You can pretend summer isn't over all you want, but the temperature is noticeably dropping, and the days are definitely getting shorter - soon it'll be ark when you wake up and dark when you set of back from work.
The roads will be covered first in rain water and fallen leaves, and then salt and ice/snow when we get into the depths of winter.
Understandably you don't want to ride your pride and joy through the cold, damp depths of winter, but let's be honest, getting stuck in traffic in a car isn't much fun either. So to remedy that we've found five cheap bikes on MCN Bikes For Sale that will make perfect cold weather commuters.
“As adventure bikes go the DL1000 V-Strom is often overlooked in favour of flashier opposition, but if you're looking for something that'll keep you going through winter without any hassle, you don't need to look any further. Cheap, comfy, reliable, and this paricular one comes with heated grips. Perfect.”
“Yes, you're correct, this thing is bloody ugly, but that means nobody will want to nick it, and the bright yellow paint will make you visible to other road users. It's probably not going to be the fastest thing on the road, but with the large screen it offers great weather protection. Add some heated grips and a scooter blanket and you'll be well shielded from the elements.”
"Much like the V-Strom 1000 above, the Deuville is often overlooked in favour of flashier bikes, but as a practical commuting tool it works well. Good weather protection and a soft predictable power delivery make this bike ideal for tricky conditions."
“This is for those of you who continue doing the distance on two wheels no matter the weather. Just look at the size of that screen - you know it will keep the worst of the weather off you in winter. As with most bikes in this list, the Trophy 900 isn't particularly cool or desirable, but it's perfect for just plugging through those miles.”
"600 Diversions are incredibly cheap, so they make a great choice for commuter bikes. Soft, cheap, versatile, simple and novice-friendly, the Yamaha XJ600 Diversion is pleasant, predictable and a useful hack. Despite the miles this one looks in good nick, too."