For many new riders getting on to a sports bike is all they want to do, but jumping straight on to a 600cc or 1000cc machine can often prove quite intimidating. Fortunately there is an answer.
Small capacity sports bike provide a good bridge to riding bigger machines but they certainly don’t lack any of the fun of the superbikes and are often more agile in corners.
A quick look through our bikes for sale section reveals a whole host of two-stroke 250cc and four-stroke 400cc bikes for sale (both of which will be pretty equally matched on the road).
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This Yamaha FZR400 is only £1499. It has done 37,000 miles but looks clean and is painted in the popular R4 paint scheme.
Suzuki RGV250s are getting harder to find but this bike could be yours for only £1450 with just 8000 miles on the clock.
For the same price you could have the four-stroke version, the GSX-R400. This bike has only done 11,000 miles and had a lot of recent work.
Aprilia’s RS250 is probably the best-known two-stroke bike but ehy can often be expensive. This 2000 bike is up for £1950.
This 1990 Honda NSR250 will give you a 60 bhp bike, which is more than enough to have a lot of fun. It is up for £1550 with 23,000km on the clock.
The Kawasaki ZXR400 was a popular choice of 400 sportbike, especially as it was the only one officially imported for much of its life. This bike is going for £1499.
But the ultimate classic Kawasaki is the KR-1S 250cc two-stroke. It wont stand up to everyday use but it will be great fun to own. This bike is up for £1995 with 17,000 miles on it.
And of course the classic 400 is the Honda RVF400R. Sharing the same looks as the 750cc RC30 this 1998 bike is an absolute bargain at £2595.
This is just a small selection of the bikes available in our Bikes for Sale section. Click here to do an advanced search and find exactly the bike you’re looking for.
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