Popular Motorbikes in Australia Today

By Angela Monroe - August 20, 2020

Popular Motorbikes in Australia Today

Listacle: Popular Motorbikes in Australia.

Check out what bikes are selling well and what bikes are on Australia’s most wanted list…

We list the top selling motorbikes in Australia based on the latest sales figures per category.

Road Bikes:

Kawasaki NINJA 400

The Ninja has always shouted out to consumers, the 400 is no exception. 399cc engine, tougher forks than past models (41mm) and a quoted 49hp. Kawasaki also tells us the 400 has been on a diet and lost 8kg from the previous model.

Yamaha XTZ690

This bike topped the ‘adventure-touring’ category sales in Australia and came in second in road bike sales during the first half of 2020. That says a lot considering the tough-sell rocky road of 2020. The 689cc engine delivers 74hp.

Learner Approved:

Yamaha WR450F

The 450cc WR450F is aimed at the young dirtbike fan, hence the learner approved status. The new models have been beefed up with larger radiators and an increased fuel capacity – 7.9L. The Power Tuner app which connects your phone to the bike, allows you to change the power curve, among other settings.

Sport-Touring Bikes:

Yamaha YZF-R3A

The R3 models are establishing themselves as all-rounders. Nimble for traffic-rich commutes and solid enough for the open road. As some models are learner approved, the bike shows its strength in sales numbers. Fortunately, like with other R3s, it doesn’t have the feeling of being on an artificial legal leash.

Kawasaki NINJA 650L

Kawasaki has, like the Ninja 400, put the 650L on a diet – 20kg less than the previous model. The new 650L is a solid commute-able bike that allows riders to let loose on weekends. A 15L fuel tank, GPS and user friendly instrument panel help push the 650L into that ‘great usability’ comment area.


Harley Davidson FLHXS Street Glide

The Street Glide has low-mounted exhausts, a long wheelbase and large batwing fairing so you know it’s coming – or gliding – down the street. The large 1,868cc engine redlines at 5,500 rpm so gear changes are fast, especially on acceleration.


Harley Davidson XG500

The Street 500 has a 494cc liquid-cooled engine with a claimed range of 230km. One interesting note is the exhaust note – don’t expect the Street 500 to live up to its brand’s reputation of an earth-shaking rumble. The low centre of gravity also helps with balance making the bike confident in traffic.


Honda NSC110 Dio

The 110cc Dio is a classic in the commuter / student / delivery world. Comfortable seating to two allows the Dio to be seen as a simple and reliable daily scooter. The new model even comes with idle-stop, shutting the engine off at traffic lights and making the Dio even cheaper to run. 

The Bottom Line

motorbike on highway

Whatever your taste is when it comes to motorbikes, there’s one out there. More and more people are using bikes as a daily commute in order to declutter their homes and save on insurance and running costs. 

Angela Monroe
Angela Monroe is the Community Manager at The Positive Group, specialising in giving people the information that they need when they need it, and putting you on the path to a fair financial future. She has 8 years of experience in helping Australians find the right finance solutions, and regularly contributes articles to empower Australians with the knowledge they need to become financially healthy.


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