Three racing experts dish the dirt on what bikes that go out and buy right now...and they're all under £3000!
Jack Burnicle, BSB commentator - 1958 Triumph Speed Twin
“A late fifties 500cc Triumph Speed Twin with the ‘dustbin’ rear end. Already a relatively old hack when I had one, it had awful brakes and dodgy handling but it was light and manageable with smooth power and that glorious rasping, throaty exhaust note. It still evokes vivid memories of tramping over the byways of the North Yorkshire Moors.”
Mat Oxley, MotoGP journo extraordinaire - 2007 Yamaha TMAX
“I like stuff that makes life easier, so I’d have a Yamaha TMAX, with a top box of course! They are plenty fast enough, have loads of weather protection, are comfortable and are simply perfect for getting around where I live in London. I also take my scooter on airport runs when I’m heading to MotoGP rounds.”
Rupert Paul, MCN Sport Editor - 2012 KTM 250EXC
“I’ve got a good roadbike (MT-07) and a couple of project bikes (Ducati 888, Enfield Meteor Minor), so the missing link I would love is a KTM enduro. Three grand would buy a five-year-old 250 EXC four-stroke, which I can look after myself and – more importantly – ride in a Welsh rally all day without getting totally exhausted.”
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