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This is the eagerly awaited naked street version of the almighty new Yamaha R1, The MT-10 . The following comments come from a test ride. After the first 50km ride on the bike it was clear to me that the MT-10 is so much more than just a naked R1. The upright riding position, business class leg room and surprisingly good wind protection make it a fantastic all-round machine. Itâ€™s so easy to enjoy the beauty that is the crossplane big-bang motor â€“ itâ€™s a masterpiece of an engine. Of course the bike is unreasonably fast, with a midrange that could shift tectonic plates. The crossplane crankshaft, inline four-cylinder, 998cc R1 engine has been detuned from its 153kW peak down to somewhere around 120 to make it more useful in an un-faired bike. The power is the same as BMWâ€™s S1000R, but it seems to have a better spread of torque. Itâ€™s a MotoGP-esque sound that pushes out that power combined with 111Nm of tar-tearing torque and makes for a thrilling ride. It feels perhaps a little less racey than the competitors I have previously tested, but that actually works in its favour. It feels more user-friendly and suited to everyday real world riding â€“ where comfort and ease of use are essential.Overall the MT-10 offers excellent handling and a devastating engine. If you want to wheelie everywhere, it will do it, in almost every gear. Or, if itâ€™s a good all-rounder you are looking to live with, it will do the practical motorcycle thing too. The MT-10 is the best of both worlds: a user friendly R1, that is able to switch frame of mind as quickly as you and go from cool, calm, relaxed to hooligan on the loose! Trade ins welcome and low or no deposit is available.
Specifications Engine Type *Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve Displacement *998 cc *153kw Bore x Stroke *79.0 Ã— 50.9 mm Compression Ratio *12.0 : 1 Lubrication System *Wet sump Fuel Management *Fuel Injection Ignition *TCI Starter System *Electric Fuel Tank Capacity *17 L Final Transmission *Chain Transmission *6-speed Length *2095 mm Width *800 mm Height *1110 mm Seat Height *825 mm Wheelbase *1400 mm Ground Clearance *130 mm Wet Weight *210 kg with 17 litres of fuel Frame Type *Aluminium Deltabox Suspension Front *Telescopic fork, 120mm travel Suspension Rear *Swingarm, 120mm travel Brakes Front *Hydraulic dual disc, 320 mm Brakes Rear *Hydraulic single disc, 220mm Tyres Front *120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W) Tyres Rear *190/55 ZR17 M/C (75W)
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