If you love classic standard motorcycle style, but don't want to put up with the headaches that come with a vintage bike, then one of your options is the Suzuki TU250X.
I've discussed the TU250X in some of the list articles on the blog and I really like it. It's small, affordable, reasonably quick (not a highway cruiser, though), and looks great. The best part about this bike is that it has updated technology and won't require as much maintenance as an old bike.
It comes with a simple 249cc air-cooled engine mated to a 5-speed gearbox. One of the things that I personally like about this bike is that it has a modern fuel injection system. This means no fussing with carburetors.
These bikes can be had for a song. Brand spanking new they go for $4,399, but if you check the used market, you're bound to find one for less than that. I've seen them go for a couple grand.
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