Be it a sport bike, cruiser, or chopper, here are my top picks for motorcycles under $20,000 dollars. A motorcycle needs to look as good as it performs to make this list. This line up is sure to tantalize your need for power, speed, and good looks.
Honda CBR 1000RR
Let’s begin with the all-around leader in the sport bike realm, the Honda CBR 1000RR. Ultra-light and extremely fast, this sport bike delivers the sound, speed and look enthusiasts desire from the sporting class. For 2011, you can choose from black, red and black, or BOWR-a blue/orange/white/red color combo that’s reminiscent of a track bike. With a 439 lb. curb weight, this bike is nimble enough for the curviest roadways, and comfortable for long rides. The motorcycle cost between $13,399 for the base model and $14,399 for an ABS equipped version.
For $13,699 you can purchase a 2011 Suzuki Hayabusa in black or white and have yourself one of the fastest bikes in the world. The bike is attractively styled, agile and is one of the most highly modified motorcycles around. This motorbike is downright breathtaking.
Harley-Davidson FXCWC Rocker C
How about a factory built chopper from the undisputed king of American motorcycles; the Harley-Davidson FXCWC Rocker C. Coming in at just under $20,000, the Rocker C employs a 1584 cc air-cooled power plant and is loaded with chrome. Cruise in comfort and style on this classic American iron horse.
If you’re looking to save a little money for accessories or insurance then consider the 2011 Honda Fury. This 1312cc, liquid cooled, shaft driven cycle is stunning! In a world filled with $20,000 to over $100,000 dollar choppers, the Fury blends right in. Moreover, with a price of $12,999 you can’t go wrong choosing this bike, available in matte orange, pearl white or dark red metallic with optional ABS.
Separate the men from the boys and purchase the 2011 Victory High-Ball. At just over $15,000, the High-Ball is a throwback to days when riders would hang-em high, that is ride with their arms hanging high in the air while resting on ape hanger handlebars. The High-Ball is available in matte black with white walled tires and spoke wheels.
The next bike looks like something out of a Mad Max movie. The 2011 VMAX from Star motorcycles is a powerful, liquid cooled 1700cc- beast. The VMAX has intake tubes on the left and right of the steering column that look as if rockets will launch out of the openings if you anger the rider. The motorcycle boasts sport bike technology blended with cruiser styling. At $19,890, it just makes the list.
I’ve saved my favorite for last, not because the Honda Interceptor remains virtually unchanged since 2002 or because it has won best in class 11 times. I chose this bike because it looks like a super-sport bike, sounds like a race bike and drives with the comfort of a cruiser, not to mention I own one. The single sided swing arm holding the rear wheel and the under-seat mounted exhaust gives the motorcycle a unique, powerful look. For around $12,000 dollars, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better deal.
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