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Fin­ish

Yamaha built the MT down to a price, so its sus­pen­sion, plas­tics and paint are ba­sic. Check coolant pipes, swingarm and plated parts.

ABS

The first bikes came with­out ABS but the sys­tem is a big plus point on a used ex­am­ple. Ig­nore bikes with­out it – un­less you’re only do­ing track days.

En­gine

The 690cc par­al­lel twin with its 270- de­gree crank is trou­ble free but make sure it’s been ser­viced. First 600 miles, then 6000 miles, 12,000 and so on.

Ex­haust

Own­ers love fit­ting noisy pipes to the MT. But when you’re buy­ing, it’s an op­por­tu­nity to hag­gle the price down – or in­sist the orig­i­nal pipes are thrown in, too.

Shock

The orig­i­nal is so soft and un­der­damped many own­ers fit af­ter­mar­ket items such as Nitron NTR R1 or K-tech Ra­zor-r Lite. Well worth it.

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