What un­likely sports­bikes ring our bell

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Jim Moore Editor

I’m a big fan of the BMW K1. It’s more tourer than sports, but it’s a blast to ride and visu­ally ar­rest­ing to boot. Just stay away from track­days… [email protected]­me­dia.co.uk

Austin Smith Art editor

Ob­vi­ously I love faired race reps, but I’ve al­ways had a thing for the orig­i­nal Du­cati M900. Sim­ple, sin­gle-minded and still a tough look­ing thing. [email protected] bauer­me­dia.co.uk

Si­mon Har­g­reaves Con­trib­u­tor

In terms of sheer hi­lar­ity I’d go for a TDM850 or a Tri­umph Tiger. Huge wheel­ies, bags of stomp and, if you’re brave enough, a track­day or two. psports­[email protected]­me­dia.co.uk

Alan See­ley Tech­ni­cal editor

Bi­mota Mantra. Yes they look like a two-wheeled Mae­stro Vanden Plas, but they’re now some­how com­pelling, in a deeply dis­turb­ing way… alan.see­[email protected]­me­dia.co.uk

Gary Hurd Tech­ni­cal con­sul­tant

I love mus­cle bikes, so a Kawasaki ZRX11/1200 would be per­fect. They’re a re­ally well-bal­anced bike, go like stink, yet aren’t hid­den be­hind acres of plas­tic. Rapid on the road too.

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