Ducati Desert Sled
Pros: looks and feels authentic, with great Xt500-inspired colours. Better suspension than base Scrambler, and a hint of dirt ability too. Cool. Cons: not as eager for silliness as the Husky, vibrates more and costs a grand more. Price: £9395 PCP deal: £1999 deposit, £114 for 36 months, final payment £4629. Total £10,725
KTM 690 Duke
Pros: genuine giant-killing ability, more electronics than the Husky, and a bit edgy – has quality and ‘proper’ KTM air their bigger bikes have lost.
Cons: looks pricey next to Japanese twins, suffers singlecylinder preconceptions. Price: £7799 PCP deal: £1849 deposit, £99 for 36 months, final payment £3352. Total £8765
Pros: funky twin, light handling, affordable, plus plenty of official accessory parts too. As ace as MT07 it’s based on, but looks better. Cons: retro styling not entirely convincing, and base MT is £700 cheaper. Price: £6839 PCP deal: £1338 deposit, £89 for 36 months, final payment £3130. Total £7672