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 Your Second Sport Bike
The FZ-07 gets its power from a 689cc, liquid-cooled parallel-twin that has plenty of juice: It maxes out at 74 horsepower and 50 lb-ft of torque. Its design inspires an intermediate rider with confidence to handle that power, thanks to a diamond-shaped steel frame that helps keep the bike compact, along with a scant weight of 397 pounds, which makes it supremely maneuverable. Unlike most inexpensive rigs, it has an LCD-screen instrument panel that provides useful data, such as fuel reserve, trip mileage, and instant and average fuel consumption. [$6,990; yamahamotorsports.com]