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Naked bikes do it better

Published: 13 March 2017

Updated: 13 March 2017

Bikes for sale

MCN Senior Editor Matt Wildee is currently in Spain riding the new BMW S1000R Sport, which comes with a lighter chassis, revised electronics which include lean-angle-sensitive ABS and traction control, and a bi-directional quickshifter for clutch-less downshifts. 

The outgoing BMW S1000R is already a brilliant bike, and the super naked class is extremely competitive. Here are our favourite super nakeds currently for sale at

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory, £11,999

Aprilia's Tuono has always been one of the best super nakeds around, and with the 2015 update Aprilia made it just that bit better. Superbike performance, comfort, top notch electronics all add up to one of the best road bikes money can buy. They're not cheap, but this Factory model comes with a single seat and Akrapovic exhaust.

KTM 1290 Super Duke R, £9,850

'The Beast' is one of the most fun bikes available today. If you can be bothered to turn the electronics off every time you turn the bike on. The KTM is a bombastic motorcycle with obscene amounts of torque and it's surprisingly comfortable, too. They're expensive new but this 12,000 mile example represents a good saving.

Triumph Speed Triple 1050 R, £6,750

Triumph's Speed Triple isn't quite as aggressive as the Aprilia and KTM, but is just as much fun. The three-cylinder engine has bags of character and is more than enough for Britain's roads. Combine that with Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes and you have a truly capable super naked, that's cheaper than its European counterparts. 

Yamaha MT-10, £9,295

With the MT-10 Japan finally produced a bike that plays the European super nakeds at their own game. It sits in the middle ground where the Triumph Speed Triple lives and is fast, fun and practical. It’s a fitting flagship to the successful MT range of bikes. This example's not even covered 1000 miles.

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