An exciting new class of cleverly priced and punchy middleweights is emergierging – but which is best?
There was a time when entrylevel middleweights were lacking in power and X-factor. Machines like Kawasaki’s Zephyr 550 and Suzuki’s GS500 remain supremely easy to forget.
But over the years this ‘budget’ segment of the market has become a key battleground – and the bikes have dramatically changed for the better. Stir in some tempting PCP deals and the class looks even more desirable.
Three key new models this year – Suzuki’s GSX-S750, Ducati’s Monster 797 and Kawasaki’s Z650 – are fighting to take sales from the undisputed king of middleweight value, Yamaha’s MT07. So where does the smart money go?