‘The MT-07’S engine makes it a really special motorcycle’
On a dry day both the Suzuki SV650 and Kawasaki Z650 will probably be the faster bikes through the B-road bends thanks to their better suspension, but there is something about the MT- 07’s engine that makes it a really special bike and one that punches far above what its budget middleweight tag would otherwise suggest.
It is a bit softly sprung, but it is also a physically bigger bike than its rivals, making it a more comfortable proposition. It’s such a close call, but for my money the MT-07 has just enough left in its locker to see off the Z650 and SV650. But only just.