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Brutish Naked Motorbikes

The Yamaha MT-10's Naked Body Looks Unabashedly Nasty

— November 17, 2015 — Autos
The Yamaha MT-10 is a new motorbike that features a gnarly, naked design that appears to be Yamaha's way of throwing down the gauntlet to competitor naked bikes such as the BMW S1000R and the Aprilia Tuonom.

While many superbikes boast aerodynamic plastic sheathing that give them a very slick and visually aerodynamic design, the Yamaha MT-10 doesn't care for that. This is a bike whose performance specs are brutal (3-level traction control and a 998-cc engine), and that wants the world to know just that.

Ultimately, the Yamaha MT-10 is an indicator of a growing tendency in the auto industry to sacrifice pretty and sleek styling in favor of a more brutal appearance that pays homage to the underlying performance attributes.

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