Tag Archive for Sports touring

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Yamaha Tracer 700 Review

Sports-tourers and more versatile steeds are stealing headlines (and customers) from 200bhp and chasing tenths. A reflection of motorcycling in general? Of society? Or just evolution? Yamaha’s stonking new Tracer 700 is the epitome of this trend. Based on the MT-07, Yamaha has taken an incredible template – that really shouldn’t offer the thrills, performance and fun factor it does… Read more →

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Video: Yamaha Tracer 700 – First Ride

Fresh from a Brexit comedown (and a non-fictional Glastonbury one too), 44Teeth headed to the Dolomites in Italy for the European press launch of Yamaha’s Tracer 700: a sports-touring middleweight based heavily on the MT-07. First there was the XSR700 offshoot to appease the modern retro heads. Now there’s a genuine mile-munching option based on Yamaha’s budget best-seller. There’ll be… Read more →

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Metzeler Roadtec 01 Review

Tyre manufacturers have become casualties of their own success in many ways. Outright grip levels and longevity have dramatically increased in recent times, so much so that average consumers aren’t visiting tyre suppliers/fitters as often – once every few years rather than annually. And nowadays, there are reams of do-it-all tyres that satisfy any rider and ability. Metzeler’s M7RR was… Read more →