The 2020 Shadow Aero is one of Honda’s understated and reliable cruisers. Perfect for riders who prefer to blend into the crowd, this reliable bike has roots that date back to 1983.
The retro bike has a classic feel, while still packing some powerful technology. At a price of just $7,699, it’s one of the safer, more affordable versions on the market. If you’re looking for something flashy, keep looking. But if you’re looking for a simple machine to get you from point A to point B, this is a great option.
This fairly standard bike from Suzuki was designed to be a good all-around vehicle, made for everything from commuting to road-tripping across the country.
Its comfortable seat makes it a smart choice for long trips, and it’s strong and sturdy enough to handle plenty of twists and turns. The 2020 Suzuki SV650X is available for $8,399 and had a plethora of positive reviews since it hit the market. This bike is the perfect mix of modernity and nostalgia. Who’s ready to hit the road?
Triumph Thruxton RS
The Thruxton RS is the most powerful twin produced by Triumph. The 2020 model comes along with an upgraded (read: more powerful) engine. It weighs more than a dozen pounds and has a few other touch-ups here and there.
Perhaps the most noteworthy feature of the bike is the liquid-cooled 1200cc hp twin-engine. Full of sleek, sporty, efficient ergonomics, the Thruxton RS is happiest on winding, paved roads. A new version of the bike comes with a price tag of $16,200.
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Ducati originally started making their scramblers back in the early 1960s. Now, they’re a favorite of new and expert riders who enjoy long trips down twisting country roads.
With a price tag of just $9,595, the 803-cc air-cooled L-twin-powered bike may seem like the smart choice. And, if you’re a novice rider, this model is probably one of the easiest to maneuver of Ducati’s entire line.
The 2020 Kawasaki W800 makes the perfect wheels for those who live in the mountains or deal with other uneven terrains. This retro bike has roots that date back to the 1960s, and it’s still a big hit today.
The major difference between the classic and the café version would be the handlebar and seat, which hits fully upright on the former, while the latter has a two-tone, more sculpted saddle. With flawless fuel injection and stellar ergonomics, the W800 provides a smooth, steady ride, from the very first twist of the throttle.