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  • SUZUKI DL1000 V-STROM (2002-2008)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £3,700 - £4,400
    • 996cc
    • 105 bhp
    • 39 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    "Decent, robust and reliable"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
    (from 26 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
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  • HONDA XL650V TRANSALP (1987-2007)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £2,500
    • 647cc
    • 53 bhp
    • 46 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    "Providing honest transport seemingly since the dawn of time"

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.1 out of 5 (4.1/5)
    (from 17 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
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  • SUZUKI DL650 V-STROM (2004-2010)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £2,500 - £4,300
    • 645cc
    • 60 bhp
    • 45 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "As a fun, realistic alternative to a licence-bashing sports middleweight, the V-Strom's a winner"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
    (from 32 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
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  • KTM 640 ADVENTURE (1997-2007)

    New price: N/A
    • 625cc
    • 54 bhp
    • 45 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    "Untouchable for handling, presence and rugged toughness"

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
    (from 8 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
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  • HONDA XRV750 AFRICA TWIN (1989-2003)

    New price: N/A
    • 742cc
    • 61 bhp
    • 38 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    "One of the first Japanese monster trail / desert rally bikes and remains one of the best"

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
    (from 11 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.4 out of 5 (4.4/5)
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  • KTM 990 ADVENTURE (2003-2012)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £5,500
    • 942cc
    • 97 bhp
    • 43 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    Now sueprceded V-twin adventure bike with true off road ability

    MCN rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
    Owners' rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    (from 17 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    3.8 out of 5 (3.8/5)
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  • KAWASAKI VERSYS 650 (2006-2009)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £2,900 - £4,000
    • 649cc
    • 60 bhp
    • 48 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "Incredibly easy to ride, fun at low speeds and in some ways looks funky"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
    (from 30 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.2 out of 5 (4.2/5)
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  • BENELLI TRE K 1130 (2006-on)

    New price: £10,499
    • 1130cc
    • 123 bhp
    • 35 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "Arguably the most 'complete' motorcycle from Benelli in modern times"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    3.8 out of 5 (3.8/5)
    (from 5 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    3.4 out of 5 (3.4/5)
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  • DUCATI MULTISTRADA 620 (2005-2007)

    New price: N/A
    • 618cc
    • 63 bhp
    • 35 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    A good, practical first big motorcycle

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    3.6 out of 5 (3.6/5)
    (from 5 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    3.4 out of 5 (3.4/5)
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  • KAWASAKI KLV1000 (2004-2006)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £2,500 - £3,700
    • 996cc
    • 98 bhp
    • 42 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "Short-lived, rebadged version of Suzuki's worthy V-Strom 1000"

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
    (from 6 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    3.7 out of 5 (3.7/5)
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  • CAGIVA NAVIGATOR (2000-on)

    New price: £6,999
    • 996cc
    • 95 bhp
    • 43 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    "Isn't a giant trailie in the mould of BMW's chuffing GS"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
    (from 4 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.2 out of 5 (4.2/5)
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  • CAGIVA GRAN CANYON 900 (1998-2000)

    New price: N/A
    • 904cc
    • 70 bhp
    • 36 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "Shines around town or on A-roads"

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
    (from 5 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.2 out of 5 (4.2/5)
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  • CAGIVA ELEFANT 900 (1993-1999)

    New price: N/A
    • 904cc
    • 68 bhp
    • 42 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "Mating a Ducati V-twin with a monster trailie type chassis proved something of a masterstroke"

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.7 out of 5 (4.7/5)
    (from 3 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
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  • DUCATI MULTISTRADA 1000 (2004-2009)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £2,500
    • 992cc
    • 85 bhp
    • 34 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    A bold attempt at tourer/town/sportster hybrid motorcycle

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
    (from 11 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
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  • BMW R1200GS ADVENTURE (2006-2009)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £5,000 - £8,000
    • 1170cc
    • 99 bhp
    • 41 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    "The last word in round-the-world motorcycling"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.1 out of 5 (4.1/5)
    (from 25 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    3.8 out of 5 (3.8/5)
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  • BMW R1150GS (1999-2005)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £3,000 - £11,000
    • 1130cc
    • 85 bhp
    • 37 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "Handles brilliantly, will run forever and will cheerfully see over 200 miles from the tank"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
    (from 14 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.4 out of 5 (4.4/5)
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  • BMW R1150GS ADVENTURE (2002-2005)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £4,500
    • 1130cc
    • 85 bhp
    • 44 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    "The ultimate round-the-world, do it all motorcycle; as Ewan MacGregor and Charley Boorman proved"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
    (from 5 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
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  • BMW R1100GS (1994-1999)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £8,000
    • 1085cc
    • 80 bhp
    • 45 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "If you had to bet on a motorcycle to get to Timbuktoo and back again the R1100GS would be it"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.2 out of 5 (4.2/5)
    (from 6 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
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  • BMW HP2 (2005-2008)

    New price: N/A
    • 1170cc
    • 105 bhp
    • 40 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    "A 105bhp, 175kg off-roader that costs almost £11,000"

    MCN rating
    2 out of 5 (2/5)
    Owners' rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    (from 2 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
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  • BMW R1200GS (2004-2012)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £3,300 - £8,000
    • 1170cc
    • 100 bhp
    • 47 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    "A genuine all-round motorcycle that's equally at home on a trackday as it is on a grand tour"

    MCN rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
    Owners' rating
    3.8 out of 5 (3.8/5)
    (from 40 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    3.4 out of 5 (3.4/5)
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