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Yamaha has just launched this – the new Fazer 1000 for the MT generation. Called the MT-10, this is the bike we told you about first almost a month ago.

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When we told you that this bike was coming we said that Yamaha was going to load it with all the rider aids and power it needed in order for the bike to top the big naked chart and this model doesn’t disappoint that hype. This is a R1-powered naked muscle bike with tonnes of torque and it’s bristling with top tech.

Here’s what Yamaha itself has to say about the bike:

MT rideability with racing technology

Its 998cc crossplane engine delivers massive levels of linear torque in the low to mid speed range for adrenaline-charged performance – and the aluminium Deltabox chassis features an ultra-short wheelbase of just 1400mm to give supremely light and agile handling performance. Aggressive mass forward styling with a natural riding position give the MT-10 a dominant presence that attracts attention and demands respect – and with its high-tech YZF-R1 based suspension systems and class-leading specification, this iconic new member of motorcycling’s most successful and influential family is the most remarkable naked bike to be developed by Yamaha so far.

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New levels of excitement and emotion

The Dark Side of Japan has already inspired the design of some of the most ground breaking motorcycles seen in recent years. From the seminal MT-09 through to the MT-07, and on to the MT-125, this ground breaking range of models is changing the face of motorcycling and bringing new levels of excitement and emotion to the street.

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Night Fluo: The new MT-family identity

Featuring a dynamic new Night Fluo colour option that will also be available on many other members of the MT segment in 2016, the arrival of the new flagship expands the range and brings added excitement to the whole MT family. A new rider starting out today on the MT-125 now has the widest choice of MT models on offer, enabling them to stay wi