IGNIS TAKES A ‘BOW’

Dean, Xavier, and Callum Richardson, Hoddles Creek, Vic

My two boys, aged 11 and 13, and I did a dollars-for-thrills comparo on specs alone of your Top Five Bantamweights (Showroom, July).

A point for every $10K under $200K; power scaled one to five with the most powerful getting five; an index that divided value by weight with the lowest getting five; an index which divided value by the 0-100km/h time, with the lowest getting five points; and the 0-100km/h sprint outright, with the fastest getting five points.

I think you get the idea by now.

The result – two dead heats – was not totally surprising given the stratospheric price of the KTM, but it did get my boys thinking, and it was a bit of fun. We own two Suzuki Swifts, so it was a big grin for the Ignis.