Last month we brought you the Top 10 Most Anticipated Bikes of 2016. For February, let’s take a look at the most affordable new bikes of 2016, because, well, a lot of the bikes in that other list are pricey: XDiavel, Brutale 800, Super Duke GT … you get the picture. There already exist a lot of motorcycles in the sub-$10k price category, and here’s 10 more new models joining that list. From retro to modernistic, cruiser to sportbike, on-road to off, there’s a little something for everyone in this list.

A few of the prices we had to guesstimate due to the unavailability of an official MSRP, but MO editors have won the Price is Right Showcase Showdown 32 times, so we’re fairly confident in our pricing prognostications. We’ll begin with the most expensive bikes on the list and work our way down. Let’s kick this list off with two very similar new models from Moto Guzzi.

  • JerryMander

    I bet mo could browbeat Yamaha into bringing the MT-10 to the states for a mid year launch.

  • Ducati Kid

    My contrarian view –

    Wager the BMW-TVS G310R shall prove a ‘premium’ entry into motorcycling.


    Already asked HONDA for a CB350F motorcycle (CB300F base) with larger motivator and Global market improvements.

    BMW’S design, while interesting, denotes a Beemer with associated pricing.

    Expected the G310R to U.S. retail for NORTH of $5,000!

    An INDIA sourced BMW is not a THAILAND HONDA – all about C.O.O. ‘perception’

    Time shall soon tell this tale!

  • Mahatma

    Guess that Honda bulldog won’t come out this year then:(

  • DickRuble

    Thinking outside the box, aren’t we, mixing CSC with the likes of SV650 and FZ-09, Well, then, at $432.13, the winner is


  • Reid

    If there is an eventual XSR900 “sport” model with some good adjustable suspension, I would have to strongly consider it. As-is, savvy riders will have to shell out another couple grand to get a bike that will really handle. I finally got a chance to ride the FZ09 and, while the power of the triple is nice, the bounciness and wallowing behavior through corners when pushed was disconcerting. I was THIS CLOSE to selling my Duke for the FZ, but I think I’ll pass until I see some changes made.

  • bigus brainus

    The CSC RX3 and TT250 do not share the same engine.

    • http://motorcycle.com/ Tom Roderick

      You are correct. The typo was removed.

  • mjh937

    I am not sure you can include bikes with no known MSRP in an affordable model roundup.

  • krishan adhikari

    too much choice stateside and the prices are very economical. I guess all the bikes have their merit. so choose wisely

  • Jeremy Cottam

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm that street twin is for me!

  • Jamo11

    Is the SV650 a sure thing for summer in the United States?

    • http://motorcycle.com/ Tom Roderick

      It’s definitely coming stateside, exactly when hasn’t been announced.

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  • William McGraw

    I am liking the fact that all the other companies are trying to compete against the ninja 300, kawi figured it out in 2012 and now has quite a following AND has brought other companies into the competition era for lower CC bikes that perform as good as the mid to higher CC’s. I am actually going to go look at the BMW when it ever hits the showroom floor…which it probably has since this article is 4 months old. But hey, I had not heard of it yet, so i’ll be headed into an um “big town” to take a look :)

  • Bizslink Marcus

    thank you for sharing this, i wish i can get my own models someday.

  • http://www.mymotorrad.com/ james lagnese

    Sometimes it’s worth paying more.

  • Martin Buck

    Trustafarian special with that Scrambler 400cc. I didn’t look that good when I was young, nor was I that cool. Instead I just rode my bike and got good at it. Not many pics of the Scrambler crowd actually riding, just transport to wherever cool stuff was happening. Maybe my aversion to sunburn was the reason I was never cool.

  • http://wooferguy.com/ Dyram

    this is beautiful though

  • QuestionMark666

    I do not believe price is the primary barrier to most Millennials experiencing motorcycling. I think as a group they are risk averse and have no interest in things mechanical or phyiscal. Maybe if Pokemon rode a Suzuki????
    There is little demand for the lower end Ducatis now, they have gone cold. Don’t expect these starter bikes to save a dying industry.