Bike UK - May 2020

Bike UK - May 2020

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Given the distractions of ebay, mcnbikesforsale and subito.it (my current digital addiction) it’s a wonder that we manage to produce a magazine every month. Let me share the plum items from today’s diversion into used bike temptation; a choice of over 20 snub nosed 2008-09 Honda Fireblades between £4000-£5000, a top spec Yamaha Super Ténéré for £5000, a 1956 Moto Guzzi Airone 250 for €4500 (but I’d have to go to Rome) and a Yamaha QT50 for £240. Severe bike storage congestion (the actual number shall remain a secret in order to avoid self-incrimination) is already causing some domestic friction, so these kind of deals are a worry. Oooh look, here’s a Triumph T595 Daytona at £1695, and nine Ducati Multistrada 1000s for between £1900-£3500. A deeper investigation, maybe conducted with refreshment to hand, would probably reveal some even better offers; great bikes available at a fraction of the original cost with mileages that suggest that they are only just runin. Perfect to get out and ride this summer. This picture was taken 16 years ago on a ride to Skye, and I’d happily repeat it on an old Multistrada as soon as the sun’s out. Bought a sensational used bike? Got Scottish touring tips? Want to see more of the Amazonas 1600 Policial? Anything else (bike related) to get off your chest? Write and tell us.

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