Futuristic looking Yamaha MT-10 revealed at EICMA 2015 – MotorCruze report
After launching the all new flagship supersport motorcycle R1, Yamaha has just taken the wraps of the same bike’s naked offering – MT-10. To start off, the litre-class street fighter is one hell of a looker. It looks like something that has been made for a futuristic movie. From the photos, one can clearly see that the bike has a scary design with the twin LED headlights being the best design characteristic about the overall design.
It has a wheelbase of 1400mm and is based on an all-new chassis. According to the company, the Yamaha MT-10 in contrast to its fully-faired sibling is aimed at those people who are looking for versatile performance along with the thrill of riding it in varying conditions like on the highways or in daily city traffic. To make it a capable city motorcycle, the MT-10 is based on a Deltabox frame which promises accurate feedback, controllability and agile handling thanks to improved rigidity and strength.
Talking about its mechanical aspect, the Yamaha MT-10 derives power from a 998cc, inline four-cylinder engine that is based on the R1. The power and torque figures have not been revealed as of now, but being a Yamaha, we can expect that the bike will have a healthy power output in the low and mid-range other than just at the peak of the RPM meter. The Yamaha R1 churns out 205 BHP of power, therefore, the MT-10 should be detuned in order to make it a much better machine to ride around. The motorcycle should output around 160-170 BHP of maximum power.
The front gets 43mm KYB upside-down forks, while the rear has a fully adjustable monoshock setup. Retarding power comes from twin 320mm discs at the front and ABS is available as standard (as expected). Technologically, the street fighter gets three different riding modes with “D-Mode” throttle mapping, three-level traction control system, cruise control and slipper clutch.
Coming to the styling, Yamaha will surely disappoint many fans who buy bikes from the same stable owing to their elegant and simple styling. But on the other hand, Yamaha MT-10 will please many more owing to its monstrous and aggressive styling. All the panels feature sharply cut edges and multi-layered profiles. The contrasting yellow fluorescent 5-spoke alloy wheels further adds on to the style quotient. The alloy wheels ride on Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport tyres.
The Japanese manufacturer will also be making a range of customisation options and accessories available. To be made available on sale in the international market from May 2016 onwards, the MT-10 is definitely one of the most stylish bikes to come from Yamaha.
Yamaha MT-10 (Photo Gallery)