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  • HONDA CBF600 (2004-2007)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £2,000 - £3,300
    • 599cc
    • 76 bhp
    • 47 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "A supremely competent motorcycle but lordy, is it dull!"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
    (from 33 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.8 out of 5 (4.8/5)
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  • HONDA CBF500 (2004-2008)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £2,200
    • 499cc
    • 56 bhp
    • 45 mpg
    • Low seat height

    "Does everything you can ask in a novice-friendly package"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.2 out of 5 (4.2/5)
    (from 15 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
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  • HONDA CB1300S (2005-2013)

    New price: N/A
    • 1284cc
    • 113 bhp
    • 42 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "A competent tourer-cum-commuter that's a pleasure to ride"

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.7 out of 5 (4.7/5)
    (from 40 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.9 out of 5 (4.9/5)
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  • HONDA CB600F HORNET (1998-2006)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £2,000 - £3,900
    • 599cc
    • 97 bhp
    • 41 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    A versatile motorcycle that's fun and practical

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
    (from 31 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.4 out of 5 (4.4/5)
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  • KAWASAKI ZEPHYR 550 (1991-1998)

    New price: N/A
    • 553cc
    • 50 bhp
    • 40 mpg
    • Low seat height

    "An OK commuter but undepowered, too soft and rots far too quickl"

    MCN rating
    2 out of 5 (2/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.4 out of 5 (4.4/5)
    (from 18 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.2 out of 5 (4.2/5)
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  • KAWASAKI ZEPHYR 750 (1992-1998)

    New price: N/A
    • 738cc
    • 76 bhp
    • 40 mpg
    • Low seat height

    "Retro 'tribute bike', like tribute bands, doesn't quite capture the lairy, dangerous essence of the original"

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    (from 5 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
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  • CCM 640RS SUPERMOTO (1999-2000)

    New price: N/A
    • 636cc
    • 60 bhp
    • 41 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    "The spares pool is good and the factory is back in action, but some of the post-2002 motorcycles are very poor"

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    (from 1 review)
    Reliability rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
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  • KAWASAKI ZR-7 (1999-2004)

    New price: N/A
    • 738cc
    • 75 bhp
    • 42 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "What it lacks in presence and excitement it makes up for in practicality and affordability"

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    3.9 out of 5 (3.9/5)
    (from 7 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    3.9 out of 5 (3.9/5)
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  • CAGIVA RIVER 500 (1995-2002)

    New price: N/A
    • 497cc
    • 34 bhp
    • 48 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "Workmanlike, pedestrian and dull. Honest and different, though"

    MCN rating
    2 out of 5 (2/5)
    Owners' rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    (from 1 review)
    Reliability rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
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  • KAWASAKI ZRX1100 (1997-2001)

    New price: N/A
    • 1052cc
    • 98 bhp
    • 35 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "An old school, take-no-prisoners hoon machine on which you can surprise yourself"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
    (from 3 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
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  • CAGIVA RAPTOR 650 (2003-on)

    New price: £4,999
    • 645cc
    • 69 bhp
    • 42 mpg
    • Low seat height

    "Smart Italian style plus a reliable Japanese engine"

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    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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  • YAMAHA MT-01 (2005-on)

    New price: £12,849
    Used price: £4,800 - £6,600
    • 1670cc
    • 90 bhp
    • 38 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "Has radical, straight-from-show-concept-bike styling"

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.7 out of 5 (4.7/5)
    (from 27 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
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  • CAGIVA PLANET (1998-2003)

    New price: N/A
    • 124cc
    • 23 bhp
    • 38 mpg
    • Low seat height

    "Cousin of the successful, 'mini 916' Cagiva Mito"

    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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  • DUCATI MONSTER 1000 (2003-2005)

    New price: N/A
    • 922cc
    • 85 bhp
    • 42 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    For schmoozing about town there's really nothing more rewarding

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
    (from 3 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
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  • YAMAHA MT-03 (2006-2015)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £2,400 - £3,800
    • 660cc
    • 45 bhp
    • 56 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "Ideally an urban/commuter tool, the MT-03 gives you more than enough fun if you want some bendy weekend scratching, too"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    3.7 out of 5 (3.7/5)
    (from 25 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    3.6 out of 5 (3.6/5)
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  • DUCATI MONSTER 620 (2001-2006)

    New price: N/A
    • 618cc
    • 63 bhp
    • 44 mpg
    • Low seat height

    Offers a way into the dream for those who are just starting out

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    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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  • BUELL X1 LIGHTNING (1998-2002)

    New price: N/A
    • 1203cc
    • 95 bhp
    • 40 mpg
    • Low seat height

    "Still an acquired taste"

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    2.7 out of 5 (2.7/5)
    (from 9 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    2.7 out of 5 (2.7/5)
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  • BUELL S1 LIGHTNING (1997-1998)

    New price: N/A
    • 1203cc
    • 86 bhp
    • 40 mpg
    • Low seat height

    "Quirky doesn't adequately describe it"

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    2.2 out of 5 (2.2/5)
    (from 8 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    2 out of 5 (2/5)
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  • BUELL M2 CYCLONE (1997-2002)

    New price: N/A
    • 1203cc
    • 93 bhp
    • 40 mpg
    • Low seat height

    "Lacks the easygoing rideability of many Japanese four cylinders"

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    (from 6 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    3.7 out of 5 (3.7/5)
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  • CAGIVA RAPTOR 1000 (2000-2005)

    New price: N/A
    • 996cc
    • 105 bhp
    • 39 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "The wise alternative to a Ducati Monster?"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
    (from 2 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
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