BMW F 650 GS
$8,100 ($8,600 with ABS brakes)
www.bmwusacycles.com; (800) 831-1117
When you're in a Robert Frost kinda mood (you know, the whole "road less traveled" thing), mosey on down to your local BMW dealer and swing a leg over the F 650 GS. Do we dare use the word "utilitarian" in the same sentence as BMW? In fact, we do, and it's largely because of this single-cylinder, Swiss Army knife of a bike. The F 650 GS is equally at home on the highway, or clawing its way over an unpaved Mexican mountain pass. Couple BMW's legendary reliability with the ability to tackle less traveled roads and trails gracefully, and you have the perfect companion for your Robert Frost moments.
www.yamaha-motor.com; (714) 761-7300