In the current issue on newsstands and here:
It's a split personality article with a lot of fuel economy talk as well. They measured mileage on a "real world test loop" and some of the machines were quite parsimonious.
They discuss the:
Aprilia SportCity 250
Harley-Davidson Sportster 883
Honda Nighthawk 250 (Is this the first time this old tech, relatively expensive bike has ever been featured in a Moto rag?)
Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Suzuki GSX650F (A great first bike? Like, they'd start their own flesh-and-blood 16y.o. kid on one?)
Suzuki SV650 (Many say this is a great first bike. IMO it's as good a first bike as an H-D Fatboy.)
Yamaha WR250X (Moto-jewelry, and priced accordingly.)
Replace the Sportster with HDI's Blast and the two Suzukis with the GS500F and S40 and it's not a bad list.
Great sidebar of newbie tips here, though.