2. Price


To me, the performance provided by the KTM is pretty impressive for its $8,999 price tag. The 690 Duke’s hardware is enough to garner a spot on this list, but incorporating the software that it does for the price is also a worthy accomplishment. No doubt, the 690 isn’t for everybody, but say you come from a dirt background and want a backroad bomber that can also handle general commuter duties and still feel familiar to you. The 690 Duke could be that bike.