BIKE LIFE

Al­ready a be­wil­der­ing com­bi­na­tion of silli­ness and friend­li­ness, a few of­fi­cial ex­tras turn the MT 10 into a tourist too…

BIKE (UK) - - CONTENTS - Mike Ar­mitage Deputy Ed­i­tor

MTŒ10 good­ies, Har­ley tour­ing joy, KTM bag­gage and big hills on old knock­ers.

IMAG­INE GO­ING ON a ten-pint ben­der, blun­der­ing into an In­dian res­tau­rant and or­der­ing a chicken phaal with ex­tra naga viper chillis, and then en­joy­ing a creamy, mild, po­litely sat­is­fy­ing meal. That’s the MT-10, that is. The Yamaha de­liv­ers all its 152bhp as soon as you touch the light­weight twist­grip and wheel­ies rudely in the first four gears, yet it’s com­fort­able. It’s light, nim­ble and easy to ride. Con­sid­er­ing there’s no screen it’s as­tound­ingly calm at 80mph on a mo­tor­way, too. In­creas­ingly con­vinced that it’s more su­per-all-rounder than su­per-naked, we’ve lightly sprin­kled it with of­fi­cial ac­ces­sories to fur­ther en­hance its do-it-all-ness.

Bolt-on won­der­ers need won­der no more

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