I’m on record as saying the MT-10 is the best bike Yamaha’s built in a decade, but that one’s $12,999. The MT-09 Triple is $8,999, but I never really got along with it so well. You can go “Sport Heritage” XSR700 or 900 if you want to spend more money and prefer motorcycles that look their best when it’s really dark. But, with an MSRP of just $7,599, you won’t find anything in Yamaha’s line or anyone else’s that matches the MT-07’s price/performance ratio. It barely weighs 400 pounds all gassed up, has a torquey, eager little marmot of a 689cc parallel-Twin, and loves to tear up backroads, freeways, and everything in between. Comfortably and economically.