Suzuki TL1000S (1997-2001)
Fast but initially flawed V-twin was demonised due to flighty handling caused by a combination of a punchy delivery, sharp steering geometry and an over-worked rotary rear shock. Though swiftly cured, its reputation never recovered and along with its beam-framed R brother was prematurely discontinued. Today it’s known more for its 125bhp motor, macho image and distinctive style.
What you’ll pay today £1900-£4900 and climbing.
But should you? A fast-appreciating modern classic with a devoted following.
Suzuki’s wildchild built a fearsome reputation