Suzuki V-Strom 650
2008 | $ 4800
Like the Versys, the V-Strom 650 mates a proven middleweight powerplant with long-travel suspension. A 19-in. front wheel makes the Wee-Strom more suitable for dirt excursions.
2007 | $6200
Belt-driven Bavarian Bahn-stormer: The ST was an uncommon BMW with its parallel-twin engine confguration, belt drive and traditional telescopic front end. But its long legs make it a strong middleweight contender.
Ducati Monster 695
2007 | $4200
Ducati’s air-cooled desmodromic middle weight Monster is alternately carnivorous or cuddly, as you require. Il Monstro
Piccolo is an inexpensive entry into Desmo addiction.