BIKES THAT STILL DE­LIVER Los­ing power doesn’t have to mean los­ing cred­i­bil­ity. Neil Mur­ray

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Kawasaki ZRX1100 (1997-01)

Stun­ning-look­ing naked with styling based on the clas­sic Les Daw­son – sorry, Ed­die Law­son Replica air-cooled Z1000R. The Zzr1100-de­rived en­gine is just you what want in a naked bike where driv­abil­ity counts for more than a su­personic top speed. It’s a big old-fash­ioned mus­cle bike that needs to be man­han­dled around bends.

Yamaha GTS1000 (1993-99)

Suzuki GSX750F (1998-2005)

Bud­get sports-tourer with rather un­for­tu­nate swoopy looks bor­rowed from the GSX600F, us­ing a re­tuned GSX-R750 oil-cooled en­gine. Def­i­nitely built down to a price (brakes, sus­pen­sion, body­work, etc) but still a very vi­able sports tourer. More torque lower down that the Gixxer (no sur­prise there), very comfy, and still good for 145mph.

What you’ll pay now But should you?

Amaz­ing value.

Tri­umph Tro­phy 1200 (1995-2003)

What you’ll pay now But should you? Old-school mus­cle packs a punch What you’ll pay now But should you? The Thun­der­cat never set any­one’s pants on fire but the bike it spawned was a bel­ter Hooli­gan Honda is big on fun but thirsty on the gas What you’l

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