Ôthe Du­cati has a cer­tain ap­peal that is hard to ig­noreõ

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Com­pro­mise is al­ways a dan­ger­ous game, as you can so eas­ily end up fail­ing to sat­isfy any part of the equa­tion, but the Hyper­strada just man­ages to avoid this trap. If you don’t mind its slightly com­pact rid­ing po­si­tion it’s rea­son­ably com­fort­able and the V-twin is nice and punchy.

The Tracer is a far bet­ter tourer, but its soft sus­pen­sion means when the pace ups it isn’t as com­posed as the Du­cati.

The Husky is too sin­gle minded to be any­thing other than a week­end toy, but it was never meant to be any­thing else.

The Yamaha is the sen­si­ble and most af­ford­able choice at just £8k, but the Du­cati has a cer­tain ap­peal and spirit that is hard to ig­nore. The head dic­tates that the Tracer wins, fol­lowed by the Hyper­strada, then the 701. Your heart might dis­agree.

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