In the beginning, motorcycles weren't any heavier or bulkier than they needed to be – and it was good. Ducati's latest tips a hat to those glory days with dirt bike-inspired proportions and lightweight construction, but its standard eight-level traction control system and advanced antilock brakes go a long way toward ensuring that the 821cc twin-cylinder engine won't let your hooligan brain overpower your more rational tendencies. [$11,995; ducati.com]

Spec Check
Engine: Water-cooled, four-valve 821cc
Horsepower: 110