2017 Kawasaki “ADV Executioner” Versys-X 300

Sure, as Fish says, any motorcycle can be a dirtbike if you believe in yourself, but the interesting thing about the Versys-X 300 isn’t whether or not it can function as a bona fide lightweight adventure bike, but rather how Kawasaki, who long dominated the beginner bike segment with their Ninja 250s and 300s, have offered up a legitimately new and different option for new riders.

Harley-Davidson Street Rod 750

We don’t really accept some folks’ conventional wisdom that first bikes have to be small singles or tiny twins—what they do need to be is easily manageable, in both power and physical mass...