10. Suzuki GSX-S750



Those of a certain demographic (40+ years old) will most likely argue that a 750 was and always will be the best balance of power and weight. Suzuki is the only manufacturer that has continually offered a 750cc sportbike (GSX-R750) since the demise of the class when superbike racing switched to 1000cc displacements more than a decade ago. The GSX-S is the naked bike version of the GSX-R and a much better choice for a sporty bike intended for use only on the street. It may not have won our Gentleman’s Hooligan Comparo against the Kawasaki Z800 ABS, but that bike didn’t make this list due to its inflated retail price ($8,399). The Z also weighs 70 pounds more than the Suzuki.