The flagship Hyper Naked has maintained its distinctive individuality and established a reputation for being one of the most aggressively styled bikes in the category. The next evolution of the MT-10 continues this theme of individuality with a powerful and dignified new look that underlines the bike’s intense character and intimidating presence.
The 2022 MT-10 is equipped with a refined version of the legendary liquid-cooled CP4 crossplane engine that is closely related to the legendary R1. Developing increased power and producing a stronger feeling of torque, this is the most powerful and most technologically advanced engine ever seen on a Yamaha Hyper Naked motorcycle. To go with this, Yamaha’s engineers have focused on creating a unique ‘soundtrack’ for the MT-10 by designing an all-new intake system.
A new titanium exhaust is used on the MT-10, and this lightweight system features a newly designed titanium downpipes and muffler. Like the new tuned intake, the exhaust has been designed to emit a deep and distinctive sound that emphasises the bike’s uneven firing sequence.
Ergonomics wise, The fuel tank cover is now smoother, giving a better feel when the rider grips the tank with their knees when braking or accelerating – and also allows greater mobility when shifting weight for corners. In addition the seat’s firmness has been modified for greater comfort, and the seat design has been modified.
MT-10 Key Features List
More powerful EU5 998cc engine
164bhp at 11,500rpm
112NM of torque at 9,000 rpm
Tuned intake sound
Compact and functional new exterior styling
Brembo radial master cylinder
Yamaha Variable Speed Limiter (YVSL)
Quick Shift System (QSS)
New 4.2” full-colour TFT display
APSG ride-by-wire throttle with four power delivery modes (PWR)
Lean sensitive Traction Control System
Slide Control system (SCS)
Lift control system (LIF)
Engine Brake Management (EBM)
Brake Control (BC)
Yamaha Ride Control (YRC)
R1-derived aluminium Deltabox chassis
Long aluminium swingarm
Compact 1,405mm wheelbase
43mm fully adjustable KYB front forks
Fully adjustable KYB rear shock
Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 tyres
MT-10 colours, availability and price
Yamaha will offer the new MT-10 in three colour options. Cyan Storm evolves the DSOJ story in an exciting new direction offering a fresh take on the technical and trend focused colour way. Icon Blue is a dynamic new colour inspired by the factory’s race bikes, and features blue body panels and blue wheel rims. Tech Black projects an understated and moody look, and features an all-black body with black wheel rims.
Deliveries to European Yamaha dealers will commence from the February 2022. Pricing is yet to be announced, but the smart money is saying around £13k.Enjoy more MSL reading in the monthly magazine. Click here to subscribe.