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Yamaha YZF-R6

bhp tbc ● 190kg Yamaha aren’t re­leas­ing power fig­ures yet, but ex­pect the new R6 to make around 125bhp. Although still ba­si­cally the same ma­chine as be­fore, the new R6 gets R1 styling and sus­pen­sion, new elec­tron­ics and a host of de­tail changes. It’s faster, lighter and more track-fo­cused than the Ducati, but is still likely to be very com­pro­mised as a road bike.

Ducati 959 Pani­gale

157bhp ● 200kg With its ex­tra power and stiffer chas­sis, the Su­per­sport clearly couldn’t live with the 959 in a fist fight, but the Pani­gale is sur­pris­ingly comfy for what it is. Granted, the seat isn’t as plush and the bars are low, but those clip-ons are wide and there’s gen­er­ous legroom. It’s also only a grand more than the Su­per­sport S.

£10,999

£13,975

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