Prices of the MT-07 hold firm as de­mand re­mains high

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

Lon­don is stuffed with Yamaha MT- 07s and MT- 09s. I see half a dozen on my daily com­mute, and there are three in our of­fice car park.

The MT- 07 is a bril­liant fun bike and a stonk­ing bar­gain, but it’s also hold­ing its value. The launch price was £5199 and you won’t find a de­cent used one pri­vately for un­der £3500. Mostly, you’re look­ing around £4000-£4500.

The MT-09 is less in de­mand (not the Tracer, though). Early mod­els didn’t have the fuelling and sus­pen­sion sorted. Sure, it was a cou­ple of hun­dred quid cheaper than the all-con­quer­ing Street Triple, but the Street is a truly great bike and the orig­i­nal MT- 09 had its flaws.

Launch price was £6799, and used ones start at around £4000, so al­most the same as the MT-07 and worse resid­u­als. Given the choice, I’d choose the 07, and if I wanted a used naked mid­dleweight, it would be the Tri­umph, ev­ery time.

Low­ish used values might give the PCP guys some headaches, too. PCP sales are ut­terly de­pen­dent on the bikes be­ing worth a cer­tain sum at the end of the con­tract, be­cause that’s when a lot get handed back.

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