Top 10 bargain new bikes

What new bikes offer the best value for money?

IT’S a simple fact that bikes aren’t as cheap as they used to be. Thanks to the state of the global economy, the days of picking up a new 1000cc superbike for £9k, or a 600cc supersport bike for £7k, are gone.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t bargains to be had. Whether loss-leaders or discounted end-of-line machines, virtually every manufacturer has something, somewhere in its range that's surprisingly cheap compared to its rivals.

We’ve done the math so you don’t have to. Here’s our countdown of the ten best value-for-money new bike buys.