Colours: grey, black My only complaint is the snatchy
fuelling between 2,000 and 4,000rpm when rolling off the throttle and back on again.
In truth, neither side played well over significant periods, Walsall because they gave too much ball away and their line-out did not function and Dudley because they were far too snatchy
; trying too hard, no doubt, to mount a performance that was appropriate to the day.
low-down power, just a useful build up from a lowly 2000revs on to a howling 14,500 should you feel in the need of a rush.
At 262kg fully fuelled, it's still a hefty beast, but thanks to the usual Hinckley magic, that mass disappears instantly on the move, making handling a doddle - particularly with a featherlight clutch and low-speed fuelling which is deliciously smooth compared to the sensitive, snatchy
feel at low revs of the Explorer.
At low speeds, its chunky engine has a single thump to it, though it's not snatchy
"That's not really the way - you start to become snatchy
Now, when I watch some old DVDs, I can see my action had become very 'snatchy
' under pressure - but the operation has freed me up.
From Yamaha comes a new Masters of Torque range - the MT-07 parallel twin and an MT-09 which aim to tackle Triumph's dominance of midrange triples, but won't quite if early reports of a snatchy
throttle are true.
At low speeds the clutch has a tiresome "on/off" feel to it and it can be very snatchy