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  • SINNIS RETROSTAR 250 (2015-on)

    New price: £2,200
    Used price: £2,000 - £2,200
    • 249cc
    • 20.7 bhp
    • Low seat height

    Buy some BSA tank badges and you'll be laughing

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    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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  • HERALD CLASSIC 250 (2015-on)

    New price: £2,750
    Used price: £2,300
    • 249cc
    • 21 bhp
    • Low seat height

    The Herald 250 is a straightforward bike from another era.

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    (from 9 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    3.1 out of 5 (3.1/5)
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  • TRIUMPH THRUXTON 900 Ace (2015-2016)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £5,700 - £7,000
    • 865cc
    • 69 bhp
    • 45 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    A limited edition, cosmetically-tweaked version of the existing and enduringly popular Thruxton

    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 SCRAMBLER 800 (2015-on)

    New price: £6,895
    Used price: £4,000 - £6,400
    • 803cc
    • 75 bhp
    • 52 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Stylish, easy to ride, desirable and afforable

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.2 out of 5 (4.2/5)
    (from 16 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
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  • KAWASAKI W800 (2011-on)

    New price: £6,799
    Used price: £4,000 - £6,000
    • 773cc
    • 47 bhp
    • 52 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Successor to W650 gives Bonneville a run for its money and is, arguably, even cuter

    MCN rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
    (from 17 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.7 out of 5 (4.7/5)
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  • MOTO-GUZZI V7 RACER (2011-on)

    New price: £8,132
    • 744cc
    • 49 bhp
    • 45 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    A class act. Special version of V7 Classic comes with an unbelievable raft of goodies

    MCN rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
    (from 5 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
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  • NORTON COMMANDO 961 SE (2009-on)

    New price: £15,995
    Used price: £10,800 - £13,000
    • 961cc
    • 79 bhp
    • 45 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "A 'feel good' bike par excellence that gives riding and owning pleasure by the skip-load"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.7 out of 5 (4.7/5)
    (from 3 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.7 out of 5 (4.7/5)
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  • TRIUMPH SCRAMBLER (2006-on)

    New price: £7,899
    Used price: £3,200 - £7,000
    • 865cc
    • 63 bhp
    • 44 mpg
    • Low seat height

    Dream of being Steve McQueen in The Great Escape

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
    (from 7 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
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  • TRIUMPH THRUXTON 900 (2003-on)

    New price: £7,349
    Used price: £4,300 - £7,000
    • 865cc
    • 69 bhp
    • 45 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Great looking retro cafe racer but just doesn't have the punchy power you'd expect

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
    (from 17 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.4 out of 5 (4.4/5)
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  • TRIUMPH LEGEND TT (1998-2000)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £4,000 - £5,000
    • 885cc
    • 70 bhp
    • 44 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    A slightly more basic, cheaper version of the Triumph Thunderbird

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    (from 6 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
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  • KAWASAKI W650 (1999-2006)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £4,700 - £9,000
    • 675cc
    • 49 bhp
    • 51 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "Styling is spot on – closer to a 60s Bonneville than Triumph's own latter day replica"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.7 out of 5 (4.7/5)
    (from 14 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.7 out of 5 (4.7/5)
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  • TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE 900 (2000-on)

    New price: £7,799
    Used price: £3,600 - £6,500
    • 790cc
    • 61 bhp
    • 48 mpg
    • Low seat height

    For a smooth, no hurries, no worries motorcycle the 900cc Bonneville is hard to beat

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.1 out of 5 (4.1/5)
    (from 31 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
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  • CCM FT35S (2005-on)

    New price: £5,442
    • 398cc
    • 45 bhp
    • 45 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "The bastard offspring of a supermoto and a flat-tracker"

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
    (from 2 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
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  • DUCATI SPORT 1000 (2005-2008)

    New price: N/A
    • 992cc
    • 92 bhp
    • 34 mpg
    • Low seat height

    Mouthwateringly-styled tribute to 1960s cafe racers

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
    (from 10 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.8 out of 5 (4.8/5)
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