Top 10 Affordable Modern Classics

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Recently, we put together a list of the Top 10 Modern Classic motorcycles. It featured some rare and/or significant motorcycles stretching as far back as 1996. Bikes we think will be highly valuable decades, even centuries, from now. We got a lot of flak for it, too.

Maybe we weren’t clear with the intent. That list featured mainly motorcycles those with deep pockets can afford. Heck, the least expensive bike on that list, the MV Agusta F3, cost $14,000 new. Not to mention, some of the bikes on that list are extremely rare and difficult to find.

We realize the majority of you likely won’t be able to attain such exotica like a Moto Guzzi MGS-01, so here we’ve put together the Top 10 Affordable Modern Classics. Like the previous list, all the bikes on this list must be production motorcycles available in the 1996 model year or after. Unlike that other list, all the picks on this list are currently available for under $10,000.

Sure, these models may not be as exclusive, but they’re still historically significant and much more readily available. Here’s our list.

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  • k3ith

    If you’re going to include a scooter why not use the Morphous that looks like something from the jetsons but was only made for 1 year or the big Ruckus which is sortof the SUV of scooters (and a hell of a fun ride offroad).

  • David Siebert

    I would have to say that you should have included the ZX-11. It was the fastest motorcycle for a very long time and IMHO a classic and they are available cheap.