Well; I`ve collected my new (to me) MT10 today, and to say I`m shocked would be an understatement.
I`m in my 50`s now, and been riding many years, and have owned many bikes.
However, I have NEVER ridden a bike like this before, that can just, quite simply, do everything !
It handles, it stops (well enough for me, although a common criticism, I know), it`s comfortable, and because of the crossplane, it sounds and feels good, then, after all of that...........there`s THAT engine !!
I have never experienced throttle-response and general "poke" like this thing has, in my bloody life ! Yes, there are quicker bikes out there, we all know this, but it`s the way that Yamaha have taken the R1`s torque, and then dropped it all in at the bottom-end, instead of the top, which is the master-stroke here for me...
This thing makes you feel ALIVE, like no other bike I`ve ridden before, as you can be on the power all of the time, instead of having to wind it up first.
I`m just so, so impressed with this bike, so a massive THANKYOU to Yamaha, for creating and developing such an amazing machine !!
Have to agree. Have yet to meet the car/bike that pulls away from the 10.
When you hit that 7k rpm in hard acceleration, all hell breaks loose, front just flies up, and its absolutley awesome.
Glad to hear most owners are happy about the power...it truly is ridicules though and comes in as an explosion in mode 1....part that concerns me a little to be honest is the fact that enjoying ANY part of the MT's power results in serious law breaking in Ontario...I try to ride it calmly.... simply not possible. Lol. Man.... what a friggen machine....😁
That is true. Its not easy to resist the temptations. However, it does double great as a medium distance bike. Thanks to the cruise control, i have no problem riding within the law on highways and country roads
I've had a couple of nakeds before, the Z1000 and the ZRX1200R...they were great bikes. This machine is on a whole other level though. Loving it! rode it 350 miles to the Hill Country in Texas, rode the Twisted Sisters all weekend and then 350 miles home...AWESOME the whole time!
Lol. Same here, long time litre sportsbike rider who is blown away every time I get out on it. The do indeed inspire confidence and lunacy in equal measure but if used in mode 2 it will tame the wheelies and allow some semblance of normality if you need to calm YOURSELF down. Dropping the front end by up to 20mm will also calm the wheelies with the added advantage to improving the handling on track too. The brakes can be improved cheaply by fitting SBS sintered pads. Total cost around £30 ($40 or so) not the £80 which the Brembo pads will set you back.