C’mon it has to be the Grom. Doesn’t it? We mean really…
Save £1775 Honda Fireblade SP1
The nasty business with John Mcguinness and Guy Martin took the shine off the race bike, but the road-going SP1 is a wickedly easy bike to ride fast. Fowlers have this ’18 machine for £18,494, and you can get it on a 0% PCP deal too. 01174400727.
Save £1000 Harley XG750A Street Rod
Fancy a Harley but wary of splashing huge cash on a big twin? Then the Street Rod is an excellent option and the water-cooled engine is livelier than you might expect. This unregistered one’s £5995 from Edinburgh Harley: 0131 348 3200.
Save £1300 KTM 1090 Adventure
Sparkling engine performance, all-day comfort and the usual blizzard of sophisticated KTM electronics. The list price is £11,299 but you can pick this one up from Fowlers for £9999. Call 01174 400727.
Save £1454 Yamaha XSR700
Based on the brilliant MT 07 the XSR700 is just as good with a hilariously peppy engine, joyful chassis and retro-ish looks. This one comes with £750 worth of free accessories and £704 off a list price that was good value to start with. Chorley Yamaha: 01257 444706.
Save £1400 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special
This is a 2017 model but nothing changed for 2018. For £7299 you get a friendly, fun and stylish motorcycle that’s a real step forward from the disappointing V7 II. If you like the black colour scheme, this one is at Wheels, 01733 358555.
Save £550 Honda MSX125 Grom
For short trips there are few more entertaining forms of transport. Obviously you’ll look daft, but that’s half the appeal. Doctors should prescribe Groms instead of anti-depressants. £2799 from Kestrel Honda: call 02476 703900.