Yamaha Star VStar 250 - Ten Motorcycles Under 5K

Ten new rides you can buy for less than $5000.

Yamaha Star VStar 250: $4090

What makes a small, lightweight cruiser like this one so appealing is that it has an ultra-low seat height of just 27 inches and a wet weight of only 324 pounds. Which means that riders with short inseams or those who simply want to plant their feet firmly on the ground at stops will be able to handle this machine with confidence. Power comes from a 249cc V-Twin, so owners won’t be intimidated while learning to ride. If cruiser styling is up your alley, the VStar 250 may be for you.