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  • SUZUKI RF600 (1993-1997)

    New price: N/A
    • 599cc
    • 100 bhp
    • 40 mpg
    • Low seat height

    "Revvy engine, fine handling and roomy comfort are plusses. Frankly weird styling and brittle build are downsides"

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    3.9 out of 5 (3.9/5)
    (from 8 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    3.2 out of 5 (3.2/5)
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  • YAMAHA FZS1000 FAZER (2000-2005)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £2,500 - £3,500
    • 998cc
    • 143 bhp
    • 41 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "Does the lot and does it all extremely well"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
    (from 46 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
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  • SUZUKI GSX750F (1998-2005)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £1,800 - £2,000
    • 750cc
    • 93 bhp
    • 42 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "A competent sports tourer with one of the worst images in biking"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
    (from 26 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
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  • SUZUKI GSX750 (1997-2002)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £2,000
    • 749cc
    • 85 bhp
    • 43 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "Suzuki's answer to the Zephyr 750 never really caught on"

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
    (from 6 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
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  • SUZUKI GSX600F (1996-2000)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £1,500 - £1,700
    • 599cc
    • 73 bhp
    • 51 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "As a cheap alternative to sporty 600s it sold well"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
    (from 21 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.7 out of 5 (4.7/5)
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  • HONDA VFR750 (1995-1998)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £2,600 - £5,000
    • 749cc
    • 100 bhp
    • 39 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    For many, bike journalists included, the best road bike ever built

    MCN rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
    (from 29 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.8 out of 5 (4.8/5)
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  • TRIUMPH SPRINT ST (1998-2004)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £1,900 - £2,500
    • 955cc
    • 118 bhp
    • 43 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Pipped Honda's VFR800 simply by using a straight bat when the VFR tried all kinds of tricks

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
    (from 21 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
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  • TRIUMPH SPRINT RS (1999-2004)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £1,800
    • 955cc
    • 118 bhp
    • 42 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Sporty sports tourer with Triumph's powerful three cylinder engine

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
    (from 34 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
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  • HONDA VFR800 (1998-2001)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £1,600 - £2,500
    • 781cc
    • 108 bhp
    • 38 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Consumate all-rounder that looks great and goes better

    MCN rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.7 out of 5 (4.7/5)
    (from 41 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
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  • TRIUMPH SPRINT EXECUTIVE (1997-1998)

    New price: N/A
    • 885cc
    • 92 bhp
    • 42 mpg
    • Low seat height

    A competent sports-touring machine that rides like it looks; top-heavy, fast and old

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    3.6 out of 5 (3.6/5)
    (from 5 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
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  • KAWASAKI ZX-12R (2000-2006)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £3,400 - £5,000
    • 1199cc
    • 178 bhp
    • 35 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    "The best aspects of the Honda Blackbird or Hayabusa, but mixes in a dose of good old fashioned lairy fun"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.7 out of 5 (4.7/5)
    (from 42 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.7 out of 5 (4.7/5)
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  • KAWASAKI ZZR1400 (2006-2012)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £3,900 - £6,900
    • 1352cc
    • 197 bhp
    • 39 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Not only the fastest, most powerful motorcycle you can buy, but happens to be an extremely capable all-round machine too

    MCN rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.7 out of 5 (4.7/5)
    (from 46 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.7 out of 5 (4.7/5)
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  • MZ 1000S (2004-2007)

    New price: N/A
    • 999cc
    • 117 bhp
    • 40 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "It lacks the X factor and doesn't have the kind of dealer/distributor back-up you need"

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    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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  • DUCATI ST4 (1996-2003)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £2,500 - £3,700
    • 916cc
    • 105 bhp
    • 44 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    The forgotten sports touring motorcycles

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.4 out of 5 (4.4/5)
    (from 11 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
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  • DUCATI 900SS (1990-2002)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £4,500 - £7,000
    • 904cc
    • 80 bhp
    • 39 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Old school charm, stunning looks and handling to surprise

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.4 out of 5 (4.4/5)
    (from 22 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.1 out of 5 (4.1/5)
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  • HONDA VFR800 VTEC (2001-2012)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £2,500 - £31,000
    • 781cc
    • 107 bhp
    • 38 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Rides, goes and handles superbly but the V-Tec's variable valve timing has caused some controversy

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.2 out of 5 (4.2/5)
    (from 59 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
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  • KAWASAKI GPZ1100 (1995-1998)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £2,000 - £2,500
    • 1052cc
    • 123 bhp
    • 38 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "An overweight dinosaur but on the road it's actually a great machine. Just don't go chasing the latest GSX-Rs"

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.1 out of 5 (4.1/5)
    (from 10 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    3.8 out of 5 (3.8/5)
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  • DUCATI 750SS (1991-2002)

    New price: N/A
    • 748cc
    • 64 bhp
    • 45 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Not a bad motorcycle, but hard work for not quite enough reward

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.1 out of 5 (4.1/5)
    (from 7 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.1 out of 5 (4.1/5)
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  • DUCATI 600SS (1993-1999)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £5,000
    • 583cc
    • 53 bhp
    • 42 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Ducati 'Super Sport' 600. It sounds fast but it isn't

    MCN rating
    2 out of 5 (2/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
    (from 3 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
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