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  • HONDA XL125V VARADERO (2001-2009)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £2,700 - £2,800
    • 125cc
    • 15 bhp
    • 65 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Although only a 125, there's plenty of big bike feel

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
    (from 30 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.7 out of 5 (4.7/5)
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  • SUZUKI DRZ400S (2001-2009)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £4,500
    • 398cc
    • 39 bhp
    • 45 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    As happy pottering through the gridlock as it is bouncing over a paddock

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.4 out of 5 (4.4/5)
    (from 20 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.2 out of 5 (4.2/5)
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  • YAMAHA XT660R (2004-2017)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £4,200 - £5,500
    • 659cc
    • 47 bhp
    • 44 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    "Supermoto/trailie that are neatly styled but compromised by a snatchy fuel-injection that blights their low-speed performance"

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    3.4 out of 5 (3.4/5)
    (from 18 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.1 out of 5 (4.1/5)
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  • KAWASAKI KLR650 (1987-2002)

    New price: N/A
    • 651cc
    • 42 bhp
    • 53 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    Comfortable, grunty, quiet and reliable

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.8 out of 5 (4.8/5)
    (from 4 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    3.8 out of 5 (3.8/5)
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  • HONDA CRF250L (2012-2018)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £3,700 - £4,500
    • 250cc
    • 23 bhp
    • 90 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    A lightweight dual sport trail bike that can handle a short commute

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
    (from 16 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
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  • SUZUKI RV125 VAN VAN (2003-2016)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £2,200 - £2,800
    • 124cc
    • 12 bhp
    • 90 mpg
    • Low seat height

    Farm hands, gamekeepers, race teams and surf dudes are the ideal customers

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.2 out of 5 (4.2/5)
    (from 8 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
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  • BMW F650GS (2008-2013)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £3,500 - £4,500
    • 798cc
    • 71 bhp
    • 53 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Successor to long-lived and popular entry-level F650 single

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
    (from 15 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.7 out of 5 (4.7/5)
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  • HONDA CRF450L (2019-on)

    New price: £9,469
    • 449cc
    • 24.6 bhp
    • Tall seat height

    A bit pricey, but an all-round, capable bike

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    (from 1 review)
    Reliability rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
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  • SUZUKI DR800 S BIG (1991-1997)

    New price: N/A
    • 779cc
    • 54 bhp
    • 40.6 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    The DR800S Big remains the largest single-cylinder production motorcycle engine ever

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
    (from 2 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
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  • SWM SUPERDUAL X (2019-on)

    New price: £7,020
    • 600cc
    • 53.6 bhp
    • Tall seat height

    The updated SuperDual X promises real dual-purpose ability

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    (from 1 review)
    Reliability rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
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  • YAMAHA XT660Z TENERE (2008-on)

    New price: £6,999
    Used price: £3,800 - £6,300
    • 660cc
    • 46 bhp
    • 44 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    A great value, superbly capable adventure bike with real off-road capability

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    3.8 out of 5 (3.8/5)
    (from 27 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    3.8 out of 5 (3.8/5)
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  • BMW G650GS (2011-on)

    New price: £6,290
    Used price: £3,500 - £4,700
    • 652cc
    • 47 bhp
    • 59 mpg
    • Low seat height

    "BMW's entry-level adventure bike and successor to the old G650 and F650GS single"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
    (from 6 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    3.2 out of 5 (3.2/5)
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  • KAWASAKI KLX125 (2010-on)

    New price: £2,999
    • 125cc
    • 10 bhp
    • 75 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    "...there are plenty of other bikes that are considerably better than the KLX125"

    MCN rating
    2 out of 5 (2/5)
    Owners' rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    (from 5 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    3.2 out of 5 (3.2/5)
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  • DERBI TERRA 125 ADVENTURE (2009-on)

    New price: £3,319
    • 124cc
    • 15 bhp
    • 46 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    "Bears more than a passing resemblance to the best selling BMW GS; albeit in a learner legal package"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.2 out of 5 (4.2/5)
    (from 6 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    3.7 out of 5 (3.7/5)
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  • KAWASAKI KLX250 (2009-on)

    New price: £4,199
    Used price: £3,400
    • 249cc
    • 22 bhp
    • 60 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    Soft power, a novice friendly chassis and low running costs are completely at odds with the hardcore enduro styling

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    3.6 out of 5 (3.6/5)
    (from 5 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
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  • RIEJU MARATHON 125 (2009-on)

    New price: £3,199
    Used price: £2,000
    • 125cc
    • 15 bhp
    • 60 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    "Supermoto is powered by the same engine you'll find in Yamaha's YZF-R125 and WR125 range"

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    (from 2 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
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  • APRILIA PEGASO FACTORY (2007-2009)

    New price: N/A
    • 660cc
    • 48 bhp
    • 58 mpg
    • Low seat height

    "Special 'Factory' version oozes Italian cool and style"

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