Middleweight twins that are big on fun but won’t obliterate your budget


Cheap to produce, light, narrow and with friendly power characteristics, twin-cylinder engines are perfectly suited to the budget-conscious middleweight class where affordability and an easygoing attitude are key to sales.

But don’t think that this makes them dull to ride – far from it.

Both experienced and less seasoned riders alike can enjoy the charms of a middleweight twin.

With impressive handling and spirited motors, there is little not to like about these used bargains…

2014-2017 Yamaha MT-07 (£3500-£5500)

  • 73.8bhp
  • 689cc
  • 805mm seat height
  • 179kg kerb weight

The MT-07 arrived in 2014 and proceeded to reinvent the class.

Europe’s best-selling middleweight, the MT redefined what was expected both in terms of price and performance…