Snap up a top tourer for £3k
MCN’s used bike expert Neil Murray picks five budget distance destroyers
With summer upon us, Neil Murray suggests some bargain bikes to take on an affordable European trip, and turn a profit. You want something with a decent seat and tank range and effortless two-up comfort, and older bikes are well worth a look. Buy something suitable from a couple of decades ago for a couple of grand, and you can even sell it afterwards without losing a penny. That’s a free holiday.
It looks wildly outdated, but still offers a modern ride, and makes for a great tourer The ‘brick’ is bulletproof if serviced properly, but clutch jobs are costly