16 Sporty Bikes Under $9K | Cheap Thrills

Safety Dance

Entry-level buyers have spoken on ABS, which is why all the Hondas and the Kawasakis (save for the Versys) have it as an option. And, it’s standard on the BMW.

What's Your Game?

Gathered on this page are 16 sport motorcycles that cost $9000 or less. What’s refreshing to see in today’s still-recovering economy is the number of truly credible, exciting models at this price level. From Honda’s unusually refined CBR250R to amazingly affordable Bonnevilles—something to satisfy everyone.

Honda CBR250R $4199
Suzuki GW250 $TBA (EST $4100)
Suzuki TU250X $4399
Kawasaki Ninja 300 $4799
Honda CB500F $5499
Honda CBR500R $5999
Honda CB500X $5999
Kawasaki Ninja 650 $7599
Triumph Bonneville $7699
BMW G650GS $7850
Yamaha FZ6R $7890
Suzuki SFV650 $7999
Kawasaki Versys $7999
Triumph Scrambler $8799
Yamaha FZ8 $8890
Triumph Thruxton $8799