Suzuki Katana 750
What came first, the chicken or the Katana? Suzuki began extruding these in 1989, and didn't update the bike much at all until 1998. What you get is an air/oil-cooled GSX-R750 engine, tuned for midrange power, plastic-wrapped, and sporting excellent all-around ergos and a cushy seat plenty big for two. There are thousands of them on the market, many with very low miles, for less than $4K. A great all-around sportbike, too.