Here's my 1988 VT800 with stock front wheel and 18" rear hoop, both powdercoated black, then laced up with new stainless spokes. RAW 18" rear hoop was about $150, spokes (front and rear) about $240, 2 new tires, all bearings (while they're apart), powdercoating, etc., was about $1k total. Obviously a little different bike style than most, but the new wheel setup really transformed the look for me. Before and during pics attached. See after pic in my sig.
Front tire is 100/90-19. Rear is 130/70-18.