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V-twin thumpers catching our eye

Published: 31 May 2017

Updated: 31 May 2017

Bikes for sale

Each week we pick some of our favourite MCN Bikes for Sale and this week we have a a selection of V-twin powered machines, although they're all a bit different.

Cagiva Xtra Raptor 1000


Senior Editor Matt Wildee says: "The Suzuki TL1000-engined Raptor was a supernaked before they were fashionable. A formidable, torque-laden engine in a sweet-steering chassis, it took the best parts of Italian style mixed with Japanese engineering. The high-end Xtra model has loads of extra carbon, a bit of extra suspension adjustment and much more attitude.

"The OE carbon exhausts look in great nick too. With Jap mechanicals, the bike should be reliable too – and servicing parts mostly easy to come by.  At under 4000 miles it is barely run in, too. Check why it’s on an '07 plate though – they were discontinued in 2005."

For more Cagivas click here.

Harley-Davidson Street 750


Office Manager Alison Silcox says: "If you fancy getting into the Harley lifestyle this is a great value, easy to ride and fun introduction to the brand. I covered over 8,500 trouble-free miles on my long term Street 750 last year and loved almost every minute.

"The bike’s low and easy to handle, holds the road well and is great for cruising on open country roads. The only slight niggle I did have was the suspension was rock hard, for around £350 I fitted Ikon shocks which rectified the problem and made for a more comfortable ride"


For more Harley-Davidson Street 750s click here. 



Web Producer Liam Marsden says: "I fell in love with the KTM RC8 the moment I saw the first picture, but it was years before I got the chance to ride one. I'm not normally a fan of sportsbikes due to the uncompromising riding position, but the RC8 is surprisingly comfy.

"The engine doesn't offer the instant stomp you'd expect from a 1000cc V-twin, instead it offers smooth, manageable power perfect for riding on the road. It seems odd that you'd have to rev a big V-twin so hard but it's incredibly rewarding."

For more KTM RC8s click here. 

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