Kawasaki's KLR650 is one of the longest-running models in motorcycling history. Introduced as a 600 way back in 1984, it was upgraded and enlarged to 650cc in '87 and remained in the model line, largely unchanged, for 20 years. Finally for '08 it received a substantial makeover, with a more powerful and responsive engine, stiffer suspension, stronger brakes, firmer seat and taller windscreen. Even better, it retailed for a lowly $5349 (since upped to $5999) that made it runner-up in the Best Bang for the Buck category of _Motorcyclist's _annual Motorcycle of the Year competition. Yet owing to popular demand and the high cost of gas that summer, some dealers charged as much as $1000 over retail, which made it less of a bargain. And considering Kawasaki sold some 60,000 previous-generation KLRs in the USA alone, there are plenty of older examples to be had for much less.