10. They’re cheap


If you’re looking for a first bike, we always recommend buying used. Why spend your hard-earned cash for a brand new bike, only to watch its value drop the moment you leave the dealership floor? With the SV, somebody else has already taken the bulk of the depreciation hit. You can easily find one for under three grand (the 2006 model pictured above sold for $2500), and if you treat her right, you might be able to sell it one day for what you paid (but why would you want to do that?).

2006 Suzuki SV650S v. 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 650R