Motorcycles in North America are, more often than not, used as weekend leisure machines-- which is ironic, because bikes make excellent commute weapons. Compared to cars, motorcycles take up less room, offer better fuel economy, and in states like California where lane-splitting isn't illegal, enable dramatically less transit times. And of course, bikes also seriously increase the odds you'll arrive to work with a smile on your face.
Taking factors like wind protection, comfort, and practicality in mind, here's a selection of 10 Great Commuter Motorcycles Under $10,000, listed in ascending order of price; check it out, and let us know if you've got a preferred steed for your ride to work.
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