THE RIDE VER­DICT

RiDE (UK) - - Used Bikes -

WE AB­SO­LUTELY LOVE these. A men­tal (but con­trol­lable) mo­tor, sweet han­dling, cool looks and ev­ery­day prac­ti­cal­ity would all make it a win­ner any­way. But add in bar­gain prices and low run­ning costs, and you’re laugh­ing all the way.

True, the sus­pen­sion is ba­sic and, also true, the fin­ish isn’t the best. But you can sort the sus­pen­sion with­out spend­ing a for­tune, and a lit­tle care and at­ten­tion will keep it tidy enough un­til ei­ther you sell it on, or in­vest some cash in new paint on the swingarm in par­tic­u­lar. It’s the kind of bike you can leave more or less stan­dard and it’ll do any­thing you

“With bar­gain prices and low run­ning costs, you’re laugh­ing all the way”

want it to, but it also has the po­ten­tial to be even bet­ter with some care­fully con­sid­ered (and rel­a­tively easy) mod­i­fi­ca­tions to the sus­pen­sion and the brakes in par­tic­u­lar.

It’s been such a good seller that there are plenty of them to choose from, so you can af­ford to be picky. And be­cause it’s so pop­u­lar, it’s well served by the af­ter­mar­ket, help­ing to bring ser­vic­ing costs down even fur­ther.

There’s no sit­u­a­tion where the MT-07 won’t make you smile

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