WHAT WE'D BUY FOR... £5000

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Buying & Selling - BY THE ME­CHAN­ICS

GRIFF WOOL­LEY Owner of Aprilia Per­for­mance 2003 APRILIA TUONO RAC­ING

“With five grand to spend, this would be at the top of my list! It’s a su­per-cool, rare, fac­tory car­bon body­work ver­sion of the award-win­ning Tuono. It came with Öh­lins sus­pen­sion at the front and rear, and OZ light­weight wheels. Aprilia only ever made 300 and they came with a full car­bon body­work pack­age as stan­dard. Very trick.”

SCOTT BUL­LETT Work­shop Man­ager at Doble Mo­tor­cy­cles 1991 HONDA NSR250 MC21

“A sen­si­ble op­tion would be an RR7 Honda Fire­blade, but the other side of me would go for a Honda NSR250 MC21. With the Fire­blade, you get a lot of bike for your money and they never re­ally had any prob­lems. With the NSR, you don’t see many around and I love a two-stroke. They’re only go­ing to ap­pre­ci­ate in value.”

SHAUN LOCK Work­shop Fore­man at Bridge Mo­tor­cy­cles 2005 SUZUKI GSX-R1000

“I’d prob­a­bly go out and buy a K4 or K5 Suzuki GSX-R1000. I think, for an all-round bike, the litre-ca­pac­ity GSX-R is the best mo­tor­cy­cle out there. I ac­tu­ally own a Tri­umph Day­tona 675R at the mo­ment, which I ab­so­lutely love, but as an ev­ery­day bike the GSX-R is per­fect. I think it’s the best thing out there for me.”

Only 300 of the Tuono Rac­ing were ever pro­duced

Grow­ing in value, and more ex­clu­sive than a Fire­blade

GSX-R1000 K5 is hard to beat as a well-rounded sports­bike

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