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Eddieb
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  • Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
  • Rank: 1200cc Rider

Before Yamaha based it’s MT series model names on the motors capacity the MT03 which is now powered by a 320cc parallel twin was actually a single cylinder 660 model which used the 660 Tenere motor.

Personally I think this is the sort of thing I would like to see manufacturers put a small-mid range twin into like the 685/655 in LAMS spec Yamaha parallel twin. A no frills back to basics setup with a light stock weight that can be customised to suit the owner.

Unfortunately this exact design probably wouldn’t work with a twin due to the rear short mounting location but I’m sure the manufacturers could come up with some good designs.