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Old 13th February 2019, 06:46 PM
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Looking at these for the last few weeks. Anyone have one? Any sort of real life feedback on them, performance, handling etc?

A lot of reviews out there but would love to speak to someone who bought one and what their opinion is
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Old 13th February 2019, 07:10 PM
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Drove one at the NEC - lovely engine. Cross plane has a very distinctive sound to it. . . didnt like the lack of fairings

Quickshifter was really smooth and great set of brakes. . . No where to get a ride for an hour or two? Mc Crums might have a demo
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Old 13th February 2019, 08:08 PM
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Had a test ride last year, fantastic engine, bike had a gpr exhaust and sounded glorious. Light and agile and great fun. Some cheap looking plastic bits on it though. There's two of the SP version with the active suspension on done deal at the moment. Was extremely tempted to buy but didn't like the trade in price the shop was offering.

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Old 13th February 2019, 08:57 PM
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Thanks lads, going to view one tomorrow in the shop. Never liked the idea of buying brand new but will see what the trade offer is like.

Iv been watching videos and reading reviews for nearly 2 months now and they sound fantastic. Decisions decisions
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Old 13th February 2019, 09:15 PM
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Have tested a few stock and a few sp’s....go for the sp if you can stretch the budget,particularly if you think you’ll take it on track occasionally
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Old 13th February 2019, 09:28 PM
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Supposedly very heavy on juice if that concerns you.
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Old 13th February 2019, 09:39 PM
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Supposedly very heavy on juice if that concerns you.
Canít be any worse than the 990

But ye iv heard that alright
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Old 13th February 2019, 10:20 PM
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Donít like the look of them but are defo a proper Hoolie machine
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Old 14th February 2019, 12:05 AM
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Can’t be any worse than the 990

But ye iv heard that alright
Coming from a ktm to the Yamaha,I dunno if you’ll get the same thrill. The mt is quick and handles reasonably well,but it gets too serious to be fun for me I’ve had the use of a super duke 1290 recently and I did consider moving on a few bikes and getting one after just 2 days using it....very comfortable,as fast as you like,and undoubtedly one of if not THE most fun bikes I’ve ever spun,and I’ve driven a shit ton of bikes. Definitely something i think you should consider and try test drive before committing to an MT10
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Old 14th February 2019, 07:59 AM
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Donít like the look of them but are defo a proper Hoolie machine
Awful looking Transformer yoke...mate got new one , didnt like it, bought a KTM..loves it..
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Old 14th February 2019, 08:38 AM
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Having the MT09 myself, I can't imagine how demented the 10 would be...

Looks are not for everybody, but I I'm in.

With the right exhaust that cross plane engine will keep you smiling for a long, long time.

Forget about fairings, hyper nakeds are the way forward.
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Old 14th February 2019, 09:43 AM
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They are a grand bike, have had a shot of the SP which has nice plush Ohlins and a few extra bits. It's physically quite wide and large and isn't the most nimble yoke but it's comfortable and quick. It's also incredibly easy to use with the smooth crossplane engine and lots of stability so you can make good progress with relatively little difficulty.
Great for wheelies too if that's your thing.
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Old 14th February 2019, 10:00 AM
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Cheers for all the info lads. Been eyeing up the 1290 duke also but itís an extra 5k

The MT10 seems to be a love/hate thing. Iv only ever seen images so look forward to seeing it in the flesh. The recipe Yamaha have thrown together seems incredible on paper. We shall see.

Whatever I go for will be used for daily commuting as well as the fun stuff, so needs to be nimble for filtering etc
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Old 14th February 2019, 10:26 AM
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Test rode standard MT-10 with Akarapovic exhaust. Embarassing tractor 'put put' noise through towns. Very quick but no real excitement. Tiny tank and drinks fuel. Didn't go down that route in the end.
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Old 14th February 2019, 01:25 PM
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Test rode standard MT-10 with Akarapovic exhaust. Embarassing tractor 'put put' noise through towns. Very quick but no real excitement. Tiny tank and drinks fuel. Didn't go down that route in the end.
It really needs a full exhaust system, just changing the end can won't make much difference. Bike I drove had a full gpr exhaust and it was one of the best sounding bikes I've ever heard. The Akra system looks much better though.
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Old 14th February 2019, 04:56 PM
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MT10 was sold so never got to see it. The search to see one in the flesh continues
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Old 14th February 2019, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Trotter Independent Trading View Post
MT10 was sold so never got to see it. The search to see one in the flesh continues
That's cos I bought it
Haven't had a chance to ride it in anger yet so I'll reserve judgement...
Come take a look if you're in Galway anytime soon...
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Old 14th February 2019, 06:50 PM
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That's cos I bought it
Haven't had a chance to ride it in anger yet so I'll reserve judgement...
Come take a look if you're in Galway anytime soon...
Well wear dude .
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Old 14th February 2019, 09:20 PM
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That's cos I bought it
Haven't had a chance to ride it in anger yet so I'll reserve judgement...
Come take a look if you're in Galway anytime soon...
Well wear man. Let me know how you find it
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Old 14th February 2019, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
That's cos I bought it
Haven't had a chance to ride it in anger yet so I'll reserve judgement...
Come take a look if you're in Galway anytime soon...
Mmmm!!....fun to be had!! Enjoy
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