Hidden inside a little black box is a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that senses pitch, roll and yaw, as well as forward/backward, up/down and left/right acceleration. The ECU then uses this data to activate the high-tech rider aids package, including traction control, Slide Control (SCS) wheelie control (LIF) engine braking (EBM) and brake control (BC) that ensure the ultimate setup on every ride.
Derived from the class-leading R1, the aluminium Deltabox chassis is one of the lightest, strongest and sharpest handling designs in any category. Developed to handle 200bhp, this high-tech frame uses the CP4 engine as a fully stressed member to keep weight to an absolute minimum. Equipped with a long aluminium swingarm but with a compact wheelbase of 1405mm, the Deltabox chassis delivers stable, light and agile handling in a wide variety of low and high speed conditions.
The next evolution of the MT-10 comes fully equipped with an R1 derived 4.2in full-colour TFT display that features a clear and easy to read screen with all the key information on view. A menu switch on the right handlebar enables the rider to select which 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 aids, or where applicable, to turn them on or off.
Like the tuned intake, the titanium exhaust has been designed to emit a deep and distinctive sound that emphasises the bike’s uneven firing sequence. At lower engine speeds the exhaust sound is dominant, while the tuned intake roar takes over from mid to high revs to create a wall of sound that heightens the thrilling acceleration and torque rich performance of the more powerful engine.
The MT-10’s advanced suspension system uses optimised model-specific settings that are designed to provide precise handling and confident road holding, whether in busy urban streets or powering hard through a set of bends in the mountains. The 43mm fully adjustable KYB front forks offer 120mm travel and can be set up to match personal riding preferences. These high specification forks are complemented by a fully adjustable KYB rear shock that can be easily dialled to handle varying loads and riding styles.
Nothing can match the thrill of the MT-10’s more powerful 998cc CP4 engine. Its crossplane technology design gives a unique uneven firing sequence that delivers sensational torque for remarkable acceleration – and the latest bike features a tuned intake system with larger intake ducts and tank-mounted Acoustic Amplifier Grilles that emit a deep roar for a spine-tingling experience as you open the throttle.
For more relaxed and enjoyable riding the MT-10 comes equipped with a cruise control system that can be activated in 4th, 5th and 6th gears above 50km/h. A switch on the left handlebar turns the cruise control on or off. Featuring a Variable Speed Limiter (YVSL), giving the rider the ability to set a top speed limit to suit various situations, this ensures that public road speed limits are not accidentally exceeded.
For faster and more efficient acceleration the MT-10 is fitted with a Quick Shift System (QSS) as standard. This electronic system enables you to perform full throttle clutchless upshifts, as well as smoother and more controlled clutchless downshifts that – along with the A&S clutch – help to maintain chassis stability when decelerating.
The MT-10 has a distinctive look with a more integrated feel that gives a more minimalist and imposing appearance. Compact twin-eye mono-focus LED headlights with separate high and low beam units provide excellent illumination and project a powerful and even beam with softer light at the edges. LED position lights are situated above the headlights, and the nose assembly transforms MT-10 with a more refined yet dominant look. Mounted on both sides of the fuel tank cover, the enlarged ducts increase intake efficiency and contribute significantly towards the increased power output of the engine.
With its R1 derived system featuring dual floating 320mm discs and 4-piston radial mounted calipers, the MT-10 is equipped with the most sophisticated braking package fitted to any production Yamaha. The model benefits from a Brembo radial front brake master cylinder for even more accurate feel and controllability, giving you the ultimate stopping performance.