We love all types of bikes here-- from buzzy little mopeds to big-bore cruisers-- and if you think like I do, it's always interesting to explore the extremes.
In this particular case, we investigated the absolute cheapest motorcycles on the market, and ran into plenty of dead ends including now-defunct manufacturers, obscure dirtbike importers, and more pocketbike and scooter builders than you can shake a helmet at.
To show you how close the competition is at the bottom of the price spectrum, the Yamaha V-Star 250 was edged out of the top 10 by the most expensive bike on the list-- the South Korean-built Hyosung GV250-- by a mere $91. And the famous Honda Rebel ($3,999) was also pushed off the list to 12th place, a mere $9 above the V-Star.
To see the most affordable bikes in America, take a look at our list of the 10 Cheapest Motorcycles on the Market.
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