ALSO AHEAD OF THEIR TIME
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