2008-2010 Kawasaki Versys | Smart Money

By Tim Carrithers, Photography by Kawasaki

A world of choices in one inexpensive, economical motorcycle.

Styling that slots in somewhere between eclectic and extraterrestrial.

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Charging system problems, hard starting, buzzing bodywork.

The one bike that really can do it all!

2008 | $4250
2009 | $4800
2010 | $5590

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2009 | $7550
A 650 in name only, the least expensive version of BMW’s 798cc Rotax-built twin comes with a seat height that can be dialed all the way down to 30 inches from the floor.

Ducati Hypermotard 796

2010 | $7525
For aspiring urbane supermoto types on a budget, the 796 delivers inimitable Italian style, roomy ergos and convincing perform-ance for less money than you might expect.

Suzuki V-Strom 650

2009 | $5650
Having earned a cadre of devoted fans over the years by putting economical function first, the omnivorous version of Suzuki’s immortal SV650 is more capable off-road.

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