5 small two-cylinder in the test – a broad field

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5 small two-cylinder in the test – a broad field

5 small two-cylinder in the test
A wide field

At the time, opinions differed widely about Gunther Grass ’epic poem of the same name. With regard to the qualities of the current two-cylinder middle class, however, there is broad agreement.

In any case, more than about who belongs to it. A broad field.

December 14, 2020

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MOTORCYCLE test result

1. BMW F 750 GS


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In view of the fact that it is more than complete equipment due to a lot of extras that are subject to a surcharge and the fact that it is actually in a different class, the test win is hardly surprising. The BMW is as good a bike as it is expensive.

2. Suzuki SV 650


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The Suzuki is at least the winner of the hearts. Your drive, although 20 years old, is still convincing. The rest can still be seen as before. It has no real weaknesses, costs the least and is cheap to maintain. A bike for computers.

3. Yamaha MT-07


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The only weakness of the Yamaha is their measly payload. The drive is top notch, and the revision of the chassis for 2018 did it very well. It is as versatile as a sneaker and drives like that too. Still, it works very well.

4. Kawasaki Z 650


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In this environment, the kawa looks tiny, although it is not. It is annoyed by the fine vibrations that are always present and the rather soft suspension setting, which quickly reaches its limits when driving quickly. In contrast to the freedom from inclination.

5. Ducati Monster 797


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Monsters are not built to win benchmark tests, but hearts. That works, despite the somewhat tired looking engine. In terms of chassis, it is fully there, but a little less hardness at the rear would result in more comfort with the same driving stability.

Conclusion

It was already clear before this test that middle class does not mean mediocrity. It is interesting to see where the middle is located among the individual manufacturers. The composition of the test field also caused heated discussions within the editorial team, but all two-cylinder engines in this performance segment were supposed to start. If it were up to the author, there would be three first winners in this test. And no, we were neither bribed nor threatened. So far. Suggestions, criticism, opinions are welcome to the address below.

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