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Old 3rd December 2017, 11:13 PM
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I've been thinking about getting myself a second hand MT07 for blasting and having fun on, I love my GS but not the most rivetting when you just want to mess around.

I'm planning to get myself an MT09 or Duke 790 next summer but considering getting the MT07 for the craic between now and then.

I'm 6ft and close to 100kg, had a seat on one and didn't feel like too much of a gorilla on it... I figure if bigger lads make track bikes out of SV650's the MT07 should work as a blaster for an above average sized buck.

I know the suspension is budget and soft but hyperpro do a kit for £500 That should sort that...

Any thoughts from experienced owners?
Yay or nay?

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Old 3rd December 2017, 11:35 PM
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I had a shot of my mates mt07 and I'm 6 foot 1 and about the same weight as you. I had great fun on it. There's a lovely sound off them with an akrapovic exhaust too. I had to change gears with the heel of my motocross boots. The lad who owns it is a serious man to wheelie on it too.
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Old 3rd December 2017, 11:35 PM
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My thoughts are you've more money than sense.😆
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Old 3rd December 2017, 11:36 PM
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My thoughts are you've more money than sense.😆
I wish... thereís bank money involved... trust me... Iíve no sense!
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Old 3rd December 2017, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by oroura25 View Post
I had a shot of my mates mt07 and I'm 6 foot 1 and about the same weight as you. I had great fun on it. There's a lovely sound off them with an akrapovic exhaust too. I had to change gears with the heel of my motocross boots. The lad who owns it is a serious man to wheelie on it too.
Cheers for the input, Watched a few videos of various exhausts... sounds peachy
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Old 3rd December 2017, 11:43 PM
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There are several mt09s for sale at the moment - I'd buy one of those instead

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Old 3rd December 2017, 11:51 PM
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There are several mt09s for sale at the moment - I'd buy one of those instead

'cptr
I considered them, and I know the shit suspension can be sorted on them with a kit too, but a lot of talk about shit fuelling as well... pretty keen on the new one, may take an older one for a spin if I get the chance tho,
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Old 4th December 2017, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by BigDiggity View Post
I considered them, and I know the shit suspension can be sorted on them with a kit too, but a lot of talk about shit fuelling as well... pretty keen on the new one, may take an older one for a spin if I get the chance tho,
That's the problem with the older models, fueling is pretty snappy and with the power that the bike has it can get you in trouble pretty fast.

MT07 seems to be a good yoke, but make sure to get a test ride as it's a small bike. A few youtubers use them and they have a blast. Definitely a bike to consider and have in mind.

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Old 4th December 2017, 11:10 AM
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I've ridden the MT07 and MT09, I'd have the 7, especially if it's just for fucking around on.

They weigh nothing and are a piece of piss to wheelie.
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Old 4th December 2017, 11:52 AM
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Wait for the new sp spec to come out next year and buy one, Iím having serious thoughts about it, just waitin on ride away prices at the min
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Old 4th December 2017, 01:55 PM
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Cheers for the replies lads,

yeh thats the plan, pick up an MT07 over the next few weeks, and mess around with it, then next summer trade it towards a new MT09/SP or if I'm having too much fun with I'll just keep it!

The updated 2018 MT07 comes out in March so will keep an eye on prices over the next few weeks and see if there's any UK dealer's slashing prices on stock
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Old 4th December 2017, 02:03 PM
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superb bike, very punchy engine, more character than the MT09 imo.

few quid for aftermarket springs will make a difference. It does feel small, but you'd get used to it. 14 ltr tank....

lots of well priced bikes in the UK or up north.





Originally Posted by Kaos Theory View Post
I've ridden the MT07 and MT09, I'd have the 7, especially if it's just for fucking around on.

They weigh nothing and are a piece of piss to wheelie.
& this ^
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Old 4th December 2017, 04:16 PM
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I've ridden the mt07 too and I'm 6'1 (bit lighter at about 85kg) but I enjoyed it very much very smooth and very little between it and the z800 I bought. Best of luck with it if you get one.
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Old 4th December 2017, 06:41 PM
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Would you tour France on one or is it only for short blasts?
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Old 4th December 2017, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Interceptor View Post
Would you tour France on one or is it only for short blasts?
If you were asking me, I have the GS for those sort of tours and trips...

Although I'd consider shipping the MT07 out to the alps for a few days of carving or similar sorta trip.
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Old 5th December 2017, 09:11 AM
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I was almost settled on it... but then I thought to myself.... for the same money as a used MT07 (£4,500) I could get a 2011/12 Street Triple R....
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Old 5th December 2017, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by BigDiggity View Post
I was almost settled on it... but then I thought to myself.... for the same money as a used MT07 (£4,500) I could get a 2011/12 Street Triple R....
Yeah, no question about it.
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Old 10th December 2017, 11:03 AM
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MT07, nice engine and that's where it ends. The build quality is crap, really cheap, nasty and rattly plastics.

Nicer and better build in that category are the ER6 and the SV, and cracking engines on both too.
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Old 10th December 2017, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Makikomi View Post
MT07, nice engine and that's where it ends. The build quality is crap, really cheap, nasty and rattly plastics.

Nicer and better build in that category are the ER6 and the SV, and cracking engines on both too.
They're a budget bike,just like the ER and SV, they use decent fasteners,and the engine is lightyears ahead of the SV,ER is a good motor but I totally disagree on build quality,ER and SV both rust easy and have shit suspension,brakes on the sv are absolutely muck and they handle as good as a scaffold plank
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