning on storming a remote military facility.

It has a small displacement engine that doesn’t have much power behind it but that allows the bike to be lighter and more agile to get the driver out of tight spots. If you find yourself to be more vertically challenged than others or don’t want to sit up too high then you might be surprised to find that the Yamaha YZF-R3 has only a 30.7-inch seat height.

Royal Enfield Continental GT

Royal Enfield Continental GT
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The Royal Enfield Continental GT isn’t one of the most popular bikes in the US nor does it come from a brand that holds a lot of weight in North America, but it is still a sturdy and sound decision of a motorcycle.

One of the best things about owning a bike like the Enfield is the low profile; the bike isn’t very noticeable and if you are trying to stay unseen in a crowd then this is the bike you want to ride in. The base price for the Royal Enfield Continental GT starts at $5,999.

Honda CB300R

Honda CB300R
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Part of the affordable bike spectrum, the Honda CB300R only starts at $4,649. If you need something quick, fast and are in a hurry to make your surprise drop on Area 51 then scoop one of these bikes up.

The Honda CB300R isn’t going to be the fastest or the heaviest bike on the road but if you want something that is slim and can handle a bit of wild driving then this bike should be on your top three. Not to mention if anything does happen to it while you are out in Nevada, they are really easy to replace.

Harley-Davidson Iron 1200

Harley-Davidson Iron 1200
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One of the only motorcycles to grace this list, the Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 is one of the fiercest iron warriors on two wheels. Whether you are a first-time bike rider or more experienced, one of the best things about the Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 is how easy it is to drive which is what you want when your priority is getting away safely.

Starting at under $10,000, if you are in the market for a powerful bike that won’t break the bank, then the Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 might just be the thing you needed.

Indian FTR 1200

Indian FTR 1200
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Relaunched in 2013, Indian has since worked tirelessly to regain traction in the motorcycle community. The Indian FTR 1200 would be a great bike to take to Area 51 because it is great off-road and has 120 hp which will make you a force to be reckoned with.

Indian decided to take a risk with the FTR 1200 when they added rear suspension and included quality Brembo brakes that will stop almost anything on a dime. Brand new, the Indian FTR 1200 will set you back $12,999.

Yamaha VMAX

Yamaha VMAX
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Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images for Yamaha Motor Co., LTD

Great for short spurts of speed, the Yamaha VMAX will get you away from Area 51 quick, fast and in a hurry. Originally released in 2009, the Yamaha VMAX has a liquid-cooled 1,679cc engine that gets 174 hp and 113 pound-feet of torque.

Heavier than some of the other bikes on this list, the VMAX has a power-to-weight figure of 0.25 and weighs 683 pounds. The bike is also more comfortable than other bikes and maintains a low profile. Starting prices for the Yamaha VMAX are right under $18,000.

Yamaha YZF-R1

Yamaha YZF-R1
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Photo by Ken Ishii/Getty Images for Yamaha Motor Co., LTD

Gearing up to get a big update in 2020, the Yamaha YZF-R1 is still one of the best sportbikes you can get for the money. It has a liquid-cooled engine to make sure that it doesn’t overheat or stall out on you in the middle of the desert.

If you are needing to make a quick getaway, then the Yamaha YZF-R1’s 162 horsepower will steer you clear of danger in no time at all. With a power to weight ratio of 0.38, the Yamaha YZF-R1’s is one of the closer things you will get to a perfect bike for your raid on Area 51.

Suzuki GSX-R1000

Suzuki GSX-R1000
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One of the first sports bikes to have ever done it right, the Suzuki GSX-R1000 is a great combination of style, speed, and reliability that would do well going to Area 51. An affordable model, the Suzuki GSX-R1000 starts at only $15,399 which is less expensive than most of its luxury brand competitors.

Getting a major update in 2017, the GSX-R1000 now has 155 horsepower and 75 pound-feet of torque which will make sprinting through security gates easy. The Suzuki GSX-R1000 weighs 443 pounds which makes it lighter and allows it to pick up speed more easily.

Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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One of the more popular models, the Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa has been around the bike scene since the late 1990s when it was first introduced.

Only getting a few upgrades periodically, the Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa still stands the test of time against its competitor models and for that reason is a great bike to take with you into Area 51. The bike has 155 horsepower and because its body hasn’t had any major upgrades in years, it is comfortable to ride on and fun to drive. Starting prices for the Hayabusa brand new are $14,799 MSRP.

KTM 1290 Super Duke R

KTM 1290 Super Duke R
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The KTM 1290 Super Duke R may not come with all of the bells and whistles that some of the other bikes have on this list, but its speed capabilities alone are enough for it to be a contender in the raid on Area 51.

It is also one of the most affordable bikes for the type of speed that you can get from it at under $6,000 for a brand new one. A little lower in build and heavier, the bike will be more comfortable to ride on and easier to steer and control. Using its 1,301cc engine, the bike can easily ramp up to over 100 mph thanks to its 155 horsepower.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R
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Though it could be said that this bike is best suited for drag racing, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R could also be good for going down long stretches of desert getting to Area 51. Naturally aspirated and cooled by liquid, the chances of this bike stalling out on you are slim to none.

Topping out at 192 horsepower, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R has an inline 1,441cc engine and 113 pound-feet of torque. The bike weighs 593 pounds so its heavy enough to stay firmly on the ground and will pick up speed quickly when needed.

Kawasaki Ninja H2

Kawasaki Ninja H2
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As the fastest bike to be produced from Kawasaki, the Kawasaki Ninja H2 is a perfect choice if someone is planning on getting in and out of somewhere quick and unnoticed. Powered by a 999cc inline-four engine, the Kawasaki Ninja H2.

From the engine, you get 190 hp that’s pushed by the 90 pound-feet of torque. Weighing 525 pounds, the Ninja H2 has a power to weight ratio of 0.38. If you are thinking of taking on a fence full of people then the Kawasaki Ninja H2 should be one of your first choices.

Ducati Panigale V4

Ducati Panigale V4
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With a horsepower of 186, the Ducati Panigale V4 is no joke when it comes to being fast which will make it a great choice to use as a getaway bike. It has a 1,103cc V-4 engine and the 80 pound-feet torque greatly helps you get the most out of all of your horsepower.

Weighing 436-pounds, the Panigale has an impressive 0.43 power to weight ratio that even some of the fastest bikes in the world don’t have. Starting prices for the Ducati Panigale V4 are in the upper $20,000s.

BMW S 1000 RR

BMW S 1000 RR
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BMW makes bikes that are reliable, fast and stock full of everything a person needs if they want to go on a raid to unlock the secrets of Area 51. Getting a major overhaul in 2020, the BMW S 1000 RR is faster and better than it has ever been.

Adding another boost to the engine is BMW’s ShiftCam Technology that pulls all of the punch without using up all of the fuel. The BMW S 1000 RR is best driven on the street but will still hold its own just fine on a trip to Area 51.

BMW K 1600 GTL

BMW K 1600 GTL
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One of the fastest production bikes on the road today, the BMW K 1600 GTL has a six-cylinder engine(which is more cylinders than some full-sized cars).

The power behind that engine produces 126 hp so getting through the desert in Nevada will take no time at all and you will be at Area 51 before you know it. Though the horsepower isn’t as impressive as some of the other cars on this list, the real champion is the 106 pound-feet of torque that will propel you with ease.

Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory

Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory
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Easily considered a plus-sized superbike, the Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory is a big meaty bike that will get you in and out of Area 51 with all of its parts intact.

It has a liquid-cooled 1,078cc V-4 engine that crunches out 190 horsepower and has 82 pound-feet torque to blast you into Area 51 before anybody notices you. Fully fueled, the Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory weighs 439 pounds which gives it a 0.43 power-to-weight ratio.

KTM 1090 Adventure R

KTM 1090 Adventure R
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With a bike that has “adventure” in the name, you can’t go wrong with the KTM 1090 Adventure R on a plan to storm Area 51.

A little heavier than some of the other bikes on this list at 456 pounds, the KTM 1090 Adventure R has a 1050 cc engine that gets 125 hp to help you blow by the others on the way in so you can be one of the first. It comes with an adjustable handlebar that you can tailor to fit your comfort level.

Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally

Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally
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One of the faster bikes on this list, the Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally has over 120 horsepower and is fully “teched” out. It comes with ABS, Traction Control, Cruise Control, and Dynamic Damping just to name a few.

When it comes to gas, the Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally has plenty of it and gets 6.3 gallons of gas with 1.3 gallons in the tank’s reserve. Not just full of tech, the Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally is also a comfortable ride with shock absorbers that keeps you from feeling all of the bumps along the way.

Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT Adventure

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You don’t have to worry about how quickly you can get away in the Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT Adventure bike which is the perfect road bike for an adventure like storming Area 51.

V-Storm refers to the bike’s engine configuration which in the Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT Adventure will produce over 92 horsepower. If you are planning on taking some food or extra fuel for the ride then you can use the bike’s ADV-style 37-liter aluminum panniers. Brand new the Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT Adventure will cost you $14,599.

Yamaha Super Ténéré ES

Yamaha Super Ténéré ES
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The Yamaha Super Ténéré ES is one of the bikes with some of the best features in the market. For starters, the bike comes with an electric suspension that is easily adjustable.

You can also add additional weight to the bike easily or an extra person if the situation calls for it without worrying about losing too much fuel or speed. Desert sands and mountains will be easy for you to overcome in the Yamaha Super Ténéré ES with its traction control, ABS capability and 1199cc parallel-twin engine to provide torque.

Moto Guzzi V85TT

Moto Guzzi V85TT
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This middleweight bike will get most drivers anywhere they want to go quickly and without much effort so it makes a great raid bike if you plan on storming Area 51.

The bike has an air-cooled 853cc V-twin engine which gets 80 horsepower and includes ABS if you find yourself in a pinch and need to stop suddenly. If you find yourself needing even more help while you are driving you can turn on the Moto Guzzi V85TT’s cruise control and let your legs relax a bit.

Suzuki DR-Z400S

Suzuki DR-Z400S
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The Suzuki DR-Z400S will get you anywhere that you need to go in high fashion including the elusive Area 51. Running on a single carburetor, the bike gets great mileage despite having a small fuel tank which only holds 2.6 gallons.

But drivers have the option of swapping out the gas tank for either a larger size or adding a luggage rack to store your findings. If you are daring and willing the 11.3-inch front and 11.6-inch rear suspension of the Suzuki DR-Z400S will get you to almost place you want to go without fail.

Honda XR650L

Honda XR650L
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Another good sturdy bike that is easily modified, the Honda XR650L is an ideal choice to storm Area 51 if you want something that handles the rough roads and that will get you home safe. Just under 44 horsepower, you won’t get anywhere too fast on the bike but with it being so lightweight at 346 pounds, you will be able to accelerate pretty fast in it.

Another thing you will want to watch out for is your gas mileage, while you can upgrade your tank to hold more fuel. Standard, the Honda XR650L will only have a 2.8-gallon tank with a 0.6-gallon reserve.

Suzuki DR650SE

Suzuki DR650SE
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Though it may not come with all of the bells and whistles like the other bikes, one thing the Suzuki DR650SE has going for it is that it is bulletproof and it is has room to pack things.

One of its positive features is its suspension which at 10.2 inches will give you a ton of space if you hit a rough hill or patch. The engine of the Suzuki DR650SE has 43 horsepower so while you may not be able to easily outrun anyone at Area 51 at least your bike can take a hit or two and keep going.

Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro

Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro
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A really fast bike, the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro has over 158 horsepower and 94 pound-per-feet of torque so this might be the best car to take on a mission like storming Area 51. It also features cornering ABS so you can stop on a dime and haul tail the other way if you need to.

The Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro also handles well on off-road tracks so you can rely on it to hold its own if you need to take the bike off route. Brand new, the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro will set you back $21,295.

Kawasaki KLR650

Kawasaki KLR650
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The Kawasaki KLR650 may need some additional work done if you want to get it up to speed but if you know your way around a bike and keep an extra bag of tools nearby that shouldn’t be a problem for you.

Kawasaki takes all the fluff out of what makes a bike great and leaves only the things you need to function which makes the bike like a tank. It doesn’t hold as much gas as some of the other bikes on this list at only 6.1 gallons but because you won’t have to worry about it taking tons of damage, you might be okay to pull over and refuel.

BMW F850GS

BMW F850GS
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One of the best things about the BMW F850GS is it’s easily customizable without spending a lot of extra money which makes it even more desirable.

The BMW F850GS’s seat is lower at only 33.9 inches(though you can get it at different heights as well) which makes it easier to get onto the bike if you are getting off and on the bike quickly. One of its neat features is that it can be equipped with off-road tires at no additional cost to you making the BMW F850GS one of the best bikes to storm Area 51 in.

Royal Enfield Himalayan

Royal Enfield Himalayan
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PRAKASH SINGH/AFP via Getty Images

Though it might be small and cute, the Royal Enfield Himalayan, in reality, is a mean lean machine. Not as fast as some of the other bikes on this list, the Royal Enfield Himalayan has only a top speed of 85 mph but it is still fast enough to outrun anyone chasing you on foot and even some cars.

The Royal Enfield Himalayan comes with space to pack things as well or take some things with you on your way out. No matter the terrain, you should do just fine on the Royal Enfield Himalayan which was built for rough roads.

Ducati Desert Sled

Ducati Desert Sled
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There aren’t many other bikes that were specifically built for the desert that come with all of the great features like the Ducati Desert Sled. With a body built for speeding over sand, it’s hard to find a better package than the one Ducati offers.

Inspired by the retro bikes of the 1970s and 1980s, the Ducati Desert Sled has a bit of swag that makes it look and feel good to drive. A little heavier at 456 pounds, a driver won’t have to worry too much about losing control of the bike as they storm Area 51.

Triumph Tiger 800 XCX

Triumph Tiger 800 XCX
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The nice thing about the Triumph Tiger 800 XCX is that it is an all around good bike. Its liquid cooled engine produces 95 horsepower so you can easily get into the 3 digit speeds without having to work very hard.

The Triumph Tiger 800 XCX is also great at off-roading so if you need to break away from the rest of the group and go an alternative route you don’t have to worry about getting stuck in the mud. Brand new you can expect to pay an MSRP of $14,600 which makes it more affordable than some.

KTM 450 Rally Factory Edition

KTM 450 Rally Factory Edition
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Designed to be a fast get in and get out bike, the KTM 450 Rally Factory Edition won’t steer you wrong if you are looking for a quick hitter. Weighing under 300 pounds, the bike will accelerate quickly so you can get a good head start if you need to wrong away from someone chasing you.

The KTM 450 Rally Factory Edition also has a high fuel capacity at 8.7 gallons so you don’t have to worry about running out of gas or having to stop in the middle of the desert anytime soon.

Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L

Honda Africa Twin
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Photo by Burhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Getting a lot of acclaim for being one of the best bikes you can get for the money, the Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L is a full steal. Honda never shies away from making a great vehicle and their reputation for making quality bikes precedes them.

Take this bike to Area 51 ten times over and you won’t have to worry about the Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L breaking down at any point thanks to its high-reliability ratings. It also has a 998cc engine that produces 94 horsepower and a fuel capacity of 5.9 gallons.

KTM 790 Adventure R

KTM 790 Adventure R
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The KTM 790 Adventure R is a complete motorcycle package rolled into one and has almost everything you need to make the trip to Area 51 and get back. It handles really well off-road for the ragged terrain you might encounter in the desert.

The bike weighs only 469 pounds so don’t plan on crashing into any gates with it or you might total it out. Starting costs for the KTM 790 Adventure R comes in at just under $14,000 if you are planning on buying one brand new.

Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE
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Though it might have a more retro look, don’t let that get you thinking that this bike is anything short of the best that bike tech has to offer today. It has 9.4 inches of suspension travel and a 1,200cc high-torque engine that produces 88 horsepower.

At an affordable entry price of $6,395.00, this bike is a good option for those who are on a tighter budget and don’t want to miss out on all the fun. One of the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE’s least favorable features is its small fuel tank which only holds 4.2 gallons.

BMW R 1250 GS Adventure

BMW R 1250 GS Adventure
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To storm the gates of Area 51 you are going to want something powerful, fast and generally good on gas. The BMW R 1250 GS Adventure is going to be the ideal motorcycle for you to go crashing over gates and doors. A heavier bike at 591pounds, it isn’t the fastest in the race but will still pack a punch.

The BMW R 1250 GS Adventure has a 1,254cc two-cylinder boxer engine that produces 136 horsepower and can easily get the driver to speeds up to 120 mph. BMW prices new models right under $33,000.