Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Post Correction - Quick Reference Guide to 2008 Economy Motorcycles

Note**My incompetent typist (Me) messed up again and left out a bunch of Kawasaki's and Honda's that should have been on the list in my previous post "Best Economical Motorcycles for the Commute." The original post has been fixed and this is a re-publishing so my subscribers can get the correction. Thank you, Kano - Editor in Chief (and typist) at Kano's Coffee House.

I've come up with a list of some of the best economical and practical motorcycles for the commute to work or school. The criteria for making the list; they must be model year 2008, cost less than $9,000.00 new, be over 150cc, and get 40mpg or better. This post covers motorcycles only, but if you're interested in scooters as well, see my Scooter Quick Reference Guide.

This list includes Make, Model, Type, Engine Displacement, and MSRP.

BMW- F650 GS/Enduro/652cc/$7,100.00

Harley-Davidson- Sportster XL883/Cruiser/883cc/$6,695.00

Honda- Rebel/Cruiser/234cc/$3,199.00
- Nighthawk/Standard/234cc/$3,699.00
- Shadow VLX/Cruiser/583cc/$5,499.00
-Shadow Spirit 750/Cruiser/745cc/$6,449.00
-Shadow Aero/Cruiser/745cc/$6,799.00

Kawasaki-Ninja 250/Sport/249cc/$3,499.00
-KLX 250S/Dual Sport/249cc/$4,899.00
-Vulcan 500 LTD/Cruiser/498cc/$5,049.00
-Ninja 500/Sport/498cc/$5,099.00
-KLR650/Dual Sport/651cc/$5,349.00
-Ninja 650/Sport/649cc/$6,499.00
-Vulcan 900 Classic/Cruiser/903cc/7,399.00

Moto Guzzi- Nevada 750/Cruiser/744cc/$8,990.00

Suzuki- GZ250/Standard/249cc/$3,249.00
- DR200SE/Dual Sport/199cc/$3,949.00
- Boulevard S40/Cruiser/655cc/$4,399.00
- DR650SE/Dual Sport/644cc/$5,099.00
- GS500F/Sport/487cc/$5,199.00
- DR-Z400/Dual Sport/399cc/$5,599.00
- Boulevard S50/Cruiser/819cc/$6,499.00
- SV650 ABS/Standard/645cc/$6,599.00
- SV650S/Sport/645cc/$6,899.00
- V-Strom 650/Dual Sport/644cc/$6,699.00
- Boulevard C50T/Touring/819cc/$7,999.00

Triumph- Bonneville/Cruiser/865cc/$7,299.00
- America/Cruiser/865cc/$7,999.00
- Scrambler/Cruiser/865cc/$7,999.00
- Thruxton/Cruiser/865cc/$7,999.00
- Bonneville T100/Cruiser/865cc/$8,299.00
- Speedmaster/Cruiser/865cc/$8,299.00

Yamaha- VStar 250/Cruiser/249cc/$3,599.00
- TW200/Dual Sport/196cc/$3,799.00
- XT250/Dual Sport/249cc/$4,399.00
- VStar Custom/Cruiser/649cc/$6,099.00
- VStar Classic/Cruiser/649cc/$6,299.00
- FZ6/Sport/600cc/$6,999.00
- VStar Silverado/Cruiser/649cc/$7,299.00
- YZF-R65/Sport/600cc/$8,299.00
- VStar 1100 Custom/Cruiser/1063cc/$8,699.00
- VStar 1100 Classic/Cruiser/1063cc/$8,999.00

So there you have it, the best, most economical new motorcycles on the market. Everything from 196cc up to 1063cc and costing from as little as $3,199.00 MSRP. Most of these bikes are well under $9,000.

There's something for everyone here; Cruisers, Sportbikes, Standards, Dual Sports and some in-betweens. Surprises appear on the list as well. Harley-Davidson's Sportster 883 for instance, "American Iron" for under $7,000.00. Even BMW, Triumph and Moto Guzzi's made the list. It's not just Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha that have the bargain bikes anymore.

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Heinz & Frenchie said...

Great Reference Guide. So much good work.

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Kano said...

heinz & frenchie-Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving to you too!