Closest Rival: Yamaha MT-09 Tracer ABS - £8149
Yamaha’s triples have gone down a treat with the European market, owing mostly to their simplicity and affordability. The Tracer is the most recent addition to the MT family and it’s also the most refined and practical. The bike’s a comfortable machine to ride and its front fairing and three-position screen combine to offer good levels of protection from the elements. The ride’s bolstered further by a torquey and dependable motor, which is assisted by different power maps and varying levels of traction control. The bike’s agile and fun to ride, but also good at tackling long distance owing to its 18 litre fuel tank.