5 of the funkiest single-cylinder street bikes
A few years ago it looked like the single-cylinder street bike was making a comeback. In 2006 Yamaha released the MT-03 and Derbi brought out the gorgeous Mulhacen. More recently in 2008, KTM gave us the 690 Duke.
However, despite good reviews, none of these bikes really struck a chord with UK bikers when new. But at used prices they make more sense as weekend scratchers and fun commuters.
These funky singles don't have a lot of power, but there's enough there to have fun with. Plus their light weight, good handling and low down grunt help to make up for a deficit in bhps.
If you're looking for a tourer or mile-eater then these bikes would be torture. But if you want a stylish urban tool that will handle the commute and provide license-friendly fun at the weekends, check out some of the options below.
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