Video: Yamaha MT-10 (with specifications). Developed based on the US market only Yamaha YZF-R1S model, the new Yamaha MT-10 streetfighter likely stands as one of the most potent litre-class streetfighter the Japanese marque has ever produced.
Launched during EICMA 2015 last November, the Yamaha MT-10 made headlines with its futuristic yet controversial design that divided fans. Despite the glitzy new promotional video posted below, the design still continues to divide fans.
Nevertheless, the YZF-R1-derived 998cc crossplane in-line four-cylinder it boasted was something many couldn’t deny. Now, Yamaha has officially disclosed its output figures starting with horsepower numbers of 158.2hp @ 11,500rpm and peak torque of 110.9Nm @ 9,000rpm. Yamaha reportedly states that the basic engine architecture has been retuned for more mid-range responsiveness in this streetfighter.
Weighing in at 190kg dry (kerb weight: 210kg), much of the YZF-R1S’ features are retained in this super-naked. Highlights include the same main chassis, swingarm suspension and wheels, followed by the electronics package minus the Bosch IMU suite. This naked also boasts selectable rider modes, traction control, cruise control, Yamaha’s Slip & Assist clutch, as well as an LCD instrument display system.
Yamaha have also confirmed that an extensive catalogue of accessories will be available for the MT-10 and it includes an Akrapovič silencer. Other items include a quickshifter plus various billet parts that will cater to a number of enthusiasts. Added versatility will also come from other notable options like a bigger screen, a set of soft panniers, heated grips, as well as a comfort seat.
The Yamaha MT-10 is slated to go on sale this year beginning in May.