Video: Which superbike for under £5000?

With the advent of electronics and near-200bhp power outputs, it’s easy to forget just how good the sports bikes of 2005 were.

They had huge power – up to 160bhp – yet were tractable in the midrange, were designed to accomodate regular-sized human beings and didn’t electronically slap your wrist if you pulled a cheeky wheelie.

The best bit is that now they can be yours for under £5000 – less than half the price of today’s computer-controlled rocket ships. Find a sports bike for sale. But how well have they aged? And do they still offer the thrills they did back in 2005?

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