10. Triumph Speed Twin

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Sure, Triumph’s been doing great with its Bonnevilles ever since the turn of the century, a hit with classicists, hipsters and everybody in between. But I’ve never understood why it’s never cashed in on the name that made Triumph Triumph way back in 1938: Edward Turner’s 500cc Speed Twin was what started it all. Honda’s happy, high-tech, light and inexpensive CB500F is a good starting point for what should be the more stylish, less retro, more exciting liquid-cooled Speed Twin Triumph needs to sell to the masses – a lighter, less powerful Bonnie for under $7,000. Fine, make it a 700 to compete with Yamaha’s excellent $6,990 FZ-07. Sounds like what we’re getting instead is a bigger, heavier, pricier Bonneville next year. What do I know? Bupkus…