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John Westlake  says:

Which manufacturer has the best bike range?

In next week's MCN, technical expert Kevin Ash discusses how Kawasaki has methodically rejuvenated its range of bikes, so that it now has an impressive model in almost every category. Find a Kawasaki for sale So if you were to rate each of the major manufacturers' ranges, who would come out top? Here's a quick summary of how they stack up...

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snev

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snev says:

missing bikes

Hyperbikes like the Kawasaki ZZR1400 and the Suzuki Hayabusa and possibly BMW K1300S would extend those manufacturers ranges. Not to mention the much hyped Honda blackbird replacement that was so keenly  anticipated but never actually arrived.

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

If you're gonna have big adventure bike you've gotta have middleweight adventure bike 'cos they've pretty much all got one... V-Strom, F800GS, 800XC, Tenere, Transalp, Versys... not sure whether Ducati's Hypermotard quite fits... & where's Aprilia?

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scarthie

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scarthie says:

where apriia the got some new bikes come out soon sort it out mcn or ktm

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scarthie

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scarthie says:

where apriia the got some new bikes come out soon sort it out mcn or ktm

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RobHoyles

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RobHoyles says:

Great to see Kawasaki putting in such an effort - has to be said, Triumph's range is also pretty strong, good to see a British bike manufacturer competing head-to-head with the best of the rest.

Little confused at the top three thousands, though.

In 2009 MCN said the R1 was the 1000cc class leader by a stretch.

Now the 'blade has been voted ahead of the R1 despite the fact that neither bike has changed...

Have I missed something?


 

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rlf3

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rlf3 says:

Middleweights?

Whatever happened to decent middleweight bikes?

The major manufacturers have almost nothing between 125 and 600.

AFAIK there are currently no new 400cc or 500cc motorbikes for sale in the UK.

 

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mark3evo

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mark3evo says:

agree with snev, where's the hyperbikes!!!

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javimitch2002

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Hornet

er-6n better than the hornet? are you putting me on?

have you already tested the Diavel? Love it!

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snev

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snev says:

mark3evo

as a fellow busa rider, what would you replace it with?

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steady2wheels

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aprilia and ktm

Stop whinging and look at the catagories and use you heads. They oviously dont have that kind of range of bikes and they're not expected to. I also find it strange that the er6 is ahead of the hornet. Nice to see kawasaki with a wider range that what they did have a few years back

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