Most of the bikes I own are cheapys...some WELL under $1500. Still have them all, then some.
First...1980 Kawasaki KZ1000, paid $900 for it. This was my first bike, I rode the piss out of this thing.....and I still take it out once in a while.
Then we got my 1981 Kawasaki KZ440 rat bobber...think I have about $1200 in this, give or take.
Here is my 1975 Honda CB400F....got $1000 in this, classic cafe racer meets broke ass owner....but the intent is there.
2000 Kawasaki ZX6E Ninja....scored this for $1300 with some scuffed (but not busted) plastics.....I like naked, so I just took them off. One of these days I MIGHT change out the headlight and mirrors....but these work so probably not.
Then to finish off, my 1978 Suzuki DR370.....gave $250 for this gem. The lighting didnt work, so I took it all off and slapped a number plate on it. Crazy torque.....its a wheelie monster.