The best gas motorcycles under $20,000

We’ll look at the best gas motorcycles under $20,000 starting from $15,000. This is probably the price category that most people would be looking for a motorcycle, or maybe not.


In this article, we look at the best motorcycles under $20,000 with a brief overview of each. There’s also a list of every other motorcycle you could buy for in this price category.

Here are the best gas motorcycles under $20,000:

  • Aprilia RSV4 RR
  • Ducati Streetfighter V4
  • Harley-Davidson FXDR 114
  • Yamaha VMAX

Here’s what else you can buy for under $20,000:

  • Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR
  • Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory
  • BMW S 1000 RR
  • BMW R 1250 RS
  • BMW R 1250 RT
  • BMW R nineT
  • BMW R 1250 GS
  • BMW S 1000 XR
  • Ducati Hypermotard 950 SP
  • Ducati Monster 1200
  • Ducati Monster 1200 S
  • Ducati Multistrada 950 S
  • Ducati Multistrada 1260 S
  • Ducati Panigale V2
  • Ducati SuperSport S
  • Harley-Davidson Softail Slim
  • Harley-Davidson Low Rider S
  • Harley-Davidson Deluxe
  • Harley-Davidson Sport Glide
  • Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114
  • Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic
  • Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard
  • Harley-Davidson Road King
  • Honda VFR 1200X
  • Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES
  • Honda CBR1000RR
  • Indian Scout 100th Anniversary
  • Indian Chief Vintage
  • Indian Chief Dark Horse
  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX -10R
  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX -10R KRT Edition
  • Kawasaki Z H2
  • Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+
  • Kawasaki Concours 14
  • Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero
  • Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager
  • KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
  • KTM 1290 Super Adventure S
  • KTM 790 Adventure R Rally
  • KTM 1290 Super Duke R
  • Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring
  • Moto Guzzi Eldorado
  • Moto Guzzi Audace
  • Moto Guzzi Audace Carbon
  • MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR SCS
  • MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR
  • MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Rosso
  • MV Agusta F3 675
  • MV Agusta F3 800
  • Scrambler Ducati 1100 Sport
  • Suzuki GSX-R1000R
  • Suzuki GSX-R1000
  • Suzuki Boulevard M109R B.O.S.S
  • Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT Adventure
  • Triumph Bobber TFC
  • Triumph Daytona Moto2 765
  • Triumph Tiger 1200
  • Triumph Thruxton RS
  • Yamaha YZF-R1
  • Yamaha Super Ténéré ES
  • Yamaha FJR1300ES
  • Yamaha FJR1300A

Also, be sure to check out Gas motorcycles by manufacturer – 2020 catalog

Quick reference

RSV4 RRSport$17,499
Streetfighter V4Naked$19,995
FXDR 114Cruiser$18,999

Aprilia RSV4 RR

The Aprilia RSV4 RR looks like a pure trace bike from every angle but is very much eligible for street riding. Still, the APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) that is also used in the World Superbike Championship is also included in this model.

One of the greatest things about this bike is that beautiful sound. It has a real grunt in its throat that makes anyone around it realize this bike is the real deal even though the styling is a little outdated with what’s trending these days (not that it really matters).

RSV4 RR specs

Top speed180 mph / 290 kph
0-60 mph2.7 seconds
Range150 mi / 240 km
Wet weight439 lbs / 199 kg*
Power201 hp / 150 kW
Torque85 lb-ft / 115 Nm


Ducati Streetfighter V4

The Ducati Streetfighter V4 is the less expensive version of the V4S that was chosen in the higher price category. Yet, this version is chosen again and with good reason. There isn’t much to be said except that the Streetfighter has captured the hearts of many motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide.

The Streetfighter V4 is great on tracks with 208 hp and equally comfortable to ride on the urban streets. With this said, it’s also a gorgeous looking bike from any angle and if you’re not riding it, you will most likely only get to appreciate the rear end.

Streetfighter V4 specs

Top speed168 mph / 270 kph
0-60 mphN/A
Wet weight439 lbs / 199 kg
Power208 hp / 153 kW
Torque91 ft-lb / 123 Nm

Harley-Davidson FXDR 114

The Harley-Davidson FDXR 114 is one that just completely destroys the common stereotype, “Harley-Davidson’s are slow”, that was accepted by many as fact for years. This model definitely isn’t as it reaches a top speed of up to 160 mph and gets up to 60 mph from standstill in just 2.5 seconds.

The FDXR 114 certainly has the looks of a drag racing bike and that all starts making sense when you see this model at Pro Stock Drag events. It’s built for performance.

FXDR 114 specs

Top speed160 mph / 257 kph
0-60 mph2.5 seconds
Range200 mi / 322 km
Wet weight668 lbs / 303 kg
Power156 hp / 116 Nm
Torque119 ft-lb / 161 Nm

Yamaha VMAX

The Yamaha VMAX has been around for some time now but it just never gets old. Even though it’s not all engine with wheels, the 65° V-four 1697cc engine certainly is a huge part of it. It’s also one of the top 5 production gas motorcycles with the most torque (123 ft-lb).

One thing that I like and don’t see on many other muscle bikes is how symmetrical it is. You’ll expect there to be only two exhaust pipes on one side but when you walk around there’s another two. It’s one of the first things I noticed, although some might not be bothered that much.

VMAX specs

Top speedN/A
0-60 mph2.5 seconds
Range108 mi / 174 km
Wet weight683 lbs / 310 kg
Power197 hp / 147 kW
Torque123 ft-lb / 167 Nm

Final words

That was my top picks for the best gas motorcycles under $20,000. Though you might not agree with my choices, it’s expected. If we all liked the same bikes it would be a boring world to live in. That’s why I listed all the motorcycles in this price category because there are so many to choose from.

I always try to keep my articles interesting and informative. And I’m always thankful when they are shared on social media platforms or Pinterest.

Two Motion

I don’t see myself as an expert in every topic of motorcycling but my articles usually relate to new experiences that are relevant at the time of writing.

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