Closest rival: TRIUMPH STREET TRIPLE S £8200 OTR
The Street Triple is a fair rival to the Yamaha but the money you’ll spend on the triple may put many off. Then again, you do get a much higher spec of suspension, brakes and various bits and bobs (all of which are adjustable to give you a virtually bespoke motorcycle that suits your needs) and a 765cc engine that is sublime to use with 110bhp @ 11,250rpm and 73Nm of peak torque @ 9100rpm. The Street also gets a very pretty TFT digital screen and ‘muscular’ looks. It’s not as accomplished an all-rounder as the Yamaha though.