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Sporty middleweight motorcycles for sale

Published: 10 July 2018

BIKES FOR SALE

With increased volumes of traffic and tightening speed restrictions on British roads, it makes evermore sense to invest your money in a smaller-capacity, middleweight motorcycle.

Returning decent fuel economy and enough power to remain engaging, you can exploit these sub-700cc sporty machines without any real threat of losing your licence and still have a great time in the process. 

Thanks to a revised licensing system in 2013, there is now a glut of these bikes available on the used market, with riders on A2-restricted licences wanting something fun, exciting and compliant with the law.

In celebration of such a vibrant class, we've selected four of our favourites, currently up for grabs on MCN Bikes For Sale. Why not find yours today?

Yamaha MT-07

Taking the crown of MCN's best middleweight naked of 2015 and Overall Machine of the Year in 2014, the MT-07 appeared to just be another run-of-the-mill upright. How wrong we all were...

Speaking about the bike in 2015, Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves said: "It might have budget brakes and suspension, but the Yamaha is well-balanced and handles predictably.

"The ride quality is excellent and it doesn’t mind being grabbed by the scruff of the neck and ridden hard, either. It’s also the most unlikely wheelie bike.

"It’s the stunt rider’s dream and has the ability to pull low-speed, walking pace wheelies and will clutch-up in third gear out of 50mph corners."

MCN's used motorbike pick

Yamaha MT-07

This 2015 dealer sale is completely standard, bar a set of adjustable levers, and has done 39,950 miles from new. The bike has had just one previous owner and comes with the original manual and service book.

Suzuki SV650S

Available in two variations, the Suzuki SV650 has been around since 1999 and continues to act as the perfect introduction to motorcycles, the ideal commuter and a perfect tool for back road assualts. 

Arguably, the sportiest of these machines is the S model, which came complete with a half fairing and dropped bars. Although by no means an all-out sportsbike, it's an involving package that will keep even the most experienced of riders entertained.

MCN's used motorbike pick

Suzuki SV650S

This 2005 SV650S is finished with a neat belly pan and a Yoshimura exhaust. This bike has done just 14,394 miles, which is very low considering how often these bikes are simply used as commuting tools.

Triumph Street Triple 675

Launched in 2007, the Triumph Street Triple was (and remains) a big hit. Light, agile and a stunt rider's dream, it was also stylish and affordable.

Producing just shy of 98bhp from its 675cc three-cylinder motor, the original bike has stood the test of time well and remains a popular used purchase. 

Offering a slightly more premium feel than the rest of the bikes in this list, the Triumph has the added bonus of being less likely to have been commuted on and, instead, saved for the sunniest of weekends - meaning less risks of corrosion when you come to buy. 

MCN's used motorbike pick

Triumph Street Triple 675

This 2010 machine is a classic case in point. With 14,500 miles on the clock in eight years, it remains in a largely standard condition and has been well looked after. The bike is a dealer sale and finance is available.

Kawasaki ER-6F

The Kawasaki ER-6F is the most sensible pick of this bunch, however you shouldn't discard it as boring. Producing around 70bhp of useable power from its throaty parallel twin, the ER-6F offers the perfect blend of fun and practical - all wrapped up in an affordable package.

Much like the SV, the Kawasaki also enjoys a racing pedigree, forming the basis for a huge array of mini-twin race machines, competing on both short circuits and in road racing.

MCN's used motorbike pick

Kawasaki ER-6F

This 2008 machine has done 13,297 miles since new and has been fitted with sensible upgrades like a taller screen. It's in good condition and comes with two keys, the service book and a full Kawasaki service history.

Have a browse for your next bike on MCN Bikes For Sale website.