MSRP: $4,399

It came from the 70s! Suzuki's TU250X is our pick for the sub-$5,000 retro bike. It has some really great, classic lines mixed with a punchy little 249cc air-cooled mill, a five-speed gearbox, and pretty respectable brakes and suspension. It makes a great starter or light runabout, and with your foot already in Suzuki's door, you can easily upgrade to the venerable SV650 once you outgrow the little Suzuki that could.