2017 Suzuki Vanvan 200
Base Price: $4,600
The original Vanvan dates all the way back to the early 1970s, and a reborn version has been sold overseas for several years. But this year we get a chance to swing a leg over this affordable little tyke. Don’t expect much power—there’s just a 199cc single cylinder thumping away and backed by a five-speed. But because it weighs just 282 pounds, it should be plenty nimble and quite a bit of fun to ride around town.
The Vanvan is built for comfort with a thick, wide seat and upright controls. So here would be a great first bike for someone that doesn’t want to spend a lot on their new hobby. The skinny fuel tank helps keep this machine’s proportions tidy but with only 1.7-gallons on board don’t expect to road trip this bike without lots of pitstops.