Yamaha XJ900 Diversion (1994-2004)
No-nonsense working bike, in the style of the old Kawasaki GT750. Big torquey air-cooled engine, basic frame, decent half fairing, big tank, comfy seat, shaft drive. And cheap. The engines simply don’t break, and an air-cooled eight-valve four is as cheap a lump to fettle as you’ll find.
What you’ll pay now £800-£2000 But should you? Perfect for wearers of those POLITE police-imitation jackets.