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Ma­tur­ing PCP deals mean there are great used bike bar­gains to be had

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EX-PCP MT-09S are hit­ting deal­ers and they’re cheap

Buy­ers went mad for Yamaha’s all-new MT-09 when it was re­leased back in 2013. Not only was the naked 847cc triple bril­liant fun but at just £6799 it rep­re­sented bril­liant value. Sell­ing by the boat­load, it was also one of the first bikes to be read­ily pur­chased on PCP which means now, three years down the line, deal­ers are see­ing those orig­i­nal bikes fil­ter on to the used mar­ket.

And if we thought the new bike was good value, the MT-09 is even bet­ter as a used buy. Saul Tow­ers, Sales Man­ager of Fl­itwick Yamaha, told MCN: “If ever there was a bar­gain bike of the mo­ment, then 2014 MT-09 is most def­i­nitely it.

“We’ve got three 2014 mod­els in at the mo­ment and they’re all sub-£5000 – which, in terms of bang for your buck, is re­ally hard to beat. It was cheap when it was new, which is what ev­ery­one picked up on, but the MT-09 was also a re­ally good bike in its own right, and now as a used buy it’s dou­bly so.”

Con­cerns that the orig­i­nal ma­chine’s bar­gain price might’ve com­pro­mised build qual­ity also ap­pear to be un­founded, as Saul reck­ons the used MTS he’s seen so far are stand­ing the test of time.

“All the used bikes we’re see­ing are in very good con­di­tion – they’re hold­ing up re­ally well – and that’s not what you’d ex­pect for such a bar­gain bike. The ex­haust is so good it’s like it’s been made us­ing witch­craft – it doesn’t dis­colour like so many other un­der­slung sys­tems can, that’s be­cause Yamaha treated it with a nanofilm coat­ing which seems to work well.”

Although there are a fair few MT-09S com­ing through into the used mar­ket, deal­ers like Fl­itwick aren’t see­ing as many as they’d hoped. “Sur­pris­ingly, there’s not as many as you’d ex­pect com­ing di­rectly back into deal­ers be­cause for some rea­son the fi­nance com­pany has been putting the bikes that PCP buy­ers have walked away from di­rectly into auc­tion,” says Tow­ers.

A quick browse at the bikes sold at BCA Peter­bor­ough’s Fe­bru­ary auc­tion sees a few MT-09S sold, with one 18,000-mile ex­am­ple go­ing for as lit­tle as £3200. So now’s the time to treat your­self to a used Yamaha triple.

‘We’ve seen used MT-09S go­ing for as lit­tle as £3200 at auc­tion’

MT build qual­ity has turned out to be bet­ter than ex­pected The MT re­vi­talised Yamaha and now there are used deals to be done

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