The 2010 Yamaha YZF has much more suspension than the previous model. The current model offers more balance, is composed, and works cohesively throughout the stroke, but while the forks are still on the soft side when subjected to that extra load during faster laps on a racetrack, it is ideal for street riding. The MotoGP-inspired engine cross plane crankshaft (developed by Yamaha) offers smooth power delivery that allows for simple, refined drives off the corners and a unique sound that’s easy on the ears (sounding more like a small block V-8 than a motorcycle). However, the model lacks top end when it’s pushed to the limits. This model clocked a quarter-mile time of 10.02 seconds at 144.23 mph, with a fuel consumption of 25 mpg, and a tested top speed of 176.7 mph. It also has slow building power, churning out 150.89 horsepower and 76.55 lb-ft of torque.