2000 Suzuki SV650
It's hard to say anything bad about the SV650. There are a ton of them around for sale, so prices are low, providing one of the best naked bike values. They're attractive and sporty, they handle well, they get respectable gas mileage, and they're easy to work on with plenty of available parts. The torquey 645cc v-twin engine is still a blast for more experience riders, and as long as you're not stupid, it's a solid bike to learn on as well.
This SV650 from the dawn of the 21st century is offered by a private seller in Pfafftown, NC. It has around 25,000 miles on the clock and some scuffed up paint from being dropped in a gravel parking lot (so the seller claims). It comes with a bunch of extra stuff like a Givi fairing, some touring kit, and even a shop manual. Not a bad deal for the finest bike ever made.
2005 Yamaha FZ1
Set phasers for awesome (see what we did there?). The FZ1 is the guy who's like, "I'm naked" but is actually wearing a loin cloth. Except on the FZ1, that loin cloth is on its face, and it has large mirrors that look like alien or insect antennae. Those could fairly easily be removed, though, if you really want the Yamaha. Like on most Japanese bike, you'll never have to worry about the FZ1's reliability. That means low maintenance, whether you're doing daily riding, track days, or taking thousand-mile treks—all of which this bike can do.
Located in Sandusky, Michigan, this super clean, first gen Yamaha FZ1 is pretty sharp. Mileage is pretty average at around 22,000 miles and it has a bunch of aftermarket add-ons—Yoshimura exhaust, fender eliminator kit, LED turn signals, bar end mirrors, smoked windscreen, etc. It's even Yamaha blue, arguably the finest livery in the industry.
2007 Kawasaki Z1000
Currently available at a Yamaha dealership way down in Memphis, Tennessee, this muscular '07 Kawasaki Z1000 is pretty clean. A vision in black, it seems to have an aftermarket exhaust and maybe an aftermarket rear wheel (sure looks like it), but there's precious little information available on this bike from the dealership's website. It currently has about 16,000 miles on the clock, which is just about broke in for the big 953CC inline four that powers this beast. If you do grab this one, make sure you head on over to Graceland and tell The King we said hello.
2004 Ducati Monster 800
First released in 1993, Ducati's legendary Monster is considered one of, if not the, first factory built, mass-produced naked bike. Since the first Monster rolled out of the factory, the bike has come with numerous different engines and in a variety of trim levels. Through it all, though, the Monster has kept both that gorgeous exposed trellis frame and its bad-ass bona fides.
This 2004 Monster is located in Brownsburg, Indiana, and is probably the best deal in this list. It's damn near brand new, with only about 7,800 miles on the clock. It's been lightened by 20 pounds and heavily breathed upon by Indy Ducati in Indianapolis. Buying a low-mileage Monster like this for under four grand feels like theft, but hey, if that's the owner's price that's their price!
2006 Triumph Speed Triple
Cars and motorcycles are always better when they're inspired by a little history. Intended to be a recall to the Speed Twin of the '30s and '40s, the Speed Triple might be the oldest and riskiest option on the list (see: British and not Japanese), but it's still one of the coolest.
While the Speed Twin had (surprise!) a parallel twin engine, the Triple (no way!) has an inline-three. These days, the Triumph engine is 1050cc, but in the mid-to-late '90s, it was 885 on both the 900 and T509. The styling of the older Speed Triples isn't as sharp as some of the other bikes presented here, but it has a classic shape and those killer bugeye headlights nonetheless.
This customized '06 Speed Triple is located in Batavia, Ohio. It only has 12,000-ish miles on it and the owner claims it was "garage kept". Along with its low mileage and cushy garage digs, this bike has a ton of extras—from LED turn signals to gold adjustable levers to new handlebars. We're not entirely sure about those orange wheels, but this bike is a good deal nonetheless.