A world of choices in one inexpensive, economical motorcycle.
Styling that slots in somewhere between eclectic and extraterrestrial.
Charging system problems, hard starting, buzzing bodywork.
The one bike that really can do it all!
2008 | $4250
2009 | $4800
2010 | $5590
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.