The upcoming KTM 800 Duke is taking shape and appears to have all the ingredients to be a serious contender in the naked middleweight sector, although it will be no easy task to be crowned king.
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BMW's parallel twin F800R is sometimes forgotten when it comes to middleweight nakeds, but it makes a great sporty, urban bike. The updated model (without asymmetrical) headlights has more power, USD forks and improved brakes.
The middleweight Monster isn't quite as desirable as its big brother but it's just as fun to ride and much more manageable. The 821cc engine pumps out 112bhp - more than enough to produce a big grin on any anyone's face.
Down on capacity and no doubt power to the 800 Duke and the rest of the bikes on this list, the MT-07 makes up for it by being light, friendly, punchy, fast, frugal and more fun than it has a right to be. Our bike of the year in 2014.
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