The next evolution MT-10SP is ready to introduce you to the ultimate riding experience. It’s updated CP4 engine is the most powerful in the Hyper Naked line-up. And the radical new semi-active electronic suspension and high-tech rider aids represent the dawn of a thrilling new era in total ride-by-wire controllability.
This brutal and iconic naked sport bike is the first motorcycle in the world to be fitted with Öhlins’ all-new 6-mode electronically controlled spool valve suspension. In semi-active mode the damping force is automatically adjusted to suit riding conditions, giving the highest degree of chassis precision when braking, accelerating and cornering.
To enable you to fully exploit the 998cc engine’s increased power and torque there’s a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that controls traction, slides, wheelies, engine braking and brake power. Exclusive MT-10SP equipment includes a 3-piece lower cowl and braided brake hoses – and with its dynamic race-inspired Icon Performance colour and premium finish, the MT-10SP has it all.
For more relaxed and enjoyable riding the MT-10SP 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. A new feature added on the new MT-10 is the Yamaha Variable Speed Limiter (YVSL) that gives 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.
The next evolution MT-10SP is the first motorcycle in the world to be equipped with the radical new Öhlins electronically controlled spool valve suspension. Offering a much wider range of more precisely controlled settings, this pioneering system gives a choice of three semi-active and three manual modes that provide a higher degree of controllability for the most thrilling high performance riding experience.
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.
With its R1 derived system featuring dual floating 320mm discs and 4-piston radial mounted calipers, the MT-10SP is equipped with the most sophisticated braking package fitted to any production Yamaha. The new model benefits from a Brembo radial front brake master cylinder for even more accurate feel and controllability, giving you the ultimate stopping performance.
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.
The new 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.
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.
High performance bikes need high performance brakes, and the radial mount front calipers and rear caliper are equipped with braided brake hoses that retain their feel and effectiveness under the most extreme pressures.
Another of the exclusive features on the new MT-10SP is a lightweight 3-piece belly cowl that gives the bike a more refined and aggressive sports look and directs air at the oil cooler for consistent operating temperatures.
For faster and more efficient acceleration the MT-10SP 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.