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Updated: APR 29th 2020

Laura Thomson

The seven best motorbikes of the noughties

Ah the noughties, the decade of decadence and bad dancing. After we got over the fact that the world hadn’t ended with the Y2K bug, and forgave the Spice Girls for splitting up, the 2000s went on to become quite exciting – especially when it came to motorcycle innovation.

A shift was seen from the faster, faster sportsbike fever of the ‘90s to the continent crossing adventurers of the new century, with the whole world and their mums climbing aboard with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman to circumnavigate the globe.

Following our look at the best motorbikes of the 2010s, we’ve decided to put together our favourites from the decade before. Admittedly, three of these were actually launched just before we saw in the millennium, but they went on to make their mark throughout the 2000s and, for that reason, could not be ignored...


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