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The bike it would’ve been to­day Yamaha MT- 09 Tracer

Based on the 115bhp, 847cc in­line three-cylin­der MT-09, the Tracer ver­sion has been a run­away suc­cess story for Yamaha.

Date pro­duced 2015-cur­rent Price £8149

2005 Du­cati Mul­tistrada 1000S

Whether it was the quirky looks or that it was only based on the cook­ing 1000SS, not the 999 su­per­bike, it bombed.

Date pro­duced 2005-2009 Used prices £3500-£4500

The bike it would’ve been to­day Du­cati Mul­tistrada 1200

Un­like the Sport Classic, Du­cati stuck with the con­cept and rolled out the lat­est- gen­er­a­tion Mul­tistrada 1200 in 2010.

Dates pro­duced 2010-cur­rent Price range £6850-£13,125

Has the V-rod’s feet-forward po­si­tion, big back tyre and pared­down style. And like the V-rod it’s a proper per­for­mance bike. The bike it would’ve been to­day Du­cati Xdi­avel Date pro­duced Launched in 2016 Price £15,795

The retro scene is at full throt­tle and Tri­umph’s new range of­fers a lot. The Thrux­ton R has de­cent power and han­dles well.

The bike it would’ve been to­day Tri­umph Thrux­ton

Dates pro­duced Launched in 2016 Price £10.400

2001 Har­ley-david­son V-rod The V-rod stopped smartly for cor­ners and didn’t get its knick­ers in a twist when you leant it over but fans snubbed the Porschede­vel­oped water-cooled mo­tor.

Dates pro­duced 2001-cur­rent Price range £5500-£16,000

2006 Du­cati Sport 1000 These air-cooled 992cc L-twins weighed vir­tu­ally noth­ing, but as good as they were Du­cati never tempted their cus­tomers away from their 999s and 1098s.

Dates pro­duced 2006-2010 Used prices £7000-£13,000 Retro

2002 Yamaha TDM900 Dates pro­duced 2002-2014 Used prices £2200-£6499 Yamaha’s 86bhp, 897cc par­al­lel twin TDM900 was a big suc­cess for Yamaha, but was never seen as the ex­cit­ing choice by many – more a trusty work­horse. Af­ford­able ad­ven­ture

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