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Best of bikemart: Modern classics up for grabs this week

By Phil West -

General news

 15 April 2011 10:36

We've been browsing MCN bikes for sale every day to bring you some of our top picks from over 10,000 motorcycles for sale.             

Here's just a few of the fantastic modern classic machines available this week:  


’83 Yamaha XZ550, £1995  
Oddball V-twin was bold but flawed all-rounder at height of Yamaha’s Honda rivalry
We say: Almost iconic, and ultra-rare in this nick.

 


’82 Honda CX500, £2000
Maligned but worthy and popular ‘80s commuter with interesting tech.
We say: Who’d have thought the ‘plastic maggot would become a classic? Good ones have, though.

 


’86 Yamaha RD125LC, £2495
125-law successor to iconic LCs is becoming equally collectable
We say: Unrestored but immaculate hence price. Won’t be many as good as this.

 


’88 Yamaha XT600, £950
Proper, workmanlike, old school air-cooled trailie. Nice but lacks chic of Tenere versions
We say: Becoming collectable as cheap, easy to work on and stylish.


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