These new sport bikes are lightweight and comfortable enough for an entry-level rider, but they've also got enough power to satisfy a seasoned pro.
These days gas mileage is as important as the price, but why bother if you aren't getting the power you really deserve? For less than five grand, the Blast gets you 69 mpg and a 492cc engine that is swift off the line with plenty of power in higher gears. Plus, with easy-to-reach controls for better handling, it's an ideal starter bike.
Type: Air-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder, two valves per cylinder
Top Speed: +/- 96 mph
Displacement: 30 cu. in. (492 cc)
Bore x Stroke: 3.50 in. x 3.12 in. (88.90 mm x 79.25 mm)
Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
Power: 34 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 30 ft. lbs. @ 3200 rpm
Fuel injection: 40 mm Keihin™ carburetor with auto fuel enricher system
Exhaust: Tuned, tri-pass resonance chamber
More Info: Buell.com