Naked bikes/Standard/Street bikes: Naked bikes have a riding position midway between the forward position of a sports bike and the reclined position of a cruiser. Unlike touring bikes, naked bikes often have little or no fairing (hence the title). Luggage capabilities are often an optional extra. Naked bikes are popular for commuting and other city riding as the upright riding position gives greater visibility in heavy traffic (both for the rider and to other road users) and are more comfortable than the hunched over sport bikes. Note that naked bike and standard are not fully interchangeable terms. Naked refers to the lack of bodywork and standard refers to the upright riding position.
Suzuki SFV650 Gladius / SV650 – MSRP $6499
Specs: 0-60: 3.5 seconds
Engine: 645cc v-twin fuel injected
Weight: 450lb wet
Running a V-Twin engine like many cruiser style motorcycles this bike has a lot of torque. The SV650 and SFV650 are great bikes that can be handled by a beginner, but are probably best for riders with some experience. This bike is great for commuting and for fun. Ir’s a good deal new and you can find really nice used SV650 models for under $3000. You can see a picture of an older SV650 on the homepage.
Suzuki GS500E – 1989-2002 Used from $800 – $2500
Specs: 0-60: 5.5 seconds
Engine 487cc Parallel Twin
Horsepower: 52 at 9200rpm
MPG: up to 60mpg
Weight: 400lb dry
A classic first motorcycles. The GS500E is no longer made, but Suzuki still has a GS500 model with different styling. Upright Seating Position, naked body style, and simple features. This is the idea commuter / learning motorcycle. You can find them very cheap online and there is good support online.