MT-09..... Not for me
On a positive note i've tried and tried to like the bike.
Unfortunatey, i can't and YES i see what Yamaha are trying to do, go back to it's roots of designing & building outside of the box, i.e be different.
Trouble is, for me personally, the bike just looks a mess, that tank, the frame irritates me and the seat, with the hideous black steel sub frame showing, jeez, too much going on for the eye to take in, nothing seems to gel in the finished look....Bloody frustrating, because i know Yamaha can do better and for £7k, i want a bike to ride good and look good.
Nah, sorry, but, compared to a street triple, Mv Brutale and even Yam's own TDM 900 , it's not for me.
Yamaha needs to take the TDM900 tweak it ie sharper fairing, USD forks, rad cals, BIG fat rear tyre, single sided swingarm.......
Look at the KTM Super Duke 1190, not much too see but it looks great...CLEAN DESIGN.