‘Here and now I’d take the MT’

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Road Test -

As Kar and I mo­tor back across the back roads, I can see how the Tuono won the MCN group test ear­lier this year; in dry, warm weather, with a race­track as part of the test, it would be able to stretch its legs and make the most of its RSV4 sports­bike her­itage. The sus­pen­sion that feels re­mote on a cold, wet road would come alive when some force was ap­plied to it; and the en­gine, given full rein, would shine. Kar re­mem­bers what that feels like and prefers the Tuono. Would he be tempted by the MT? “No, it’s close, but it’s a no,” he says. “I’m keep­ing my Aprilia!”

But here and now, on greasy roads and with an em­pha­sis on fast fun more than fast for­ward, I’d take the MT-10. The fact it’s nearly five grand cheaper than the Tuono is sim­ply a bonus; and I’d spend some of the dif­fer­ence on a pipe and a fly screen.

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