It’s a good thing we MOrons get to ride all these swell new motorcycles for a living, because you can rest assured most of us are not bringing in the kind of cake it takes to purchase the latest electronically enhanced crop of wonderbikes. We feel your pain.

One consolation of living beneath where the rich and powerful do bite and snarl and snap them up, though, is snarfing up delicious morsels as lightly masticated ex-bikes settle gently toward the ocean floor. It also helps if your taste runs toward bikes that were “underappreciated” when new. Here’s my personal, highly subjective list of bikes I’d seriously consider fostering if I weren’t busy jettisoning old stuff and waiting here like a panting dog for the 2016s to start making their way through my garage. Knock on wood.