Honda may rule the roost when it comes to global sales, but in the US, Harley is still the big kahuna, nabbing 29.3 percent of all new-motorcycle sales as of 2015. One of the reasons for that record is the perennially popular Sportster, which Harley's been making since 1957. These days, the base Sportster, the Iron 883, is part of the Harley-Davidson Dark Custom line, which means it’s stripped down to the bare necessities. The bike was given some major suspension updates in 2016 but is basically unchanged for 2018, so it remains a solid cruiser with good handling and plenty of power, compact ergos, and a relatively low price tag. Plus, because it’s a Harley, it commands a level of respect that you just don’t get with other “entry-level” cruisers.