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22 June 2010 16:56
More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and your combined scores on the bikes you own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this definitive list of your top 10 v-twin motorcycles.
Here are the machines that topped your list of v-twins:
10 - Ducati 748 (94-03) £840-£4010Overall rating: 90%Info: 150mph + 748cc + 103bhp + 54ftlb + Insurance group 16
9 - Ducati Monster S2R (05-08) £3295-£5495Overall rating: 90%Info: 144mph + 992cc + 95bhp + 69ftlb + Insurance group 14
8 - KTM Super Duke 990 (05-on) £4585-£8345Overall rating: 91%Info: 151mph + 999cc + 120bhp + 73ftlb + Insurance group 15
7 - Ducati 749 (03-07) £2465-£8845Overall rating: 91%Info: 150mph + 748cc + 116bhp + 60ftlb + Insurance group 15
6 - Ducati 848 (07-on) £8890-£10,495Overall rating: 91%Info: 166mph + 848cc + 122bhp + 66ftlb + Insurance group 17
5 - Harley Electra Glide (88-on)£2685-£17,280Overall rating: 92% Info: 110mph + 1584cc + 65bhp + 91ftlb + Insurance group 16
4 - Honda SP-2 (02-07)£2545-£6500Overall rating: 92%Info: 170mph + 999cc + 133bhp + 75ftlb + Insurance group 17
3 - KTM 990SM (07-on)£5600-£9850Overall rating: 93%Info: 140mph + 999cc + 115bhp + 71ftlb + Insurance group 17
2 - Aprilia Tuono Factory (06-on)£6500-£10,250Overall rating: 93%Info: 155mph + 998cc + 121bhp + 78ftlb + Insurance group 16
1 - Ducati 1098 (07-09) £8295-£11,250Overall rating: 94%Info: 180mph + 1099cc + 160bhp + 90ftlb + Insurance group 17
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was the best v-twin by a mile... ducati`s spend most of their time in the garage getting repaired, come on mcn. i would rather have a sv650 before a ducati, at least i would be confident i would get to my destination.
30 June 2010 11:17
Aprilia Shiver GT
Where does the Aprilia Shiva GT rate in your poll? I am really pleased with mine, much more comfortable than a Monster, water cooled, ride by wire with three programs, handles well, good build quality, sounds great, good fuel consumption and well equiped for a very reasonable price- I paid £5,500 with free luggage on a 56 plate from DK! MCN is a great paper I read it every week!! Best regards.
29 June 2010 21:28
No TL's in there at all, and no SV650 which was one of the best Non Exotic V twin engines for years. That was more of a "name your favourite Ducati" test :) Gaz
29 June 2010 21:15
he we go again
you surprise mcn i would've thought all 10 would be Ducati with your track record of ass licking Ducati all the time .
29 June 2010 19:00
Why are we bothering with these polls? It would save everyone's time if you said "List some wholly unimaginative recent popular examples of this category. Pretty ones which have been wildly hyped, preferably". At least then we'd know not to expect anything else.
A best V-twins survey with only one Harley (which isn't exactly representative of its breed anyway), no Guzzis, no Indian, no Brough Superior and no Vincent...but five Ducatis? A best Adventure bikes where the latest of the big Beemers is classed as two different bikes (standard/Adventure) but where there's no classic GS at all...and where Ducati's two-wheeled version of a Chelsea tractor beats all the recent Beemers, the KTM Adventure and the Africa Twin? It looks a bit like an adventure bike, but it was never supposed to be a lookalikes contest, was it?
Let's show a bit of imagination, a bit of heart. Five Ducatis (four of which from the last ten years!) are all more noteworthy than a Vincent Black Shadow or a Guzzi Le Mans? Pull the other one.
29 June 2010 18:54
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