We here at Motorcycle.com are a bit spoiled. You see, stepping up to the top shelf of a manufacturer’s lineup for us is as simple as asking for it – no credit check required, so it’s easy for us to love pricey KTM Super Dukes and MV Agusta Brutales. However, there are much more affordable ways to get into the naked sportbike market, and here’s a trio of fun, fast and cool ways to do it for around 8 or 9 grand.
Truly, this collection of roadsters – Suzuki’s GSX-S750, Kawasaki’s Z900 and Aprilia’s newShiver 900 – has all the performance most anyone needs to frolic in the canyons, let alone stay ahead of traffic, and agreeable ergonomics enable versatility for everything from commuting to touring. While this threesome isn’t a perfect fit in terms of specifications, they are priced in the same range and offer similar sporty performance.
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