New Yamaha MT-10

Yamaha introduces the new MT-10 equipped with the new engine derived from the R1, with more torque, more power and control. Will she be the best naked?

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Yamaha MT-10

Yamaha launches the new evolution of the MT-10 with the new CP4 engine derived from the R1, unprecedented torque, more power, more control and more adrenaline as standard.

With the new MT-10, Yamaha takes the Hyper Naked experience to the next level making it one of the most exciting and rewarding bikes ever built by the Japanese manufacturer.

Thanks to crossplane engine technology, aggressive riding position and
reduced to the bone, the MT Hyper Naked range has grown to become the range of motorcycle most successful Yamaha.

Content index

  1. Motor
  2. cycling
  3. Sound
  4. Style
  5. Ergonomic spaces and furniture
  6. Electronics
  7. Further information
With over 290.000 units sold in Europe, the MT range has brought new excitement to the street and the smaller displacement models have been successful in attracting a whole new generation of people to the two-wheel world.

1Motor

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Yamaha MT-10 - Engine

The new evolution of the MT-10 is equipped with an improved version of the legendary engine crossplane Liquid-cooled CP4, closely derived from the legendary R1. Developing superior power and increasing the feeling of torque delivery, this engine is the most powerful and technologically advanced ever seen on a Yamaha Hyper Naked.

The 2022 model features forged aluminum pistons, a new surface treatment of the cylinders to ensure maximum efficiency, plus numerous new model-specific features designed to enhance torque.
To enhance the average revs for road use, steel connecting rods are used, in order to increase the inertial moment of the crankshaft.

The injection settings have been modified to increase linear torque even more between 4.000 - 8.000 rpm and the design of the intake and exhaust ports has also been modified, to give the MT-10 an even more exhilarating character and unique.
Fuel consumption is improved, CO2 levels are reduced and this more powerful engine meets EU5 regulations.

2cycling

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Yamaha MT-10

The MT-10's advanced suspension system employs model-specific optimized settings designed to provide precise handling and secure road holding, whether on busy city streets or in a series of bends in the mountains.
The fully adjustable 43mm KYB fork features 120mm travel and can be set to suit your personal riding preferences.
This high specification fork is complemented by a fully and easily adjustable KYB rear shock to handle different loads and riding styles.

Derived from the R1, the aluminum Deltabox frame is one of the lightest, most solid and most precise handling designs in its class. Developed to handle 200hp, this hi-tech chassis uses the CP4 engine as a fully stressed element to keep weight to an absolute minimum.
Featuring a long aluminum swingarm but with a compact 1405mm wheelbase, the frame offers a stable, light and agile ride in a wide variety of conditions and low and high riding speeds.

The MT-10's outstanding braking system features dual 320mm floating disc brakes with 4-piston radial calipers, the same system used for the R1.
For 2022, a new Brembo radial master cylinder has been fitted, which improves the feel at the lever for superior control.

3Sound

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Yamaha MT-10 - Exhaust

A new titanium exhaust was used on the new MT-10 model, the system features a new design of the titanium pipes and muffler. The new exhaust has been designed to generate a deep and distinctive sound, which emphasizes the uneven firing sequence.

At lower revs, the exhaust sound is dominant, while the intake roar takes over at mid-high revs to create a soundtrack that stimulates the senses and underscores the thrilling acceleration and performance of the mighty 2022 engine.

The Yamaha development team tailored a new intake sound for the 2022 model with the use of an all-new air filter and three intake ducts with different lengths and cross sections.

Each duct produces a different intake sound, designed to resonate harmoniously at different engine speeds, creating a unique intake rumble that enhances the overall driving experience.

The experience of the engine torque is enhanced by the new acoustic amplification devices, positioned on the sides of the 17-liter tank. The devices convey the intake sound directly to the rider, while in turn increases the excitement and adrenaline that the rider feels when opening the throttle.

4Style

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Yamaha MT-10

The new twin-eye mono-focus LED headlights with separate high and low beam provide excellent illumination and deliver a powerful, even beam with softer light at the edges. The LED position lights are positioned high above the headlight, while the new nose transforms the look of the MT-10 and gives it an even more dominant look.

Mounted on either side of the tank, dynamic air intakes increase intake efficiency and significantly contribute to the 2022 engine's power increase.
In addition to the functionality of distributing fresh air to the injection system, these intakes visually highlight the extraordinary power of the 998cc engine and are an integral part of the new look of the bike.

Together with the acoustic amplification devices located in front of the tank, the air ducts emit the thrilling intake sound of the torque-rich CP4 engine, for the pleasure of the pilots.

With a minimal footprint at the front and a new LED rear light, the MT-10's centralized mass design is taken to the extreme, giving it a brutal side profile that leaves no doubt that it is the queen of the MT line.

5Ergonomic spaces and furniture

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Yamaha MT-10

The MT-10's legendary versatility from city streets to winding mountain turns to track day has made it one of the most competitive and desirable Hyper Naked. For greater comfort combined with greater freedom in adopting different driving styles, the riding position of the 2022 model - the relationship between handlebar, footrest and saddle - has been improved.

The tank design is now more ergonomic, offering a better feel when the rider squeezes the tank between their knees, while also allowing for greater mobility when shifting weight when cornering. The saddle has been modified to increase comfort, while its design has been modified.

6Electronics

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Yamaha MT-10 - Display

Yamaha speed limiter
A key feature of the new MT-10 is the Yamaha Variable Speed ​​Limiter (YVSL), which gives the rider the ability to set a maximum speed limit to suit different situations.

Quick Shift System electronic shifting
Previously available as an option, the QSS electronic gearbox is now fitted as original equipment on the MT-10 MY 2022. This system makes full throttle acceleration even more exciting, even lower gear engagement is smoother and faster.

New 4,2 "color TFT display
The new generation of the MT-10 is equipped with a 4,2 ″ color TFT display derived from the R1, clear and easy to read screen, with all the key information available.
A switch on the right handlebar allows the rider to select the information displayed, while the "Mode / Select" switch on the left side of the handlebar can be used to change the intervention levels of the electronic rider assistance systems or, if appropriate, to turn them on or off.

APSG ride-by-wire throttle with four power delivery modes (PWR)
The new ride-by-wire APSG (Accelerator Position Sensor Grip) control interfaces with the Yamaha Chip Controlled-Throttle (YCC-T) to give the MT-10 rider superior acceleration control. The rider can also adjust the throttle response characteristics using the PWR (power delivery mode) switch.
PWR-1 is suitable for track and aggressive driving, PWR-2 and PWR-3 provide one
smoother response that allows the rider to experience the linear torque of the bike, while PWR-4 offers a softer response more suited to wet or slippery conditions.

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Yamaha MT-10

6-axis IMU
The new MT-10 is now equipped with a state-of-the-art 6-axis IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) originally designed for the R1, which has now evolved into a smaller and lighter unit. The IMU has two sensors that measure angular velocity in 3 axes: roll and yaw and acceleration in three axes - forward / backward, up / down and left / right.

Lean-sensitive traction control system
The MT-10 features one of the most advanced traction control systems available on a Hyper Naked. Sensors detect relative wheel speeds, and if loss of rear wheel traction is detected, the ECU temporarily shuts off the transmission to maintain traction and stability. A total of five levels of intervention are available.

Slide Control System (SCS)
For greater cornering control and increased confidence, the MT-10 features the latest Slide Control System (SCS). When the sensors sense that the rear wheel is about to slip sideways, the ECU intervenes and reduces the transmission to the rear wheel until it is stable. The system uses preset intervention levels, but the pilot can adjust them or deactivate the system.

LIFT (LIF) control system
When sensor data tells the IMU that a wheelie is imminent, the ECU reduces power to the rear wheel until the bike is stable again. As with some of the other pilot assistance systems, the intervention levels are preset, but the pilot can adjust or deactivate them.

Engine Brake (EBM)
EBM controls the degree of braking force of the engine when decelerating and offers the rider a choice of two levels. Level 1 offers a high level of engine braking, while level 2 offers minimal braking, allowing the rider to choose the level best suited to the most difficult driving conditions. The modes are preset, but can be adjusted by the rider or turned off.

Brake Control (BC)
Brake Control (BC) is designed to offer greater controllability when driving mid-cornering, independently modulating and controlling the pressure exerted on the front and rear brake.
The rider can select one of two modes: BC1 mode is a standard active ABS mode, while BC2 is designed to work in emergency braking situations in the middle of corners.

Yamaha Ride Control (YRC)
While all electronic rider assistance systems can be adjusted independently, Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) offers the MT-10 rider the ability to create an "all-inclusive" system, which can change the settings of all traction control systems, SCS, QSS, LIF, EBM and BC simultaneously. YRC is available in four different modes, designed to suit a variety of driving conditions.

7Further information

Yamaha will offer the new MT-10 in three colorways. Cyan Storm represents an evolution of the DSOJ story in an exciting new direction, offering a new idea of ​​hi-tech and on-trend coloring. Icon Blue is a new dynamic color inspired by official racing bikes, with blue rims. Tech Black projects an understated, eye-catching look and features an all-black design with black rims.

Deliveries to Yamaha dealers will begin in February 2022.