Nothing quite matches the feeling of touring the countryside on a motorcycle. The wind on your face is incomparable to any other driving experience.
Did I mention the roar of the engine or that sweet smell of gasoline?
I’ll never forget my first time cruising through Colorado and Wyoming on my cousin’s older Honda CB750. Despite being one of the happiest moments in my life I could’ve done without all body aches, bad cables, and the fact that the fastest speed I could get to was “painfully slow”.
So, you want to tour this summer but the hot motorcycles you’ve been eyeing surely cost an arm and a leg.
Guess again! You can get a quality bike for under 10k.
Hot Motorcycles 2019
Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha continue to be the most trusted brands to buy the best new motorcycles. They release the most anticipated bikes years after year.
Picking a Bike Without Breaking Bank
Maybe you want to upgrade that old GS500E you got laying around or you’re wondering what’s the best beginner motorcycle for yourself or loved one.
Either way, this list is a good starting point so you can find the right bike for you.
Best New Motorcycles:
1. Triumph Street Twin: $9,300
The classic look is back in style! (Thanks, hipsters.) Fortunately, you can get your hands on this modernized version of a beloved classic. The makers revved up this beauty with more power and a better suspension.
This bike is ideal for the seasoned enthusiast as well as beginners.
2. Royal Enfield Interceptor: $5,999
The Interceptor is a great option for those searching for that classic style but also want to save a considerable amount of change. It’s not quite as powerful but ABS comes standard. But at its accessible price point, this may be the best beginner motorcycle out there.
3. BMW G310GS: $5,695
You may be surprised to see any new BMW on this list of affordable bikes. However, this is a surprisingly versatile option that boasts street and off-road capabilities. The new GS is very attractive, especially for less die-hard enthusiasts or beginners.
4. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R: $9,999
The Kawasaki Ninja is an iconic bike in both racing tracks and on the street. The 2019 ZX-6R doesn’t stray far from earlier models with the exception of upgraded electronics. This is a really powerful bike, coming in over 110 hp. Despite being, one of the more expensive bikes on this list it is still a steal compared to the price tags on earlier models.
5. Indian Scout Sixty: $8,999
Affectionately known as the ‘baby’ scout, the Sixty is about 2/3 the size of its bigger predecessor. Still, its timeless style, smooth handling, and 78 hp engine make it among the most attractive options for its price tag.
6. Honda CB650R: $8,899
This is a significant upgrade in both quality and style from the CB650F. The revised engine and cool design make it one of the more anticipated bikes of the year.
7. Yamaha MT-07: $7,599
Yamaha has one of the best reputations for sport bikes. The new MT-07 (MT standing for ‘Master of Torque’) aims to continue to carry the torch with awesome styling, great handling, and a revamped parallel-twin engine.
At under $8,000, the MT-07 is almost guaranteed to be a hit this year. Did we mention the ABS comes standard?
8. 2019 Ducati Scrambler Icon: $9,395
Ducati makes some of the coolest and most recognizable bikes on the road. It is a pleasure to drive and has a powerful engine for a relatively lightweight motorcycle.
9. Zero FX: $8,495
The future is now. So what better time to own an innovative electric motorcycle? The basic configuration allows for a 50-mile range before a recharge is necessary. It is possible to tweak so it lasts longer but the price increases accordingly. Still, not a bad ride for the price.
10. Harley-Davidson Iron 1200: $9,900
This list wouldn’t be complete without at least one Harley. This bike boasts a sporty look as well as several upgrades to its engine.
Still Not Sure?
There are many options when it comes to bikes, even on a budget. Many new, hot motorcycles are available for under 10k. Find the one that best suits your needs.