YAMAHA MT-10 £9999 (EST) 998cc O 165bhp (est) O 199kg (est) At last, a proper naked R1. The 999cc MT-10 promises a nutty engine, friskily short wheelbase, three riding modes, traction control and nutty mantis-like looks. It’ll be bonkers.
BMW S1000R (£9900) 998cc O 160bhp O 207kg The machine the new Speed Triple has to beat. Not as handsome as the Triumph but it’s certainly packing the tech with Dynamic Damping Control and cruise control available as extras.
KAWASAKI Z1000 (£9499) 1043cc O 140bhp O 221kg Big, ballsy bad boy shuns fancy electronics in favour of a super sweet chassis and real drivable power. It’s got low-down shove and top-end zing, plus super-sweet chassis components.