Best Motorcycles Under $10,000: A Complete Buyer’s Guide


Best Motorcycles Under $10,000

In my early years in the industry, motorcycles were like gold. Back in the day, only those who had some reserve in their savings after paying those crazy bills could afford to buy a motorcycle. Who could have thought that by 2020, a brand new Harley Davidson Electra Glide could cost as own as $10,000? That is the power of competition and market forces.

More than that, the automotive industry has opened up now with so many brands flocking the market with a wide array of new models, giving bike enthusiasts and motorcycle lovers options to choose from. Besides, beginner riders want to work around their budget to ensure motorcycles don’t take away much of the little earnings that come in monthly.

Today, we have more than enough models of motorcycles that will cost as low as $10,000. Does the reduction in price mean quality diminish? I don’t think so. There are motorcycles that cost even in the neighborhood of $10,000 that get more orders in the market than those that have higher price tags placed on them. If you can purchase a motorcycle for $9,999 and it can boast 1200cc engine displacement or more, I’m sure you can’t find more value. 

There is a lesson to take away, which is that the budget is one key factor.

1. 2019 Harley Davidson Iron 1200

2019 Harley Davidson Iron 1200

Key Specifications 

  • Category: Cruiser
  • Engine: 1202cc evolution
  • Multiple Colors
  • Seat height: Café solo seat of 725 mm height
  • Power: 67.00 HP (48.9 KW) @ 6000 rpm
  • Torque: 98.99 Nm (10.1 kgf-m or 73.0 ft.lbs) @ 3750 rpm
  • Fuel system: Injection. Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Lubrication system: Dry sump
  • Cooling system: Air
  • Gearbox: 6-speed
  • Exhaust system: Chrome, staggered exhaust with slash-cut mufflers

Price (MSRP): $9,999 (Shipping excl. Depending on the country, tax, and other charges

If you are familiar with the Haley Davidson ‘ brand− and there is no reason any veteran riders should not know H-D− you would agree that offering any of their motorcycle brands for as low as 10,000 will be like Santa Claus. 

Harley Davidson remains one of the biggest names in the whole industry. As luck and market consideration would have it, the American manufacturers have come out with the iconic 2019 Iron 1200 motorcycle. Released 2019, the Iron 1200 is in a world of its own, taking the thrill of a Harley ride. It does strip the company to the bare essentials. The Cruiser category wouldn’t get better if you consider that it boasts 1200cc Evolution engine displacement and a design that is out of this world. 

With a clutch system that is multi-plate diaphragm spring in oil bath, this Harley Davidson Cruiser has a low fuel consumption rate of 4.90 liters per 100 km; that is, 20.4 km per l or 48.00 mpg. The braking system comes with an optional ABS for both the front and rear brakes. The front and rear brakes consist of a single disc and dual-piston. 

Additional features include chrome finished nine-spoke cast-aluminum wheels, a fixed speed screen to display all necessary instruments, and including handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with the odometer. The time-of-day clock on odometer, dual trip meter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, and LED indicator lights.

Besides, the bike is built with mini-ape handlebars, adjustable lowest-setting café solo seat of 725 mm (28.5 in) height. The bike comes with a ‘70s custom tank art and more blacked-out frame finish that is packaged quite nicely.

2. 2018 Yamaha XSR9000

2018 Yamaha XSR9000

Key Specifications

  • Category: Standard, Classic.
  • Engine: Fuel injection, 847cc 3-cylinder, inline-three four-stroke, 4-valves, DOHC cross-plane crankshaft
  • Price as new (MSRP): US$ 9499. 
  • Displacement: 847.00 ccm (51.68 cubic inches)
  • Power115.00 HP (83.9 kW) @ 10000 rpm
  • Torque87.50 Nm (8.9 kgf-m or 64.5 ft.lbs) @ 8500 rpm
  • BrakesFront brakes: 298 mm (11.7 inches), Double disc. ABS. Hydraulic. / Rear brakes: 245 mm (9.6 inches), Single disc. ABS. Hydraulic. 

Price: $9,500 (Shipping excl. Depending on the country, taxes, etc.)

If you hand me $9,500, I will deliver to you a brand new 2018 Yamaha XSR9000. That’s no joke. Before now, when you hear Yamaha, the impression you got was perhaps one of a high-end brand that couldn’t condescend to offer a motorcycle for as low $10,000. You’d be right. But Yamaha is here with an incredible product that appeals to both the low-end and high-end income earners. The new 2018 Yamaha XSR900 will take you back. No pun intended.

With a blend of timeless sporty performance that defines Yamaha motorcycles and handsome retro styling, the XSR900 is one of Yamaha’s most loved motorcycle builds in recent times. If you’re a rider, whether established or starter in search of an authentic bike with peak performance and fewer road huddles, then 2018 Yamaha XSR900 is your right pick. 

The bike is built with an 847cc liquid-cooled inline three-cylinder engine. The engine of this Yamaha is fuel injection equipped with YCC-T and a single shock suspension. We can also thank the Japanese builders for bringing on a bike with an adjustable Traction Control System, ABS braking, and a compact chassis for a sporty feel.

3. Ducati Scrambler Sixty 2

Ducati Scrambler

Key Specifications

  • Better and fancier controls
  • Desmodromic 399cc, 41hp engine
  • Air-cooled L-twin, a two-valve engine with light, machine-finished aluminum covers. 
  • All-new aluminum 10-spoke wheels
  • Steel tube swingarm
  • Seat height: 790mm 
  • Classically designed, gives the bike an extra touch of originality. 2-in-1 black exhaust
  • Engine: L-Twin, electronic fuel injection, Desmodromic distribution, two valves per cylinder, air-cooled
  • Displacement: 399 cc
  • Power: 30 kW (40 hp) @ 8,750 rpm
  • Torque: 34 Nm (3.5 kgm) @ 8,000 rpm
  • throttle body diameter 50 mm
  • Exhaust: single stainless steel muffler, aluminum tailpipe cover; catalytic converter and two lambda probes

Price: (MSRP): $9,250 (T&C apply).

Ducati is a brand popular for its constant build and consistent release of lovable motorcycles in different categories. Whether it’s in the Cruiser, Standard, Touring, or Classic category, these Italian builders are known for surprises. 

This new Ducati Scrambler Sixty 2 is one built both for off and on-road riding experience. Inspired by the firm’s need to satisfy youth’s drive a culture for pop music, skating, and surfing, the Scrambler Sixty2 is one such model from the Ducati Scrambler lineup that commands the enormous popularity among other Ducati brands.

Powered by a 399cc L-twin engine and a set of Pirelli dual-sport tires, this motorcycle operates on an engine that is derived directly from the driver of the original Scrambler. With a lowered seat, a steel tank, and an LCD dashboard complete with an aluminum cover, the Ducati Scrambler Sixty 2 boasts a glass parabola headlight as well as LED light-guide, higher and large handlebar with round steel mirrors, and a comfortable seat for a relaxed riding position.

4. 2018 Suzuki GSX250R

2018 Suzuki GSC250R

Key Specifications

  • Easy-to-use controls
  • Practical bike for durability 
  • Electronic screen for vital information
  •  Fuel injection for fuel economy
  • Engine: 248cc Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, parallel-twin
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.0 gal
  • Seat Height: 31.1 in
  • Brakes:  Front: Single disc, Nissin 2-piston caliper / Rear: Single-disc, Nissin 1-piston caliper
  • Transmission: Constant-mesh; 6-speed transmission
  • Suspension: Front: KYB Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped; 4.5 in of travel / Rear: KYB Single shock, coil spring, oil damped 4.9 in of travel

Price (MSRP): $4,499.

The first time I stumbled on the 2018 Suzuki GSX250R back early 2016, I was amazed at some of the new massive features that the motorcycle brings to the cycling industry. This is one bike specifically intended for the more sporty riders out there. 

This mean street device is an excellent build if you’re having an issue with your motorcycle, especially when you want to get over tight turns and track days on winding mountain roads. So, many of your riders in making your way from the mountain-filled Northwest Passage Scenic Byway in Idaho through the historic Lariat Loop Byway in Colorado, you’ll need this bike.

2018 Suzuki GSX250R reinvents the true nature and features of Suzuki’s Katana sport bike to the cycling world. Featuring a 248cc parallel-twin engine, the GSX250R boasts new 10-spoke wheels for added style, KYB suspension components, a reverse-lit LCD instrument panel, bright halogen headlight, and a slim fuel tank.

It has been tagged a miniature GSX-R, but that sounds a misnomer. With only 4 miles indicated on the odometer, the GSX-R brings you a helpful, fun, and friendly bike that is an exact resemblance of Suzuki’s heritage of the current crop of bikes. The body is both sleek and athletic, with a black color scheme, silver highlights that make for a clean and straightforward presentation.

The 248cc parallel-twin engine is not too much for beginner riders (who is learning to handle) and a lot of fun for the experienced riders (who wants to enjoy every second in the saddle). The excellent low- and mid-range torque makes more of a bike that no one would want to take as second choice. It’s built with nice and smooth acceleration throughout the RPM range. We have the electronic fuel injection to thank, boosting fuel economy. 

What about the telescopic fork and preload-adjustable shock that offers you great comfort and handling? That’s second to none. The GSX250R provides for the rider super riding comfort, thanks to the upright position it puts you in on its 31.1-inch seat height. What that means is that it doesn’t matter the height. 

Even shorter riders can easily manage ad maneuver this motorcycle without any hitch. Easy-to-use controls, the saddle assures enough cushion that makes control and handling a lot easier. While you’re riding, the GSX250R is built with an electronic screen that shows all the vital information you need in an easy-to-access format. Here’s something you must be clear about: the Suzuki GSX250R doesn’t belong to the high-performance bike class. But it’s a practical motorcycle that guarantees durability.

5. 2018 Honda Rebel 500

2018 Honda Rebel 500

Key Specifications

  • Relaxed and neutral riding position suitable for all categories of riders
  • Proper ground clearances allow surprisingly sporty lean angles.
  • Attractive tubular-steel frame to support low-slung seat
  • Balanced, neutral steering aided by 30° fork angle, 58.7 inches wheelbase 27.2 inches seat height 
  • Evocative round headlight sits up high in a die-cast aluminum mount.
  • It is powered by a 471cc, eight-valve, liquid-cooled parallel twin with strong bottom-end torque and smooth, linear power delivery.
  • Power: 45.9 HP
  • Torque: 32.9 lb/ft
  • Engine Type: 471cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin four-stroke, DOHC; four valves per cylinder
  • Transmission: 6-speed 
  • Suspension: Front: 41 telescopic fork; 4.77 inches travel / Rear: Twin shock 3.77 inches travel
  • Braking system: Front: Single 296mm disc w/ hydraulic calipers; ABS / Rear: Single 240mm disc w/ hydraulic calipers; ABS
  • Seat height: 27.2 in.
  • Fuel Capacity: 3 gals.

Price (MSRP): $6,100

Do veterans want to know if Honda has thrown any changes at the 2018 Rebel 500? My answer will be double-edged. Yes and no. Do you want to find out why I have to ply that route? I’ll give you a run-down of the specifications and details of this bike that is great for weekend rides and daily commuting.

A new cruiser that is brother, juicer, and more beautiful than the Rebel 300, Rebel 500 is truly rebellious since it was introduced in 2018. The bobber style motorcycle is a significant update on the Honda Rebel that was introduced in 1984. The Rebel comes with an otherwise old-school ‘look’ with the 500 cc parallel twin-cylinder stolen from the trendy bikes.  

Built with a low-slung seat (seat height of 27.2 inches), the slim motorcycle is easy to control and manage at low speeds. It also comes with blacked-out paint, a compact frame, the Rebel 500 controls excellent ergonomics that makes ride one of their best. Besides, with superior handling, the manufacturer makes the bike a near-sport one with the on-winding precision that always comes with comfort. 

Honda Rebel 500 is built with a relaxed and neutral riding position and gently outstretched arms matched to mid-mounted footpegs. The durable bottom-end torque and a smooth produces linear power delivery.

It is apparent that resisting this bike amounts to not wanting to enjoy its reminiscent circular headlight, which sits up high in a die-cast aluminum mount. The compact dial speedometer has negative LCD and blue backlight. With an ignition that is housed below the left side of the fuel tank, the 2018 Rebel is blacked out to the maximum, with the minimum of paint, switching from solo-only to passenger-possible via two bolts. The arrangement makes it easy for riders to carry a passenger easily.

6. 2018 Kawasaki Z650

2018 Kawasaki Z650

Key Specifications

  • Aggressive, supernaked Z styling 
  • The ideal blend of sporty performance and everyday versatility. 
  • Lightweight chassis 
  • Strong, torque engine at its core, 
  • Compact middleweight, unlike any other.
  • Category: Naked Sportbike
  • Engine: 649cc parallel-twin four-stroke, liquid-cooled, Die-cast aluminum cylinder, and lightweight coated pistons, DOHC
  • Displacement: 649.00 ccm (39.60 cubic inches)
  • Suspension: Front: 41 mm telescopic fork / Rear: Horizontal Back-link with preload adjustment
  • Transmission: Chain, 6-speed
  • Power: 39.00 HP (28.5 kW) @ 8000 RPM
  • Torque: 65.70 Nm (6.7 kgf-m or 48.5 ft.lbs) @ 6700 RPM
  • Max Torque: 12500
  • Braking System: Front: 300 mm (11.8 inches), Double disc. ABS. Petal-type rotors with two-piston calipers / Rear: Single disc. ABS, 220 mm (8.7 inches)
  • Seat height: 790 mm (31.1 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting
  • Fuel Capacity: 17.00 liters (4.49 gallons)

Price (MSRP): $7,399

Sportbikes generally cannot get more aggressive than the level of aggression the all-new Kawasaki Z650 models bring to the table. If you’re looking for a naked bike that comes with a full-on adrenaline-fueled ride to and from the office on the weekdays, then this is an excellent pick for you.

You want to be at the track on the weekends; your thanks will go back to the bike’s 649cc parallel-twin engine for the peak performance and a top-class experience it will offer you. Built with an assist and slipper clutch for smooth downshifting, the bike comes with a modern body style that assures you of a sporty appearance and enhanced handling

All of this compliment a lightweight trellis chassis, telescopic front fork, low seat height, wide handlebars, and unique footpeg positions for a relaxed knee bend.

7. 2018 Yamaha Bolt R Spec

2018 yamaha bolt r spec

Key Specifications

  • Compact, slim, clean, simple styling 
  • Freedom to easily personalize the bike with a wide range of Genuine Star accessories.
  • Blacked out, 942cc, air-cooled, SOHC, 4-valve per cylinder, fuel-injected, 60° V-twin power plant pumps out impressive power & torque. Maximum torque is reached at 3,000 RPMs, for relaxed cruising performance.
  • Upper & lower belt drive cover to prevent debris from entering the belt and pulley areas
  • Fork mounted steering lock
  • Low-maintenance, sealed battery (battery should be charged during winter storage)
  • Category: Bobber
  • Engine Type: 58-cubic-inch (942cc) air-cooled SOHC V-twin; 4-valve per cylinder, fuel-injected, 60° V-twin power plant
  • Transmission 5-speed; multi-plate wet clutch
  • Suspension: Front Telescopic fork, 4.7-in travel / Rear Dual piggyback shocks, 2.8-in travel
  • Brakes: Front: Wave-type disc, 298mm / Rear Wave-type disc, 298mm
  • Seat Height: 27.2 in
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gal
  • Fuel Economy: 51 mpg

Price (MSRP): $8,400

The mention of Yamaha is enough to send some shivers down the spine. You can’t go wrong with a bobber for city cruising that’s mostly for city cruising. What a great bike that is designed to enhance the confidence of beginner riders.

The Yamaha Bolt R-Spec comes with a design that is complemented by a powerful 942cc V-twin engine and a set of piggyback shocks for a smooth ride. Do you want to know why the Yamaha Bolt R Spec deserves the ‘urban performance’ tag riders give it? It’s some sort of old school swagger that it parades. You now know better why Yamaha upgraded to this killer rendition.

What’s more, the Yamaha Bolt R Spec features a stripped-down look, low seat design, and a build that’s begging for custom use.

The urban performance styling makes the Yamaha Bolt R-Spec a stripped-down bike emboldened with minimal chrome that epitomizes the “Urban Performance Bobber” look. That is better appreciated if you further look at the compact chassis that proudly showcases the 58 cubic inches (942cc), air-cooled, 60° V-twin sitting at the heart of the bike.

Then we talk about the high-tech engine. The Bolt R-Spec utilizes a state-of-the-art modern technology that idolizes the machine and makes a superior machine with unmatched riding experience that outclasses other devices with similar size. 

Yamaha has chosen these maps to show its class because it helps the motorcycle to deliver class-leading performance with strong low and midrange torque. With that, a smile won’t be far from you as a rider.  

The slim body and low seat design are specially made for this bike because its compact, stable chassis is a blend of the bike’s light maneuverability and a calm handling feeling. That further makes upright riding posture easier for the rider and makes him feel the cozy wind, hear the loud sounds, and experience the current pulse of the machine.

Are you one of those riders who are hell-bent on customizing their bikes? Of course, you know not every bike affords you that luxury of opportunity. Bu Yamaha values machine personalization, and only you and your imagination can limit the level you can go to turn the Bot R Spec to how you want it to suit your needs and use. 

Additionally, in the Star Cruiser line-up, the Bolt R Spec combines the 3.4-gallon fuel tank with a host of other specifications including belt drive, front and rear wheels, digital meter, and steel fenders to create a distinct look.

8. Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone

Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone

Key Specifications

  • Light allows swingarm
  • Adjustable spring preload-complimented shock absorbers
  • 744cc V-Twin engine 
  • A dual-channel ABS unit to prevent wheels from locking up
  • Adjustable MGCT to avoid rear wheel spin while on high speed
  • Category: Standard
  • Engine471cc parallel-twin
  • Braking: FrontØ 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo calipers with four differently sized opposed pistons / RearØ 260 mm, stainless steel disc, floating caliper with two pistons
  • Suspension: FrontØ 40 mm hydraulic telescopic fork/ 5.1 inches (130 mm / Reardie-cast light alloy swingarm with two shock absorbers with adjustable spring

Price (MSRP): $8,490

Another brilliant build from the Italian manufacturers, Motto Guzzi V7 family, is here again. The V7 III models are an upgrade over the outgoing V7 II series. The new Stone comes with all and more of the features that made its predecessor so popular among all classes of riders.

The first striking feature that every rider wants to associate with is the transverse-mount V-twin power plant that pumps noticeably from both sides of the Bike. You can see a complimentary feature of the 52 ponies that come along with it. 

You wouldn’t need any soothsayer to tell you the power of having a bike that controls a classic-shaped fuel tank. What about other attraction of its design, which falls right into line under the hood in the ABS and traction control?

This sleek ride features a 744cc V-twin engine, a light alloy swingarm, two shock absorbers with an adjustable spring preload, and ABS braking system. The steering head setup rides at 26o with 4.17 inches f trail over a 57-59 inch wheelbase, which ensures the Bike guarantees an eagerness in the corners that is complemented by high stability.

As an affordable classic built and equipped with modern updates like ABS and TC, the Bike boasts quality components, fantastic fuel capacity, and a unique engine full of Italian character and manufacturing detail.

The vehicle chassis boasts a steel frame that adopts the dismountable double cradle layout with a weight distribution of 46% upfront and 54% at the rear. The front part is reinforced with a steering geometry that guarantees delivery of dynamic cornering and exceptional handling, control, and stability. The chassis has its completion in the 320-mm stainless steel floating disc with Brembo calipers of four pistons and the master class rear cylinder.

The shock absorbers are of the Kayaba stock featuring adjustable spring preload to ensure a progressive and controlled response in all situations. It doesn’t matter if there’s a passenger on board.

The infotainment and Moto Guzzi multimedia platform on the V7 III Stone offers is an innovation that seamlessly connects the rider smartphone to the Bike. Riders can achieve this connection with the aid of a dedicated app, downloadable on the Apple Store and Google Play.

9. 2018 Kawasaki Vulcan 900

2018 Kawasaki Vulcan 900
Vulcan® 900 Custom

Key Specifications

  • 903cc V-Twin, SOHC Engine tuned to deliver lots of torque from low rpm. 
  • Precise tolerance for reliable and robust performance.
  • Lower unsprung weight than shaft drive to improve the ride quality and suspension action.
  • More efficient so more power reaches the rear wheel, compared to shaft drive.
  • Cleaner and lower maintenance than a chain drive. Double Cradle Frame 
  • Engine: 903cc, 4-stroke, V-Twin Bore and stroke 88.0 x 74.2 mm liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valves per cylinder, digital fuel injection with dual 34 mm throttle bodies  
  • Brakes: Front: Single 300 mm disc Front: calipers Twin-piston caliper / Rear: type Single 270 mm disc – calipers Twin-piston caliper
  • Fuel capacity: 20 liters (4.4 gals.)
  • Transmission: 5-speed, constant mesh, return shift
  • Steering angle: (left/right) 38º / 38º
  • Seat height: 680 mm (26.8 in.)
  • Maximum Power: 37 kW {50.0 PS} @ 5,700 rpm  
  • Maximum Torque: 78 N·m {8.0 kgƒ·m} @ 3,700 rpm
  • Suspension: Front: 41 mm hydraulic telescopic fork / Rear: Triangle swingarm with Uni-Trak single shock (7-position spring preload adjustment

Price (MSRP: $9,799 CDN)

Having a blend of the classic cruiser of yesteryear with a touch of modernity is never a bad idea for a motorcycle. Especially manufactured by one of the best and most popular brands in the world, the 2018 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 is a great build.

The modern bike features an attitude that is complemented by a tall front wheel, drag-style chrome handlebars, and a lowered seat for a relaxed and neutral riding as well as a laid-back lifestyle. 

Picking a motorcycle that is not only powered by a fuel-injected 903cc V-twin engine and custom styling but also somewhat inspired by an iconic tear-drop tank, parallel slash-cut pipes, pinstripe wheels and engine fins that ensure extra style points.

What’s more, if you want a weeklong riding non-stop, then picking a midsize cruiser that does all the commuting using little fuel to rumble downtown is a great choice. The Vulcan 900 Classic is built with its big-bike looks and sound, hitting the highway for a weekend tour.

The Vulcan 900 Classic is empowered to muscle all cruising and match on with its bold appearance, as well as a plush bucket seat and spacious floorboards for all-day comfort. The fuel injection engine is fuel economic and delivers ample roll-on power. Riders who need confidence while riding should prefer the low seat height, which enables both feet to be placed on the ground at stops.

Talk of a Cruiser that defines dependability, comfort, and style, Vulcan 900 is the hallmark of that—powered by a V-twin 903cc engine offering excellent performance, traditional styling, and modern dependability.

10. Triumph Street Twin

Triumph Street Twin

Key Specifications

  • Category: Standard
  •  Engine: 900cc parallel-twin, Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 270-degree parallel twin, four valves per cylinder
  • Displacement: 900 cc
  • Power: 65 horsepower @ 7,500 rpm
  • Torque: 59 foot/pounds @ 3,200 rpm
  • Transmission: Five gears, chain final drive
  • Suspension: Front Suspension: KYB 41 mm cartridge fork, 4.72 inches travel / Rear Suspension: KYB twin shocks, adjustable for preload, 4.72 inches travel
  • Brake System: Front Brake: Single 310 mm disc, Brembo four-piston caliper, ABS / Rear Brake: Single 255 mm disc, Nissin two-piston caliper, ABS
  • Seat height: 29.9 inches 31.1 inches
  • Tank capacity: 3.2 gallons

Price (MSRP): $9,100

Well, let me be frank from the start that the typical Triumph may have proven themselves to be a little on the high side, especially if you’re a rider on a budget. Here’s a piece of cheering news for beginner riders who may not have enough money for the high-end Triumph. With $9,100, I will get you the Triumph Street twin. 

That’s on the part of affordability. What about the technical and operational aspects of the motorcycle. Maintenance against is not as severe as you would find with many other brands of motorcycles. The Triumph Street Twin accessories are not difficult to come by nor costly to buy.

The Triumph Street Twin is a contemporary Bonneville designed as a fun and smooth ride that provides the white-knuckle experience you’ve always desired biking.

Powered by a high-torque 900cc parallel-twin engine, the bike is complete with a low seat height that makes control and maneuvering more natural and a stripped back look that hands you the chance to keep things casual.

What are features does the Standard-Triumph boast: ABS braking, Traction Control, an electric Ride-By-Wire system for enhanced throttle control, torque-assist clutch, and bespoke chassis for precision handling on the road.

11. 2019 BMW G 310 GS

2019 BMW G 310 GS

Key Specifications

  • Weight savings and smart engineering are inherent to the GS’s engine layout. 
  • Counterbalanced shaft to keep the thumper’s buzz at bay
  • Accommodating six-speed transmission and light clutch pull
  • Upright ergonomics take care of on- and off-road riding 
  • Stability 
  • Displacement: 313 cc
  • Power: 34 HP (25 kW) at 9,500 rpm
  • Max torque:21 lb-ft (28 Nm) at 7,500 rpm 
  • Brake System: Front Brake: Single disc, diameter 300 mm, 4-piston fixed caliper, radially bolted / Rear Brake: Single disc, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper 
  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves, two overhead camshafts, and finger followers, wet-sump lubrication

Price (MSRP): $5,695

There’s a lot to talk about BMW G 310 GS, but this small-displacement bike is both fun and accessible for all classes of rider. Exceptional for adventure, the GS brings the bike’s light off-roading capabilities to bear with amazingly modern and urban maneuverability.

If you’re familiar with BMW, particularly with any of the BMW G 310 R model, something immediately reminds you of its core package, which includes the 313cc single-cylinder engine with the transmission of six speeds.

There and then, you begin to call to mind the different wheels, steering head angle, suspension, bodywork, and a host of other features that make riding a great experience, whether weekend or weekend.

The Standard BMW G 310 GS is built as a standard ABS bike that is capable of being used for off-roading, using ByBre brakes. GS does not compromise when it comes to its appearance, wheels, tire choices, and ergonomics.

Besides, the GS has a middleweight of 372 pounds and that it carries quite well. We have its great fueling and a crisp throttle response to thank for the in recognition of the rev-happy charm that the G 310 GS’s over-square powerplant has.

With its 34 horsepower at 9500 rpm and 21 ft/lbs of torque 2000 rpm, riders won’t have to bother the character and the ability to hit freeways speeds still comfortably and safely. Interestingly, the bike is no too much burden to handle at any point in the journey. Additionally, the engine layout is such that it allows weight savings and smart engineering.

12. 2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 

2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401

Key Specifications

  • Suspension: Front suspension/Travel: WP upside-down Ø 43 mm/5.6 inches (142 mm) / Rear suspension/Travel: WP monoshock/ 5.9 inches (150 mm)
  • Brake System: Front brake: 320 mm disc, four-piston radial fixed caliper / Rear brake: 230 mm disc, single-piston floating caliper
  • ABS: Bosch 9M+ two-channel ABS 
  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
  • Displacement: 373.2 cc
  • Power: 43 HP
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Seat Height: 32.9 inches (835 mm)
  • Top Speed: 105 mph (est)

Price (MSRP): $6,299. 

Does that name sound familiar? I doubt if you’re sure about your yes. But what I know is that if you want a motorcycle that puts you in situations you have never been in before while riding and provides you with adrenalin, Swedish-made Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 is an excellent pick.

The Svartpilen 401 bike is defined by its rugged, real-world usability. You can sure of a reward of a feeling of confidence while riding this bike. It invites you to explore broken backroads, using a tested and proven recipe that blends a commanding seating position with a torquey engine.

The Svartpilen goes where you want it to. The road bike doesn’t fear to tread because it possesses a fierce look that replicates Husqvarna’s storied history, offering the excellent styling that your friends will be jealous of.

Inspired by the 373cc single-cylinder engine, which makes 44 HP, this road bike is stylish. You may think that horsepower is low but what is lacking in power is made up for in its exquisite style and design that makes it an excellent pick for commuting.

Why not choose a bike that can you can conveniently increase and upgrade its performance? You can achieve this by simply adding a slip-on exhaust, lowered suspension, and a new rear disc brake to match the front.

Frequently Related Questions

Is Yamaha better than Kawasaki? It all depends on what you’re looking for. If it has to do with fairing, Kawasaki motorcycles will take the lead because it has a thicker fairing comparing to Yamaha. If we talk about the power of engine and durability, both brands are almost the same, save that the cross-plane crank on a Yamaha bike has a better sound relative to Kawasaki.

How much does a 2019 Honda motorcycle cost? That’s sound a tricky question because the 2019 Honda motorcycle lineup comes in a range of prices. From something in the region of $2,500 to $31,800, you can make an order for your choice. Meanwhile, the average cost is something in the neighborhood of $9,000.

How much does a decent motorcycle cost? It all depends on what you mean by a decent motorcycle. But if you expect a new motorcycle, the average price you can get at least for a beginner is somewhere between $5000 and $10,000. In all, motorcycle prices vary wildly,

Conclusion

I cannot step down any of the motorcycles I have discussed here with you for any other model. They are tested and trusted. Affordability is the central thing that unites all the top 12 best motorcycles under $10,000. But you can look beyond that to seek displacement, engine maker, accessories, stability, ergonomics, maneuverability, excellent control, and perfect driving position.  

Always remember my recommendation: The safety of other road users is your safety. So, always consider them first each time you have to take any action, whether major or minor, on your bike. Always wear your safety gear: helmet, gloves, jackets, etc. keep the keys in a safe place. 

I wish you a safe trip each time you get on your saddle. I love your life, but you should like it more. Stay here with me for the next post.

Henry

Hello, My name is Henry, I enjoy sharing my experiences with the outdoors and particularly my Motorcycle collection.

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