9. BMW G650GS



If you’re interested in a middleweight single-cylinder bike from BMW, this might be your last chance for a while. We’ve heard rumors that 2016 is set to be the last year of the G650GS, the smallest-displacement motorcycle in BMW’s lineup until the G310R arrives later this year. Without the G650 there’ll be a large displacement gap between the G310R (313cc) and BMW’s next smallest model, the 798cc displacement of the F700/800GS (unless you consider the 647cc of the C650GT, but that’s a scooter). It’s been a few years since we last rode a G650GS, but we always appreciated its well-rounded nature. “Our time with the G proved that you don’t need to shell out beaucoup bucks to get a highly versatile and competent adventure-styled motorcycle,” Kevin Duke said in 2011.

Honorable Mentions: Honda XR650L $6,690, Kawasaki KLR650 $6,599 , Suzuki DR650S $6,499