VER­DICT ‘MT-07 never ceases to en­gage’

ANDY DAVID­SON STAFF WRITER

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Features -

The Kawasaki is the most ba­sic bike on test, and the old­est. It has a sim­ple dash, soft sus­pen­sion, feels dated and isn’t as ex­cit­ing as the com­pe­ti­tion. That leaves an ex­tremely close call for first place with the MT- 07 just about clinch­ing top spot. It’s the bet­ter bike over­all: more pur­pose­ful, clev­erly de­signed, more en­gag­ing to ride. But it’s such a close-run con­test that on a dif­fer­ent day with dif­fer­ent testers the Suzuki could have eas­ily edged ahead. For a novice rider the SV would be top choice as it is so well bal­anced and in­cred­i­bly easy to ride. Claimed wet weight: Tank size: 16l Seat height: 805mm Tested MPG: 41.85

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