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MT-10

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I bit the bullet and swapped my R1 for an new MT10. I loved the R1 but it killed me on long trips and I dont seem to get the track days in to justify it. The MT10 is a very different animal and after 20+ years of sports bikes its taking a bit of getting used to. It has super-fast handling made faster by the wide bars and the throttle response is tricky. It has more torque than the R1 and is deceptively quick up to 100mph.  I have a load of kit on order to convert the bike in to a bit of tourer. Should arrive this week.  I want to see some of NZ on this bike without missing out on the odd trackday.. 

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Feck, that looks slow :roflmao:

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I don't really have much interest in bikes, but that looks awesome!

 

Unlike the Harley I saw parked in town yesterday wearing full Repsol racing colours, wtf was that all about?

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Dude - that is brilliant, kind of pisses on my incoming MT09 thread I was about to post :roflmao:

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I've spent a lot of time looking at the MT10 and watching reviews etc. The throttle is the biggest put off and the new touring pack (screen, seat, gps mount, rails/soft panniers etc) is a big attraction.

I'love the grey/flouro but with my cash it'd be the black one
 

Still pondering.....

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The throttle is an issue (for me at least).  Most of the issue is me getting used to it. (I'm sure a trash at a track will help). I have spent a lot of time on careful  ergo, throttle slack, suspension setup and taking every chance to ride I can (even after dark). It is improving. It's quite a weapon even after owning R1s etc.

More kit arriving this week. Going for this kind of look.

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I didnt order the Yamaha panniers (very pricey and I have other ideas anyway.). A new "comfort" seat is on the way (very necessary) with a quickshifter, screen, tailrack, handguards and some other bits. Already fitted an Akrapovic titanium exhaust (sounds nice without being obnoxious)

Hoping to get a big ride in with a mate before summer fizzles out here.

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The Touring model is appealing at it's only £850 more . They now come with quickshifters as stock. The Akra is a £750ish option but the OEM sounds nice too.

Ponder ponder...

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++++++  What a weapon!

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