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You can find cheaper Sportster 883 options than the 2022 choice here. Chances are, there are plenty of great buys to be had from 2004 to present models.
You can find cheaper Sportster 883 options than the 2022 choice here. Chances are, there are plenty of great buys to be had from 2004 to present models. (Harley-Davidson/)

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re hunting for your first or next motorcycle. Your search is as old as motorcycling itself. But market sands shift each year, and the right combination of inexpensive, available, and reliable changes a bit from year to year (read the America’s 50 Best Used Motorcycles for a look back at what was popular 15 years ago). But again, some things don’t change. You need a used motorcycle with three important qualities:


MSRPs need not apply. We’re in the land of “pre-owned” motorcycles, meaning you have to negotiate the wilderness of Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, or any other semi-reputable showroom for used motorcycles. You need as much bike as you can afford at the best price possible. Looking for a brand-new motorcycle? (Warning: There are a lot to choose from.) Check out the Top 5 Affordable Motorcycles of 2023, Best Budget-Friendly Beginner Motorcycles, and Best Beginner Motorcycles 2023 articles.


This is the least sexy quality about a motorcycle, but arguably the most important. Odds are, you are not a master mechanic. Nothing kills a budding love of riding faster than a non-working motorcycle in your garage or, more likely, your carport. Your motorcycle doesn’t have to be perfect. But it should run every time you throw a leg over it.


This is easy math. The more examples for sale, the more options you have. And the less you’ll pay. Rugged individualism and unicorn thinking can wait for another day. Get a motorcycle that comes with a large community and history of happy riders. When the inevitable issue does come up, you can draw on the experience of thousands of fellow owners who’ve already fixed it.

This is not your “Forever Motorcycle.” Ideally, you’ll own this bike for a year or two, figure out what you want next, and sell it to another novice. It’s a circle of life. You don’t need to love this motorcycle. But summer’s here. Time to go riding.

Every year deserves a new look at the best choices available to new riders of used motorcycles. Here’s what Motorcyclist recommends in 2024.

Related: Tips On Buying (or Selling) A Used Bike

This 2016 Honda CB500F looks the business, but makes for affordable (and easy) riding pleasure.
This 2016 Honda CB500F looks the business, but makes for affordable (and easy) riding pleasure. (©Motorcyclist/)
The 2013 Honda CBR500R impressed a young Zack Courts, then associate editor at Motorcyclist. Kevin Wing/Motorcyclist
The 2013 Honda CBR500R impressed a young Zack Courts, then associate editor at Motorcyclist. Kevin Wing/Motorcyclist
For coast-to-coast touring, this 2016 Honda CB500X could be the budget-friendly way to see the USA on your Honda, eh? Honda
For coast-to-coast touring, this 2016 Honda CB500X could be the budget-friendly way to see the USA on your Honda, eh? Honda

Honda CB500F/CBR500R/CB500X

Around since 2013, Honda’s 471cc liquid-cooled eight-valve DOHC parallel-twin platform pulls triple duty. The CB500F is your standard/naked option, the CBR500R is the midsized sporty option, while the CB500X is for the adventure-minded rider. Twelve years of model history means a healthy number of candidates for sale, all built with Honda’s usual over-engineering and robust reliability. And while you’re free to continue lusting after faster, less sensible motorcycles, these are the bikes you’ll actually love. True love is defined by longevity. And always starting, no matter what.

A quick audit of CycleTrader and several other sources show CB500X prices ranging from $4,750 to $6,000. CB500F prices track the same, but ADV-oriented CB500X examples are more

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Title: Top 5 Best Used (and Cheap) Motorcycles
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MansBrand Unveils New Automotive Racing Section to Enhance Platform for Motor Enthusiasts

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MansBrand has announced they’re expanding their platform to include a dedicated section on automotive racing. This new area complements their existing content in men’s fashion, health, outdoor adventures, and grooming. The expanded platform aims to offer more comprehensive information and resources for automotive enthusiasts alongside its current categories.

MansBrand is known for offering a wide range of services and products for men. They provide fashion advice and trends to help men stay stylish, health news that covers physical and mental well-being, guidance for outdoor activities, and information on motor vehicles. The new automotive racing section will feature various aspects of the sport, including expert advice, product reviews, and the latest racing news.

This automotive racing section will give readers detailed comparisons and reviews of cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles. It will also include maintenance tips, safety advice, and recommendations on essential motor-related products and accessories. Readers can access comprehensive guides on the gear and equipment needed for both beginners and experienced racers.

Willis from MansBrand commented on the new addition: “Our new automotive racing section is a natural extension of what we already offer on the platform. We’ve observed that many of our users have a keen interest in motor vehicles and racing. By adding this section, we aim to meet the interests of our audience and provide them with valuable content and resources. We’re still focused on our core areas like fashion, health, and outdoor activities but now can offer more for those passionate about motorsports.”

MansBrand has always emphasized community interaction and engagement. The site features blogs where users can share experiences and tips on various topics, from fashion trends to essential grooming products. The new automotive racing section will follow the same approach, encouraging readers to discuss racing strategies, share personal experiences, and offer advice through blog posts and community forums.

The updated platform remains easy to navigate. It includes advanced search options and logically organized categories. Each product or piece of content comes with high-resolution images and detailed descriptions to help visitors make informed decisions about their style, health, outdoor activities, and now, automotive racing pursuits.

Adding automotive racing content doesn’t take away from MansBrand’s commitment to fashion. The site continues to offer a wide range of Mens Fashion items, including shirts, jeans, suits, jackets, and more. By keeping up with the latest trends, MansBrand ensures its users always have access to the best fashion advice. The platform regularly updates current trends and remains a go-to hub for all things related to men’s fashion.

In the health section, MansBrand provides information on various topics, including prostate health, heart disease, and mental well-being. It offers tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, provides resources for further research and treatment options, and promotes regular health check-ups and preventative care.

The outdoor and adventure category offers advice on hiking, camping, and other activities. It also includes product reviews and recommendations for outdoor gear and equipment, helping men enjoy their outdoor experiences to the fullest.

Willis further noted: “We’re excited about the positive feedback we’ve received from our users. They’ve found valuable insights and products across all sections of the site. The automotive racing section is something that many of our users were looking forward to, and it fits perfectly within our diverse range of offerings. We believe it will inspire more men to explore and engage with us.”

MansBrand is committed to continuous improvement and actively seeks and incorporates customer feedback. They aim to be a comprehensive hub for men looking to enhance various aspects of their lives, whether it’s through fashion, health advice, grooming tips, or now, automotive racing content.

By expanding their offerings, MansBrand hopes to encourage a proactive exchange of ideas and experiences. They aim to inspire men to embrace new fashion challenges, refine their style, and discover passions in automotive racing, outdoor adventure, and health-conscious living. The platform invites men from all walks of life to join its growing online community.

For a comprehensive experience, the Mens Fashion Website  also includes features that are easy to navigate. From advanced search capabilities to logically organized categories, every item is accompanied by high-resolution images and detailed descriptions.

For more details on the new automotive racing section and other categories, visit the official site.

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2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview

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The 29th annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, powered by O’Gara Coach, will bring a full day of free family fun to Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 16. This year’s Father’s Day car show will feature 100 rare and iconic vehicles, great food and plenty of entertainment. The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, which will take place between Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is one of the area’s most beloved annual events. Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect to see on California’s most iconic street:

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Show-stopping cars

This year’s event will host a special celebration of hypercars, supercars, race cars, classics and custom-built showstoppers. Provided by exclusive private collections, passionate car enthusiasts and even some of the world’s most recognized manufacturers, this has become one of the country’s preeminent luxury car shows.


Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Chairman Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman, Rodeo Drive Committee President Kay Monica Rose and renowned car buff Jay Leno will present trophies to 12 award-winning entrants—from “Most Elegant” to “Best in Show”—on the main stage starting at noon.

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Title: 2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview
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Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more

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The latest café racers, flat trackers, and electric scooters.
We kick things off with a feel-good story of a botched Ducati 996 custom job, rescued by a talented garage builder. Then we look at a dazzling Yamaha SR500 flat tracker from 20-year-old Moritz Bree, a dustbin-faired Honda Dax from K-Speed, and a BMW CE 04 scooter from Deus ex Machina.

Ducati 996 café racer by Jaron Hall
Ducati 996 by Jaron Hall Most people would balk at the idea of customizing a Ducati 996, but Utah-based garage builder Jaron Hall’s work on this 996 is nothing short of noble. That’s because when Jaron got his hands on the 996, it was in dire need of saving.

The Ducati’s previous owner had tried to turn it into a scrambler, so it came to Jaron with no fairings, a hacked subframe, and a smorgasbord of sketchy parts. Working after hours (he has a marketing day job), and taking on the entire build solo, Jaron turned the mongrel 996 into a high-class Italian café racer.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more
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