All of my last few bikes were less than 1500 Euros...
Suzuki GS1000e for 850e (one of the front brakelines was rubbed through due to an improvement (means a solid steel strut) made to the GS1000S-Fairing, that was butchered onto it)
Next there was a GPZ1100 for 1400e, still sitting in my shed, but I have overspent by a couple o' hundreds... (waiting in my shed to be revitalised again).
Then there is a XT500A, bought for 450e, plus a second engine 250e, plus a set of XT600 forks for 50e (actually the whole XT600 was just 70) a rack and two old ammo crates... I use this one as an everyday-ride.
Then there is my hack, which is a 1977 XS750 Triple, bought for 333e plus some odd 100 for carb-kit etc. Plus another 500e for a used Dnepr-Sidecar, plus some tubing... All in all still below the 1500-mark.
And then there is my flat-black XV1000, cost 1000e straight, plus 200 for a set of new tyres, plus 90 for some stainless brake-hose plus a new brake m/c and some small bits... still below 1500e as well.
Here are some pix:
The TR1 (XV1000):
The XT500 (in reverse chronological order, the last pic was when I bought it, the first pic was made last weekend, after fitting some stainless headers and pipe):
I admit, I am dedicated believer in riding cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeap