What makes MT-07S bril­liant?

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Feature -

1 They’re easy to im­prove MT- 07s are built to a price. Peo­ple get that – and im­prove them when they can with ex­hausts, shocks , screens and more. 2 The chas­sis is ge­nius Mass cen­tral­i­sa­tion is usu­ally con­fined to ex­ot­ica but is stan­dard on the MT. Light? Ag­ile? Beau­ti­fully bal­anced? You betcha. 3 The en­gine’s a mas­ter­piece No-one’s ever said a bad word about this torque-in­fested twin. Fast or fru­gal, fran­tic or laid back – how­ever you ride it’s su­perb. 4 It’s ace value The MT- 07 will tour, com­mute or scratch and eas­ily hit 60mpg or 120mph. At £6300 it’s the cheap­est de­cent mo­tor­bike on the mar­ket. 5 They’re fun Al­most 40 years ago Yamaha made the RD350LC. The MT- 07’s light, care­free, wheelie-prone char­ac­ter is the near­est mod­ern equiv­a­lent.

Con­sole is fairly bud­get but cov­ers all the ba­sics The MT-07’S sad­dle con­trib­utes to the slim feel Dy­nam­i­cally the MT is bril­liant – but its fin­ish and sus­pen­sion could be bet­ter Stock pipe of­ten gets re­placed by af­ter­mar­ket ones Lo te vende­nient If...

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