5.Honda CTX700N

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$6,999/670cc

Its styling is somewhat polarizing, and its low-revving engine performance something to get used to, but the 61 mpg the CTX700N delivers is a frugal motorcyclist’s dream. In our Midsize Post-Modern Cruiser Shootout the CTX700N was barely defeated by Kawasaki’s Vulcan S (see #4). “The CTX is the most polished, comfortable and easiest-riding package. Some say ‘appliance-like’ as if it’s a bad thing. And even if you ordered up the Dual Clutch auto transmission/ABS option, MSRP $7,599, it’s still a little cheaper than the Harley,” says contrarian editor, Burns.

Honorable Mentions: CTX700 & NC700 $7,499