Buying a motorcycle doesn't have to be expensive. A new set of affordable models from familiar brands — from cruisers to sport and electric bikes — offer vintage appeal, serious power, and a smooth ride. Whether it's your first or tenth, here are eight motorcycles you'll want to take out on the road.
Best for Vintage Looks
The TU250X combines the classic cool look of Japanese bikes from the 1960s with the reliability of modern rigs. The 249cc, air-cooled four-stroke is tuned for urban fun – it has plenty of torque to get you off the line when the light turns green, while providing enough power to hit 80-plus mph on the highway, where the suspension feels surprisingly plush. It looks great standing still, too, with just the right amount of chrome to lend it curb appeal. [$4,399; suzukicycles.com]