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Bikes catching our eye this week

Published: 27 February 2017

Updated: 27 February 2017

Bikes for sale

There are over 14,000 bikes for sale on our site, so you're sure to find something that meets your wants and needs. These are the three bikes catching the eyes of some of our staff members this week. 

2006 Triumph Daytona 675 £3,500

Seller says: “I've held out as long as I can but baby forces sale.”

Michael Neeves, MCN Senior Road Tester says:

"This is one of the early, first-generation Daytona 675s. It was a machine that whooped its rivals from the moment it was released and nothing has come close to threatening it since.

"Triumph got it bang-on at their first attempt, so while the Daytona 675 may have been tweaked and sharpened over the years, it hasn’t been by much.

"For just £3500 this is a lot of rasping, supersport madness for your money, made even better with tasteful accessories, like a tall screen Arrow pipe and crash protection. It will comfortably handle a fast group track day and make you smile on a sunny Sunday morning blast in the countryside."

2003 Aprilia RSV1000R £8,499

Seller says: “Just 461 produced. The motorcycle came with a circuit kit, which included Akrapovic exhausts, a more pressurised airbox, an Eprom injection unit and 57mmm (instead of 51mmm) throttle bodies. The Mille also featured a type of slipper clutch, which worked by using a vacuum on a closed throttle from the inlet manifold to give the effect of slipper clutch, but only on a closed throttle, whereas most modern examples use a ramp mechanism in the clutch basket. When you sit on the Aprilia RSV1000 Mille the suspension barely compresses and you realize it' 100% sports motorcycle.

Matt Wildee, Senior Editor says:

"The asking price is double the price of a stock RSV-R, but what cost is exclusivity? The factory performance enhancements certainly make a reasonable upgrade in speed and noise.

"This bike is a piece of Aprilia’s history and very few of the remaining motorcycles will be in the kind of condition that this looks. It will always have a certain appeal to Aprilia fanatics but if you buy it, keep it unmodified and tidy."

1999 Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird £1990

Seller says: “Honda Blackbird 1100, T-reg, 36,204 miles. Registered 1999. Features Double Bubble smoked screen. Previously sold & serviced by us.”

Emma Franklin, Acting Consumer Editor says: 

"The Honda Blackbird is a legendary speed machine, and this example is a stupendous amount of bike for the money. I’ve got a huge affection for the 164bhp Honda, after riding one from Peterborough to Milan and back in November 2007; a journey so cold and soul destroying that, were it not for the comfort and capability of the big ‘Bird, would’ve put me off touring for good.

"The 1999 model was the first of the fuel-injected models, and not only makes more power than the carb’d original but also has a two-litre bigger fuel tank for increased range. The Blackbird has come to define the sports touring class. With a genuine 186mph top speed, super-smooth turbine-like power, beautiful build quality and unknockable reliability, I’d have a summer of speedy touring in beautiful places. And even today, 18 years later, it’s still a beautiful old thing to have in the garage too."

And if this bike has sold, never fear. There are plenty more! Visit MCN Bikes For Sale website or use MCN's Bikes For Sale App.

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