2. Yamaha FZ-07

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$6,990/689cc

Yamaha’s FZ-07 was our choice for Best Value Motorcycle Of 2015. Like its larger-displacement counterpart, the FZ-09, the 07’s combination of light weight and appealing engine performance make it a hard motorcycle to defeat, even in a six-way shootout that included the likes of KTM’s 690 Duke (2014 Middleweight Mash-Up Six-Way Shootout!). “We believe the Duke’s a great stable pony for the well-heeled enthusiast who has another bike or three in the garage more suited to the everyday slog. But if money is an object, and you’ve got to pick one bike to do it all, you really can’t do better than Yamaha’s new FZ-07,” said Burns in a brief moment of reasonable opinion.