MUCH LIKE THE child of two very closely related redneck hicks the baby Multistrada was never going to be a looker. Launched in the middle of 2005 the 620 was the entry level Multistrada from Ducati, aiming to cash in on the surprising success of its 1000cc parent and attract a ne...
enough for road use in a bike that only weighs 165kg.It does have its bad points, however. The brakes aren't as sharp as the Japanese competition's and can fade during hard track use (not a huge drama for road-riders, mind), the gearbox is pretty horrible
happiness than the sum of its value.So this secondhand test focuses on the trials and tribulations that come with owning and living with a legend. It can be a rocky ride, sometimes bordering on a nightmare, but the end result is a bike that you will treasure
test. Together Kawasaki’s ZZR600, Yamaha’s Thundercat, Ducati’s 900 Monster and Suzuki’s Bandit 1200 have pooled over 20 years of virtually unchanged glory. Which makes them fantastic secondhand buys. No matter what your budget is, one of these bikes
wrong. Either way the bike doesn’t sell, slips out of magazine tests and becomes almost invisible to the average, mainstream, buyer.Which is where we now pick them up. Armed with a budget of £4,000 we took a long, hard, look into the second-hand bike
a degree of momentum. Which is great news for the secondhand buyer as it means that the used market is starting to fill up with brilliant examples of early street bikes. And best of all the secondhand choice is no less varied than that of the new
for this and now it’s time for your two-wheeled payback. The ride to work is something to be enjoyed, the tyres are warm, the roads grippy. Ride to the pub in jeans and a jacket and love every minute of it.If you’re looking for a decently-priced bike to ride
the manufacturers over-egged the performance pudding in a global game of who can piss the highest?For this secondhand test we have delved into the motorcycling archive and picked the three best 600s from a time before the techno boffins took over. Not only
No matter what you may read, here in the UK we are still very much a sportsbike-orientated market with over 25,000 of this type of bike alone sold each year. With that kind of a vast turn-over it’s not surprising that there are so many of them taking up space in secondhand dealer...
forced to offer subsidised insurance deals to entice customers towards their flagship models.Which is all very well and good until the renewal notice drops onto the doorstep. To insure a 1,000cc bike on the road will often cost twice the amount of your
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