PAY FOR IT
Finance examples from kawasaki-kalculator.co.uk, based on our KRT edition at £13,939 on the road. Deposit: £2000 APR 5.9% 36 monthly payments: £172 Optional final payment*: £7456 Total payable: £15,662
*after three years you make the final repayment to keep the bike, or use the bike as the deposit on another new one, or return the bike and walk away. Deposit: £2000 APR 9.5% 36 monthly payments: £380 Total payable: £15,686 miles of 85mph motorway cruising before looking for petrol (that’s 48mpg). You’ll be wanting to stretch your legs before then anyway. Annoyingly, it hasn’t a fuel gauge or a mile-toempty range function. Instead, it shows how much fuel you’ve used, thereby providing hours of motorway fun as you try and remember the tank size (17 litres), estimate you current mpg and then do some maths. Madness. Oh, and if you want a divorce, take your other half on the back. At £13,939 this is an expensive motorcycle and it shows; from the red anodised fork tops, to the neat damping adjusters at their base, to the mirror-integrated indicators. The bike arrived after the salt lorries had gone on their summer holidays so it’s difficult to tell how long fasteners will last, but early signs are good – a brisk wash brings everything back to as new. Quality is proper.