MT-10 Chassis – Upright riding position
The MT-10’s natural and upright riding position has been developed to enable the rider to enjoy fully the outstanding performance of the YZF-R1-derived engine, whilst also offering the possibility of adopting different body positions to suit a range of situations. The handlebar/seat/footrest relationship – together with the shape and position of the tank cover and the use of wide tapered handlebars – have been designed to allow the rider to maintain a firm knee grip with good lower body contact during cornering and acceleration, and for added support during acceleration the rider’s seat features an integral hip stopper.
The rider’s forward lean position has been set at a slightly greater angle than on the MT-09 for comfortable higher speed riding, while the wide, slightly swept back upright handlebar sand the horizontal spacious riders seatgive a natural and flexible seating position suited to sporty riding.
Aggressive mass-forward styling
The design of the wide shouldered fuel tank cover with strong angular edges and duct shaped covers, together with the use of compact side cowls and the dual headlight front mask – accentuate the MT-10’s aggressive mass forward silhouette. This characteristic MT family appearance is strengthened by the use of a slim and lightweight tail end and long swingarm that seem to direct attention towards the muscular and athletic front section of the MT-10 and create a sense of dynamism that perfectly complements this new bike’s character.
Lightweight aluminium Deltabox frame
The MT-10’s chassis has been developed from the chassis used on the new generation YZF-R1 that is widely considered to be one of the most sophisticated and best handling supersport bikes in the marketplace.
While the YZF-R1 is a full-on supersport bike, the MT-10 is aimed at those riders looking for a thrilling and versatile performance bike that can be used in a range of situations. To enhance the new MT’s all round comfort in typical day-to-day usage, the Deltabox frame has a revised strength/rigidity balance that delivers outstanding handling agility together with class leading controllability and accurate feedback. Featuring a mass centralized design, the new steel sub-frame comes equipped with the necessary fixtures and fittings to facilitate the fitment of genuine Yamaha accessories.
Short 1400mm wheelbase and revised chassis geometry
The new MT-10 runs with an ultra-short 1400mm wheelbase -a full 35mm less than the nearest competitor, making it the most compact one-litre naked bike in its class. Combined with the extra-long YZF-R1 type aluminium upward truss swingarm and subtle revisions to the chassis geometry, the 1400mm wheelbase gives light and neutral handling performance together with outstanding straight-line stability during acceleration.
YZF-R1-derived suspension with revised settings
The MT-10’s suspension has been developed from the highly regarded systems used on the latest generation YZF-R1. At the front end the KYB upside down cartridge forks feature 43mm tubes and offer 120mm of travel. The newly developed model-specific settings used on the MT-10 give a smooth and compliant feeling during the initial stroke in low load situations, while at higher loads the front forks give accurate feedback and feel from the front wheel for a high degree of controllability.
At the rear end the MT-10 is equipped with the YZF-R1-type upward truss type swingarm that pivots close to the machine’s centre to give outstanding straight-line stability. This extra-long high-tech aluminium swingarm operates a KYB rear shock through a bottom link Monocross system, and the MT-10’s suspension settings are designed to utilize the chain tension forces towards optimizing driving force and traction during acceleration.
320mm dual front discs with radial mount 4-pot callipersand ABS
The MT-10 is fitted with dual 320mm diameter floating front discs that feature radial-mount 4-pot opposed piston callipers with sintered pads. This high-specification design is one of the most powerful and effective systems fitted to a naked bike, and gives the MT-10 rider an excellent balance of controllability together with outstanding braking power. The supersport-class front braking system is matched with a 220mm rear disc with a pin-slide caliper that gives plenty of feel and precise feedback, and ABS is fitted as standard.
LCD multi function instrument panel
To complement the MT-10’s advanced specification, this high performance one-litre naked bike is equipped with a new LCD multi-function instrument panel. The clear and easy to read design includes a digital speedometer, bar display tachometer, fuel gauge, odometer, gear position indicator and more. A shift timing indicator light can be adjusted to suit the rider’s individual preference, and there is a range of pictogram lamps that clearly display cautions, warnings and functions that are in use.