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First rides & tests
04 September 2013 11:03
With the new three-cylinder MT-09 starts an exciting new era for Yamaha.
MCN was invited to the exclusive, first ride in sunny Croatia!
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For the price it appears to have the goods . But when you consider the MV 800 butale has the likes of Brembos , Marzocci and sachs fully adjustable suspension , the question would have to be asked ;Is it worth the savings to sacrifice the quality and that 10 odd extra horsepower the MV has ? Let's hope they bring out a ohlins suspended version like they did with the MT01. Certainly worth a look though . Yamaha seem to get the livability / maintenance aspect of their bikes spot on ,.... with a splash of character . The TRX ,MT01, virago's, V max's and the like pay testimony to that . I'm sure the 850 will be no different . 18lt tank option ?
18 September 2013 01:37
you would think in this day and age Yamaha would get the fuelling right
plus a 14ltr tank range is a joke
saying that its looks great for the price
11 September 2013 10:28
Yes, that's all very well, but is your friends Aunt going to buy the MT-09? !!
10 September 2013 22:27
You can't pick your family..
Yamaha's 660cc, 100mph MT-03 is a bit of an underpowered wet lettuce which never really caught on here amongst the hard core with it's lilly livered power delivery and big girl blouse styling..
Did you know..it did remarkably well in Australia though and proved a big hit with our fumbling slow coach Bruce cousins - amongst the least skilled riders on the planet - who largely used them as a stepping stone to gay Ducati Monsters and Lambretta's.
09 September 2013 02:14
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