Clos­est Ri­val: Yamaha MT-09 Tracer ABS - £8149

Motorcycle Monthly - - First Ride -

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.

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