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We call ourselves fearless and adventurous, but when it comes to writing a check we’re a hive mind of groupthink and tightfistedness. Cheap motorcycles scare us, which stands to reason. But if fun-loving Caifornians in the ‘60s hadn’t taken a flier on small, affordable bikes, who knows what would have happened to the American motorcycling landscape? Risk, even on the salesroom floor, is also part of the ride.

Much of what we love about riding is all about minimalism, the wind in our face, nothing on the bike or in our pockets that doesn’t make life more fun, etc. Cost considerations are often part of that minimalist charm. And minimal prices are the point of entry for most new riders. Better for a novice rider to get a new motorcycle than add wrenching and troubleshooting to their limited résumé.

Related: Best Affordable Used Motorcycles for New Riders 2022

So we’ve come from the entertainment of the Top 5 Most Expensive Motorcycles 2022 to an informational look at the five least expensive motorcycles on sale. Some carry a bit of risk and unknown reputation, some not. But if you pull the trigger, you get a brand spanking new ride, with dealer papers and everything. And you get the (relative) peace of mind of a maintenance-free way to enjoy riding for a few seasons.

CFMoto 300NK: $3,999

The CFMoto 300NK patrolling gritty, urban American environs.
The CFMoto 300NK patrolling gritty, urban American environs. (CFMoto/)

For a country with a ridership that far surpasses any Western nation, you’d think Chinese motorcycles would get the benefit of the doubt. Two-wheeled transportation is still a practical affair in much of the country. But Chinese-made motorcycles are sometimes eyed with suspicion. Quality, dealer support, and fair (or unfair) reputations are all lingering question marks in the American market. But that price tag…$3,999. That’s just $200 more than a Honda Grom 125 ABS.

Founded in 1989 and based in Hangzhou, China, CFMoto makes side-by-sides and ATVs as well. And the CFMoto 300NK (Naked) gets you 29 hp at 8,750 rpm from a liquid-cooled 292cc single-cylinder engine fed through Bosch EFI. It pulls 18.7 pound-feet at 7,250 rpm with six speeds to heave its 333 pounds around. By all accounts, it’s a light, supercapable commuter. And it’s got a 5-inch TFT. And it has, on paper, quite a US dealer network. C’mon America, roll those dice.

Benelli TNT 600: $5,999

The Benelli TNT 600 putting down some liter-beater smoke.
The Benelli TNT 600 putting down some liter-beater smoke. (Benelli/)

No one is claiming the Benelli TNT 600 is a “liter-beater” in the classic sense. But ask yourself, how many 600cc four-bangers are left in the marketplace? Honda’s naked CB650R still sports a pipe quartet, as does the sport-centric Suzuki GSX-R600. The CB650R lists at $9,299, with the GSX-R600 coming in at $11,499. The TNT 600? A mere $5,999. You can’t really compare the TNT 600 to the Gixxer, but the CB650R is an apt comparison. With $3,200 separating the two, the only question is: Who is Benelli in 2022?

Related: Best Budget-Friendly Beginner Motorcycles

Benelli was acquired by Chinese company Qianjiang Motorcycle in 2005. While some Benellis are still made in Pesaro, Italy (the Leoncino 500 and the TRK 500), the TNT 600 and TNT 135 wear the “made in China” badge. Assuming you don’t mind your motorcycle sharing the same origin as everything else in your house, you get 67 hp at 11,000 rpm and 35.4 pound-feet torque at 9,000 rpm. Weight has come down a bit, now settling at 459 pounds dry. That’s a bit more than the Honda CB650R, which also outclasses the TNT 600 in terms of ponies at 81. But as long as you don’t care which liter you beat, this Benelli might be for you.

Royal Enfield Himalayan: $5,299

The Royal Enfield Himalayan has been providing entry-level adventure fun since 2017.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan has been providing entry-level adventure fun since 2017. (Royal Enfield/)

Don’t think the Himalayan is a true adventure bike? Plenty of ADV riders aren’t really ADV riders, either. They don’t need a beast of a 900cc twin (or triple) rig that also can’t fight its way through sand whoops with dirt acrobatics. What they do need is an

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Title: Top 5 Cheapest Motorcycles 2022
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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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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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