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The Best Motorbikes under £5000

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  1. Kawasaki Ninja 125

What better way to hello to motorcycling than with a brand new Kawasaki Ninja 125? An unmissable deal if you’ve just passed your CBT and look for a punchy first bike. This Performance Edition version comes with an arrow sports exhaust and packs all safety feature you’d expect from a 2019 model. Responsive and flexible on the road, it also impresses with its sleek, racing team inspired bodywork. A great bargain that’s £900 cheaper than RRP. 

Specs 

  • Engine: Liquid-cooled single-cylinder    
  • Max power output: 15 bhp (11 kW)  
  • Displacement: 124cc
  • Seat height: 785mm
  • Weight: 148kg 
  • Price: £4,099
  1. Ducati Scrambler 

Almost new, this 2017 Ducati Scrambler showcases a superb Termignoni exhaust and has just 880 miles on the clocks. Half the price of a new Scrambler, this modern café racer maintains the classic lines you’d expect from such an iconic bike. It fits any riding style and application and is an awesome choice for those enthusiasts looking for a totally different experience than those offered by other brands. Combining style with the latest technologies, it’s an amazing all-rounder to use in the city or on your adventures. 

Specs 

  • Engine: Air-cooled, dual cylinder    
  • Max power output: 73 bhp (54 kW)  
  • Displacement: 803cc
  • Seat height: 798mm
  • Weight: 173kg 
  • Price: £4,900
  1. Kawasaki Z1000SX

Kawasaki Z1000SX is made for the adventurer type looking for a capable sports tourer. Agile enough to tackle the city and comfortable enough for long-haul riding, it comes with stylish colour coded panniers and new rear tyre. Its powerful 4-cylinder engine can take you anywhere you want to go, and it will surely make heads turn with its incredible aesthetics. Undeniably, outstanding value for money. 

Specs 

  • Engine: Liquid-cooled 4-cylinder    
  • Max power output: 136.11 bhp (99.4 kW)  
  • Displacement: 1043cc
  • Seat height: 820mm
  • Weight: 228kg 
  • Price: £4,999

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  1. Yamaha XJR1300

Perfect for the nostalgic one dreaming of long past times, this Yamaha XJR1300 blends retro looks with modern technology. It’s great for sunny weekend blasts, but it can also handle your daily  commute; it’s also almost new despite its age. Extremely well-maintained and showcasing superb bodywork, it comes with all three keys, original owner handbook, and full-service history. A sweet treat for anyone looking to conquer new routes at a slow pace. 

Specs 

  • Engine: Air-cooled inline 4-cylinder    
  • Max power output: 98 bhp (72.1 kW)  
  • Displacement: 1250cc
  • Seat height: 795mm
  • Weight: 222kg 
  • Price: £4,999