The Yamaha WR125X is a serious, substantial piece of kit – the only slight downside for novice riders is its tall seat and high price. Ride Quality & Brakes 4 out of 5 The Yamaha WR125X’s handling matches the engine performance: the suspension is firm yet plush and the rear has preload adjustment.
Top 10 current supermotos . Visordown. Want to get in on the SM scene? 0 ... Husqvarna TR650 Strada: £4,999 (ish) if you can find one. Strictly speaking the Strada isn’t a ‘current’ bike – since BMW sold Husqvarna the firm’s range of road-going bikes has disappeared – but there are still a few new ones out there in dealers so it just about makes the cut. The prices being asked now ...
5. Yamaha XT660X: £6,599. To be honest it was a tough call whether to put the XT660X above or below the Husqvarna Strada – it’s one of the few ‘supermotos’ available from a major brand these days, so qualifies by default for this list, but it’s age-old and rather too straight-laced to really cash in on the fun aspect of the genre.
In typical supermoto style, the SMC R is essentially a dual-purpose motorcycle – in this case KTM's 690 Enduro R – fitted with roadgoing tyres and brakes. In theory that format makes plenty of sense, given that many dual-purpose machines are rarely ridden off-road.