The learner legal segment is becoming one of the hottest contested and one of the more compelling areas of the market. With that, lets consider the top A2 compliant bikes.
While not offered in the UK yet, its already on sale in the USA and proving to be plenty popular with the commuter community, a reworked (softer) version of the new CBR300R.
Based of the Duke 390 (also A2 compliant) the RC390 is the most powerful bike of the segment, also the most agressive. Supersport ergonomics and top shelf kit make it an intimidating competitor, the price however may prove prohibitive.
The naked variant of the Ninja 250 SL actually competes in house with the Z300. However the 300 makes use of the venerable parallel twin while the 250SL makes dues with a punchy single and exotic trellis (sound familiar).
Naked version of the Ninja 300, good looking, stout parallel twin, not as lithe as the Z250SL however.
Headline grabbing and gorgeous to boot. Price undercuts the venerable Ninjette and uppity new comer KTM. One of the most powerful bikes in class.
One of the biggest boons going for the 250 Ninjette is price, it cuts more than a grand off the Ninja 300s starting price, one of the cheaper options in class, however its also one of the most tossable options.