Top 10 most economical motorcycles of 2020

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THE 2020 driving season seems to finally begin as restrictions in England begin to ease and the search for the best-value motorcycles of 2020 begins.

Dealers are now reopening – with social distancing guidelines taken into account – and now we can start testing the bikes we’ve been waiting all winter to swing a leg.

But for many, winter and the New Years 2020 was not a good time, pushing a new motorcycle purchase further down the list of necessities. With that in mind, getting the best bike for your money is essential, and here are the ten best-value bikes of 2020.

10. Best value for money naked CBT – Kawasaki Z125 – £ 3,599

Clinging to the Z-range tails is the sleek little sport Z125 naked. Redesigned at the end of 2018, the smallest nude in the Kawasaki lineup is still one of the prettiest and most maneuverable CBT nudes on the road. It also drastically reduces competition from KTM and Aprilia, which are always important for pilots on a paper budget!

9. Best Value CBT Sports Bike – Lexmoto LXR SE 125 – £ 2,499

Coming from left field here but, listen to me. The Lexmoto isn’t just great value – £ 2,500 on a sports bike market costing almost double – it’s also very well specified, with dual disc brakes, USD forks, a swingarm. made of aluminum and that cool style.

Probably the only fly in Lexmoto ointment is the engine. The windy little 125 only produces 12 hp, in an area of ​​bikes that produce the maximum allowed of 15 hp.

8. Best value for money A2 naked – Suzuki SV650 – £ 5,499

Costing the same as some of the top-end 125cc machines on the market, the SV650 may have been around since the birth of some new riders, but the weather has been favorable for one of Suzuki’s more current (ish) models. old.

It looks sporty, handles great, and has an easy-to-manage V-twin engine that can thrill new riders and entertain more experienced riders.

If expanding to a brand new motorcycle right now is just a bridge too far, there’s always a load of used SV650s (and it’s a streamlined older sibling) on ​​the market for some expense. extraordinarily weak.

7. Best Value A2 Sports Bike – Kawasaki Ninja 650 – £ 6,899

After spending a few weeks twisting the neck of a new 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650, I can confirm that this is our bike of choice for those looking for a fun, fast, good looking and comfortable sports bike that can be converted to use. A2. .

Revised for 2020, the Ninja now features new styling, the best two-wheel TFT dashboard, increased rider and passenger comfort, and a new, five-cleaner Euro5 engine. If you want dynamic sporty driving and style without having to visit a spine specialist once a week, the Ninja 650 must be on your list for 2020.

6. Best Value A2 Four Cylinder Sports Bike – Honda CBR650R – £ 7,949

Updated at the end of 2018, the Honda CBR650R acquired a Fireblade-like look, a new dashboard, revised exhaust system, LED lighting, an assisted slip clutch and a Euro5 engine.

At the launch in Almeria, it impressed us as much with its sporting qualities as with its comfort. Like the Kawasaki above, if you’re looking for a sporty machine that won’t cause you pain or discomfort on a long ride, the CBR650R is a great choice.

5. Bare license at best value for money – Yamaha MT-09 SP – £ 9,747

Okay, so there may be cheaper bikes in the full license business, but few can compete with the MT-09 SP in terms of specs and capabilities. The SP version of the MT-09 benefits from a hlins rear shock, fully adjustable KYB fork, quickshifter, slip clutch, traction control and ride modes.

If you’re looking for a nude model that offers levels of handling, power and ability close to sports bikes, there are very few bikes that can match the sleek Yamaha.

Track-day friendly dynamics come at a price though, it’s a tough, sharp thing to drive on the road, with one of the smallest (and most unforgiving) passenger seats I’ve ever landed on. my back! If that doesn’t put you off, it’s also one of the most engaging and rewarding machines on this side of 200hp sports bikes.

4. Best Value A Licensed Sports Bike – Suzuki GSX-R1000 – £ 13,699 (offer)

If you fancy joining the 200 horsepower club but don’t want to spend £ 20,000 or more, the recently updated GSX-R1000 cannot be overlooked.

The sixth generation of Suzuki’s flagship sports bike is also the most powerful, aerodynamic and best-equipped GSX-R ever. For just over £ 2,000 more, you can even opt for the top-of-the-line GSX-R1000R, which features upgraded brakes, suspension and rider assistance systems.

3. Best Value A2 Cruiser – Kawasaki Vulcan S – £ 6,499

Laid-back cruising is priceless, as the Kawasaki Vulcan S proves. For those looking to deck their machine with all the attributes of a true cruising motorcycle, the Vulcan can also be outfitted with hundreds of optional parts. and spare parts to make it the perfect A2 machine.

2. Best Value A Licensed Cruiser – Harley-Davidson Softail Standard – £ 11,495

It can be presented as a blank canvas bike ready to be personalized, but for me the clean styling of the Softail Standard makes it one of the prettiest bikes in today’s HD lineup.

If you have an itch for a Harley-Davidson and don’t feel like owning the Street 750, the Milwaukee-Eight 107ci (1750cc) engine will give you the feel, sound and vibe of a real Harley- Davidson!

1. Best Value Adventure Motorcycle – Royal Enfield Himalayan – £ 4,499

It may lack the capacity and dynamism of some of the bigger adventure machines, but what it loses in weight it gains in maneuverability and real-world usability. Ask any true adventure rider what they prefer to do off-road – this or a BMW R125 GS Adventure – and the majority of them would get the keys to the Himalayas nine out of ten times!

The Royal Enfield also has something very few other full-size adventure machines have, simplicity – the last thing you want to break on a trail is a big, expensive, hard-to-repair motorcycle.

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