8. Honda NC700X $7,499


If you can get beyond the quirky, low-revving nature and minimal horsepower of the NC700X’s parallel-Twin (47.6 hp at 6250 rpm) you’ll find the NC to be one of Honda’s most versatile motorcycles. Comfortable, affordable and innovative, the NC features a waterproof compartment where the fuel tank normally resides that is large enough to fit most full-face helmets. Affix some accessory saddlebags, and you’ve a tourer that also makes one helluva a good commuter. At $7,499 the NC700X is one of the more affordable bikes in this list or upgrade to the NC700X DCT ABS model for an extra $600. Read more about the NC700X in Troy’s 2014 Honda NC700X DCT ABS review.