4. Kawasaki Vulcan S

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$6,999/649cc

The Vulcan S, Ninja 650 and Versys 650 all make use of the same parallel-Twin engine format, but the Vulcan S does so for the least amount of money. The Vulcan S also makes available Kawasaki’s Ergo-Fit program that allows customers to customize the fit of the Vulcan S to their own personal preferences. When initially reported in Evans Brasfield’s First Ride Review, there were 700 Ergo-Fit Centers at Kawasaki dealerships nationwide to provide prospective customers the chance to experience the different riding configurations.

Honorable Mentions: Ninja 650/ABS $7,199/7,599; Versys 650 ABS $7,999