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  • HARLEY-DAVIDSON SPORTSTER 1200 (2012-2017)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £5,800 - £10,000
    • 1202cc
    • 66 bhp
    • 41 mpg
    • Low seat height

    A full-on, early '70s-style custom on the 1200 Sportster platform

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    (from 1 review)
    Reliability rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
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  • KAWASAKI VN1700 VOYAGER (2011-on)

    New price: £14,399
    • 1700cc
    • 70 bhp
    • 38 mpg
    • Low seat height

    "A scaled down version of their full-dressed Voyager. Meaner, sleeker and £1500 cheaper than the big Voyager"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    (from 1 review)
    Reliability rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
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  • HARLEY-DAVIDSON BLACKLINE (2011-2012)

    New price: N/A
    • 1584cc
    • 72 bhp
    • 44 mpg
    • Low seat height

    Shortlived Softail based cruiser looked great – but was agonisingly uncomfortable

    MCN rating
    2 out of 5 (2/5)
    Owners' rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    (from 1 review)
    Reliability rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
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  • HONDA DN-01 (2008-2010)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £5,100 - £7,000
    • 680cc
    • 51 bhp
    • 51 mpg
    • Low seat height

    Is it a cruiser? Is it a scooter? Whatever it is, it's a very easy to ride, comfortable and capable but let down by a very high price and too much hype

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    3.3 out of 5 (3.3/5)
    (from 6 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
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  • VICTORY CROSS COUNTRY (2010-on)

    New price: £15,995
    Used price: £8,900 - £12,000
    • 1731cc
    • 97 bhp
    • 37.8 mpg
    • Low seat height

    "A definite alternative American machine to the great American alternative from Milwaukee"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    (from 3 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    3.7 out of 5 (3.7/5)
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  • VICTORY HAMMER 8-BALL (2010-on)

    New price: £11,495
    • 1731cc
    • 92 bhp
    • 40 mpg
    • Low seat height

    "...basically a lower-seat, cheaper specification version of the Hammer muscle bike"

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.8 out of 5 (4.8/5)
    (from 4 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
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  • HARLEY-DAVIDSON STREET GLIDE (2010-2016)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £13,000 - £20,900
    • 1584cc
    • 75 bhp
    • 23 mpg
    • Low seat height

    Definitive 'Bagger' – a cruiser with luggage and weather protection – has become hugely popular and spun off a whole new biking genre

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    (from 2 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    1 out of 5 (1/5)
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  • VICTORY VEGAS (2003-on)

    New price: £10,695
    Used price: £6,000 - £9,500
    • 1634cc
    • 123 bhp
    • 40 mpg
    • Low seat height

    "Might be missing the Harley badge, but it has everything else, including an affordable price tag…"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
    (from 6 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
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  • HARLEY-DAVIDSON XR1200 (2010-2012)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £7,200 - £16,000
    • 1202cc
    • 90 bhp
    • 45 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Based on the 2009 XR1200, the XR1200X has vastly improved, multi-adjustable suspension

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.7 out of 5 (4.7/5)
    (from 3 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
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  • TRIUMPH ROCKET III (2009-2017)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £7,100 - £11,900
    • 2294cc
    • 146 bhp
    • 27 mpg
    • Low seat height

    Really big engine meets menacing black styling meets awesome torque

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.2 out of 5 (4.2/5)
    (from 6 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
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  • CONFEDERATE HELLCAT (2008-on)

    New price: £50,000
    • 2147cc
    • 149 bhp
    • 40 mpg
    • Low seat height

    "This hand-crafted piece of two-wheeled art is as cool as they come and many are bought by Hollywood stars"

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
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  • TRIUMPH THUNDERBIRD 1700 (2009-2016)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £6,300 - £11,000
    • 1597cc
    • 85 bhp
    • 42 mpg
    • Low seat height

    "Performs well, handles better and beautifully built but a bit derivative"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.8 out of 5 (4.8/5)
    (from 12 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.9 out of 5 (4.9/5)
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  • YAMAHA XVS950 MIDNIGHT STAR (2009-on)

    New price: £6,999
    Used price: £5,000 - £6,600
    • 942cc
    • 55 bhp
    • 53 mpg
    • Low seat height

    "Does everything a larger custom does and is considerably cheaper"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
    (from 5 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.8 out of 5 (4.8/5)
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  • HARLEY-DAVIDSON CROSSBONES (2008-2012)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £15,400
    • 1584cc
    • 75 bhp
    • 43 mpg
    • Low seat height

    The 'Springer' front end adds to the coolness

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
    (from 2 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
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  • VICTORY HAMMER S (2007-on)

    New price: £14,495
    • 1634cc
    • 88 bhp
    • 48 mpg
    • Low seat height

    "A slightly sportier stance and image than the stock Hammer"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
    (from 1 review)
    Reliability rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
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  • YAMAHA XV250 VIRAGO (1995-2001)

    New price: N/A
    • 248cc
    • 21 bhp
    • 65 mpg
    • Low seat height

    "Trusty, reliable and easy to ride cruiser"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    3.8 out of 5 (3.8/5)
    (from 6 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.2 out of 5 (4.2/5)
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