The May 2012 issue of American Motorcyclist (AMA) magazine showed up in my mailbox: The main article: "Cheap Thrills...AMA members say motorcycles don't have to be expensive to be fun" Can you get started in motorcycling for $2,500 or less? You bet! I've been motivated by these threads: Building a ADV on a budget Minimalist Touring Thread (250cc and under) Adventure gear at Walmart and of course Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (the Metaphysics of Quality) Rules: Max budget: $2,500 (who says? ... the AMA) Must prove it's street legal (highway 70mph) but worthy to ride off pavement. So technologically simple,, you can do your own maintenance... (this is the key to budget motorcycling...independence from the dealer) Can get you where SUVs dare not thread... Show us your candidates!