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Best 10 Motorcycles for the Money

Motorcycles are used worldwide for many reasons. Here in the United States though, bikes are primarily used for cruising and racing. From Fat Boy Harley Davidsons to Suzuki GSXRs, there are so many types of bikes available in the marketplace, but how do you know you’re getting a good deal? You wouldn’t question yourself if you purchased your next motorcycle on has been the consumer’s choice for purchasing vehicles at prices that have traditionally only been available to wholesale auto dealers. On any given day, you can browse over 50,000 fresh vehicle auctions from over 700 auction houses across the globe!

Right now on, one can choose from dozens of different motorcycles, but which 10 are the best bikes for the money? Let’s find out!

2006 Harley Davidson FLSTCI Softail

Harley Davidsons are America’s bike. They are bigger than life, louder than a freight train, and very expensive when new. One way to save money is to purchase a salvage bike on Right now, by using the Instant “Buy Now“, one car purchase a 2006 Harley Davidson FLSTCI Softail for just $3450!

Mechanical features on the 2006 Softail include a powerful 88 cubic inch engine with electronic sequential port fuel injection and a 5-speed gearbox. Cosmetically, the Softail has standard leather saddle bags, chrome spoke wheels with oversized tires, and two tone paint choices.

While the salvage Harley Davidson on does have minor front end damage and will need a new fender and maybe a wheel, take into consideration that when new, the 2006 Harley Davidson FLSTCI Softail retailed for almost $20,000!

2011 Kawasaki ZX1400 Ninja

If a sports bike is more your flavor, this is exactly what your taste buds a hoping for. For only $5,200 using the Instant “Buy Now” on, one can purchase a 2011 Kawasaki ZX1400 Ninja! Equipped with a large 1352cc inline-four cylinder engine with Digital Fuel Injection, the 2011 ZX1400 Ninja is one of the fastest sport bikes on the planet.

What makes this bike one of the fastest is its wide range of features that are standard from the factory. For example, the Digital Fuel Injection system on the 2011 Kawasaki ZX1400 Ninja utilizes 44mm Mikuni throttle bodies that are controlled via the ECU for instant and accurate response while the 75 micron droplet sized fuel injectors supply the perfect amount of fuel. Along with the low overall weight, the 2011 ZX1400 can blast to 60 miles per hour in about three seconds.

According to the vehicle description on, this 2011 Kawasaki ZX1400 Ninja has very little cosmetic issues and says it runs and drives. With just 11,432 miles, this is one of the best buys of the week!

2001 Vespa ET4 Scooter

Need a small bike to scoot around with? The Vespa ET4 150cc scooter is absolutely perfect! From its classic design, strong 150cc engine, and luggage carrier, these economical scooters are the best mode of transportation around large city centers or campuses.

The Vespa brand of scooters has been around since 1946 with parent company Piaggio of Pontedera, Italy. They first obtained the idea of creating a tiny runabout when they saw a large number of American-made Cushman scooters during World War II and how quick individual soldiers could get from one place to another.

On, one can purchase a 2001 Vespa ET4 scooter for the low Instant “Buy Now” of just $600. This exact Vespa is a salvage motorcycle with minor paint damage along both sides and currently does not run, but with the alloy wheels, its classic design, and color-matched luggage carrier, it is an excellent buy for someone looking for a name brand scooter.

2007 Harley Davidson FLHXI Street Glide

One of my favorite styles of Harley Davidsons is the Street Glide. With the swooping front and rear fenders, the large front end that flows back over the handle bars and the hard saddle bags, these are the coolest looking Harley’s from factory. Throw in a 96cc engine and 6-speed transmission, these bikes have some real get up and go, also!

If you are interested in this type of Harley, one is available on for an Instant “Buy Now” price of $8,000. This bike has minor damage to the front fender and the left side of the windshield has paint chips, however, the rest of the bike is in excellent condition and comes with a custom exhaust and air intake filter. With a replacement fender and a few cans of paint, you would be able to ride with any crew in town.

Polaris Ranger RZR

Even though the Polaris Ranger RZR might have four wheels, it is just as fun as any bike on the market. Powered by a motorcycle-sized 760cc two cylinder four-stroke engine which drives either two or all four wheels through a continuously variable transmission, the RZR offers unmatched performance and safety off road.

If this is something you might be interested in, over on there is a 2008 Polaris Ranger RZR with only 1,995 miles for just $7,900 via Instant “Buy Now“. Based on the listing, this RZR has only minor cosmetic issues and runs and drives perfectly.

2007 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

One of meanest motorcycles on the planet as far as sport bikes are concerned is the Suzuki GSX1300R which is better known as the Hayabusa. When the Hayabusa was first manufactured, it was the fastest production vehicle with sub 3 second 0-60 mile per hour times and top speeds that hover right at 200 miles per hour. One of the best features on the 2007 GSX1300R Hayabusa was the use of the SRDA induction system. SRDA, which stands for Suzuki Ram Air Direct, uses air ducts that force air down into the motor which creates more air pressure and more power.

Currently, a 2007 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa is for sale on on Instant “Buy Now” for just $3,400. This ‘Busa does have street rash on both the sides due to an accident, but this salvage bike does run without any issues.

2005 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

Interested in a Hayabusa, but want one with less damage and more custom parts? With custom wheels, a chrome swing arm, and a carbon fiber windshield shroud, there is currently a 2005 GSX1300R Hayabusa for sale on for $4,650.

While this bike might be older and slightly more expensive than the 2007 GSX1300R mentioned earlier, this Hyabusa only has minor damage on the left side consistent with the bike falling over and it is missing the headlights. However, like I mentioned before, the cost of the wheels, chrome swing arm, and carbon fiber windshield shroud are well worth the additional cost of this bike.

2009 Yamaha XVZ1300TF Royal Star Venture

Like the looks of a Harley Davidson, but need something a little bit laid back? Consider a 2009 Yamaha XVZ1300TF Royal Star Venture. Equipped with a large 1300cc engine, the Royal Star Venture has plenty of power to cruise at highway speeds all afternoon while it won’t vibrate your insides or blow out your ear drums.

Some of the great features on the 2009 Yamaha XVZ1300TF Royal Star Venture include large front and rear fenders, chrome front fork, and hard saddle bags. To be honest, the looks are very similar to a Harley Davidson Street Glide.

There are plenty of salvage motorcycles for sale on, but if this is the one for you, you can buy it via Instant “Buy Now” for just $6,340! The bike does have very minor cosmetic damage and is ready to be ridden for the remainder of the summer.

2007 Kawasaki KFX700

If getting dirty and muddy is something you crave, a great ATV to consider is the 2007 Kawasaki KFX700. The Kawasaki KFX 700 comes standard with a large 697 cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke V-twin engine that uses a continuously variable transmission.

Since this motor is quite large, it is not recommended for use by a beginner; however, due to the use of a CVT transmission and not a manual that needs good hand/foot reaction, the Kawasaki KFX700 is one of the easiest ATVs to operate.

Are you ready to buy today? Head over to and check out the 2007 Kawasaki KFX700 they have for sale at the low Instant “Buy Now” price of $4,700. Since the quad, according to the auction, runs and drives plus comes with practically brand new tires, you can easily buy today and enjoy tomorrow!

2014 BMW K1300S

In the United States, BMW is a car manufacturer. Many Americans don’t understand that they also manufacture some of the best cruiser bikes available on the planet. With a new MSRP of $15,750, the 2014 BMW K1300R has street bike looks with excellent cruising capabilities.

The 2014 BMW K1300R comes standard with a 1293cc water-cooled 4-stroke inline-four cylinder engine that makes 175 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque. Top speed is limited to 125 miles per hour. The transmission is a six-speed multi-disc clutch manual.

Even though this salvage bike has front and right side damage, it looks like the frame has not been tweaked. At an incredibly low Instant “Buy Now” price of just $5,800 over on, you can purchase this bike and have it professionally repaired and up and running as soon as a few weeks and for thousands less than buying one new.

Buying salvage motorcycles on is a sure way to know you are getting a good deal. Why pay high dealer prices when you can get the prices dealers pay at auction. Everyday thousands of cars, trucks, and motorcycles are posted on and even if you aren’t looking for something today, there are deals too good to wait until tomorrow since they might be gone tonight. Head over to to start looking, and buying, today!

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