Im­prov­ing on ge­nius


Yamaha’s MT 10 is stag­ger­ingly ex­cit­ing, easy to ride and the UK’S best-sell­ing 651 1000cc bike. Now there’s an SP ver­sion too. It uses Öh­lins elec­tronic sus­pen­sion from the R1M that con­tin­u­ally looks at what’s crack­ing off and ad­justs damp­ing to suit. It has the R1M’S thin film tran­sis­tor dash too. Blue and sil­ver only, it’ll be here in Fe­bru­ary. The base MT 10 also has a new quick­shifter and dif­fer­ent fuel map­ping for nicer throt­tle char­ac­ter­is­tics. Changes to the MT 09 too, with bet­ter and more ad­justable front sus­pen­sion, shorter tail with new seat, re­designed ex­haust, quick­shifter, slim LED head­lights and a num­ber­plate that’s now bolted to the swingarm like on a Du­cati Scrambler. Blue, black or ‘Night Fluo’, and avail­able be­fore the end of this year.

We’re yet to be

con­vinced that this looks bet­ter

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