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  • APRILIA RSV4 1100 FACTORY (2020-on)

    New price: £22,399
    Used price: £17,000
    • 1077cc
    • 214 bhp
    • 40 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    New electronic suspension delivers Öhlins goodness in all conditions and is the cherry on top of over a decade of development

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
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  • HONDA CBR125R (2011-2019)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £2,300 - £3,000
    • 124cc
    • 13.1 bhp
    • 88 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Hugely popular learner sports that's easy to ride, comfortable, gives good fuel economy and, above all, is a Honda

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.8 out of 5 (4.8/5)
    (from 8 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.8 out of 5 (4.8/5)
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  • YAMAHA R6 (2017-2021)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £8,300 - £12,300
    • 599cc
    • 116 bhp
    • 43 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    Rebooted looks set to rule the ailing supersport class with an updated engine and chassis – but it’s not cheap.

    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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  • KAWASAKI NINJA 400 (2018-on)

    New price: £5,499
    Used price: £3,900 - £4,700
    • 399cc
    • 44.3 bhp
    • 72 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Kawasaki’s Ninja 400 is an A2 licence favourite. It’s easy to get on with, ultra-reliable and exciting, but with a true 119mph top speed, 200-mile tank range, genuine big-bike character and comfort, it can be enjoyed by more experienced riders and commute

    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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  • SUZUKI GSX-R125 (2017-on)

    New price: £3,999
    Used price: £2,900 - £4,000
    • 124cc
    • 14.8 bhp
    • 122 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    The GSX-R125 offers the perfect introduction to the world of sports bikes

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
    (from 3 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    3.7 out of 5 (3.7/5)
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  • HONDA CBR650R (2019-on)

    New price: £7,949
    Used price: £6,600 - £7,500
    • 649cc
    • 94 bhp
    • 47 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Honda’s CBR650R is the go-to supersport bike for the real world. It’s handles sweetly, looks just like a Fireblade and recording a true top speed of 138mph on MCN’s test track it’s just 1mph slower than an Aprilia RS660

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.8 out of 5 (4.8/5)
    (from 8 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
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  • ZERO SR S (2020-on)

    New price: £19,590
    • 110 bhp
    • Medium seat height

    Zero’s first faired electric roadster won’t prise riders off petrol pumps, but still delivers an eye-opening and deeply entertaining ride

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    (from 2 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
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  • KAWASAKI ZX-10R (2019-on)

    New price: £14,499
    Used price: £10,500 - £14,000
    • 998cc
    • 200.2 bhp
    • 36 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Still delivers on its promise of being the most track-focused of all the Japanese inline four litre bikes

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
    (from 1 review)
    Reliability rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
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  • HONDA CBR500R (2019-on)

    New price: £6,099
    Used price: £4,000 - £5,500
    • 471cc
    • 47 bhp
    • Medium seat height

    A2 licence holders will be chuffed when they discover just how dazzling 47bhp can be

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
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  • YAMAHA R1 (2020-on)

    New price: £16,799
    Used price: £14,500 - £16,500
    • 998cc
    • 197 bhp
    • Tall seat height

    It’s business as usual for Yamaha’s brilliant R1

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
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  • HONDA CB1000R (2018-on)

    New price: £11,299
    Used price: £6,900 - £11,300
    • 998cc
    • 143 bhp
    • Medium seat height

    Honda has created a fast, slick, beautifully-crafted roadster

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.1 out of 5 (4.1/5)
    (from 9 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.4 out of 5 (4.4/5)
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  • BMW HP2 SPORT (2008-2012)

    New price: N/A
    • 1170cc
    • 128 bhp
    • 35.5 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    A lot of money but a lot of bike with a serious amount of performance goodies

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.8 out of 5 (4.8/5)
    (from 4 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.8 out of 5 (4.8/5)
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  • DUCATI 999 (2003-2006)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £6,000 - £7,000
    • 998cc
    • 124 bhp
    • 40 mpg
    • Low seat height

    Never really stepped out of the shadows of the preceding, iconic 916/996/998 series

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
    (from 10 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    3.9 out of 5 (3.9/5)
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  • SUZUKI GSX-R1000R (2017-on)

    New price: £16,099
    Used price: £10,000 - £16,000
    • 999cc
    • 199 bhp
    • Medium seat height

    It’s been a long time coming but the 2017 GSX-R1000R is worth the wait

    MCN rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
    Owners' rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    (from 5 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    3.2 out of 5 (3.2/5)
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  • APRILIA RS660 (2021-on)

    New price: £10,150
    • 659cc
    • 99 bhp
    • 57 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Aprilia’s RS660 the perfect to step up the sportsbike ladder for newer riders, not to mention for the rest of us who still want the thrills without the aches and pains

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
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  • KAWASAKI ZX-9R (1994-2002)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £2,200 - £3,000
    • 899cc
    • 143 bhp
    • 41 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Began life as a sports machine, didn't quite cut it and ended up as an excellent sporty sports-tourer

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
    (from 96 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.4 out of 5 (4.4/5)
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  • HONDA CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE (2020-on)

    New price: £19,999
    Used price: £16,500
    • 1000cc
    • 201 bhp
    • 41 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Revvy, hard, demanding, the uncompromising Blade is focused on going very fast… but as a race rep, isn’t that the point?

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
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  • MV-AGUSTA SUPERVELOCE 800 (2020-on)

    New price: £17,780
    • 798cc
    • 146 bhp
    • 41 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Style, speed and Chainsaw Massacre soundtracks have always been MV trademarks. The new Superveloce 800 is all those things and more because underneath the 1970s-meets-21st century curves is a rather good road-going sportsbike

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
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