It goes without saying, the smaller the engine the more economical the vehicle. The same goes for motorcycles. Not unless you are talking about superbikes, motorcycles are one of the best options available to get around, even go for extended rides upcountry. Fuel efficiency and convenience comes into play when talking about the best motorcycle buys of 2016 and 2017. While a bike might seem cheap to buy, it might be more expensive to maintain. Combining efficiency durability and out-right awesomeness, here are the best cheapest motorcycles buys as of 2017.
List of Top 10 Best Selling Cheapest Motorcycles in 2017
10. 2017 Harley-Davidson Road Glide – $19,000
The cheapest Harley Davidson as of yet is the 2017 Road Glide. With an all-new 1753cc V-Twin engine (107 cubic inch), this bike is a great bargain. Harley Davidson is known to produce fuel efficient and environmentally friendly bikes designed for the future, and with this one, they have far surpassed user expectations. With stricter emission an noise regulations, Harley continues to prove that they are not just about producing a lot of power in between two wheels. The suspension is also improved and handling is also superb.
9. 2017 Ducati SuperSport – $13,000
Would this list be genuine without mention of the Ducati? I highly doubt it. Modern bikes have the technology, power, handling and resilience to handle both road and track. Ducati has finally come up with a sport bike that is user friendly for all occasions. With Ducati, it is hard to find a bike under $20,000. This bike is thus super cheap. In between the wheels, it is powered by a 937cc liquid-cooked L-twin engine, able to power up to 113hp at 9,000rpm. The suspensions are all Ducati so expect resilience and enhanced handling ability.
8. 2017 Triumph Street Cup – $10,500
One of the few remaining classic-style and genuinely strong bikes is the Triumph Street Cup. After completing the redesign of the Bonneville bikes in 2015, it was about the Triumph Street Cup. It looks amazing, and does exactly what the makers wanted. Powered with a 900cc twin engine, this muscle will take you anywhere. The low back-end is perfect for those long, laid back rides and the unique suspension offers an even better handling experience. The Cup might have a classic theme set to it, but the technology is modern and very much up to date.
7. 2017 Victory Octane – $10,000
Victory motorcycles are known for their hefty price tags, not with this one. Generally if you have had a glance at the Indian Scout 60, you will spot a striking resemblance. The Octane runs on a 104hp enine, with 76 lb-ft of torque. It is light enough not to strain the engine, but heavy enough for great handling experience and safety. It has that muscle feel and the engine revs like the monster it is. It is a rewarding bargain, and given the price tag, it qualifies as one of the cheapest motorcycles to look out for.
6. 2017 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone II – $9,000
Last year’s V7 Guzzi was a disappointment. It was heavy and uncomfortable owing to the high seat and misplaced engine. This year the Guzzi II is a huge success. Improvements include an inch lower seat for more comfort and the engine is pushed a bit forward in the chassis, making it easier to ride especially for beginners. The V-Twin engine is air cooled, with 750cc of power. It relies heavily on torque rather than horsepower to get it moving fast. This bike qualifies as a great bargain, and it is still a surprise it sells for anything less than $10,000.
5. 2017 Yamaha SCR 950 – $8,700
This retro-styled bike hits all the right notes on the road. The vintage themed bike looks like something out of a Harrison Ford movie from the 80’s. Classic style aside, it is powered up by a 942cc engine. The front suspensions are a bit lifted for a more comfortable ride. The wheels are retro, and no wheels do their job more seamlessly at high speeds than the SCR. The handlebars are also taller, meant for long distance riders. Of course it does not stand a chance against the dirt bikes, but off-road it surpasses its expectations. It is perfect weekend machine, and the consumption Is also superb. It consumes only 51 gallons per mile. This is one amongst the Top 10 Best Selling Cheapest Motorcycles 2017.
4. Honda CBR500R – $6,500
This middle-weight bike is a rare gem with great appeal. It has been built for beginners, owing to the great control and resilience it is known for. Its handling is superb to and the price has everything to write home about. With 471cc in between the wheels, revs up perfectly. It might look like just a normal ride until you actually sit on it and ride. The new CBR500R comes with a revamped look, with new styling, stronger suspensions and new exhaust intake. If you are looking to make the break into sport biking, then this is your gateway.
3. BMW G310R – $5,500
BMW has been known to produce high end bikes. Well, with this one, you do not have to worry about that, go on and have yourself a two wheeled German machine! Sitting on top of a 313cc air cooled engine and able to generate 34 hp at 9,500rpm, the bike is a superb bargain. BMW does not disappoint with craftsmanship, styling and beauty. This BMW is perfect for all occasions, and it being more of a sporty bike, it could be your gateway to motorsport on two wheels.
2. 2017 Suzuki Vanvan 200 – $4,600
Vanvans have always been a delight when it comes to motorcycling. Dating back to the 70s, their reputation carries on 3 decades down the line. This year, they have come up with the Vanvan 200 and it is a marvel. This 5-speed 199cc machine weighs just 282 pounds and is fun to ride around town. It is compact and quiet, although Suzuki bikes are known for this. The price tag compensates for its limited power but it is still a great bargain and a lot of fun to be around with.
1. 2017 KAWASAKI Z125 Pro – $3,000
Kawasaki wanted to roll out a 125cc bike that would live up to, and maybe surpass the Honda Grom mini bike. They came up with the Z125 and it became an instant hit. Its compactness and lightweight is what made it win against the Honda. It is great for any rider’s height with its 31.70inch seat elevation. It is able to do 100mpg which is a great bargain for just $3,000. It is powerful and fuel efficient, and again winning against the Honda.
These above are the Top 10 Best Selling Cheapest Motorcycles 2017. While there are numerous bikes out there, some even under the $1,000 mark, we have picked the best brands and chosen the cheapest and newest models they have produced lately. These bikes do not compromise on quality and durability. It is a hassle to find a quality bike that is stress free and true value for money. That is why we have circled around only top brands including Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda, BMW and Ducati.