Top 5 best value bikes

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Here’s a top 5 countdown of the bikes rated highest for sheer value by user reviewers in the MCN bike reviews section.

Scroll down to see what came out as the best value bike of all time according to MCN web users. 

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Here’s 5 of the best value bikes out there, according to you: 



Suzuki GSX-R1000

5. Suzuki GSX-R1000 (2001-2002)
“This Suzuki GSX-R1000 is the original ‘Gixxer-thou’ – THE top dog sports bike of its day. Later Suzuki GSX-R1000s became smaller and more revvy as well as faster round circuits and arguably easier to handle. The original Suzuki GSX-R1000 K1 and K2 models are still supremely competent sports bikes and pretty decent all round machines too.”


Suzuki SV1000

4. Suzuki SV1000 (2003-current)
“The Suzuki SV1000 is a purpose built big capacity, sensibly priced, road going sporty V-twin. Ok, the engine’s nicked from Suzuki’s old TL1000S but the rest of the SV1000 is all-new yet the price tag is very reasonable new or used. The faired Suzuki SV1000 ‘S’ version has lower bars but is the better all-rounder. The unfaired SV1000 with higher bars is a real funster if less competent on the motorway.”


Honda SP-2

3. Honda SP1/2 (2000-current)
“The SP1 and SP2 were built to prove a point; that Honda could beat Ducati on the track, using a V-twin. Sadly, that makes the Honda SP1/2 less satisfying, because it has an on/off fuelling set up, too much power for the chassis and a cramped riding position. On the upside, the Honda SP1/2 is beautifully made, sounds awesome and makes 90% of riders look faster than they really are.”


Kawasaki Z750

2. Kawasaki Z750 (2007-current)
“The second version of the Kawasaki Z750 hits the right spot for lovers of style and a zinging engine. Much underrated in its original guise, the Kawasaki Z750 mimics the new stunning Kawasaki Z1000 for attitude, but has an engine that reaps rewards when abused and comes at much better price due to lower spec chassis parts.”


Suzuki Bandit 1250

1. Suzuki GSF1250 Bandit (2007-current)
“Suzuki’s big-bore Bandit got an all-new engine to meet the latest Euro law. In doing so, Suzuki have created a 98cc bigger, 1255cc water-cooled, fuel-injected, tourque-laden peach of an engine. The GSF1250 Bandit’s frame and suspension have also been upgraded to give a sumptuous, well-mannered mileage machine that can also run in the twisties.”


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James Keen

By James Keen