The Honda NC700X punches through the cookie-cutter motorcycle mold with an unlikely set of skills: versatility, killer looks, and a trunk large enough to swallow a full-face helmet. Newbies may be drawn to its available automatic dual-clutch gearbox and estimated 64 mpg, but the NC700X's sexy-but-utilitarian personality and great starting price make it a two-wheeled winner to satisfy all sorts of riders. [starts at $7,000; powersports.honda.com]
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