Yamaha MT-10 SP gets YZF-R1M supersport technology
Up-spec version of Yamaha’s R1 engine naked joins fleet
2017 MT-10 Key Features
- New Quick Shift System (QSS)
- Revised engine mapping for enhanced throttle characteristics
- Crossplane technology inline 4-cylinder engine
- Electronic control technology including TCS and D-Mode
- Assist & Slipper (A&S) clutch
- Lightweight short-wheelbase aluminium Deltabox chassis
- Fully adjustable front and rear suspension
For 2017 Yamaha are transferring the most advanced YZF-R1M supersport technology across to the Hyper Naked segment. Featuring Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS), Thin Film Transistor (TFT) instrumentation and dedicated colouring, the new MT-10 SP represents the ultimate expression of power, control and aggression.
Ultimate Hyper Naked technology
Following hot on the heels of the widely acclaimed MT-10 that has recently arrived in dealers’ showrooms, Yamaha can announce the imminent arrival of the new MT-10 SP, the most sophisticated model in the 2017 Hyper Naked range. Equipped with Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS), the new MT-10 SP brings YZF-R1M technology to this category, enabling Hyper Naked riders to experience the ultimate in chassis performance.
Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS)
The MT-10 SP’s electronic suspension is controlled by a Suspension Control Unit (SCU), which analyses data from a series of sensors that monitor the riding conditions. The SCU calculates the optimal compression and rebound damping settings for the prevailing conditions, and the system’s stepping motors instantly make adjustments to achieve the optimal suspension set up.
By constantly monitoring conditions and adjusting the settings while the bike is moving, the exclusive Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS) gives the MT-10 SP rider access to the most technologically advanced electronic suspension to be featured on a Hyper Naked.
Thin Film Transistor (TFT) instrumentation
This new flagship of the Hyper Naked segment is equipped with high tech Thin Film Transistor (TFT) instrumentation that enables the rider to view and digest a wide of range information. This YZF-R1M type multi-function LCD meter gives a superior high definition display in full colour – and the rider can select dark or light backgrounds to suit daytime or nighttime riding.
Silver Blu Carbon colour scheme
To underline its exclusivity, the MT-10 SP is finished in a Silver Blu Carbon colour scheme that has been inspired by the limited edition YZF-R1M supersport. Featuring blue wheels, a black front fender, gold coloured forks and silver bodywork, the MT-10 SP leaves no doubt that this is the ultimate Yamaha Hyper Naked.
With its high levels of power, torque and agility, the MT-10 immediately established itself as the definitive one-litre naked performance bike. As well as offering extreme performance combined with an uncompromising attitude, its dynamic design has also reinforced the image of Yamaha’s successful Hyper Naked line.
For 2017 this radical YZF-R1-derived model sees a number of upgrades to its already high specification, making it an even more impressive multi role motorcycle.
For faster clutchless upshifting when accelerating hard, the MT-10 is equipped with a new Quick Shift System (QSS). By momentarily cancelling drive torque when an upshift is detected, the QSS gives even more thrilling acceleration through the gearbox. The 2017 model also features revised engine mapping that gives smoother throttle characteristics from low to high rpm for more balanced performance.