Okay, it's already here. We’ve all felt the temperature drop rapidly over the past week or so and, as the mercury drops so too does the number of bikes being ridden as they get hidden under covers and go into hibernation.
But that needn’t be the way. Riding through the winter can be hugely beneficial; it keeps you sharp, keeps you bike fit and means that you can still filter your way through the hordes of drones, miserable as they sit stuck in traffic. Winter riding kit is also so good now that you don’t even have to be wet or cold in the process.
We all understand the feeling of not wanting to ruin your pride and joy though, with the harsher riding conditions and corrosive road salt waiting to leave your dream machine in ruins.
Which is where the winter hack comes into play. Cheap and cheerful bikes that can be picked up for not very much money at all are a great way to keep riding while all the corrosive winter mush is everywhere. The even better thing is that the end of the year is the best time to buy a bike. As the number of people riding falls, so to does the number of bikes being sold. This gives buyers a great platform to haggle prices down as sellers look to seal the deal, turnover is slower and Christmas presents don’t appear out of thin air.
We checked out what’s currently for sale on MCNbikesforsale to bring you some brilliant bikes that will keep you riding over winter without breaking the bank.
“With new set of Bridgestone tyres recently fitted and serviced including new headstock bearings by our Suzuki factory trained technicians, this has got to be a good buy for a winter machine or starter bike. Fitted with crash protectors, a lower belly pan, rear hugger, extenda fenda and designer seat for extra value. It’s in good condition for age and mileage, with slight marks/scuffs, but no cracks on panels. Two keys and paperwork including handbook, service book, old MOTs and some paper history of service work undertaken, carefully kept by previous owners.”
“Kawasaki ZX-6R 1996 N Reg with one owner from new. 26,043 miles and some age related marks, trade sale no warranty given, sold as seen,part exchange available.”
“Selling due to lack of use. It’s carried me all over France many times without problem. MOT until 27/9/2017 with most MOTs back to 2007 that confirm mileage. Hugger. Heated grips. 12v socket. Double bubble tinted screen. Givi Wingrack Monokey pannier frames and topbox plate. Reg/rec replaced. Always starts first time. Stainless Steel headers. Rear hub recently rebuilt. Crash bungs. Gel seats for rider and pillion. 20mm bar risers. Original toolkit and handbook. Tyres are reasonable. Bodywork is as one would expect for year. Haynes manual.”
“Suzuki RF600, 37,907 miles, MOT until 10/08/2017, would make an Ideal first big bike or cheap commuter, the RF600 was Suzuki’s much anticipated and long overdue early 1990s CBR600 rival, the RF600 has fine handling and roomy comfort and they are good value for a lot of bike for very little money.”
“Fantastic for everything from commuting to sports riding. An incredibly reliable engine, comfortable riding position, and cheap running costs. This bike is fully Hpi clear and is fitted with a Datatool series 3 alarm. MOT'd until May 2017 and ready to go.”
“Suzuki GSX600FX, 40,839 miles, MOT until 11/08/2017, the bike is in good condition for its age and runs and sounds fine, the Suzuki GSX600F is a superb all-rounder. It doesn’t cost the earth and is fast enough to be exciting too.”
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